Friday, February 24, 2012

I've got mail! Today two lovely surpirses came in the mail, my friend Beth from NYC has send me a package with pieces of fabric and lovely NYC buttons to help me out with the CQJP project. Aren't they great?

Also this beautiful button with the handpainted gold finch arrived today, a gift from dear Gerry. You can find her wonderful buttons on:

Thank you so much ladies, you both made my day, just what I needed!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Today I have finished the painting of this brown pelican, that I saw on Fort Myers Beach last April. It is done in acrylics.This week I have also been working on a CQ block from Sandra for First Timers 20 swap in CQI. Renee and Beth did already work on it before me. I have added the lace with the Lazy Daisies, the brown feather stitch on the right with the yellow beads and the red Herringbone stitch on the right corner, now it is on it's way to Donna in the USA.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This is the second Journal Page I made for the CQJP2012, my challenge this month was to work with novelty fabric.
As you can see I used the colors of the novelty print all along the page for the embroideries and added some bling bling like in the costumes of Elvis and my pin from Graceland.

I already told you that my theme is "Memories" and I dedicate this page to my father, who was a big Elvis Presley fan and always played his records. When I grew up and was old enough to go to the cinema, he always took me with him to watch the newest Elvis movies. Songs he played often were Return to Sender, Wooden heart and In the Ghetto.This is a lovely memory of my childhood, since my father worked long hours, all time spent with him was precious....
In June 2009 my DH and I visited Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, here are some pictures:

Saturday, February 04, 2012

My little TAST 2012, week 5 sampler with Herringbone stitches, for the first time I managed to finish a stitch in the same week as announced by Sharon!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This week arrived the Crazy Quilt Gatherings Winter 2011 magazine. I am very proud that Pat Winter asked me to write an article for it!
Crazy Quilt Gatherings is a quarterly published magazine dedicated to Crazy Quilting, you can order it at MagCloud.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

On CQForNewbies I have joined an Orange Color Study last year. Although Dutch (orange is our National color) I have absolutely nothing with orange (sorry CJ), so I had to take the challenge.....
I have been working on Peggy's block and made this floral spray of feather stitches for her using EdMar threads, silk ribbon and some crocheted roses.