May 25, 2011

Opening a new can of worms and a give away

Sorry for my absence. I've bin on sick leave the last couple of weeks because I overstrained my right arm. I've been strictly forbidden to use it, so I haven't been able to do much of anything besides read, sleap and put on some more weight. It has been both relaxing and hard on me. It was hard to keep my hand away from all kinds of needles and keyboards, but as I'm not overly ambitious in household matters it was mostly good. The house could use a good cleanup and it is starting to bother me that I cannot do anything. Don't get me wrong; I'm not usually keeping up intensive care unit standard, but I try to keep up normal appereances. Guess I'm just the usual house and garden variety (lat. slobbus domesticus; not slutty vulgaris!).
I've tried to use only my left hand, but have you ever tried to brush your teeth with your left hand?
If you have, you know what I'm talking about. And yes; I'm stabbing around with the left index on the keyboard instead of the usual 10 fingers. No fun here!
Enough of sobbing and down to matters!

On my last trip to the attic I found a lot of cross stich UFOs and I've decided to
  1. start a new list for the cross stich UFOs
  2. have another give away
  3. to chuck a lot of things
This is how far I've got:

It is a old sampler I started on many years ago, but the last corner wasn't finished. Well, tomorrow it is going to get a frame and will be hanging on the walls together with my other 10-15 samplers.

This is a christmas table topper just waiting for a border, but I cannot find the right floss. I've made it with Dansk blommegarn and it is in a box somewhere, probably in the attic as well.

These three are waiting for a decision. I haven't made up my mind if I should make some potholders or make some bags like the one I made a couple of weeks ago for a neighbour. The pattern is something I've made up myself, but it isn't optimized yet, so I'll share it later with you. Promise! The stitching is based on a free pattern from Red Brolly. They have a lot of fun stitching; a visit is well worth the time!

What do you think I should do?

The next two items I'm giving away. You could frame them or use them for something else, just as you like. Please leave a comment if you are interested.

The motives are old doors in Germany and both stitchings are made with Dansk blommegarn on linen. They are about 15x20 cm and in very good condition. There were more patterns but I can't find the paper.
I've a lot more UFOs, but we'll see about them later. ok?


  1. I absolutely love the little bag! It is so cute! Do you have a pattern for it that you would want to share?

  2. My my, you are really fast! I'm still editing my post...
    Sure, but I have to figure out something that works. I've made four different ones and still haven't a clue how to make a decent job of it :-)