söndag 30 december 2012

Couch surfer

I got a sort of hangover from christmas. The stomach flu is hitting lots of families right now and I got a long lasting one that have made me sick but not enough sick. I prefer the ones that lasts for a day and wipes you out completely but healthy at once when it's over. We have had lovely weather theese days.
 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.

19 kommentarer:

  1. That's a beautiful pendant. :)
    Feel better when you can!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Krya på dig! Och Gott nytt år!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Det kommer nog bli en riktigt snygg poncho :D

    SvaraRadera
  4. Jättefint halsband & intressant syprojekt du pysslar med, inget som jag själv skulle ha tålamod med att göra...ska bli kul att se slutresultet sen!

    Krya på vännen!

    KRAM, Jenny

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ja det är ett tålamodskrävande jobb. men jag hoppas att jag kan pilla med det när man tittar på tv eller annat tråkigt ;)

      Radera
  5. Krya på DIG...ska det ju vara..!

    ;)

    SvaraRadera
  6. Jag smyger in för att önska dig allt det bästa för det nya året.
    Tack söta du för att du förgyllde 2012 med dina fina ord, det gjorde mig gott.
    Stor kram Gerda

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Åh vad du är snäll. Gott Nytt år <3

      Radera
  7. Your pendant looks cool, I would have never guessed that it is an old symbol. It looks very modern!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's not an old symbol, relatively new actually. It's from a japaneese healing method developed during the last century.

      Radera
  8. Oh, you are making something from the Chanin book - I'm so glad! I was worried you might be disappointed with it after I raved about it so much! I hope to have some time this year to make something from it, too. First, I have to finish some mukluks though ...

    Get better soon! :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh I loved the book and the style. I just didn't got the energy to start with something. But the fabrics were bought in october, several yards :)

      Radera
  9. Hoppas du kryar på dig snart! Önskar dig ett gott slut och ett Gott Nytt År!
    Kram,
    Regina

    SvaraRadera
  10. Ugh, vad tråkigt att höra om influensan. Jag föredrar också att vara sjuk som f*n en dag eller två för att sedan bli frisk!
    Jättefin amulett! Skulle vilja se mer av dreadsen :D
    Ha en trevlig men lugn nyårsafton ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Jag upptäckte att när man har dreadsen i några dagar så korvar sig resten av håret också lite grann och då syns de bättre :)

      Radera
  11. This project looks so cool. The way you describe it, it must turn out SO beautiful in person. Can't wait to see the finished poncho!

    SvaraRadera