woensdag 28 september 2011

a lovely weekend and ..... a giveaway !

Last weekend we had our grandchildren staying over
( and the cats )
They love all the extra attention,
and doing things together is great fun.
Man found a "Loupe" puzzle in the attic to start with
and I found an "old" package of small origami papers
and a book to work from.
( After a while I knew them by heart again ... )

On the last, very sunny day, I had some canvases,
brushes and acrylic paint.
( I wasn't in the mood to carry down two easels from the attic
so they worked on two little tables ... )

They were very proud

with the results !

It is hard to believe
but true :
one whole year went by since I started this blog

On the first of October 2010
( kind of nervous )
I made the "giant" step  to begin a blog
because otherwise I would terribly miss my new textile friends
from the Patchwork Beasts Class I took with Jude Hill that summer :
I never regretted it !

To celebrate this joyful event I'm stitching ...
on a small

To join this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post
( through this weekend )

On monday October 3rd
I will draw the lucky winner

I know that there are people who read this blog
and never ever leave a comment, because they don't know how ....
I can only say : please try !
If you're not familiar with commenting :
write something,
follow the intructions and pick "anonymous" when asked for a "profile"
and add your name in the text piece
so I will know who you are.
Then I can include you in this fun game !!!

I'm back to stitching :
on a piece I started during the
Sun, moon, stars class from Jude in May
Not finished yet, but it's going fine.

I ripped off some bits and added instead a piece of Jude's
megamendung clouds

From the beginning there was a piece with a feather on it ...

After stitching ( and seeing ) só many beautiful feathers
for Jude's Magic Feather Project
there had to appear more on this "Star" piece

( you'll see the rest when finished )

29 opmerkingen:

  1. love seeing the little ones making art and they did such a great job. you can see their happiness in their paintings. great feather in that cloth and the red touch is perfect.

  2. I love reading your blog, congratulations one year on. I like your feather piece.

  3. Yes love your blog too and what you are doing with your grand children. I love to take paints to the girls when I watch them.!!! They love it! and yes Congratulations on one year of blogging!!! And thanks for stopping over to my blog Els... I was curious why you don't like the big toads in your yard?? :)

  4. Congratulations on a year of blogging.
    Your grandchildren must enjoy your company and creating with you so much, the origami is very seductive.

  5. congrats what an awesome anniversary to have

  6. Congratulations! I love the things you do--the colours you use, the dolls and the mandalas. Your grand-children have obviously inherited your love of colour and pattern too!

  7. Congrats on your first blogaversary! I love your GC's art, really wonderful work. And your stitched piece is luscious! xo

  8. only a year, it's hard to believe as i feel you have been blogging forever.
    you had a lovely fun filled time with the children, thanks for sharing it.

  9. Congratulations on a year! I enjoy reading your blog. Lovely to see what you did with the grandchildren. I started a year ago too when I did Jude's Beasts class. I too was very nervous but have certainly enjoyed 'meeting' everyone.

  10. It's such a pleasure to get to see your artwork. A year of blogging is a wonderful accomplishment - congratulations! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  11. Congratulations for one year of blogging! I can't believed it's one year already since you started. I'm glad you did because I have been enjoying your creations for the whole year. Love the G-children artwork - Hugs Nat

  12. Everything about this post is beautiful and happy! Congrats on one year!

  13. Hello Els,

    I follow your blog since we met at the workshop Eco dyeing.
    I'd really like to receive this giveaway!

  14. hi els, happy year one! blogging is a wonderful adventure/commitment, isn't it?

  15. i love your work and i am happy to have found your blog.

  16. Wow!!! has it already been a year? Congratulations :) So nice to see your little ones creating...they have a wonderful role model.

  17. Els I love your blog, and it gave me the confidence to try starting my own Jane

  18. Congratulations!!! Els, your blog is always a bright spot in my day. Your creativity is so inspiring and I look forward to reading more. The photo of your grandchildren brought memories of doing the same on my Gram's porch with my brother. Even after 50+ years, they are fond, happy memories. I am sure your grandchildren will feel the same when they are my age. Hugs.

  19. Congratulations, Els! I love to see your work here, and how you are doing...

  20. What fun you offered your grandchildren, and a year of blogging is real accomplishment! Beautiful cloths here, too. Yvonne

  21. i'm here because of your beautiful feathers for jude and i so admire your stitching. we were in the class together and congratulations to you for your first year. my daughter and i both admire your work so much.

  22. i'm here because of your beautiful feathers for jude and i so admire your stitching. we were in the class together and congratulations to you for your first year. my daughter and i both admire your work so much.

  23. Gefeliciteerd Els, en wat zullen je kleinkinderen blij zijn met zo'n creatieve oma!

    Dank ook voor je lieve wens voor morgen!

  24. Congratulations Els, how very exciting this is. Your work is beautiful and so inspiring. I tripped upon Jude's sun moon stars back in May and it's simply delightful seeing your progress here. ♥Irene

  25. I am always happy about your comments and like your blog with all its creations.

  26. Congratulations on your 1 year milestone!
    I'm happy that you blog! XXO-

  27. What a fine textile work you make!

  28. Happy Blogaversary for the 1st. I've so enjoyed your blog this past year and look forward to the next!

    Jacky xox