Thursday, October 29, 2009

Today I want to show you the October fabric page, themed "Together", I made for Marja in the Netherlands. It shows a picture of me and my grandmother Wilhelmina, made in 1958 (I am named after my grandmother). My mother sewed the winter coat and knitted the knee stockings I am wearing.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here you can see what I have been so busy with the last weeks. It is a big painting (you can click on the picture to enlarge it)after a picture I made in Biloxi at the Gulf of Mexico.I made it for the 24th birthday of our son Wesley. He saw the painting when I just started it and was so enthusiastic about it that I decided to finish it for his birthday last week.

And this is the august fabric page I made for Helina in Finland. Her theme is "a walk in the woods". I printed a picture of a tree to muslin, then surrounded it with green patches and embroideries of leafs.

This fabric page I made in September for Janny in Holland, she choose a "Vintage" theme.

The page with this lovely Parisien lady I received yesterday. Doreen from Australia made it for me and it is a wonderful addition to my fabric pages with the "thinking of France"theme.

I am now working on a fabric page for Marja in Holland, her theme is "together". I'll show you a picture when it is finished.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Back on line.......

My computer died after coming back from vacation in september. The screen went from white with black stripes to black. It went out for repair, came back, worked for 10 minutes and went black again......Once again out for repair and when that didn´t work I had to buy a new laptop. The old one was not even 2 years old and the bad news is that I lost all my mailaddresses also!
Well, I have some good news to share also, I just managed to buy some tickets for the concert of Paul McCartney in the Gelredome in Arnhem on Dec. 9th. I had tickets for his concert in 2003 and couldn't go because I had to stay in bed with a herniated disc!
Autumn has started over here in the Netherlands, the temperatures are still nice, around 15 o C, and luckely not much rain as usual in this time of year. We have found a lot of sweet chestnuts and seen lots of odd mushrooms in the woods next to our home.
I received some wonderful fabric pages the last months, today I show you the ones from August and September. The first page is made by Helina in Finland. She broke her right wrist and managed to make it with her left hand, my compliments! She wrote that the picture reminded her of Hansi. I first thought of German artist James Last (his nickname is Hansi also!)but then remembered cartoons I had seen on postcards in France and the picture sure looks like work of Jean-Jacques Waltz, the artist/cartoonist from Colmar!
The September page is made by Helga from Germany, she made a felted page and stitched a beautiful French lavender landscape on it, I will show you a close-up of her wonderful work. Thanks so much ladies of the Fibre_fever group! Tomorrow I'll show you the pictures of the pages I made and what kept me so busy the last weeks.... Now back to bed, I am still
having trouble with the flu!