Saturday, 3 March 2007

Fanfare please!

THE HARDANGER CUSHION COVER IS FINALLY COMPLETED AND SEWN UP!


You can see more detail in this photo which I took this of the cover alone, (i.e. not on the cushion), and left it full size so you can see more clearly what it really looks like. It's a Mary Hickmott design called 'Delicate Dreams' and was originally intended to be done with mid-pink flowers and yellow gold beads.

Other news is that I've decided to give up my German classes and officially withdraw. I passionately did not want to do the assessments and the course content is simply not what I need. I need to be able to deal with everyday life and chatter better, not to put the world to rights. Yes, linguistics, climate change and so forth are very interesting to me, but that's not what I want my German for. I need it for personal interaction with my German friends and family, so to be able to get stuck into domestic matters, general interests, what we and they have been doing and so on. I have having wasted the money, but as DH says, put it down to experience and consider more carefully before enrolling on courses! It may be £124 wasted, but I do feel a lot lighter for it! Funnily enough, my baby sis in Germany said that she feels her English is inadequate for chatter. She will have spent the last few years talking about issues and writing academic pieces on them and gets great marks, but lacks some social interaction stuff, so I guess it's par for the course with higher level language classes!

18 comments:

Tannia said...

That cushion is gorgeous - well done - what an achievement!

Don't worry about the German classes - find a German stitcher and get together and just chat :)

Blessings
Tannia

Von said...

Elisabeth, this is STUNNING! Your work is impeccable - congrats!!

Christine Doyle said...

That is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Isabelle said...

Your cushion leaves me speechless, Elisabeth - I can't find any adequate words!
Congrats on sorting out that problem with your German course. It's hard sometimes to make those choices. Congrats on getting that thorn off your foot, as we say in French ;)

Paisley said...

Grats on your cushion finish! It's gorgeous!

Meari said...

Your cushion is beautiful!

Julie said...

Your cushion is LOVELY! thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Julie

Ribbonwiz said...

this is STUNNING! Your work beautiful...what an achievement!
Thank you for your comment on my blog..

Diana said...

That cushion cover is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the colours! Congrats on a wonderful finish.

Lili said...

What a wonder you've achieved! And you're going to part with it? I can't believe it!
I see what you mean about academic lessons. It's difficult. I have learnt a lot of everyday life vocabulary on British and American blogs actually... which probably makes a third unique language! Lol!
I'm also very glad you won these goodies: they look just great!
Amitiés!
Lili

Chelle said...

THUD! That's the sound of me falling out of my chair. Your cushion is stunning! I can't imagine giving it away. Congrats on a fantastic finish.

Katrina said...

your cushion is simply stunning, well done on a beautiful finish.

AnneS said...

Sorry for the really late comment, but I just wanted to say your hardanger cushion finish is absolutely and totally exquisite - just gorgeous! :D

Linda litlaskvis said...

That is a stunning cushion! Amazing work!

June said...

Elisabeth,

I absolutely love this hardanger pillow of yours. Its so intricate and the colour combination brings out the design.

Terry said...

This is absolutely beautiful, such a lot of work but its worth it as it is a really stunning piece of work

mademoizell3 said...

love your works :)

Maria del Valle said...

Congratulations!!! Very beautiful!!

 
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