vrijdag 31 juli 2009

Framed schoolgirl lessons

This chart of LHN reminds me of my schooltime. The girls and the boys were seperated and went to two different schools. We got craftlesson from a nun. Mostly we have got plain needlecraft. Nowdays the schools hardly have professional teacher for needlecraft because of retrenchment. What a pity!
This piece is stitched on Zweigart vintage linen, 32 count yellow. Using Gloriana silk Arnhem Health. I use bread-board as frame. I think it turns out nicely.

vrijdag 24 juli 2009

One summer day.....

Sitting in the garden enjoying a cup of Jasmin tea, which I brought from China.

Finishing the schoolgirl lessons from LHN. Stitching on Zweigart vintage yellow using Gloriana silk Arnhem Health.

Watching little creatures, which are flying so fast that it's nearly impossible to catch them for a picture.

The butterflies and bumble bees are busy looking for nectar, flying from flower to flower of the Butterfly-bush or Summer lilac (vlinderstruik). What a wonderful day!
Wishing you a sunny weekend and thanks for visiting me.

donderdag 9 juli 2009


For a few weeks we had a lot of sunshines so you can see that all kind of hydrangea's are blooming. I think it's easy to take care of them. Sometimes they need a lot of waters. This is Annabelle standing in the frontgarden.

This one is the most difficult of all. It takes time to get it growing but I love the purple hearts with white flowers very much.

Even in the pot and in the shadow the hydrangea gives you beautiful flowers to enjoy.
Where can you find plants so easy as the hydrangea's? You can enjoy them for a long time and even in a vase they're gorgeous.