Wednesday, 22 April 2009

ACEO from Flickr

Originally uploaded by SewDanish

I've signed my blog up on Flickr and should now be able to send this (trial) post with photo directly to my blog eventhough I'm writing this post on flickr. This is surely a new thing for me, so fingers crossed that it works all right :-)
And honestely.... I am leaving the computer to join the rest of family. Can hear that American Idol is over.... It is just so lovely to be able to fiddel with a computer again. Not having had our own broard band connection for almost three weeks, then leaving for on vacation, you kind of get a little bit of computer withdraw symptoms. Now I'm gone.... :-)


Just a brief note to say hi to you all. My husband and I are now in Virginia having a lovely time with family and friends. It is great being back catching up. Tomorrow we'll head up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unfortunately there won't be enough time to fit a hike in, but just being there will be great. Maybe next time. Later this week we are going down to North Carolina spending a week at the Inter Coastal Waterway. Very different nature to the mountains, but there is a lot to be said for long walks on the beach regardless of the weather. I just love watching the pelicans flying along the shore line, fishing.
Today I took a lot of photos of some some old trees. The bark was just amazing. The texture with its deep grooves and subtle changes in colors were just beautiful. Areas had peeled away leaving smooth patches among the very rugged areas. An elderly man was walking his dog while I took the close up photos. I smiled and said hello, but he just looked at me as if I had lost it a bit....
Before I left for The US, I prepared a lot of small hand stitching projects. On the long flights and car drives I simply need to keep myself entertained. So far I haven't gotten a whole lot done as we have been busy, but I'm sure I'll get down to a bit more stitching in the coming days. Better finish this post for now and join the rest of the family :-)


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, 6 April 2009


Just a brief not to let you all know that I haven't forgotten you. Unfortunately I won't be able to blog on a regular basis for a while. We are currently having major broad band problems which will be followed by upcoming travels. I will when ever possible try to write a post, but realistically it will be rather infrequent for some time. And here I was having so much fun. Ah well, I guess that whats happens when real life interferes with computer life. Take care and see you all soon :-)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Spring Clean

I have had a sort of spring cleaning today. Not in the sense that I have been cleaning the house, rather that I have been working on finishing a lot of small projects. Over the last couple of months I have been working on several batches of items to increase my stock for Autumn fairs, sales tables at our upcoming exhibitions and for my etsy shop. I needed as well to start preparing for an upcoming workshop that I'm teaching. At my Wednesday sewing group to day, we were having an 'own sewing day'. I had been debating whether to bring the long exhibition quilt that is slowly progressing or to bring lots of the tid bits that needed finishing of. I decided on the latter and I was very productive. One of the things I did was to cut a lot of 1 inch strips of fabrics. I have made a lot of straight forward coiled bowls, but would like explore the technique a lot more. And as I'm teaching the ladies of Sindano how to make the bowls, it is a perfect opportunity to have a good play. You might see the results in my etsy shop later on :-) I like taking technique and see how far I can push it.