Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Randje per week: my own additions

After finishing the last borders for Randje per week 2015 I had one more page to stitch. I finished it before I started on the Australia sampler, but I still have to share it here. These are 2 borders from a Dutch magazine called Libelle Kruissteekjes 3/92.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.

Good progress this week. First I finished the cross stitches on the fish.
Such a difference with the backstitches added!
Then I stitched the flowers below the fish. Not much different colours and large parts in the same colour, so it didn’t take much time to finish it.
Again a huge difference when I added the backstitches.
And this is how the Australia sampler looks now. The next part is bigger and will take much more time.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Australia sampler

My mother asked me if I could finish her Australia sampler. She was stitching this for my father, but she got a poor eyesight over the years. Of course I want to do that for the both of them!
I started working on the fish at the right. This is how far she got with it.
And now it’s almost finished. Luckily there’s no difference between our stitches.
This is the original pattern from the Dutch magazine Margriet.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Work In Slow Progress: Fancy Cats

In January I introduced this quilt for the second time. Now I can finally share it with the first border, which is only 1 cm. Last week I cut the strips for the second border. It's a very slow progress!
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Alphabet sampler

My alphabet sampler is finished. I think some day it will be part of a fabric book with more samplers.
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Monday, October 23, 2017

CatchPhrase V - Z

CatchPhrase is a journaling challenge at Daisy Yellow. Tammy gave us 26 prompts to work in our own pace. Read all about this challenge at Daisy Yellow.

I finished CatchPhrase in the beginning of the month, but there was no time to take photos of the finished journal and blog about them. So here are the last pages and the finished book.
CatchPhrase V: concentric
CatchPhrase W: stripes
CatchPhrase X: Lemon/Lime
CatchPhrase Y: postcard
I found this postcard a few months ago in an old book at my parents’ house.
It was sent to me in 1967!
CatchPhrase Z: stretched
Buiten spelen is Dutch for play outside.
On the last page I added an index with the prompts.
I’m happy with my first handbound book filled with pretty spreads!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alphabet sampler

It’s been a long time since I wrote a blogpost, life is throwing me some curveballs. Luckily I remembered this unfinished alphabet sampler. It was just what I needed: mindless stitching and not thinking what to stitch next.
And here’s how it looks now, it’s almost finished.
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