vrijdag 4 maart 2016

A few months of stitching

It is been a while since my last update, but here is one again. 
Two weeks ago I was at my friends house and she asked how my mermaid was going. I gave her a look and she was like: never mind, I did not ask anything! She got me thinking that I should stitch it the same way as the cat double shelf. So I started to work with grids, which made it a lot quicker and easier to stitch.

I love the glitter in the white part!

The cat double shelf is growing slowly right now. It is a big big project! But I just love the idea that there will be soon a very different colour scheme to stitch.

Lately I have stitched a lot on the geisha. I just love the colours that are used. It al fits together so well.

Before christmas I was thinking about christmas cards and I found some beautiful patterns. So I decided to stitch one for a friend. I know she values beautiful post.

Have a nice weekend!

donderdag 19 november 2015

A long time with a start and finish.

I know, I am not the best in updating. The last one is of February the 8th, that was last winter, and the new one is coming quite quickly. But I have done a lot these months. I have finished 3 projects and started another really big HEAD project. And at last but not least some little pieces from which I am going to make cards.

Let’s start with the finishes. I have finished winter, and started after that spring and finished it within het next month. The summer and autumn will follow, but I do not know when. I do not plan these smaller projects, I start them when I feel like.

This pattern was originally in 3 different shades of pink. Because the winter was already in one colour I decided to do the rest also in just one colour. And I thought the light yellow suited spring better than the old-pink shades they used.

The next finish is bigger and I am really proud of it. It is the dear with young! It became so extremely beautiful. We are going to search for a frame, and hang it above the stairs. It took me two years to stitch it.

And now to the start of this year. I wanted to start another HEAD and I had a free download pattern which I really like. I went with my mother to the handcraft-fair, where I was supposed to buy the fabric for the project. I found there a totally different but 10 times as beautiful pattern of HEAD. It is the cat double shelf. As a cat-lover I felt in love with the design and of course I bought it. So a few days later I bought the fabric and the colours (all 83 of them). The chart is 54 pages. With this one I started stitching with the parking-technique, it saves a lot of time!

You can al ready see the paws :)

Between them al I have stitched some small 'projects'. I am going to make cards of them. 

Have a nice day!

zondag 8 februari 2015

Geisha #2, butterflies and a new start!

The last 2weeks have been a little bit chaotic. My plan was to stitch only on the geisha, but unfortunately that did not happen. Though I made some progress on her. I love the little flowers and the butterfly, although they are a hell to stitch. It makes it looks so cute.

Just over a week ago I have broken one of my good intensions for this year. It was not a new start before at least 2 projects are finished, my tablecloth is finished. I just do not have a picture because the bleu print does not wash away L. But that is just one finish.
Bad me, I started something new. I found it in ‘borduurblad’ and I absolutely love it! It is a very easy and quick one, but I enjoy it a lot. As you can see it is stitched in one colour, this makes it even more easy. I changed the red to the light blue, because I think this is more winter like.


Last I started to make some small stitches. These are the butterflies, I have made four so far and I hope to make some more. I intent to make cards of it. And then I hope to sell them at the market of the church, the money goes to the maintenance of the church.

Enjoy your day!


zaterdag 17 januari 2015

HEAD ~ Mermaid update

Last weekend I got back from Switzerland to the Netherlands. 

Since I got home again I have been stitching a lot, because I have a holiday until the first of February. So I started to stitch on the mermaid again, she has such beautiful colours, but she is so big! I got bored with her, until I started on the tail. Which gave me a boost, because it is so much fun to see something come forward! At the end, I could not wait until the bottom part of the tail was finished. But two days ago, I did finish it, which also meant a full page is finished!!

Here you see the full finished page! I was so happy when it was done!

An close up on the bottom part of the tail.

Have a nice day!


donderdag 1 januari 2015

New year, new layout, new start!

Happy new year everyone!

I know, the last time I updated was a year and one day ago. A long time, in between I stitched more than ever, and there have been many things, my study, temporarily moving to Switzerland etc. At the end, I found out, the reason that I did not update: I was too busy with other things, and did not have the time(or did not make the time?).
So for me there was the question: do I want to go on with my blog or not?
Because I like to look at the progression of others, I decided to go on. Although I needed a fresh start. So I started to change the layout add some pages etc.
My blog is still not finished, the ‘finished projects’ page will be filled as soon as I am back in the Netherlands again. The pictures are on my computer there.

With this also a short update on my projects:

The last time I have been working on the tablecloth a lot. I got it in 2010/11, I am not sure when.
It was partly done by someone else and I was going to finish it. But I do not like it anymore and the part that was done is really badly done. What makes it also hard to motivate myself to finish it.
The part I have done yesterday.

At the end of the summer(2014) I finished the first geisha, and started the second just a few days after. There are 3 in total and I want to make them all 3. I really love the colours that are used and the fine details.

The last one is Woodland scene, though I love this piece it is really hard to motivate myself to work on it. It is really detailed work and it takes a lot of time to finish a small part of it.
I became very happy when there was finally another colour than brown, black and grey.


dinsdag 31 december 2013

~*~ Happy New Year!~*~

Als eerste wens ik jullie alvast een voorspoedig en gelukkig 2014!

Ik heb een lange tijd geen updates geplaatst, maar dat betekent niet dat ik niks heb gedaan.
Ik ben begonnen met een klein werkje uit Borduurblad. Tussen alle grote projecten in is het fijn als iets binnen een paar maanden af is.

Deze zomer heb ik veel gewerkt aan de Geisha. Dit is veel werk maar het wordt natuurlijk ontzettend mooi!

En wat doe ik als ik klaar ben met een werk? Dan begin ik met wat nieuws! Ik ben op een maandag ochtend, samen met een vriendin, door al mijn patronen heen gegaan en daar vond ik een prachtig patroon van een Ree met jong. Stof uitgezocht en dezelfde dag nog de stad in gegaan voor de kleurtjes. Er zitten veel verschillende kleuren groen in, maar dat vind ik er juist zo mooi aan. 


donderdag 24 januari 2013

Een nieuwe start!

Een tijdje geleden kwam ik in "Borduurblad" een prachtig patroon tegen. Het liefst begon ik er meteen aan, maar omdat ik nog zoveel werken had liggen, heb ik dat uitgesteld tot ik er 1 van af had.

Zie hier de Geisha, ontworpen door Joan Ellliot!

Op dit moment ben ik zover.