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Ireland in a Box..

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Last week the postman delivered -unexpected- a Big Box. Stamps were from Ireland and I immediately recognized the writing. 
It was from Anne who -for many years- did rent out to the little cottage by the sea in Connemara. The place we love so much, and the place we can't visit anymore together because of Bram's illness. 
The chats with Pat and Tony outside, and the talks Anne and I had about all kind of subjects of life while sitting at the table and drinking tea together. Little gossip ofcourse and who is who...and how was it to grow up in this place at the edge of Europe...
Feeling at home there. Nowhere else, and never I had that feeling of coming home. 


Driving up the hill to Cleggan and the vieuw from there..the little pier, the ferry waiting for a crossing, Inishbofin...This always has been an emotional moment for me. Even while writing this, tears are running.


The box was filled with memories. Chocolat, salmon, pictures, a beautiful Irish linen Tea towel, a package to bake …

Hankies on a Birthdayparty.....

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Last Saturday our Dear Friend Janneke did celebrate her 70's Birthday. She lives opposite of our house and I offered her to help her little with the party. A little vintage...done with things I and she had...and the celebration took place in a beautiful secluded garden behind her  appartment.

So I did cut out loads of triangles from leftover fabrics to make a lot of bunting which I did hang on on rope using very tiny pegs. 
I even made some special ones for her...




I had to do this on Friday because it took a lot of time...and a lot of pegs too... 
The weather was not good that day but everything survived the wind a rain..
Saturday became a glorious and sunny day..A day to remember with joy..
There were very tasty Cakes...




Bowls of freshly picked Cherries...





Little sandwiches...or Tramezzini..




The BirthdayGirlofcourse...looking GREAT..




Lots of Friends....




A little Photographer...her grandson Gijs....




And all Guests got a special hankerchiefmade by me when they came through the entrance..

And Ja…

Behind the Scenes...and On Stage...

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It is the day after the show and it was Fun as always.
This morning I discovered that not much of the pictures I took are useable. 
Guess I might have to save money for a better camera. Hopefully I can hold my hands on some better pictures.
But anyway.. I always love to take picture from the whole ceremony. The begining with all students instructed till still life's behind the scene.
So ..loads of pictures and not much text...


A Show is about...
 Instruction...and
Light and Music by Students...
and a Decor from paper made by 1th year Students Sign....And..
It is all about Shoes.....





And all about Make-Up.....




And all about Preparation.....




And all about...Walking and Waiting....

The Search Continues...Afghanistan..Another World..

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As mentioned in my blogpost about the strange textilefind in the lining of the Pakol I did send a mail to the hospital in Vejle and I got this answer:


Dear Jan ter Heide
Yes, that is a funny story.
The reason that the textile ended up in Afganistan must be, that we from time to time give away our worn out textile to care organisations(Humanitærforeningen, Brædstrup, Denmark). But we didn´t know that the textile went as long as Afganistan.
But we are very glad to see that the fabric is getting used and not just burned or put a side as garbage.


Venlig hilsen

Per Jul Jensen 
Vaskeridirektør
Sundhedsområdet, Syddanske Vaskerier


www.regionsyddanmark.dk One answer sofar...but thinking more about it, I got the idea that I would like to know more from about the hatmaker in Kabul. How did he get the fabric? Did he buy it on a market, or dit he get it, or found it? Does he only make hats or also garments? Is it a familybusiness and how long is it exisiting sofar?
I am fascinated by the fact that textiles t…

Dress Rehearsal...

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This coming Tuesdaynight the yearly fashionshow will be held. 
Students from the 2th, 3th and 4th year will show their garments. 
Teachers come up with themes..and after that the designing will be done, patterns made and the sewing will start with -hopefully- a good result for the student.


For the 3th years it was : Rebel Yell and A Scandinavian Winter


Next to those there are much more themes and the final collections ofcourse. 
More pictures will be seen in a post I will write after the show..


Yesterday was the Dress Rehearsal and the Styling needed to be discussed..
It is always a Fun Day for me..


Here is a Sneak Preview..((Because I am just a Proud Teacher...)