The woman goes to the woods and asks to walk 4 or 5 km walk quietly, silently, searching the ground for chutsáj (chaguar) , also other varieties, to make thread.She finds a place where there are rather large. All its outline is thorny, like hooks. She boards an amount, makes a bundle and takes it home. she holds one butt and the other with her hands to begin to get the fiber. Hits, wash and dry the material obtained. Does the thread slowly. Everything is a ceremony, a knowledge as old as time made rite of gender. Then she goes back to the mountain to find seeds, shells, resin, to make dyes. She doesn't count stitches. She just dreams the design and weaves it directly. It ends in a purse or backpack which carries a single seam.
this story is so real as the sun and the days which pass by
woven secrets of wise women: holy and ancient crafts
It's not exactly warm, it's not exactly sunny, but it's not winter!
It's hard to explain what's the summer here in the very north of the globe... if I should put it in ten words, should be like: strawberries, wild flowers, birds, bees, long days, eternal twilights... it sounds interesting, doesn't it?
Anyhow!! here come some pics from my last listing... I love it, I hope you love it too:
(you can see the wild flowers in the background, not only those I crocheted and the rosy, gorgeous model)
another great tool to a happy life is, clearly, great music
sorry, I don't like Celine Dion - neither Titanic, by the way!
There is something very personal about the music we like. Something with roots in the soul, our chidlhood (what our parents used to listen when we were kids, for example) and memories and symbols as well... the music is a map of our lives: it shows a lot to those who know how to read it.
Personally, I like many styles and rhythms. It depends of my mood.
I prefer though those sounds with mystery and a special beauty and when I find some new artist, I feel happy as a child at Christmas =))
Let me introduce you to my latest find, the amazing, stunning, haunting Ólöf Arnalds from Iceland
and here links to two songs - she sings in English but I prefer her singing in her mother tongue: it seems she is flying far away to some enchanted and far away place
I don't understand from where it comes this passionate love for the Peter Pan necklaces. I don't. But I love them too. I just don't like the name: they look more like Wendy's stuff, actually! but nevermind: everybody loves Peter and his Neverland.
I couldn't resist to try my own way and create some designs when I got this wonderful material of Permin (cotton, viscose, linen)
So here they are!
Go green, enjoy the slow, don't consume more than what you need, recycle, upcycle... love and smile often, be in the present, create a beautiful life, create beautiful things just because of the joy of give and explore. Enjoy your family and great friends, enjoy your solitude too... happiness doesn't mean to have a perfect life but to choose to enjoy the life, with its ups and downs. There is nothing permanent but the present - a present continuous. You create it every minute.
Here, some things I created with joy:
a shawl for the fresh spring mornings in the garden
a cardigan made with baby alpaca and dyed by hand using gurkmeja root (if you'd like to try, it's really worth the effort! if you need tips, ask me), creating this ombré effect... I thought in my little niece, so delicate and sweet, while making this
a dress of soy and wool... a sweet and hot plumb pie or a basket full of cherries... but then, it was fall and I thought possibly in something tasty and hot, like a plumb pie =))
... an adult sheep produces wool for 70 pairs of socks / or six (yes, six) dresses or three men's suits
... wool is an insulating material against thermal changes, protecting from both cold and heat
... man has known and used wool for eleven thousand years ago
... wool last longer than acrylic fibers and ages beautifully, just like a good wine =)