Thursday, March 5, 2009

Look what I found...


I have never been 100% satisfied with my "cave" (computer/sewing room), and after hubby pestered me with suggestions I finally decided to move my beloved bookshelf into the bedroom. The computer corner needed more "air", and in the end I got the idea to re-do that corner by adding half the bookshelf (yes, it consisted of two parts) to the left side of the desk where I placed all those "things" that belong to a computer. I even got space for my quilting books- and magazines! :-) I placed the upper part of the bookshelf in the bed room. Actually it looks cozier there too with some books! :-) Sadly I had to put some of the books into the wardrobe, but hopefully I'll buy another bookshelf soon... Some years ago I made two dolls that are displayed on the bookshelf. Last year I made the doll/angel (left) after a pattern in "Handmade". And then is my beloved teddy bear "Bamse" - poor thing - I still haven't got around making him clothes - as you can see!


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.....

2 comments:

Paul Lionel said...

Astrid! That's from 1962 according to this website. You have to scroll down for it.

http://madsamplarbooks.com/CrossStitch.htm

And its contents;
http://madsamplarbooks.com/PointdeMarque3me.htm

Astrid said...

Paul, that is great! Thanks!