Friday, June 24, 2016


After the small serie of Spreading seeds of hope I decided it was time to make a start with my spoons since I need a fair number of them. Sofar I pinpricked 14 spoons, they still need to be embroidered and formed but that's ok. As you know making something from scratch is a slow process.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Spreading seeds of hope ... final post

This is the doodle where it all started with and as you can see I also used it as a template.

Five times in their frame of stacked paper plates. The stitches used are pistil stitch, stemstitch, bullion loops, chainstitch and I made with my snoregaffel a cord and couched in into this shape.

A final collage so you can see them up close. I enjoyed making this mini-serie, now it is time to move on.

Enjoy your tuesday!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Spreading seeds of hope no. 3

A picture taken with the evening sun. As you can see the symbol is still the same, the only thing that changed is the stitch. This one is stitched in the pistil stitch, just as the the border. 

Time to find another stitch that can work. Any suggestions?

Have a lovely wednesday.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday's music

Love this song.
Wish for a dashing partner who sweeps me across the dancefloor.

Have a great start of your week!


Friday, June 17, 2016

Spreading seeds of hope no. 2

Yesterday I already told you about this new serie.

Today I can show you the bullion knot-version. 
The symbol is the same, the size is the same, the thread is the same,
even ofcourse stitched on a paper plate.

How to do this crossing of bullion knots I learned earlier this year when I made this piece. So I picked it up, looked at it for a few minutes and remembered again how to do this.
Love having my own library!

Have a great start of your weekend.

Enjoy yourself!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Spreading seeds of hope

All the circles for the stepping stones were the center of paper plates. I was left with a stack of borders and felt it would be a waste to throw them out.  Therefore I created this paper plate frame for a new symbol embroidered on a plate, ofcourse. 

There are just as many seeds of hope "flying" around as there are pinpricked holes. This one is embroidered in chainstitch and I'm already working on the next one. Same symbol but in a different stitch, I hope to do five of these and each in a different stitch as a small mini-serie. 

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy your thursday.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Yes, the last two are finished too.

You already saw part of this one. The last two layers were embroidered on with more bullion and french knots but just in a different way.

And this is the last one. There are two lines of chainstitch each moving into their own direction, two lines of stab stitch.  Two lines of running stitch, one continously and one broken to finish this one. Alle the stepping stones have a buttonhole stitch to start with.

Enjoy your wednesday!