My friend Ina made this picture, and as you can see, I'm very busy! Can't stop working on my Christmas table runners. I finished a few, but pictures will come later.
Two days ago the rain finally came! It rained for 2 days. I loved it! After 4 months of sun we really needed rain. The olive groves were desperate for some water. People were postponing picking olives, especially the ones for oil because they had no juice, they were dry.
It was nice sitting inside sewing, hearing the rain. I made a cellphone cover for my friend, who bought the backpack with the post office pattern.
It is laying on a wedding chest from 1891, a heirloom. I love to decorate and made some pictures.
Let me show you the beautiful embroidered runner my mother-in-law made for her dowry. She made lots of stuff. I'm very lucky she didn't have any daughters, only two sons. I inherited most of her handmade linen, as well as all the furniture. She had a very good taste and I love her things. My brother-in-law lives in America, so he couldn't take any heavy things. Am'n't I lucky!!!
Very tiny stitches, what a work!
Even the black rows are all embroidered.
The runner goes lovely with her china.