torsdag 14 juli 2011

Summer Blossom

At last I found myself sitting behind the sewing machine, or is it in front of the sewing machine? I have had the intention since June but nothing has happened until now. Some years ago one of my friends, who have daughters in England, introduced me to the world of Cath Kidston. I love floral patterns, so I was interested to know more about her and when her book "Sew" was realeased in Sweden I bought it. Included in the book was a piece of the fabric " Summer Blossom", cut out for you. You just had to follow the instructions and make a bag

There was also a label included in the kit.( I'm not sure that Cath Kidston would approve of my second rate bag, but I put the label there anyway :)) There was no way I would even consider to hand-stitch the buttonholes on the handles, so I excluded buttonholes and just put the buttons on the handles as fasteners. Here is a nicer version of the bag.I have also visited this shop in my neighbourhood and I bought a pencil case.

måndag 11 juli 2011

...but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

I was a great fan of Peter, Paul and Mary when I was quite young and the lines from "Lemon Tree" has stuck in my mind and I sing it now and then. Like so many others I have knitted the shawlette Citron. Some knitters have found it boring and others have found it relaxing. I loved knitting it and I do love Malabrigo lace! The shawlette is a bit small so my next Citron will be bigger. As I'm never entirely satisfied with what I do, it's hard to knit for others, but for a very good cause you have to try. The babies in the Panzi hospital in Kongo need hats and blankets. Read more about it here. My daughter guided me through her pattern.

This is my hometown. Great, isn't it?

And this is what I do every now and then. I enjoy a Cappuccino.