woensdag 28 april 2021
donderdag 22 april 2021
woensdag 21 april 2021
These last two weeks
we had a STITCH CLUB workshop
by Joetta Maue
translating photos into stitch>
sooooo many of the Stitch Club members
have been looking through their photo stash
for hours and hours,
catching up on lovely memories !
I have many photographs on the computer too
more than one used to have in an album.
When there were still rolls of film in a camera,
I mostly used 36 frames
because you never knew how many would be good
(and how many not !)
How different things are nowadays
with digital cameras !!!
I chose a photo with grandchildren
(digital, so easy to enlarge and print)
I printed several
and asked the "subjects" to choose
Because I didn't have any vintage "beauties"
I took a piece of an old linen blouse
that I had cut apart, to use for some textile work.
I didn't want to use only black for the stitching
but chose the colours from the photo
only in a "dustier" shade.
woensdag 14 april 2021
maandag 5 april 2021
I am really sure we never had an Easter Monday
as cold as this one :
with wind and rain and SNOW and HAIL
For our little family Easter means : looking for eggs in the garden.
(Oh yes, we had rain a few time s and then
the Easter Bunny hid the eggs somewhere inside !)
I wrapped them myself :
and some in coloured tissue paper (for inside)
The first few eggs are often easily found
because a small part is showing
. . .
but after that, it gets a bit harder
And no matter how small or how big you are :
looking for Easter eggs is FUN !
(as helper of the Easter Bunny, I always count the eggs,
because after a bit I have forgotten where I put them !)
but it was so freezing that we went inside to look for the "paper" ones
Sometimes it's hard to see things
even if they're right under your nose !
(in the white felted shell )
After an hour the weather turned
REALLY BAD !
Last week I mentioned "mending"
and that there were two real things
I still needed to do
The big guy was totally satisfied with my work
and glad that he could wear his trousers again !
My wonderful "knitting-daughter"
made a present for someone :
(p.s. : still some eggs missing outside !)