7.1.10

Reading at noon time

I like to use small quilts (or big Calmers)
as book marks. When reading while eating (or
eating while reading) they help to hold the
pages open...
Here´s one of my favourites, accompanying me
through "Die Jüdin von Toledo" by Lion Feuchtwanger













And here´s one I made as a gift, on a wonderful book
I got as a birthday present...













"Fragile Remnants - Egyptian Textiles of Late Antiquity
and Early Islam" - here´s a sleeve fragment of a linen
tunic from the 6th century (can you see the tiny red
elements, several tongues and a scarf - or a leash? or a wound??
(click to enlarge...)














I mean to start writing poetry again - there´s neither
time nor energy for "serious" stuff at the moment,
though. But to stay true to my resolution, here´s
an impromptu Haiku:

Reading at noon time
What better way of climbing
A winter day´s peak

Kommentare:

jude hat gesagt…

oh i just love textile fragments, i just have all kinds of stories in my head when i look at them.
and the appropriate little scrap of writing.... haiku is sort of a fragment isn't it?

ger hat gesagt…

Those little beasts indeed jump right into a story - imagine they´re about 1500 years old...

Chris Gray hat gesagt…

...how did they make those textiles so fine?....they're beautiful...

..and the Haiku deserves to be stitched somehow......

ger hat gesagt…

Yes, such craftsman/woman-ship...- thanks, Chris...

Joei Rhode Island hat gesagt…

Haiku...that always looks like a fragment but is complete way to open the door for so much more.

Jane hat gesagt…

I like the figure, top left in the second picture.
It looks like he's playing a accordion.
The fragments from antiquity have kept their colour so well too.
and yes, I agree with Chris... 'that Haiku deserves to be stitched somehow......'

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

They make me think of the word "patience", perhaps because they are holding things open?

Elizabeth hat gesagt…

Never heard of a calmer before but I love the idea and the way you use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks for considering my Haiku stitchable, inspires me to make more... - Patience, in German, means solitaire - + they are like big playing cards in a way - the figure in the 2. photo perhaps shuffles cards... - no wonder, Elizabeth, that you didn´t hear of it before, I invented the term I think...

Deb G hat gesagt…

Love the Haiku and all the bits and pieces here! I prop cookbooks open with all sorts of things. Maybe I need to make a kitchen calmer?

LOVE STITCHING RED hat gesagt…

A very beautiful calmer book mark. It is very calm and has karma! You may be interested to know I am going to Egypt very soon ... I am so looking forward to it. The book is interesting and I will see if I can get it at the library

Have a lovely weekend
Carolyn ♥

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

Those oversize bookmarks are such
a clever idea. I have never seen anything like that! I am inspired!
I will have to make one. Thanks for
the inspiration : )

ger hat gesagt…

Kitchen calmer, that´s good - leads to a bunch of new opportunities: bathroom calmers, nursery calmers, garden calmers... - have a great journey, Carolyn... - I think I´m going to make some more, too...