Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthday gift

One of my male friends is turning 60 early next month. He had only one wish and that's I invite him to a dinnerparty and cook him dinner. Now that can be arranged but I also want to give him some sort of present on the day. So I decided to make him a kind of envelope. It isn't done yet, the scary part is postponed already a few times. Yes I have decided to use the sewingmachine to get the back on. Keep your fingers crossed I don't make a mess of things.

Made a cord of some very roughly spun wool with my lucet. The fabric is from a stack of samples I got my mother-in-law which she found in a thriftshop. This way of attaching a cord to the surface I learned from Karen. My version is not so intensely embellished because I want to give the pocket a more male-feeling.

Time to get my machine out and get on with it. Wish me luck.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Focus on wednesday

Another wednesday has arrived and that means I get the chance to show you another plate of my Focus project. Today we focus on love with some cross-stitches and french knots. I admit freely that I'm totally taken with my embroidery dinner. So many ideas and possibilities that I still get totally excited despite the fact that I'm already working on this project since the start of May.

Hope you're working on something that is just as exciting to you.

Have a fabulous wednesday.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Following the doodles

Last week I showed you some of my doodles and this is a continuation of them. I like the shapes but I don't like the painting especially the green. But since learning and making is a journey I decided to share this anyway as a babystep taken.

Have a great tuesday.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday's music

Each year for the past 10 years 5 large concerts are held by the Toppers. For today I chose two songs to start our week. Hope you enjoy them.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Focus on cloth

This is my first finished brick of my blue Focus-cloth. There are 99 bricks but at the moment I have no plan of filling them all although I may change my mind later on.
Some months ago I wrote somewhere: Life is grand but the beauty lies in the details ... and that sentence keeps swirling around in my head. This cloth is 123 x 258 cm which is grand when it is staring you in the face and it needs to be filled with embroidery. The bricks are marked with running stitch are the details. I chose bricks because of the story of Ajahn Brahm and his brickwall.

So this cloth will turn up regularly, each time a new brick will be stitched with a pattern/symbol of on of the plates. Hope you are as excited as I am about this.

Have a great weekend, keep stitching.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Doodles continue

Earlier this week I showed you a doodle-page and I did continue working on it. Slowly, an idea is surfacing and since I'm very, very busy with the Focus project  I thought I better make photographes and record this before things disappear in my archive. A lot more work needs to be done but I'm thinking along the lines of the techniques learned in Doodle, gather, create. Very exciting to think about this ... :-)

Have a wonderful thursday.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Focus on wednesday

Today I have a coloured plate for you. It was lovely to make but somehow this one does not fit in because the colours are way too strong. But it gave me a chance to try something differently and to say: Hej.

Have a lovely wednesday.