Thursday, September 17, 2009

The house is mine

My man went to Heligoland for 3 days. Every year, he goes on a little trip with his best friends. Now I am alone, and I partly enjoy it, at the same time I miss him. These trips are a tradition since 1982. First, their aim was Munich, the Oktoberfest. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to get a decent place there without reservation, and I'm pretty glad they lost interest. Instead, they went to Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome, Budapest, and Klaipeda (Lithunia). This time, due to crisis and falling income, it is Heligoland. I saw the red rock when I was still in school, at 14 or so. Pretty impressive.
Today I finished the korak and gave it a binding. First binding I ever made. It is so crooked, but at least equal width. I'll try to block it a bit. It is small, 17x19,5 ". Now I'm thinking what to use it for. Because I like to use textile things and not just hang them on a wall. Fabrics need to be touched, I believe.


Slept under the bird quilt and actually had a very vivid dream of a wren. I swear it is true.

P.S. Heligoland, where it lies, and its history.

P.P.S. Your comments make me think about a wall hanging.

10 comments:

Judy said...

Your korak is beautiful. I love all of the colors: so lively and so you! Enjoy your time alone. I used to love it when my husband traveled, but also when he returned!

xo

Dolores said...

Perhaps you could use your korak as a pillow/cushion cover? Or a small table topper?
I like things on my wall so that others can see it too.

Art4Sol said...

The korak is beautiful. I think it would be great on a table or just an accent on the couch or you could always sell it. Enjoy your free time from hubby! And more sweet dreams!

AeFondKis said...

where is heligoland? like your work!

ArtSparker said...

A sweet dream.Maybe a triangular accent over the back of something for the quilt?

mendofleur said...

The Korak turned out great. I like all the colors and shapes. Yes, it is nice to have time alone sometimes. I think the best part is meal preparation can be more spontaneous.

Carol said...

Your korak is really beautiful. I love the way it has come together and any crookedness adds to the charm. I'd hang it up but somewhere you can reach out to touch it often. Or make a cushion cover? Thank you for your comment - I'm feeling much better now.

Deb G said...

It really turned out great! The colors are wonderful. I like to be able to use things too.

Deborah said...

It is lovely! I think if you don't want to hang it up, you could drape it over a chair or other piece of furniture thus inviting touch as well as being beautiful to look at.

jude said...

you are killing me! fabulous... and i agree, cloth lives, it needs to be embraced not hung.