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Apr 25, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland
Ægir´s Mom and Charley´s girl
We have a saying here: Unfinished projects do not run away from you. I too have a few unfinished things, some of them are going to wait until fall comes again but one or two I will try to work on while our Icelandic spring is keeping us waiting, But my fingers can´t wait for the touch of earth. I have about 100 petunia seedlings I transplanted last saturday night in pots in my window.

Here is a picture my mother made. When I was a child we had a big pillow with this beautiful picture flossed on it. When became old and the picture faded, my mother took small scissors and cut off the faded top of the pattern to renew it. Many years later she made a new picture in the same pattern and my father put it in a frame to protect it because we all loved it so much. When my father who is now 91 moved to an old peoples home in January this year I seemed to be the one who cared what was to become of many homemade things like this one, so most of it stays with me. This is not made with a hook as my bad memory told me wrongly but with a small tool with a needle on one end which is pushed through fabric. In this instance it is velvet lined with muslin. It is worked from the wrong side to form very small loops on the right side. The wool yarn she used is very fine.

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The picture below I made about 40 years ago with a tool called Aladin Needle, which works the same way my mothers, but is bigger and has a turning wheel, so it is more like a sort of a machine. You hold it and guide it with one hand and turn the wheel with the other. Both were stretched on a frame before starting. My picture is of a volcano island that started as an undersea eruption between 1960 -1970. The island is called Surtsey (Black Island) and is south of Iceland.

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