onsdag 14 september 2011

A challenge

Anybody else than Kristi and I who got inspired by the pictures in "A Little Princess"?
Kristi says: The coverlet gave me ideas not for weaving but for quilting if I could find the right fabric.
If you find either the coverlet or the rug in this picture inspiring — any technique, any material — make a sketch and blog about it!
Leave a comment here and link to this post.

lördag 10 september 2011

Saturday with Gutenberg

I've no idea how many times I read "Lilla prinsessan" ("A Little Princess") by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as a child. I loved the book and I loved the cover illustration, how I envied Sara that pink dress. Being chubby and blond, I think I knew that I'd look like an puff pastry with pink icing, in a dress lika that — but one could always dream.

The edition of "A Little Princess", from 1937, that I found today, has illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts. Lovely illustrations as they're not as sentimental as some I've seen before.

Look at this coverlet, you can weave a copy of it, just by looking at the picture!

I might reread the book, I wonder if I'll cry as much now, as I used to.

fredag 9 september 2011


My camera is as dead as can be. It's beyond repair and I find it annoying (to say the least) that so many things today are not repairable — or that it is more expensive to get it repaired than to buy a new camera — or what happens to be broken.
So I dug ot my old camera and gave it artificial respiration and now I'm at least able to take pictures, even if they are not very good.

I've plenty of berries in the freezer now, as we got a bumper crop of berries this summer.

We managed to fit in our yearly picnic, by the river, one of the last warmish days in August. Just a few days before my friend had to return to London.