25.12.10

Final spurt
























Best wishes to everyone, with thanks for all the
visits and comments and the enriching communication
of this year...
Hope you all will have a happy, healthy, harmonious













I´m going on to have a pause here till into January,
with maybe just a photo or two meanwhile, for...


"For last year's words belong to last year's language
and next year's words await another voice.”

(T.S. Eliot)

See you - take care...

18.12.10

Flying visit

Interrupting my hibernation for a quick Hello...













... and to announce new fabric packs in the shop...

There will be another post before the holidays to
announce (no, this is not turning into a billboard;)
- to announce good wishes to everyone.
Till then, hang loose...

14.12.10

More sl/now
























I will be slowing down here for the next three weeks...













But go on putting things in the shop now and then...













See you...

12.12.10

Snowball system

That´s my hanging for December, growing
according to schedule...













It´s composed of potato printed snowflakes and
given border and fabric...













... pieces of and seams from a pair of white
cotton pyjama pants the former owner finally
discarded with a heavy heart and gave them to
me, after having taken them twice already to a
tailor´s to be mended...













This extraordinary moon reminded me of a curtain
I´d thrifted for its flowers, so I dug it out and
decided to use a brown one here, impersonating
these with their snowy hats, on the balcony...













This was taken last week, though, by now it´s
raining. I considered a snow yoyo... No.













So it will be just a little humble white cotton
square, representing snows long gone by...













And there´s a silk stem...














And there´s a foot-note, about shopaholism -
no, not me, I´ve confessed about my three red bags
already recently (in the comments to the Winter
Pastels post), and that is it... - but I´ve been
mentioned here at Shopaholic... - as a journalist,
I´ve been working on consumer information topics
myself for a long time, and know what a tightrope
walk it can be, so I think they´re doing quite a
good job...

10.12.10

Observing the nows













A keen observer. I made her a couple of weeks ago
and let her observe me for while - but now she´s in
the shop, they can´t stay here all with me forever...
She´s good company, I can tell you - I´m very fond
of her earnest stare, and her Tilda Swinton hairdo...















"Forever is composed of nows."

(Emily Dickinson, born December 10, 1830)

8.12.10

Winter Pastels

There´s new snow in Berlin -
and a new fabric pack in the shop...













It´s all from one kind of fabric this time, a wool-
silk-mix, with some additional cotton squares...













I´m making a scarf from one of the wool-silk dyes -
a honey-coloured shade - on one side and dyed silk
and some lacey fabric on the other...

6.12.10

A clothkeeper...

As I mentioned already, I´ve been thinking of
working with old pieces of cloth, made by someone
else, unknown to me, somewhere - bringing them into
a new context that way, refreshing and keeping them...
As they can´t be found on the streets like the scraps
of handwritten paper I´m in the habit of rescuing,
I purchased some old and battered quilt fragments
via Etsy - and here´s a little piece I made for a
start...


5.12.10

Pausing in flight...

Yes, I did it again...




































Grey skies today...













But yesterday...














"Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile
on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath
her, and yet sings, knowing that she has wings."

(Victor Hugo)

2.12.10

So long, November...













September, October, November - three monthly
hangings - all finished (almost...) in time...















































And outside: snow...
























And me: (no, that´s not me - just a stranger,
shoveling) - me´s having a cold...