19 September 2017


Last year when I was in Holland we went to the Nijntje / Miffi museum.
My daughter Myrthe lives in Utrecht and from her house it is a short, but lovely stroll through the city centre to the museum.
There I bought this cross stitch kit for my granddaughter Amarins.

Knor has the honour of first finish.

7 September 2017


My niece Marlies became mother in August.
The little boy is called Stijn and isn't he an adorable baby?

I cross stitched a Winnie the Pooh and glued it on a card.
So welcome sweet Stijn.
I can't wait to meet you, unfortunately we have to wait till October, then I will fly to Holland.

30 July 2017


Back in time
cross stitch from 3 December 2011.


              For my youngest niece who became 4 years,
                                                                       she likes pink and is a little princess


15 July 2017


Two cards for a new home.
My friend Pamela moved from a house to a brand new apartment and starting a new life for herself.

Alison my second niece bought with husband and the twin a bigger house, much renovation to do. Luckily her father recently retired and he was a big help.

                                                     Pamela and Alison  for you both;

                                         new hopes, new dreams, new friends, new faces,
                                         new scenes, new sites, new neighbours, new places

                                                  All of these things are my wish for you.

29 June 2017


I met Sandra, when I lived in Scotland, she is such a lovely lady and friend. Together we took all kind of classes in the health club - pilates, fit ball, young at heart- and had loads of fun. We drunk endless mugs of tea and as we went for shopping we always  end up in TK Maxx.

                                                                         I miss her company.

I am sure Sandra will love this towel and it's on its way to Aberdeen.

the front and back side of the guest towel.

13 June 2017


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


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


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


 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.


23 February 2017


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


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  . 
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


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.