Wednesday, October 06, 2010

H is For...

H is For...

H is For... Mike Holmes
My newest crush if for Mike Holmes. Is this guy amazing or what? Honestly, at every gathering of
women I go to to, You just have to mention his name to get the girls going! Everyone loves him, from my mother to kids my sons' age! Not only is he honorable, he is cute in a VERY rugged way!

H is For...

Howl's Moving Castle

Beautiful, very magical movie based loosely on a book by Dianna Wynn Jones. This film created by Hayao Miyazaki is a masterpiece. Gorgeous animation and a lovely story. Get it, watch it, love it!

H is For...

One of my favorite types of embroidery.

Hardanger, or Hardangersom, is a form of whitework using counted thread and drawn thread work. It is worked on evenweave fabric of either cotton or linen with linen or pearl cotton threads. Though traditionally worked in white thread on white fabric, color has been used for many years now, both in the fabrics and threads.

While the history of Hardanger embroidery is not well documented, it was popular during the Renaissance period, when the use of linen for clothing increased. It spread its way to Italy, where lovely lace motifs of Punto Taglito and Punto Rialto were done. There it developed into the Punto Aria patterns of Venetian lace. Some motifs of Hardanger show an Assyrian and Egyptian influence which can be traced to the Vikings' many sea forays far into the Mediterranean Sea. The eight-pointed star of Hardanger embroidery is also found in the embroidery of India and is a universal symbol.

As these patterns and textiles moved further north, they were modified into Norwegian Hardanger, Danish Hedebo, English Ayrshire work and Ruskin Lacework. Originally Hardanger was called Norwegian Drawn Work.

H is For...


He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
~Robert Montgomery

Talk to you later,

Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. ~Author Unknown

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Howls moving castle was a great movie!which i jus so happened to go see in madison w/u!and nice hat bri-guys got there!