Tuesday, January 31, 2017

grey linen

Grey linen pillowcases - standard envelope style. And, inspired by the linen selvage pillowcases in the new 3191 book, A year between friends, I kept the selvedge on the wide hem. I was thinking of maybe embroidering the hem but expediency won. I like the selvedge - lines of orange, red and white threads and a fuzzy edge to it.

And more craft/Crown Lynn matching - two Ponui bowls. The pattern reminds me of the Eiffel Tower. Not sure why this design is called Ponui but there is a Ponui Island far out in Auckland's harbour where New Zealand's only breed of feral donkeys live. These bowls are the last of my recent Crown Lynn purchases. I really am trying to have less stuff. Although, as Rita Konig apparently said, part of the joy of decluttering is to reclutter.

Reading: A year between friends : 3191 miles apart : crafts, recipes, letters, and stories by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes. Maria lives in Portland, Maine and Stephanie lives in Portland, Oregon which makes them 3,191 miles apart. They started out with a blog and have since published several books documenting their separated lives. Nice books with nice photos of domestic life.

Viewing: the Anne McCahon exhibition and the Portage Ceramic Awards finalists at Te uru.

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So nice of you to leave a comment. I love to read them. Thanks!