dinsdag 31 maart 2009

Fun on saturday

Last Saturday we went to Abbenbroek, near Rotterdam, to have a friendship day. It's always pleasure to have a workshop at Liezbeth's home (http://www.crownstitches.nl/). She surprised us with scones, cream, jam and a cup of tea or coffee and a lunch. For me it was a big surprise that my daughter made me some gluten free food. The quiche tasted delicious! Then we got a surprise package. It felt a little bit like we had our birthdays. The package contained threads, fabric and a chart. The chart is from Shakespeare's peddler and the threads from Gentle art limited edition. We didn’t complain, it’s a lovely kit! We did not stitch much as you can see, but we had a lot of fun together.

OOPS, sorry, this the prize (the second picture), which I won. Thanks Liezbeth for the beautiful scissorfob kit.

vrijdag 27 maart 2009

Finished bookshelf.

At het end of february I started with 4 different charts: The bookshelf, travelling stitcher, in the garden with Jane Austen and the 2nd part of the garden verses.
Three weeks ago I finished the bookshelf of Little House Needleworks, which is an ode to the female writers and poet. I could not find time to make a picture of this beautful piece, but here it is. For now I don't know which way of framing I like so it has to wait until after my vacation.

Thanks for visiting me and have a nice weekend.

dinsdag 24 maart 2009

Little things...........

After a week with a lot of sunshines the weather has changed. It's awful weather today although the sun is shining, it rains and there is a lot of wind. Looking at the three little things I have, it makes me feel happy. At first the tulips which my friend brought me today. Then the cards of Lisi Martin, which I collect. A friend brought them from Sweden. Look a the little stitcher, isn't she cute! What is learnt early is learnt well ( in Dutch: jong geleerd, oud gedaan). We stitched at the workshop last saturday but at the end we always made a little thing. This funny little heart. Thanks friends for your little gifts!

zondag 22 maart 2009


Yesterday I went to the stitchingworkshop with my daughter. I made this tiny scissorfob for her rabbitscissor. The pattern is from the Prairie Schooler's welcome spring bk 153.

vrijdag 20 maart 2009

A birthdaygift for my friend

This pincushion is my birthdaygift for my friend, stitched on 28 count linnen. The design is a part of the Garden Pleasure chart. I have changed the colours a little bit, because my friend likes pink. Van harte means happy birthday.

zondag 15 maart 2009

One sunny day and.........

One sunny day and look how the garden changes. The crocus are blooming and there is a lot of helleborus in the garden. I have all kind of helleborus with different colours but the most beautiful are the darkpurple ones. If you like to admire them you have to kneel down. Not it looks like the spring is coming soon.

woensdag 11 maart 2009

Prairie Schooler exchange received.

Today the mail brought me a package. It was a lovely pincushion stitched by Amy. All the way from USA to Holland. Thank you Amy for this great piece of work.

maandag 9 maart 2009

Garden Pleasures

This chart of Little House Needleworks reminds me of the pleasures I always have in our garden. For about seven years our rabbit called Pluis was my companion. He liked the leaves, flowers and branches but most of all he liked hugging. So if you look well you can see our little rabbit on the left of my work. This piece is stitched on 28 count graziano linen green/ivory. Fibers: DMC and Crescent colours. I'm going to use this box for my garden photos.
Thanks for stopping by and for your positive comments!

woensdag 4 maart 2009

Prairie fairie

This is one of the four fairies from Prairie Schooler. It is stitched on 28 count ivory Jobelan with DMC fibers. For the frame I mix up different paint to get the same colours as the fairie's cloth. For me it's a challenge to frame it different than usually. I also add some charms and a golden needle in the fairie's hand. Isn't she lovely this little stitching fairie?

dinsdag 3 maart 2009

Prairie Schooler Exchange

It's for the first time that I join a group for an exchange. I made this pinkeep for Gwen (USA)from the Prairie Schooler designer series forget-me-nots. It's stitched on 28 count ivory Jobelan with DMC fibers.