Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today I want to show you a picture of another painting I have finished. It is a view from the Kerkepad close to our home in Oosterbeek in direction of the river Rhine and the bridge across it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Greetings from Paris"

Yesterday I received this lovely fabric page from Lise in Norway, ain't it great?
It brought back lovely memories of a trip to Paris with my mother a long time ago, think it was in 1980 before I got married......

Friday, May 15, 2009

Under the sea..........

Maybe you have seen the blocks I received in the DYB (Do Your Block Round Robin) already. The last weeks I have been busy with embellishing my own block and sewing the 6 blocs together. Since there is no "sea bottom", I just embroidered over the other blocks also to get them more together and added some fishes and shelfs. Here you can see a close up of the block I embellished and the blocks all sewn together.
I once again like to thank Maureen, Margreet, Hideko, Helina and Ati for their lovely work. Please click on the pictures to view them bigger!
I am now going to work on the bor
der and hope to get the quilt finished soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This is the fabric page I made for Cobi this month. She asked for a page with a Haiku on it. You can click on the picture to view it larger.

A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 morae in 3 pfrases of 5,7 and 5 morae respectively.
I made the haiku in Dutch because that is Cobi's language also, but can give you a free translation:

Colourful butterfly
with your wings so fragile

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Some more fabric pages finished!

Here you see the april fabric page I made for Barbara in Germany. Her theme is
"Universum". I planned to do much more on this page, but found it a pity to cut up this beautiful fabric Stargate by Robert Kaufman, it is so much speaking for itself.
I highlighted and made some falling stars with holografic thread, embroidered more stars with golden thread and stitched around the moon and stars and page with shiny (variegated) threads. I also finished the pages for May and June, but can only show you them when they have arrived at Cobi and Dor
eens doorstep.

I also want to show you a beautiful rhododendron I saw on our walk with doggie Daisy today, have never seen one in this orange