Jul 27, 2010

What are you doing this summer?

Well I was working on some antique quilts by handquilting them. But last sunday I followed a masterclass from Kaffe Fassett, that really was fantastic. Caro's blog. So my summerproject turned into a wild brightfull modern quilt. I use the wall in our diningroom temporarily to make the design.

Jul 25, 2010

Caroline asked what I have been stitching

Good afternoon all of you -  it is cold in Auckland, New Zealand and I have been busy stitching.
This small bag was made as a gift and will be mailed tomorrow so before sending it I took a photo.
Lined with a bright red Japanese silk that shows well through the holes of the Ukranian Whitework stitching, I am pleased with this and inspired now to try other objects in this type of stitching.

Jul 20, 2010

Christmas in July for Anita

Thanks for letting me know this arrived safely Pascale.   Here is the ornament I sent to Anita - I didn't take a picture of the other goodies I included.   You can click the picture to see it in bigger size I hope.
Christmas in July is fun isn't it?

Jul 18, 2010


Yesterday I received this wonderful heart made by Pascale.And look at the other stuff,didn't she spoiled me?Thanks a lot and a White Xmas to you all(LOL).This summer is to hot,I'm looking out to the Winter.


Jul 2, 2010

New Zealand, winter time ........

........... here in the Netherlands we've got a very warm day, about 33 Celsius. So I worked in the morning, and then came home around 13.00 p.m. and found a lovely package in my mailbox. I really was a suprise I didn't expect anything. But it travelled from down under all the way to The Hague. Thank you Margaret, I really love it what you made, you do such beautiful work, lovely colours, and I'm very fond of chocolate, and I love little silver jewelry. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH. Oke here some details, I don't know much about embroidery. The needle case is Wessex Stitchery, wich was revived from Britain by New-Zeland embroiderer. For the colours she choose the colours of the NZ Pua Shell, a shell fish. That makes it very special.