Friday, October 2, 2015

Focus on cloth

Since we had a lovely sunny 1st of October you can see the shadow of the sailingship that is standing in the window sill. Still what I want you to focus on is the two rows of bullion knots with crocheted thread pulled through. I made a few variations of this idea on a couple of borders of the plates. I like these borders a lot and therefore I made one variation here on my blue cloth.

Worked really hard on my Focus-project the this week and I'm really happy with the progress. Hope you had a great week too .. time to start our weekend ... have a lovely one!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Focus ledger

For this page in my ledger I saved the cross-stitch pattern I made. A strip of paper is embroidered with the stitch I used on the border of the plate. This together with the photograph of the original plate gives all the information about this paperplate in which connection is the main theme.

Have a fabulous thursday.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Focus on wednesday

Today's instrument to keep Focus has some paper buttons, little containers to store memories. It is a very simple since only a running stitch is used.  The texture is given by the fact that the buttons are pinpricked out of a plate. Furthermore some have the right side up while others show only their backside. Have to say: I'm really a big fan of paperbuttons.

Have a lovely wednesday.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Three books

Last week I got some new books from the library. Since I liked to hang out with them I thought I'd better write you a note about them.

The first one is Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs. Like the style of the book and the instructions are easy to follow.

Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda. Gorgeous book with some lovely bags in it. Measurements are given in centimeters and in inchs, and all the stitches which are used are explained just as in Scandinavian Needlecraft.

The last book is called: The art of manipulating fabric by Colette Woff. Big book with lots and lots of info and pictures. If you want to use it extensively than having an intimate relationship with your sewing machine is necessary. I just look at the pictures to get inspired by the possibilities.

Enjoy your trip to the library or the bookshop.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday's music

A bit of dillemma today since I haven't really heard a song in the past week that can give a lift off to our new week. This doesn't mean I haven't heard anything interesting because I came across this podcast and I liked the story ... or maybe just because MacGyver crossed my path again.  Here is the link to the podcast with Lee Zlotoff, the writer of the MacGyver-stories.

Enjoy your week!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Focus on cloth

Another brick on my blue wall is layed. Three leaves stitched in a simple stemstitch, one is partial filled with french knots. Maybe you think I forgot a little bit or maybe not ready yet, that's not the case ... autumn has started around here and this will remind me when I stitched this.

Why three leafs? That's a long story which I already told you over a year ago. So if you don't remember or weren't hanging out here back than ... here is the link to that post.

Enjoy your friday and have a fabulous start of your weekend.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Focus ledger

This is the second page in the ledger and this time I worked with the theme of this project: Focus. Plates were pinpricked, some were painted blue while other kept their own colour but all got their own stitch. A running stitch, a stemstitch, a flat bullion stitch, a french knot and a bullion loop.  I really love how things came together.

Enjoy your thursday.