Friday, November 11, 2016

My Blog has Been Neglected

Shame on me -- I let my blog lie waste for such a long time.
My craft activities have been neglected, too. Have been writing in German, not much to say about that. I think I'll post some pictures instead...
Last Roses...
Die letzte Rose welkte noch nicht ganz
Still autumn, and then...
Das tiefe Gelb, das weiche Grau

... first snow on rose hips.
Der Wind ist nicht mehr lau
First ice on the pond.
Der reinen Wolken unverhofftes Blau
Some ducks...
... erhellt die Weiher und die bunten Pfade

Yet very quiet.

The hornbeam stands almost naked.

Rose hips and a thin layer of ice

Shorter days, colder nights
Und auch was übrig blieb von grünem leben
Verwinde leicht im herbstlichen gesicht

My sacred bosk

Another hornbeam's clothes

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cushion Anger

Can 5 years and one wash ruin a cloth completely?
The cushions were displayed in a mostly subdued light -- for 5 years, I concede --, and they were washed gently at 30° C. It was a surprise to see them again. It was not the years that did the bleaching job. It was one washing. I call this bad quality.
For comparism: A quilt of multi-origin cloth. Produced in the same year, displayed constantly.
In the process of making, 5 years ago

After washing yesterday, same procedure
There must be something wrong with the print quality of custom-made cloth.