Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lis Paludan

Recently another book of Lisa Paludan entered my house. It is old editon in Dutch from the 70's but still lovely enough to enlarge my collection.

 It looks so attractive with the little mirrors.

Just a drawing from the book but wouldn't it be great to embroider this one with a lot of french knots in different shades of blue?!

 This is the embroidered version Lis made.


And this horse reminded me of some beautiful pieces Anneli made.

I'm always keep my eye out for some vintage embroiderybooks on fleamarkets and find it strange that it is really hard to find them. They are probably treasured big time by their owners!

Enjoy your day stitching.

Elizabeth


Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday's music

Another monday has arrived which means it is time for some music to get the week started.


One thing is for sure, I'm dancing.

Have a great start of your week.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn in the Netherlands








Today a small collection of pictures for you. If you would like to see more autumn delight you can visit me here.

Have a wonderful day filled with gorgeous colours.

Elizabeth

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday's music

Although it looks like this blog is becoming a Monday's music-blog that's not my intention. My excuse for my absence last week was a holiday. This means lot of preparation, time away and a pile of laundry like the Preikestolen is waiting for me at this very minute. And again I hardly did anything creative during my absence.




"Far Away"

This time, This place
Misused, Mistakes
Too long, Too late
Who was I to make you wait
Just one chance
Just one breath
Just in case there's just one left
'Cause you know,
you know, you know

That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you'll be with me
and you'll never go
Stop breathing if
I don't see you anymore

On my knees, I'll ask
Last chance for one last dance
'Cause with you, I'd withstand
All of hell to hold your hand
I'd give it all
I'd give for us
Give anything but I won't give up
'Cause you know,
you know, you know

So far away
Been far away for far too long
So far away
Been far away for far too long
But you know, you know, you know

I wanted
I wanted you to stay
'Cause I needed
I need to hear you say
That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I forgive you
For being away for far too long
So keep breathing
'Cause I'm not leaving you anymore
Believe it
Hold on to me and, never let me go
Keep breathing
'Cause I'm not leaving you anymore
Believe it
Hold on to me and, never let me go
Keep breathing
Hold on to me and, never let me go
Keep breathing
Hold on to me and, never let me go

The song today is Far away from Nickelback and I hope you'll never let me go despite all my faults.

Have a great start of your week.

 Elizabeth

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday's music

In a few weeks I will be attending an 80'-party which means I need to do some preparations. Therefore I decided to take one of these songs for you.  The song is called Broken wings from Mr. Mister.



What is your favourite song of the 80's?

Have a wonderful start of your week.

Elizabeth

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday's music

Last night I prepared for this post and I have to say it was a hard job to find something to my liking. Luckily for all of us I did manage, ...

The song for this week is What can I do from The Corrs


Besides the song I also have a poem for you which I like a lot. Found it in a book called The unknown sea by David Whyte. In You-Tubeland there is a video of the poet reading this lovely piece. Unfortunately blogger won't let me post two video's so for this one you have to perform your own magic and click.
Have a wonderful week filled with all the magic you wish for
Elizabeth 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Clothposter Past, present & future


The clothposter is ready


written in several shades of blue


except for one


each word telling a story about me


reflecting my past, my present and my hopes for the future


In the first clothposter I wrote you & me, again these two words can be found as an expression of the relationship between the person looking at the cloth and me


And ofcourse an overview.

Enjoy

Elizabeth

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My vinegar journey


Two weeks ago I updated you for the last time on my vinegar- experiment. As you can see in the picture above the pink vinegar has become even more pink. I added again new red peels and started the process over again so to say.


In the second picture on the right you see the first attempt in this project and yes the colour has become darker over time. The attempt on the left is a totally new one with Holsteiner apples with a very light colour.

To me this is fun and a very satisfying endeavour, I wish I had a large cellar so I could experiment at large but for now a cupboard has to do. New experiments are on the way, hope you are just as excited about this as I am.

Have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth





Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday's music

It is monday morning again, time to get some music to inspire us. Today I share with you a video I found in my mailbox during the weekend. A lovely song of Van Morrison. Enjoy!



Have a fantastic start of your week.

Elizabeth