Two finished little lamb and a doggie.
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
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 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 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"