Sunday, 30 November 2008

Daylight dilemma

I’ve been itching to do some embroidery – yes, inspiration has returned and I’m working on a new project – but am battling a bit with the lack of daylight.

This being our first full winter here, we’re not yet used to the short days and half-light when the clouds hang low. But I am enjoying the stark stillness, if I can describe it that way.

I’ve wanted to make a holder for my travel card for a while, as black plastic just doesn’t cut it when there’s a stash drawer full of fabric. And you don’t need daylight for machine stitching, so I had no excuse. I finally got around to it yesterday afternoon and here’s the result, with a zippered coin pouch inside:


My fingers are still itching, though, so I’m off to give embroidering a shot while the light is “brightest” at midday. And off to buy a daylight bulb for my desk lamp next week…

5 comments:

serenitymeadow said...

I like your little project...the fabric is pretty, Kelly. The lack of light in the winter is, definitely, not fun. Take care.

kat said...

Hi kel. Agree, nice fabric. Thinking of you in the cold... something we just can't relate to so I can imagine it takes getting used to.

Sheryn said...

So lovely Kel, you always were good at turning functionality into fabulous! Well done.

Gunnels blog said...

yes, I also like the fabric, very nice! And we have also so short day here now, but soon it will be lighter again ;-)

Thanks for your kind comment n my blog !

1/4 of an inch said...

I love your little project...the fabric is beautiful, Tam xo