zondag 27 december 2009

A basket with Christmas gifts for my family.

Here is the basket with the little pincushions, which I stitched as gifts for me and my family.
This little angel in the clouds is from Heart in Hand. It's stitched on 36 count linen using the recommended threads except her dress. I used Raspberry parfait instead of Antique Rose because I think the coulour fits better with the linen.

These two pincushions are for my daughter and son in law because they got their two kittens before Christmas. Because the kittens are white I change the colour of the cats in white. This one is stitched with DMC threads using some beads and button. The chart was pusblished in JCS ornaments 2009
This cat is stitched with Whisper. For both works I used 36 count Zweigart linen. The charts are from Brittercup Designs.
Look at this cute chart from Angel Stitchin called Santa's Buddie from JCS ornaments 2009.
Stitched on Zweigart linen using GA Wool, Crescent Colour and DMC with some beads and button.

Diane Williams designs this chart especially for Unicef project. The money is being used to provide clean drinking water to 300 children in West Africa. The cushion is stitched on 36 count Zweigart linen using the recommended threads.
Now the basket is empty waiting for the next stitchingpieces. Have a nice sunday and thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them.

donderdag 24 december 2009

Christmas ornie's

I made this little pincushion for myself. The chart is from Stone and Thread. It's stitched on 32 count hand-dyed linen using the recommanded threads except for the star. It's stitched with metallic golden thread from Vaupel en Heilenbeck.
I send this ornie to my friend. She has already received it so I can show you. The chart is from Country Cottage Needleworks called The Nutcracker. I have only stitched a part of it on 36 count Edinburgh linen using DMC threads and some beads in the tree. It's cute isn't it?

Wish you all : A MERRY CHRISTMAS.

zondag 20 december 2009

December 2009

Last month of the year and it's snowing outside again . The garden becomes a white world and I love it.
No where to go than to sit down and to do some stitching. I have stitched 7 little cushions for my family but cann't show you except this one. I use my quiltlesson, which is called paper-piecing technique and combine it with the stitchingpiece. The design is stitched on 32 count Zweigart vintage linen using DMC variations. The chart is from the French book: Rouge.
Wishing you: Happy Stitching.

woensdag 16 december 2009

Received from Ruth

The package from Ruth arrived with suprises. A lovely ornie (chart is published in JCS 2009 ) She made some changes, which made the pincushion absolutely gorgeous. She wrote me that she has filled in one window in the house. It looks like someone is at home waiting for you. I think it's such a sweet thought. I also received a card an CC threads. I felt very spoiled by her. Thanks so much Ruth!!!

woensdag 9 december 2009

Pincushion for Julianne

This is my PS exchange piece for Julianne. Luckely she love her pincushion. I really appreciated that she wrote to let me know.
The design was published in Just Cross-stitch Christmas ornaments 2009. It's stitched on Zweigart linen using the recommended threads.

zaterdag 5 december 2009

Received from Lisa

Blue is my favourite colour so look what Lisa has stitched for me? The stitching and finishing is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks so much Lisa, for this sweet gift.The design is from PS Book Winter Sampler, stitched on Babbeling Brook Jobelan using DMC threads.

maandag 30 november 2009

A gift for my son

When I saw this BBD chart of Eiffel tower I know for sure that I'm going to stitch it for my son. The first time he went for a week to Paris with his class-mates. In spite of the language, which is difficult he had a time of his life. The weather was good and yes Paris est tres magnifique. In 2006 he went for exchange to Sweden. He lived there for six months. During his stays he travelled to a lots of capitals but none of them was as beautiful as Paris he said.
From Sweden he went with his exchangefriends to Paris to celebrate the newyears eve at the foot of the Eiffel tower. It's wonderful to see all the cultures together peaceful celebrating 2009.

The design is stitched on Zweigart 36 count linen using GA Blueberry. If you enlarge the picture you can also see the beads, which I used in the stars.
Thanks for visiting me.

vrijdag 13 november 2009

Here it's!

