25 Feb 2009
24 Feb 2009
Today I promised to me that next time I am strongly feeling like I should do something in certain way I will do it. I will trust my instinct. I am not going to do
I mean that if I have understand correctly, Assisi style embroidery was made in our period with only one colour or there is so little evidence about making the outlining with black or contrasting colour than it’s not worth of doing it if you want to do things as good as possible. Red was maybe the most popular colour to use and blue and green after that. It also looks like common cross stitches are very rare in
I have learned yet another good lesson.
19 Feb 2009
16 Feb 2009
Last weekend we went to traditional Winter Eve event hosted by canton of Humalasalo. It was a small and very warmhearted event. And we really enjoyed every minute of it (it was the first Winte Eve event for us). At Friday I started to make naalbinded mittens for Elsa and the mittens are now half done. I also promised to do some other naalbinded thigs for friends (good way to practise). At Saturday Ulf attended to heavy fighting tournamet with his new heavy fighting gear and the new tunic. I was happy to have time to watch the whole tournamet it was the third tournament in over ten years that I have watched from at the beginning to the end (I am usually doing something else at the kitchen or thigs like that). The tournament was very finely organized and the tournament herald made it amusing. And of course I was happy to see Ulf’s progress in heavy fighting.. he was very good at time to time and in the end he came second (Lord Oliver was the winner). I didn’t have any “boring moments” at the event. And I think that it was because I had things to do with me. I didn’t even go to take a nap during the day.
I promised at the event to send the Flemish kerchief web page address... so here it is:
13 Feb 2009
10 Feb 2009
By the way I may have found the fabric for our wedding dressess :D and I have been dreaming about my own web pages today :D
9 Feb 2009
And we had fun also after the seminar at Saturday when we went to eat at Harald’s. The restaurant is not re-enactor’s dream (they serve potatoes and other things not so period (from the year 600 to year 1600)… but it is the only that type of restaurant at
I have so many projects to do right now, but some of them are more important that the others. I bought wool for Ulf’s heavy fighting tunic. I washed the wool today. Making the tunic is the number one project. The problem is that I have too much things to do during normal weekdays and I usually don’t be at home during weekends. And two weeks ago I was at
3 Feb 2009
My mittens (with funny looking thumbs :D)
It is very difficult to make two exactly same looking mittens.
And this new book arrived yesterday. I am very excited about this one..