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13 June 2017

DEEPWATER PONTUS


I name this ship "DEEPWATER PONTUS" 
May God bless this ship and all who sail upon her.

I am the Godmother of this beauty.

June 1 2017 was a very special day.

The naming ceremony in the shipyard from Busan, South Korea.







With Kony, she is wonderful and remarkable woman , a warm thank you for all the help and support and guidance during the day. 





24 April 2017

BABY BOY



                                              My eldest niece is Marlies is pregnant from a boy.
                                          I found this pattern on the blog of  Daniela,

                                                         http://daniebenc.blogspot.com

The cute fabric is surprisingly from the Walmart. I also bought  two pair of little socks wrapped it all and I put everything in an envelope ,went to the post office.
                                        This gift is on his way to Amerfoort Holland.















19 March 2017

HEART


 This patchwork style cross stitch heart is made a few years back. I haven't  posted on my blog.
                                The reason is; I had no clue what to do with it.
              I liked the patron very much and the initial plan was, to make a cushion cover.

                                     But I found another destination for this beauty.
                   Now it is attached on the inside door of the cupboard, where I keep my china Wedgwood .
                     I see the heart frequently when I open the door to take something out of the cupboard.







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23 February 2017

ROSE AND PIED DE POULE


I finished this in November 2016 and it was waiting in my study - craft room to get a finishing.
 Busy with the Christmas ornaments and other items I had no inspiration or time for it.
Last week I was in H&M , here in New Orleans they have a home department and I love to shop and to browse there.
I bought a black velvet cushion cover and here is the result. 




                                          I fasten the embroidery with press studs and
                            the reverse is in style with a pied de poule or houndstooth  fabric.





























13 February 2017

MARDI GRAS



Time flies, it's Mardi Gras 2017. 

Two years ago we moved to New Orleans just before the Mardi Gras 2015.



I bought  this needle point  in the Quarter Stitch   http://www.quarterstitch.com  . 
The colours are typical from the Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Purple Green Yellow 
It is my first try with needle point if you look good you will see I made some errors.
Still I like it and it hangs outside next to the front door from our apartment.





"let the good times roll
laissez les bon temps rouler"

31 January 2017

ZACHARIAS




I didn't had much time to make a present for new born baby boy  Zacharias. 
A baby towel is pretty fast to stitch and the pattern was easy. 
This is the end result.













Baby Zacharias his parents are from Malaysia and we became friends  in Rio de Janeiro.
Now they live in the USA in Houston. 












                                                              

4 January 2017

LILLY of the VALLEY


This is an oldie from 7 August 2013.
  As you see the Lilly is finished and she already hangs on the wall at my mom place in the hall. She was very pleased with her mothers day present. 
Unfortunately the framers in Rio don't do a very good job. I had to leave it twice to get it redone, but in the end it made not much different. 
Well Brazil and Quality don't go together I quess.