Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
The famous red-roofed church Notre Dame Auxiliatrice.
Cap Malheureux - the most northernly point of the Mauritian mainland. It was named the "Cape of Misfortune" for the numbers of ships that were wrecked along this stretch of coast over the years. It was also here the British fleet landed on November 6th 1810 to take formal possession of Mauritius after the French.
Old shop - stone building - at Cap Malheureaux.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Isn't it fun what pops up when not looking for it?! When emptying the bookshelf I discovered a small box with letters, and on the bottom of the box I found this beautiful small quilt made by my dear friend Kari in 2007!!! I had completely forgotten about it! Shame on me! The quilt is made from a photo she took during her visit to Mauritius some years earlier. The technique is called faux chenille. Now it is out of the box and hanging on the notice board in front of me! :-)
...And I found this one! It's a small DMC cross-stitch booklet! On the front it is printed "Bibliothèque DMC - Point de Marque - 3me Serie". I got it from MIL some years ago, and misplaced it - of course! I have no idea how old it is. The back cover is missing, perhaps it had shown which year it was printed... In addition to letters in different sizes, it has other patterns like; borders, flowers, people and even a horse! Oh, how I'd like to do cross-stitching again.....
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The bed cover is still there, waiting to be tied. I'm just looking at it every day without doing anything to it... And the knitting is going very slow too...
Last night I thought of something else; needlepoint! I used to do a lot of needlepoint works 25-30 years ago, but got tired of it and wanted to do other crafts. A few years ago buddy Johnny visited us, and guess what he gave me for my birthday?! Needlepoint work!!! He knows how fed up I was doing needlepoint works some years ago and even then he dared!!! Most probably he doesn't remember I hate using wool for needlepoint, and even then he bought wool skeins!!! Hehehe!!! The work shows a cottage in the forest, a pine tree in front of it, mountains and forest in the background and in front a guy rowing his boat. He chose this one, because it should remind me of my childhood home - he said... As it is so many years since I did needlepoint work, perhaps I should give it a try - in between the other crafts I do... Be sure I'll get itchy because I don't find it easy to work with wool floss...!!!
A little bit later in the night...
I did give the needlepoint work a try... But as I already have said; the wool floss........ eeeehhhh! :-( I'm already tired of it...
Later on I decided to start cutting the fabrics for Johnny's bed cover. Last year I promised to make him a bed cover for his old four-poster bed. He wanted something a bit "old & rustic", and after doing some search at the net I came across Debbie Mumm "Rustic Retreat". The pattern is a wall quilt that I have to make longer so it fits his bed. I've already cut the fabrics for the trees and made one "tree-block" - see photo.