zondag 24 februari 2019

colours !

I'm always fond of
funky colour combinations
(at least I know not everybody loves
my sometimes bold choices)

So making these small
(10 x 10 cm or 4 x 4")
embroidered pieces as extra TAST works
gives me the opportunity
to try out different things.

"Faraway universe"

In the sun the purple looks a bit more reddish
than it really is

Some hand dyed fabric (and some from the shop)
and a little piece of silk
made a lovely base to start on
I couched some thick silk yarn along the round cut
of some of the snippets.
Added more purple but also blue, turquoise
and some red wool.
(the colours on that second picture are in fact best)

(love the feel of the spider stitches)

dinsdag 19 februari 2019

19 - 2 - 19

today two long-time friends
(mother and daughter)
visited us.
A good forty (!) years ago
they lived in our village and we became friends :
the mothers and the daughters (mostly)
(because the mothers and the fathers had the same names, we always
referred to each other as "the other ..." , our children called us at 
our first name instead of mom and dad )

They moved somewhere else in Holland
but we still kept in touch though not as frequently ...
And then the parents moved to France
(without their (almost) grown children)
But from time to time we wrote.

After some sad time
now my namesake is visiting lots
of old friends in Holland.
For the "girls"it was about 30 years since they
had seen each other !


(the connection)

donderdag 14 februari 2019

just lovely

A sunny day
the first that let us think that 
is not so far away anymore.

(though the rest of February and also March
can be rather cold still)

Ahhhhh !

There was some stitching of course

10 x 10
in black (gray) and white.

dinsdag 5 februari 2019


Stitching is still "hot"
It's so easy to take with you :
a cloth
a needle (or two)
some threads
and scissors
on the boat,
in a waiting room,
at the Alpaca knitting group
(no ... they didn't mind !)

I did some really small pieces
with mostly ONE kind of stitch

buttonhole stitch
Cotton (in fact for crochet), embroidery floss, rayon and silk
on shot cotton (with a piece of felt at the back)
10 x 10 cm

Initially I did one like this in reds
on white cotton with a ragged edge,
but stitching on the edge
on not easy then !
So for the blue one I took a bigger piece of fabric
but still a 10 x 10 piece of felt.

A nearby trip last week
through a foggy landscape
resulted in this gray and white
feather stitch piece.