Born in the rolling hills of Tuscany, at the heart of Italy. Grown in contact with nature and the changing seasons. Wandered to the steep and fascinating mountains of Tyrol, Austria, where the Alps tower high. Living in frenetic London, England. Yearning for a small period home with a not-so-perfect garden and a living orchard, roaming among ancient oak trees.

I have a curious nature and enjoy history and travelling, not necessarily in a physical fashion. Fascinated by wool, fabrics, antiques and very many other things. I hold a degree in Computer Science and work in software. I don’t like categories and conforming. I hate bullshit.

I believe in the need for a more sustainable lifestyle, as well as supporting independent producers. I love unique things, vintage and artisan pieces. Old objects that overcame the years tell us about those who made them and their times; in a way it is a bit like reading a little (piece of hi)story.

This blog is a collection of thoughts, travels and some of my makings. It is a wee storybook where things are recorded before they fade away.

Take care x

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
— Cree Indian Prophecy

23 thoughts on “About

  1. ScrapAndSalvage says:

    i look forward to following your adventures in london, in yarn and elsewhere!

  2. Flora Poste says:

    Hello Judith, Thanks for looking at my blog!
    I really like your blog, very interesting stories and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. Isn’t blogging nice, that you meet up with kindred spirits from all over the world;0) Love from the USA,Johanna

    • itwasjudith says:

      Hello Johanna, many thanks, you’re absolutely right! it’s great to be able to communicate at distance and being able to exchange ideas and stories 🙂 I so enjoy to find blogs that tell about their experiences in different topics. Looking forward to your next posts 🙂

  3. Martha says:

    Hope you are ok. Waiting for some new posts about your knitting adventures 🙂

  4. thecreativecortex says:

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂 Yours looks really interesting.

  5. Just wanted to say hi, and thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s always good to connect with other knitters & yarn-addicts!

  6. *Wisher* says:

    Just to let you know that:
    I have nominated you for a Liebster Award Nomination – the guidelines for the award are on my blog is you are interested in accepting the nomination.
    Thank you for all the inspiration all these while. 😀

  7. Shroomworks says:

    Through youur comment on my blog, I’ve discovered yours. I love your philosophy about sustainability and your appreciation of vintage objects and look forward to reading more of your posts.

  8. vk says:

    Thank you for connecting. So wonderful to meet knitters around the world. 🙂 Look forward to reading more about your projects & travels.

    • itwasjudith says:

      you’re very welcome 🙂 it’s a pleasure to read about other crafters’ projects! sadly, at the moment i don’t have much time to craft myself, so at least i try to read about others’ work 🙂

  9. Thank you for visitingt & I am pleased you enjoyed the blog about the Chagall Exhibition in Landerneau

    • itwasjudith says:

      It’s interesting to see works spanning over his lifetime, and also reading about his life (I have to confess I’m not all too familiar with). Thanks for sharing!

  10. […] about this blanket is that I made it entirely from yarn given to me by Itwasjudith over on the blog Wee Story Book, so my gratitude goes to her […]

  11. I had to stop by and read this part. I agree and love the Cree quote. Have it on a T-shirt that my daughter wears more now than I do. Had it for years and thankfully, it’s held up well with only a few mends. I’m going to try and embroider another so I have one too. We are a wasteful lot. I hang onto things until there is no hope left. Keep well.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you for visiting and your kind words 🙂
      I feel that the Cree words are very wise and our typical western attitude is arrogant, selfish and stupid. I get angry and unsettled that many people are so greedy or lazy (etc etc) that they can’t be bothered to make any minimal effort to preserve Mother Earth and its inhabitants. Some truly believe this universe is for our own compsumption and dominion… you fools! sorry for the rant 😉
      I hope you’re safe and well, and look forward to your posts – I love your writing and spirit ❤

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