when there’s been some finishing, there has to then be a beginning.


two grey eyes and a red barrette ..


I keep wanting to say a wincey dress – you remember, from Anne of Green Gables.  Since I was a little girl, wincey to me meant this colour, not a particular kind of fabric.  Actually, I’ve no idea what wincey is!   

But this cannot be wincey, I guess, because the grey-eyed girl wears it with pleasure.  And it has puffed sleeves.  A wincey dress would never have puffed sleeves.


Now I want to sit on the back porch, the sun on my lap …


the furry children at my feet …


But alas, errands and work call.  I shall spend my day in busy-ness.  Hopefully there will be Noro wool because now that it’s cold, I have no shawl.  Nope, I gave it to my Nanny because her old, twisted bones were cold.  No matter – a good opportunity to knit another.

Mind you, I don’t want to knit.  I want to play with the girl with the red barrette.

meeting the girl with the red barrette

10 thoughts on “meeting the girl with the red barrette

  • April 29, 2009 at 1:55 am

    You are so productive at the moment I can barely keep up! I love the latest scarf, just beautiful. Grey is so sophisticated. I am so envious of the shawl you gave to your grandmother. She’s a lucky, lucky lady. The bobble scarf is lovely too. Josh has worn his scarf to bed the last couple of nights. He’s enjoying the cooler weather.

  • April 29, 2009 at 2:26 am

    So creative in your posting…the writing so interesting….leaving your reader wanting more! Bravo.

  • April 29, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Wow, looks like your “beginning” is going very fast, and the girl with the barrette is going to be finished soon! Over here, I can’t wait to put away the shawls for the next several months, it should have happened already, but it won’t be long now!

  • April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

    You’re killing me! She is just adorable, and I do not want to sit at work drooling over her – I want to S.T.I.T.C.H

  • April 29, 2009 at 11:07 am

    A lovely beginning! Of course, I had to go and look up “wincey”–do you know that you have to pay to find out the definition of “wincey” from Webster’s (only found in the premium unabridged dictionary; now you know). I do remember reading it in Anne of Green Gables and got the meaning from the context and my imagining what wincey fabric looked like. I think I got it right back then. She will be lovely!

  • April 29, 2009 at 11:47 am

    So lovely stitching again! I want to see the girl later too!

  • April 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    this is one of the reasons I love the internet – I just googled it – funny it says it’s a noun AND then says the use of it as a noun is rare. I love your stitching – all kinds!!

    • WINCEY (noun)
    The noun WINCEY has 1 sense:

    1. a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas

    Familiarity information: WINCEY used as a noun is very rare.

  • April 29, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    So weird, my little girl has grey eyes and is wearing a red barrette! You can see photos of her on my blog to prove it!

  • April 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    What beautiful craftsmanship! I’d love to know how to embroider.

  • May 2, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Looking good! Every time I see some of your crosstitching, I feel the urge to get my floss and fabric out and start something new. It will happen soon, but not today – I’m experimenting with machine trapunto.

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