Monthly Archives: July 2013

Haunted houses

Summer thunderstorms in Tuscan mountains are unforgiving, if delightfully refreshing after a hot day. Standing under a rain-filled terrace covering and poking it with a broomstick in order to empty it of rainwater is certainly effective: But damp. Don’t ask … Continue reading

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Starting the colour series

The air is cooler tonight, and the heat of the day is easing off. The sun just went down behind the mountains. The evening glow is still shining on the Medieval town below, clinging to its hill top. It could … Continue reading

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Blame it on the landscape

How could I not start a new project, in the absence of my sewing machine, to blend in with this landscape I am gazing at? The red hexies were just too red for this muted and beautiful view. Happy stiching! … Continue reading

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Wrapping up

The shirt quilt is dry and lovely, and no longer smells of that slightly suffocating father and naphtalene smell that his old shirts conjured up. So, new life in the sun. The shirts are now a quilt. And I no … Continue reading

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Shirt quilt finished!

The infamously-named Dead Dad quilt is finally finished. Just in time to go on holiday with my mother. Wrapped in a quilt, instead of loving arms. So hard.The first times I worked with these shirts I couldn’t stop crying, now … Continue reading

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Study in red

Can I make you believe that I have sewn enough hexies to cover the back of a chair? Well, only if you don’t notice that this chair is clearly child-sized, standing on a table, and that that is quite obviously … Continue reading

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