Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Work in progress wednesday

Haven't had much time to work on my journal page for November, this is what I have done so far. I added the Moulin Rouge and the word Paris and stitched two seams, I don't think I'll manage to finish it this month but maybe this coming weekend. Temperatures are going down and snow is expected, so a good time to stitch!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

To all my American friends, wishing you all a

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday
Let me show you what I am working on now.
I stitched another journal page for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project. I think you will recognize the place I am remembering with this page.........My last longer visit was many years ago in 1980, but we drove through this beautiful city several times on our way to the Atlantic coast. I hope to show you some progress next Wednesday!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Some autumn pictures made today

We made these pictures during a walk in the woods and along the duck pond close to our home, temperatures are around 10 o C at the moment and there's a bit of drizzle. Tomorrow temperatures are going down again just like last week and we will have ground frost again!

Mist coming in over the river Rhine and a view on the locks of Driel by sunset, both taken behind our home

Sunday, November 11, 2012

                                                                                                   The first Christmas fabric postcard is on it's way to his new owner on the other side of the world. 

Here a little close-up!                                         

Now I am working on the next one, this one is a bit more old fashioned, just like his new owner will like. 

Still have a lot to embellish................ 

Can you imagine that in 6 weeks it is almost Christmas?

Time flies!


Thursday, November 08, 2012

October CQJP finishedThis is my octoberpage for the CQJP 2012. It is a memory of our visit to Monument Valley in 2008. I tried to use the warm red colors of the rocks and added turquoise to give it an Indian feeling. I embroidered Kokopelli. Think he embodies the true South West. He dates back over 3000 years ago when the first petroglyphs were carved. Also I added a turtle, I have talked over there to Navajo people who told me a turtle stood for a long and rich life. I was deeply impressed by Monument Valley and the Valley of the Gods and still are. Here some pictures we made:

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Je t'aime Paris
This month I started in a new Round Robin from the CrazyQuiltingInternational Yahoogroup.

The first block to work on I received from Kathy Shaw. It is a beautiful feminin block in the colors grey, salmon pink and rose. I started embroidering the word "Paris" in stem stitch.I used Press&Seal (like in my article in Crazy Quilt Gathering).
In the same way I  embroidered the Eifel Tower on the middle part of the block in a dark grey. Than I added some vintage lace in the under left corner to soften the strong fabric. Also I added salmon lace in the upper right corner and after that I embroidered some seams. This is how the block looks now, I hope Kathy likes it!