Wednesday, December 22, 2010


No wishes this time!

But a call ... A call to invite you all ... To invite you all to think twice for the nature and future ... We all have been wishing for all these years ... Wishes do not seem to work ... If we do not individually do something or contribute for sustainability, the decline is very close!

P.S. Half way through with the "Yack" blanket :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


1857 Darning Sampler (probably) by PW

As suggested by the previous owner, it is likely that that this beauty was stitched by PW, making WW her father and PDH her mother ... Leaving AC to be her teacher :)


Sunday, December 12, 2010


A very cold week-end in a small town over the Aegean peninsula. This is when the sun is most enjoyed accompanied by the sound of burning wood crackles. And a nice simple spicy lunch with sake indeed adds to the warmth while spending the afternoon knitting :)


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Progress so far with the "to be born" blanket :) I am about to finish the edging and once they all are one, you will have another view to it!

Turning out nicer than what I visualized :)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Remember I was talking about dissolving the synthetic colours in my stash, knitting them into a medium size blanket while watching TV? Well ... Here it is ... All acrylic ... Yack!

Oh! By the way, I cherish your comments. Please forgive me, I am not good at responding them but do love them and all are valuable. Please do not deprive me of them, they are the fuel of this blog.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Here is another spectacular darning sampler from the same source as the 1874 darning sampler in my possession ... The perfection in stitches makes me wonder ... Were they stitched by the same talented young lady? Probably not ... Names are different.

A good way to identify the source of a sampler, as I learn, is the names stitched on them. But speaking non of the languages - Dutch or German, I could have never guessed their origin if I had not known that they arrived from Germany.

These pictures below are high resolution. Please click on them to observe the amazing details!

Look how perfectly the mending blends into the unity of the pattern ... Fascinating!


Monday, November 08, 2010


My powder pink cardigan project is put aside for a short while, until I finish this VIP ( very important project ) ... It is a baby blanket for a lady to be born early December next. Now that I am in my knitting gear, I wanted a special piece for my special friends rather than just go and buy something ordinary. I am knitting it with unbrushed pure wool which makes it soft and drapery. Once finished, the blanket will have a nice lacy edging. I chose cream colour to avail usage once it completes its mission. Surely, if it still is in one piece :) The mother to be or the future lady herself can always use it as a decor at home or something to keep the knees warm while watching TV or whatever!


Saturday, November 06, 2010


This spectacular beadwork and needlepoint ( Berlin Work - Late 19th or early 20th Century ) chairback is from Iowa, USA ... As to how it got there and to whom it belonged to as well as its stitcher will always be a mystery. It is quite big ( 45 x 60 cm ) and in EXCELLENT condition.

Now happily residing in its new home :)