2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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THANK YOU my WP blogger friends, everything is beautiful when we share… We did together…



Lumban Embroidery

Traveler on Foot



Gemma Perez sits in silent concentration over her mid-afternoon labor, delicate hands tirelessly shifting the needle along the beginnings of a meticulously-embroidered piña fabric. Sheltered from the scorching afternoon sun by a small foyer of her home along one of the town’s narrow streets, she is joined by other women in neighborhood doing embroidery, their attention broken only by the occasional admirers who come to observe their fine handy work. 



In the town of Lumban in Laguna, embroidery has flourished as a major industry. Mang Pilo showed me around town where street after street are lined with bamboo frames called bastidor, upon which transparent cloth is stretch to dry after being washed with water and soap.  



In houses I’ve observed women execute decorative stitches on cloth ranging from the traditional jusi and piña made from banana and pineapple fibers to modern linen…

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Time for something different.


At the end of the year and ready for the new year, I’ve changed the look of my blog.  I hope you like the new look.

I was at Dad’s yesterday and picked up a couple of tablecloths that were half finished.  The last time I remember Mum working on these was about 1976! She was a brilliant embroiderer as well as a knitter and crocheter.  I hope I can get my stitches good enough to complete her work.  Here is the design I will be working on; Willow Pattern.

I haven’t done any embroidery for at least 20 years other than sewing names into kid’s hats so it will be my challenge for 2014 to get this finished.

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Lykta utan ljus

Elisabeth's Paper Art

… kan man väl ha? Det passar ju sig inte med ljus i en papperslykta, så här fick en fågel bo istället.

Inspirationen fick jag från tidningen Inzpira, sen var det bara att lägga in de angivna måtten i Gazellen och skära ut! Efter denna har det blivit fem till – jag tyckte mina arbetskamrater också skulle ha varsin.

Gazellen är inköpt hos Bumblebee, allt övrigt material kommer denna gång från Panduro.

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