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.