Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

My quilts

Most of the quilts speaks for themselves.
But some needs some explanation.
The red/white/black is made of Dutch farmers handkerchiefs the so called rode zakdoeken. 100/114 cm.
The fence was made by hand with more then 1 thousend pieces, 90/62 cm.
The butterflies also made by hand, 70/46 cm.
Hexacons are 46/50 cm.
Questions? Just ask !
1 inch= 2,5 cm.

The first quilt I made was this bedspread.

A small wall-hanging made of the scraps.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

my collection of vases

I started this collection about 18 years ago.
They are made of glass. The vazes are from 1920/1930.
The first 2 where presents I did not like them but the colours fascinated me.Then I bought the third so that was the start of a very nice collection.
The four on the left are my favourite ones.
Have a click and enjoy the shapes and the colours.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Songs of the 4 seasons.

The first 4 seasons flew over the world to their new owners.
I feld so sorry to send them away so I decided to make this 4 for myself too I arranged them on different fabric, this is the result aren't they nice?

I show you where I live

Here you see me with my large embroidery, it is made by cross-stitches D.M.C one thread. it is 1.40/1.20 meter.

It took me 4 years of making it, each day I worked on it. During that years good and bad things happen to me. Our son became ill, but he recovered very good. My mother died. But also my other son get married. So this embroidery is my proud and a part of my life.

It is based on an old map of Blaue and it showed The Netherlands from about 1630.

Jan, my dear husband. We are married for more then 44 years. He is the man behind this blog, my great help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!