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Sunday, January 13, 2013

January 2013

A rather belated Happy New Year to everyone !  I hope you all have a good, healthy and happy year, with plenty of stitching time.
I have been setting up some new things to stitch, and have made a little progress on older projects.  I received some lovely gifts from afar which I want to show, and my new project for the year is a large boutis of an original design which I commissioned.  I have finished tracing it and basted it yesterday, and I even enjoyed doing that because I looked at the design more closely.
Hiromi send me a lovely gift of a silver sewing set from Ireland, plus some Japanese fabrics and beautiful little pins.  She bought herself and Lou the same, as she says the 3 boutis sisters !  I love that since I don't have a sister ......
Lou sent me an antique handkerchief with an elaborately and finely stitched monogram.  It is amazingly fine, and I am in awe of the ladies who stitched these fine pieces in candlelight or daylight, without the benefit of the superfine needles we have today.







Looks like I will have to post the photos later, blogger won't let me access the photos on my computer .....Update:  I am still not getting the option to upload photos from my computer - Monika told me that others have had this problem.  How did you solve it ?  For now, I made a Picasa album and uploaded from there. 

4 comments:

stadtgarten said...

Liebe Heather, Dir auch ein gutes und glueckliches Jahr 2013!
Das Problem mit dem Bilderhochladen von der Festplatte haben momentan Viele bei Blogger - probiere es doch mal mit dem Firefox, da klappt es bei mir.
Einen schoenen Sonntag, liebe Gruesse, Monika

Lou said...

Cette vanne va être superbe ! enfin de compte maintenant tu es plus avancée que moi puis qu'il faut que je défasse tout ce que j'ai fait pour mettre le nouveau tissu de dessous ;)

hiromi said...

Your large boutis is very beautiful design! What size is it? I love it very much. The antique handkerchief that Lou sent you is quite elegant.
Bisous from one of your boutis sisters!

Valeria feccia said...

Ma è bellissimo!!! Hai le mani d'oro, sono rimasta incantata a vedere quyello che riesci a fare con le tue mani , complimenti
Valeria
Se hai volgia passa a trovarmi