Archive for April, 2012

Gay are the flowers
Hedgerows and ploughlands
The days grow longer in the sun
Soft fall the showers

~Green Grow’th the Holly


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“Seven long years have passed, and no word at last. Mary stood by her own cottage door…..” – Willie and Mary


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Were you a string of beads,

I would wind you about my arm,

But since you are a man

Of the actual, mortal world

you are hard in the winding.

~ Sakanoue no Oratsume

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Early Victorian Era

So, here it is I finally got around to doing another period look. This time it’s the 1840s instead of the 1940s. It’s a look from the end of the 1830s to the early 1840s. This is another super fun hairstyle to wear. I feel very cute with the ringlets.

This was another learning hairstyle. Trying to get the ringlets flat on the top and getting them to stay together was tough. It also lets me know that women of the period had shorter hair than I would have thought, because if your hair is too long the ringlets look silly.  I had to pin up the last one because of it’s length. So I tried to make it look like an old photo, I can’t wait until I can get photo editing software. You can follow the link below to see close up picture of the hairstyle. (more…)

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First Knit Socks!

Allright, here they are. My first knit socks ever! They are done, and I won. They are made out of worsted weight yarn, cause I thought that would be a bit easier. I love the color, though it doesn’t show up well in the picture. They color name is Jalapeno. I’m so excited to finally have my first pair done.

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“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” – Chinese Proverb

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Girl in a Kimono

So this is my new cross-stitch piece. I finished it a few months ago but have only just now gotten around to framing it. She doesn’t look as good as she could but I was impatient. I hope to one day put the piece in a larger frame with pretty matting.

She is hanging in my bedroom right now, as I my bedroom is in Asian decor. The piece didn’t take me long to finish. I like small cross-stitch pieces because I find them really rewarding.

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