dinsdag 30 maart 2010

A few things

Last week we got a lot of sunshine so it's was time to do some work in the garden. Such a joy to see my Helleborus collection and other plants blooming after the winter.

This winter Jasmine was a slip from my friend.

My daughter went to Paris and brought me 3 cross-stitch magazines and some laces. I have been collecting the x-stitch magazines from the whole world for a while. When I'm on holiday I always try to find some.

The postman brought this cute, little piece from Hungary. Lilang send to me for the LK exchange. She was so fast that it arrived in time before Easter. Isn't great?

I stitched this rooster for Sharlotte. She was my partner in Easter exchange. I saw on her wishlist, that she like this LHN chart. It's stitched on Zweigart 32 count linen using DMC threads. I changed the colours of some of the flowers.

It was such a great weather on Saturday so we took a walk in Delftse Hout. After that we had a great dinner at Cafe du Midi.

I visited my daughter. She is also a bunny lover. This is Noppie, isn't cute? She bought "her" as a female bunny but after seven months she discovered that he is a male.
And here are her Siberian kittens. Aren't they lovely?

zondag 14 maart 2010

Received Easter exchange

Look at this.................. received from my partner in Easter Exchange.
I'm so touched that Myra made this bunny biscornu especially for me. She read my blog and knew that I love my little Pluis very much. So she stitched this gorgeous biscornu for me. Look at the colour of the little bunnies, it looks similar to Pluis' coat.
I love this little biscornu!!!! Thanks Myra, I will treasure it.

There is also a bag, sewed by Myra. It looks so neatly and there are two charms at the end of the zipper.


Last but not least there is also a recipe of carrot cake, an Easter card, needles, chocolates, a notebook for shopping lists with magnets, fabric for quilting and buttons. I especially love the cute buttons. So happy to get them because it's really hard to find them here.
How can I ever thank you, Myra for these generous gifts? So from the bottom of my heart: thanks and thanks again for this wonderful exchange!!! I love all of my gifts.

vrijdag 5 maart 2010

Easter ornie.

Here is the second Easter ornie, stitched on 32 count Zweigart vintage linen, colour yellow. I think it's cute to finish it in to an egg.
The chart is from PS book 108, Farm Fresh.

Wish you all a Happy Weekend!

woensdag 3 maart 2010

Spring in the air

Last few days we have a lot of sunshines. It looks like spring in coming soon. Look at the first springflowers and Helleborus buds.

They are tiny but they cheer you up after seeing snow for months.

Always happy to see the Helleborus blooming every year. Love this purple one very much.

Although I'm very busy with stitching the 5 exchangepieces I want to be sure to stitch some charts from Spring and Easter. Here is the first one from PS book no. 107, Just Hatched. Stitched on 32 count Zweigart vintage linen.

Thanks for your visit and sweet comments!

maandag 1 maart 2010

Handwerkbeurs Zwolle

Last friday we went to the craftmarket in Zwolle. A lot of people had the same idea so it was really busy there. I bought some linen, a chart of LK, book from Tilda, Chinese silks, ribbons, buttons and some fabric for my quilt.
And I found a chart of Marie Suarez, a French designer. I love her designs very much. She has published a book with little charts. If you like to see her work you can clic on http://www.mariesuarez.com/