How has your week been? My week has flown by with everyday things. I don't know where it's gone!
I've just come back from the gym. Boy is it hot! (No air conditioning in the gym). I know you are having a heatwave in the UK, but so are we and it is stifling!
I did manage to send off quite a few postcards last week en consequently I have started to receive cards too now. Here is one that has my name on it (My official name is Elisabeth Catharina).
It is of course Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898). I remember a very famous film about her with Romy Schneider playing the role of Sisi. Oh sweet memories.
This is the stamp:
The second card comes from Germany and features the cover of an old Ladybird 'Easy-Reading' book:
I never had this particular book. It would have been interesting to see what they had to say about my native country.
We had our last embroidery group session on Tuesday. The last one before the summer. It was already almost too hot to work in. My hands were sweaty and it was really too hot to do anything.
I would like to show you what our 'teacher' made. She brought it in for me a few weeks ago so I could photograph it. They are all hand embroidered shawls. Here goes:
The fringe is hand knotted.
Here is a close-up:
She also did a coloured shawl:
I think she hadn't finished the fringe yet.
Here is a close-up.
The front and the back are completely identical. I took this picture for you to see. I have folded the material back so you see the front and the back next to each other:
This is the third one. I asked one of the ladies to wrap it round her shoulders:
And this is a Little detail:
And finally, this is the lady that made all those beautiful things:
Her name is Encarna and she is a quiet unassuming sort of person.
Now for some funnies. They're about women and their period/time of the month. Or shall I call it Moonsickness!
I have the urge to eat chocolate too, (only I am in my menopause...)I hope this has made you smile a Little bit.
Have a great week,