Here's Alfons skiing in the garden. I follow him on my own skiis and we are doing tracks between the raspberryhedge and the blackcurrants. I took a turn out on the meadow in the deep snow but only got 300 m before I felt sick again and had to turn back home.
It's very sad that the snow is melting right now :/.
The pendant I'm wearing is a christmas gift from Johan. That was so cute of him, because I have wanted this amulet for a long time. It's a reiki sign; cho ku rei, that is used to secure and lock things. I use reiki healing frequently but not as much as I should. When I or anyone else in the family have difficulties to sleep I use reiki and this symbol to protect the house and my family. For me it's a powerful symbol.
I have braided in my wool dreads in my hair in this picture but they are almost invisible. I need to do more of them.
I have longed to sew and to do handstitching so I have started a new project. This fabric is painted with stencils and is basting stitched on a black fabric. I have started to backstitch around the edges of the prints and around the flower petals I've added black beads. When the embrodiery is finished I will cut out holes for the black fabric to bee seen through.
I will make a poncho of it. The pattern and technique comes from this book bought at Alabama Chanin
I love the mix between luxurious embroderies and comfortable cotton jersey. The clothes in this book are very beautiful and easy to make. The clothes are all hand sewn.
It is also possible to buy finished clothes at their website but the price's are enormous (wich is understandable when you know how much work it is). So by selling the book with patterns and free downloads for prints, kits for sewing etc they make their clothes available for everyone. Thats a clever buisness idea :)
As a concequence of the damn flu we will spend our New Years eve in a calm way.
I'm looking forward to a new healthier year.