17 Nov 2009

The resurrection of Madame Berg

Hello, internets, how do you do?

Our internet connection decided to die one day. I waited for about a day and then called our provider, who finally managed to realise that they, for no reason whatsoever, had disconnected our modem. They promised that we would be on-line within 24 hours. They lied. Now, one week later, we finally have the service we pay dearly (far too dearly) for back and working.

But. It wasn't the end of the world, just annoying. It's actually kind of good to see that you can live without being on-line 24/7 once in a while, and live well too!

I haven't been totally disconnected, though: I have sneaked into internet cafés (internet café? Sooo 1998!) once in a while to do some checking in and drive-by commenting on the forum and blogs. Still - I have a lot of catching up to do on all your blogs and I look forward to it more than you can imagine!

One could be led to believe that this internet abstinence would have resulted in a huge boost to my sewing, and in a better world, that would undoubtedly have been the case.

In my world, however, the population (=me) suffers from an awful lack of energy and motivation, and I take the easy way out and blame the 1) dark, 2) dark 3) dark 4) rain and 5) work.

What I've mostly been ignoring lately is a pet-en-l'air made from the smoking ashes of my IKEA francaise, that I ripped up seam by seam because it was awful and a complete waste of good fabric.

It's progressing ever so slowly but time has finally come for sleeves. And we all know what joy that is.

My plan was to have the pet-en-l'air and a petti in the same fabric ready for Gustaf Skål's Christmas dinner on December the 4th but I have my doubts. If I do make it - great! - but I'm not going to stress it. Que sera, sera and all that.

And now, I have some serious blog reading to do! See you later...


  1. Good to hear from you! What is a pet-en-l'air?

  2. SCHÄKTA???? You ripped it up? Men varför?? Jag förstår inte. Har du tappat det, eller är det jag?

  3. Sounds like you need a new, fun project! ;-)

    I was off the net a few days this summer- it felt very odd...

  4. Lithia: Thank you, it feels good!

    Floyd: It's a short (anywhere from hip to knee length) gown with the typical "Watteau pleats" in the back. Pictures will folllow. Eventually.

    Isis: I kid you not! I have a lovely length of black silk taffeta waiting for me, but I must finish this project first, if only to prove that i can still finish something. And yes, it feels odd, because it's mostly the little things you miss, like doing a quick search on something or such:

    Emma: I rip things up if they displease me! Watch it!

  5. I do commission work occasionally. However, I'm not quite ready to do a commissioned fan. I'm still working through the how-to issues. Give me a little more experimentation and then I'll be happy to work with you :-) I'll let you know when I feel comfortable enough to make a fan for someone. Thanks for thinking of me :-)