the computer can be a real friend...
Spent part of the afternoon reading blogs and admiring other quilters/embroiderers great work. With all these blogs it is so easy to make new friends and meet people from all over the world. It is amazing how we have been able to survive without the WWW, isn´t it?
Wish we had internet 14 years ago when we moved to Japan for 2 years. It was great to write and receive letters, but internet would have been paradise then.
But back to here and now. I forgot to show the yummy Sari yarn I had ordered in the UK a week ago. It arrived this week and the colors and touch are wonderful. I don´t know how to use this soft yarn, but think at least one skein will become a scarf. I love silk and I think after washing they will be very very smooth.
Something else I bought last week is this Hosta. I don´t know the english name for it, but I´m sure this plant is growing in many parts of the world. I love these flowers as they grow so fast. You get the feeling to really see them grow on a warm and sunny day. Unfortunately we have thousands of snails in our garden and Hosta obviously taste delicious.... So this year I´ll try to have one in a pot and hope the snails won´t be able to climb up the rough pottery. Keep your fingers crossed ;-)And finally - the Tryptich
It´s the first time I used a new foot. It holds the yarn on top of the fabric, so you can sew easily through the yarn without holding it. Can´t remember it´s name, but if you only sew lines or soft curves, it is much easier than bobbin work.
Forgot to mention with whom I´m going to do the C&G´s course. I enrolled with Siân Martin
(thanks Maggie!). Her work is wonderful and inspiring and I´m sure I will learn a lot. Will keep you updated on the first module as soon as it arrives.
Oh, and thanks Francoise for mentioning the Beany/Littlejohn book in your comment. I just ordered it from Amazon. I have so many books on my wishlist and always hope somebody tells me about one to these books. Hope it will arrive wednesday cause now I´m very curious. :-)