I want to have this doll in my blog - she is sitting on the open chimney and
looking at me whenever I pass there and this is about x-times a day.
As if she was asking:
Won‘t you play with me - or something the like, or where is my mum?
It is dear daughter‘s (DD) creation from about 30 years ago -
She is sitting next to a jug from Sicily.
This is a beautiful instrument - it is for combing wool or maybe hemp -
we found it on a French marché aux puces - a fleamarket
Unserious people call it mother-in-law seat -
I wouldn‘t have allowed mine to sit on it - (see a picture of her below)
The nails are handmade - forged - and square
The whole board is looking like this
and from the backside like this
A close-up of the backside - square nails which reach to the
front and are about 10 cm long. The nails are hand-forged.
I know nothing about the age - I guess more than a hundred years.
The circles look like embellishment - they probably came from using the
And more old things
This photo is about 100 years old and it is DH‘s family
One of the girls is his mother - the eldest
I finished „wild liberty“ named for the many Liberty fabrics
and it is looking wild, I know - the next one will be made with
more of a system - if ever - those five corners to fit together are asking
a lot of patience!
EPP - English paper piecing - sewn by hand over paper -
except for the final finish which is done by machine
Happy Easter to you all