vrijdag 18 februari 2011

Project of January.

I found this little type-case at fleamarket in December and thought it will be a nice project for January 2011. I decided to stitch the designs from Niky's Creations. This project became a mixture of designs from the Primitive Calendar and her booklet with Flowers.
The pieces had to be very small so I had to stitch all the designs at 36 and 40 count Zweigart natural linen and because the case is very dark I decided not to dye the linen with coffee.
This one is my favorite because of the colours and design. All the big pieces are about 9x9 cm and finished the way I liked using old buttons too.
The border are finished with buttenhole stitches. All the pieces were stitched with one thread over two except the strawberries.

These tiny ones are about 4.5x9 cm. Aren't they cute?

Long time ago I saw the first designs of Niky in the BBD book and later on I found some in the GOS and here they are, the strawberries. I hand-dyed some of the linen with coffee and tea and some with blueberries juice.
I hope you have enjoyed my project. Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your sweet comments.

zondag 13 februari 2011


Wish you all A Happy Valentine's day. A time of love and friendschip.
This heart is a freebie from Maryse, stitched on Jobelan with DMC threads.

My first bisconu stitched with Threadworx. The design is from Patrizia Martellini published in GOS.

The backside.

The last piece is a design from Brittercup. My ornamentpiece especially made for Lori.
Have a nice day and thanks for your sweet comments.

donderdag 3 februari 2011


Today I have two exchangepieces to show. This one is from LK Winter wishes. I stitched it on lightblue linen using DMC threads and some beads. The pincushion travelled to USA and luckily it arrived safely at Katy's home.
This second beauty is from Marjorie. We met each other four times now with exchanges but I still don't get bored of her because I love her pieces. Isn't beautiful? The design is from Gazette 94 and filled with walnut shells, which is not available in Holland. So lucky me! Thanks Marjorie for everything! Shall we say: until next time again?
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

maandag 10 januari 2011


The first pieces of 2011, which I made for the contest of Niky's Creations. The freebie is called evergreen. I made two different pieces with this chart. When I see trees and a squirrel it's remind me of all the colours of the autumn.
So I chose for an autumn bag using coffee-dyed 32 count Zweigart linen and hand-dyed threads of my choice. The model of the bag is a little bit like the end of an acorn and finished with felt.
I finished the second pieces rather tradional using DMC thread. It was fun doing these pieces although I didn't win any prizes.
Thanks for visiting me again and for your sweet comments.

donderdag 6 januari 2011

New Year brings new challenges

Happy New Year to you all. May 2011 brings you happiness and creative challenges. This year I decide to make more times for myself to stitch bigger pieces, to sew more and to make more quiltingspieces. So I will not participate in too many exchanges although it's always fun to join a group of stitchers.
Will this year be a Primitive Year? Look at these beautiful charts, which I got as Christmas gifts. Aren't they lovely?

In March I will take class from Niky. You maybe remember her designs, which you saw before in the BBD book Joyeux Noel. If you want to see more of her designs you can look at http://www.niky-nikycreations.blogspot.com/
These two pieces are also from her design. The left one is for myself and the right one is for Barbara.

vrijdag 24 december 2010

The last pieces of 2010

The last days of the year. We never have so much snow as last weeks. The world is white and it will be a White Christmas since years.
Of course our tree is decorated with balls and ornies with memories. Some angels from Germany, little gifts from friends, the first santa's, which my son choose 23 years ago. I love to see the tree this way.

And this year for the first time is my goose made from Tilda design. Isn't cute?

We baked a lot of cookies and cooked nice meals, the smell of this trio is all around us. I have finished the LHN gingerbreads like this because when the other seasons come I can change the front. I love how it tuns out although we don't have time to hang it up.

My exchange piece for our private SWAP. It took a month before it arrived at Angela's home. Such a relief. The postmen were striking over and over again so I was so glad that it arrived in time. Luckily Angela loves the ornie. The design is from Brittercup.

Not only Angela has to wait so long for her ornie. Ela has also to wait for her ornie and can you imagine that France is so nearby.

LHN ornies of the months. They shows how different they look when you used different fabric.
I finished the red one is a little bag.

Dash away from the Sampler girl.

Another two pieces from the Sampler girl. The design was published in the Gift of Stitching. The ornie on the right is for my friend Rebecca. I also made an ornie for my friend Barbara but I think it wouldn't reach her before Christmas. So I cann't show it yet.

It's really nice to use the little bag this way. Just fill it with something Chrimassy.

The last ornie is a design from Lizzie Kate. I love this one. Look at the little bells!

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dinsdag 7 december 2010

Christmasbox and BBD piece.

Last week we got a lot of snow as you can see so it was good time for stitching. I finished my Christmas candy box from Country Cottage Needleworks design: Peppermint Lane. We love peppermint candies. Nowdays it's easy to buy them. So no Christmas without candycans. I stitched the design on 32 count Zweigart linen and finished it on the top of the box. Really happy with how it turns out.

These two tiny beauties came from my BBD exchangepartner Christina. The left one is from the design Autumn Stars, JCS halloween issue 2009. The scissorsfob is taken from Strawberry Garden, LF 18. Both are beaded around. Aren't they beautiful? I like them so thank you so much, Christina.

Thanks for visiting me and for you sweet comments!