dinsdag 23 juni 2009

Fun together

Today Barbara came with Arden to visit me. We did not stitch, we only had fun. Arden was so cute. We celebrated our belated birthdays a little bit. She brought me a gorgeous pincushion filled with lavender. She knows that I love blue colours and also French designers. She stitched a beautiful design from Marjorie Massey, using silk. Look at the bunnies, aren't the cute? I'm so happy with my gift.
For sure I knew that Barbara likes the charts of Kathy Barrick-Dieter so I chose this one, which is called Brite Birds. To give the design an old look I used the 32 count Zweigert vintage linen, colour brown and I changed the DMC threads into WDW and CC. I wanted to finish it like a Hornbook so I used a chalkboard for the background. Fortunately Barbara also liked her gift:)

zaterdag 20 juni 2009

A gift for Rianne

Today we celebrate Rianne's birthday. This is my gift for her. A little cushion especially in green because that's her favorite colour. The cushion is stitched on 32 count Zweigart vintage brown linen with DMC threads. Chart is from Plum Street Samplers. So glad she likes it.

zondag 7 juni 2009

Enjoy our garden

After a travel of 19 days, it was an overwhelming welcome home by our garden. The climbing red rose are hanging down until the ground with a lot of flowers. Every year it's a joy to see all the roses blooming on my birthday (14th of June) It's a wonderful gift of the nature. What to think about the smell of the honeysuckle when we have our meals outside? It's great to be home again although we have a wonderful and fantastic vacation.