Lately i printed myself a visiting card. On one side i scanned a
little xst portrait of myself knitting . the knitting was really
knitted on Tooth picks , than sewn to the xst st hands making the
knitting needles in stem stich....
Lately i am using some of my own embroidered patters in bigger sized
formats ,, than the first appearance . it feels good as the works are
Thank you Sharon .
I do this all the time, in fact you can make a nice gift pin for a
knitter friend..... you knit some stiches for a certain length ,[ i
even make tiny socks and sweaters!!] than cut your thread enough that
you can roll up a tiny wool ball. glue the stiches to the tooth pick
fold the two picks and push them into the wool ball , add a safety pin
,,,,Woilla you have a cute pin ...
I remember Jane doing that for a mouse! She used to make mice from knitting
machine wool cones (about 9 inches high) dress them and make them "do"
things - one was a sort of granny mouse, complete with lacey mobcap and
pinny, and doing some knitting. She made the pins from cocktail
sticks/toothpicks and beads, and of course did the knitting for them!
I thought of those mice only this morning when I took a huge sack of
Shetland wool on cones into the British Heart Foundation charity shop.
We`ve been having a clearout, and took them loads of books, too. It`s made
a lot of space getting rid of books we know we`ll never read again.
ALL of my stitching is like that. I don't "do" pictures. I embroider
decorations on table and bed linens, cushion covers and (rarely)
clothing ............ and I don't ever do crosstitch except as an
occasional filling stitch in a surface embroidery project.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans. *** Posted via a free Usenet account from
cool. So you are in Holland? We are not very far off then. You know the
Olsen Banden? If I were to choose a Danish film to show a foreigner it
would be one of them. Real classics (Especially the one when they go
under the national concert hall)
Amber , i am not in Holland i am in Israel !!!
But i am of Dutch origin, speak, write Dutch. I am twice a year
visiting my father who now lives in Belgium.
I am sorry i can`t recall the name Olsen Banden. I see most my films
on TV. And they show some Danish films as well.
I live in the US, in Kansas City, Missouri. My father found European
family through geneaological research, and we have visited each other
and communicated off and on for the past 25 years. My father also lived
in Holland for 2-1/2 years in the early 60s. He tried to teach me Dutch
when I was very young, but it didn't take.
I usually go by Lizard Gumbo here, but I forgot to change my nick on the