Here is my first quiltingpiece. Stars in ninepatch and fourpatch. It's a lot of work and I really haven't any time to stitch. It's not finished yet but I'm very proud of the design, it looks nice I think.

dinsdag 10 november 2009

Received from Kathy (LK round 2)

I received this tiny treasure from Kathy. Isn't cute? She also spoiled me with some extra's and a card.
Thanks so much, Kathy. I love them all.

zaterdag 31 oktober 2009

LK exchange for Melissa

I'm very relieved that my exchange piece arrived safely. Christmas time is a time to share with family and friends and to give each other gifts, but we are not allowed to add some extra so I made a special gift with the LK stitching piece for Melissa. Fortunately she likes it.
Wish you all a happy weekend full of joy.



dinsdag 27 oktober 2009

A little bit of October

The autumn arrives with fantastic colours and berries. Taking care of my family, some of whom are ill so there is only a little bit time to stitch so forgive me for not blogging.
Still stitching for the exchanges and Christmas orni's. I shipped out the LK exchange piece but can't show you yet.

This one is for LHN exchange and it already arrived. So look at Holly and Berries. I was a little bit early with sending it to my partner because I don't want it to get lost during the busy Christmas time. The design is stitched on Zweigart Vintage brown and using the recommended DMC colours. If you make the picture larger then you can see the beads I used instead of the cross-stitches. So glad my partner likes it.

And of course I go to my Stitcherie and quilting lessons. Here Patti, this is my first quilt. I have made this twice (9 patch) so I have to make twice eight patches too. I chose stitcherie too because I want to combine it with quilting. This is my first basket, still two to go.

My daughter and I went to the Handwerkbeurs in Rotterdam. We did not have much time but I'm so happy to have found the new chartbook of BBD. The charts looks great although there is one mistake at page 15. Look at the third chart, it's the same as the second one. I wrote Alma and she was very fast with the correction. You can find the link on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your comments.

maandag 28 september 2009

BBD received from Patti

This beautiful pincushion came with a card and a chain from my exchangepartner Patti.
My first BBD pincushion and I love it. Thank you Patti! I'm going to take it with me to my quiltlessons.

woensdag 23 september 2009

BBD piece for Peg

This is the bag, which I made for Peg (BBD round 2). I brought the bag from Budapest and had backed it in coffee and tea to get the old looking and to let it fits with the design piece. The design is from BBD LF 35 using Zweigart vintage brown linen, GA Raspberry Parfait and House of Embroidery threads. Inspired by my staying in China, where I have seen richly decorated pea cocks, I used some beads in the feathers of the bird. The beads are very tiny so you have to make the picture larger to see them.
Thanks for stopping by.

zondag 6 september 2009

Souvenirs from Budapest

Near the hotel there was a shopping mall where I found marzipan, frames, cross-stitch magazine, threads, bags and beautiful ribbons.
There was also a hobby shop with a lot of different boxes. I wished, that I could take some boxes with me but we did not have space in our suitcases. So I decided to take this one with me. Isn't a beauty?


Two weeks ago we went for six day to Budapest. These colourful birds were hanging in the hall of the airport.

We visited the Parliament building. It was really hard to get tickets, which allowed you to see the inside of the building.

River the Donau by day.

And here is the Donau by night. Sightseeing the Donau by the evening was really great. My camera could not show you the beauty of it.

The old part of the Pest.

woensdag 2 september 2009

PS round3 for Ela

Because it's nearly autumn I decide to stitch this pincushion from the chart called Prairie Seasons. It's stitched on Zweigart linen using DMC variations, DMC and CC threads. Filled with lavender. So glad that Ela like her exchange piece.

zondag 30 augustus 2009

Prairie schooler exchange round3 from Angela

Coming home from Budapest I was pleasently surprised by this gorgeous pinkeep and a card.
It's stitched by my round 3 partner, Angela. I love it and it will get a special place among my stitcher's collection. Thanks so much Angela for this great exchange piece!
Design stitched from Prairie Schooler book DEF on 28 count white Lugana with recommended threads.

vrijdag 21 augustus 2009

Pink roses

I used this pictures box to make a little gift for a friend. She likes pink and roses so I used this freebie for the stitching piece. It's stitched on 32 count Zweigart using Carrie's Creation Pink Taffy and the House of Embroidery. Happily she liked her gift.

Wish you all a good weekend!