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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. 


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!

Unknown said...

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