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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Srtm48DrLCk/UhPUfmNWA4I/AAAAAAAAGNQ/lJsvzob6ki0/s1600/Antique+French+Linen+%231.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Srtm48DrLCk/UhPUfmNWA4I/AAAAAAAAGNQ/lJsvzob6ki0/s1600/Antique+French+Linen+%231.jpg" /></a></center></br>The Mr. read Saturday's <a href="http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1865741878971843588#template">mini giveaway</a> post* and promptly declared that he wouldn't be asking me to map read again ... my <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.theenlightenedhound.com/index.html">Enlightened Hound</a> print isn't, as I'd said, on the left as you enter my studio, it's on the right. Oops! But I always did have trouble with the whole left/right thing ... I blame my thumbs. </br></br>Aged five or so I was swinging on the garden gate, a forbidden activity, when my left thumb became trapped in the hinge. I'll gloss over the gory details but suffice to say that once freed it wasn't pretty. I can still remember the wild dash to A&E in the back of a neighbour's car, sliding about on the leather seats as my ashen faced mother held my towel wrapped arm aloft. Alas, my poor left thumb was never to be quite the same again ... which as a child was really rather handy, I could touch my thumbs with my finger tips and immediately know my left from my right. And as an adult I still do it sometimes, it's just too ingrained a habit to kick. </br></br>So, enter my studio, look <i>right</i>, and you'll see the framed print <i>and</i> a glass fronted bookcase, within which resides my collection of antique French linens. There's a length of ancient home spun, some old linen sheets, a crochet edged table cloth, embroidered napkins, and more. And I love them; for their history, and for their visual texture and their subtle colour, but not so much for their 'hand', in fact touching them can leave me feeling slightly queasy, and I blame my thumb for that too. It's an association thing ... they feel rather like wound dressings did in the 60s and 70s, the same wound dressings that needed soaking off daily when I was five. Eugh! </br></br>But I'm determined to overcome my aversion to handling linen - which admittedly has often furnished me with a get-out when there'<span style="font-size:08%;"> </span>ve been dishes to be dried - because I'd like to start working with it more, fabric and <a target = "_blank" href="http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=65&zenid=6e7531b56c478c43d27306619b062851">yarn</a> ... and among other things I'm thinking of trying my hand at whitework**. Fine hem stitching, satin stitch monograms ... they enchant me! And then there's this, Quince and Co's <a target = "_blank" href="http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33_40&products_id=305">Leaves</a> shawl ... isn't it yummy?! </br></br>Are you a connoisseur of old linens? Or new? Perhaps you have some tips for a novice whiteworker**? Or maybe you have a tale of left-right confusion of your own. Do tell. </br></br>* You're going to have to wait to hear who won, for which humble apologies ... I'm afraid I haven't had a moment to check back and find out, we've been decluttering like mad decluttering things and are up to our eyes in boxes of bric a brac ... bank holiday carbooting here we come! </br></br>** Hardanger I can do, but I've mostly worked on even-weave cotton. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Srtm48DrLCk/UhPUfmNWA4I/AAAAAAAAGNQ/lJsvzob6ki0/s1600/Antique+French+Linen+%231.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Srtm48DrLCk/UhPUfmNWA4I/AAAAAAAAGNQ/lJsvzob6ki0/s1600/Antique+French+Linen+%231.jpg" /></a></center></br>The Mr. read Saturday's <a href="http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1865741878971843588#template">mini giveaway</a> post* and promptly declared that he wouldn't be asking me to map read again ... my <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.theenlightenedhound.com/index.html">Enlightened Hound</a> print isn't, as I'd said, on the left as you enter my studio, it's on the right. Oops! But I always did have trouble with the whole left/right thing ... I blame my thumbs. </br></br>Aged five or so I was swinging on the garden gate, a forbidden activity, when my left thumb became trapped in the hinge. I'll gloss over the gory details but suffice to say that once freed it wasn't pretty. I can still remember the wild dash to A&E in the back of a neighbour's car, sliding about on the leather seats as my ashen faced mother held my towel wrapped arm aloft. Alas, my poor left thumb was never to be quite the same again ... which as a child was really rather handy, I could touch my thumbs with my finger tips and immediately know my left from my right. And as an adult I still do it sometimes, it's just too ingrained a habit to kick. </br></br>So, enter my studio, look <i>right</i>, and you'll see the framed print <i>and</i> a glass fronted bookcase, within which resides my collection of antique French linens. There's a length of ancient home spun, some old linen sheets, a crochet edged table cloth, embroidered napkins, and more. And I love them; for their history, and for their visual texture and their subtle colour, but not so much for their 'hand', in fact touching them can leave me feeling slightly queasy, and I blame my thumb for that too. It's an association thing ... they feel rather like wound dressings did in the 60s and 70s, the same wound dressings that needed soaking off daily when I was five. Eugh! </br></br>But I'm determined to overcome my aversion to handling linen - which admittedly has often furnished me with a get-out when there'<span style="font-size:08%;"> </span>ve been dishes to be dried - because I'd like to start working with it more, fabric and <a target = "_blank" href="http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=65&zenid=6e7531b56c478c43d27306619b062851">yarn</a> ... and among other things I'm thinking of trying my hand at whitework**. Fine hem stitching, satin stitch monograms ... they enchant me! And then there's this, Quince and Co's <a target = "_blank" href="http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33_40&products_id=305">Leaves</a> shawl ... isn't it yummy?! </br></br>Are you a connoisseur of old linens? Or new? Perhaps you have some tips for a novice whiteworker**? Or maybe you have a tale of left-right confusion of your own. Do tell. </br></br>* You're going to have to wait to hear who won, for which humble apologies ... I'm afraid I haven't had a moment to check back and find out, we've been decluttering like mad decluttering things and are up to our eyes in boxes of bric a brac ... bank holiday carbooting here we come! </br></br>** Hardanger I can do, but I've mostly worked on even-weave cotton. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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