There are two purposes to this post. I wanted to document a shirt I sew a couple of months ago already, but mainly I wanted to present our cat Hibou. She is with us since November, a stray kitten my friend Rodica found on the street freezing and being sick and hungry. We wanted to get her well and find her a home, but in the end, she is staying with us. She gets along ok with the dogs and she is quite independent and easy going.
About the shirt, I had a see-trough fabric with cats since a long time now and never knew what to do with it. I remembered I had this second hand store bought fabric with polka dots that I got for a quilt but never used it. I am quite happy with how the two fabrics layered, the prints on them complement each other nicely and the texture of the layered fabric is just perfect.
Hibou was really helpful while I sew my shirt (she was significantly smaller in these first photos).
…in our urban garden.
I was soooo busy these last months and I will still be, but this long weekend is all about resting and relaxing.
I have found this really funny yarn at the store and I couldn’t resist buying it. It has green and pink metallic thread and the white part is shimmery, too. I thought it could make an interesting basis for an embroidery. I knitted a rectangular piece out of the yarn and I embroidered this winter scene on it. It was quite difficult to work on it, my eyes were hurting quite badly because of concentrating on that glittery, shimmery fabric, but it was fun working on it, too.
It’s quite difficult to photograph, too, but I tried to capture the changing effects of the glitter in these photos.
I have finally finished this embroidery I have started a while ago. I have knitted the canvas for it, from some pink and yellow ombre yarn and I have used cotton felting for some parts. It was quite easy and pleasant to embroider on this.
Here are some details and some in progress photos.
The atmosphere here is very similar to this embroidery these days.
Some mornings, on my way to school, the sky is full of crows. The forest is nearby. I love this view, it’s one of my favorite things.
These days are strange to me, with so much hope and so much doubt in them. Also with a strange connection to my nineteeen year old self, realising that some long forgotten aspects of my psychology stayed the same. I have been before in a similar situation, facing an important exam in which many things are up to me and in many aspects I just need to hope for the best. The outcome was good last time.
Meanwhile, I try not to get overwhelmed, rest and relax and prepare myself to think that my life is good and safe and full of love, no matter what.
My friend Aniko sent me in a letter this beautiful old button. I put it on a chain and I never took it off since I received it.
I really like this time of the year, when tomorrow everything starts anew. I want in 2018 to continue to nurture and grow my friendships and try to hope more and worry less.
Happy New Year!
I was so busy these last few weeks and it seems that all I did was go to school and than wait for the evening to come so that I can go to sleep. Not all the time, I also met friends several times this month and I did embroider and draw a little, but still I had low energy levels in general. But I hope in December I will have more energy to do fun things, too. We had a national holiday and days off from work and we finally tried making sushi rolls, something I wanted to do in a long time. We used rice mixed with apple vinegar with sugar and salt, avocado, carrots, peas and fried shiitake mushrooms. They came out a bit wonky, as we needed some practice for the rolling part, but they tasted absolutely great! And of course, we had the rolls with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.