dinsdag 4 maart 2014

Oops, I did it again.... but...

Oops, I started a new cross-stitch project again. A long time ago I fell in love with the Nature's Home Afghan Birdhouses and last week I started stitching....  It really is a stitch-a-long and the fabric is really big and heavy.
I started like I almost start every project: in the right under corner. I have done a little piece of the green and almost can start on the rabbit

But... while stitching the new big one, I must stitch minimal half time on a smaller ufo. I choose one of the 3 dandelion mice from Margaret Sherry.
So I do...

The last 2 weeks I haven't done much crochet or stitching. The first week my oldest son had a holiday, the second week the youngest. We've cleaned their rooms, changing some furniture from this corner to the other, thrown lots and lots of old stuff away. With each a day out buying new cloths, lovely quality time

So now they're back to school again, it's stitching-time  :-)

Thank you for reading and maybe leaving a  comment,  love to read them
Hopefully 'till next time,


donderdag 6 februari 2014

Lovely week

I gave myself a little felt-present last week. I bought 2 beautiful purple and a purple-pink sheets of felt. And I already knew what I wanted to make of the purple-pink one... an owl... and I had an non-wearn awful fitted jeans which was perfect for this project... a cover for my cell-phone

It still isn't finished, but I wanted to share...

Also the last great tit and blue tit are ready to be sewed

And the circle gardigan is some rounds bigger, but still in progress

Is this familiar to you: already enough ufo's (unfinished objects) and still want to start a new one?
I really love Human's Nature Afghan birdhouses and have to start it!!!  There's only one but... I don't have that/the fabric... The real one is pretty expensive,  also if I want to make it on aïda,  I have to buy. I have aïda,  but not that size... (the pic of the nhm is from a friend)

Sooo, enough work to do and to finish

Happy thursday

vrijdag 24 januari 2014

Crochet, felt & cross-stitch

When I started this blog I wanted to show my cross-stitch work. Unfortunately there came a period I couldn't express myself in x-stitches and had a long period doing nothing....

I'm ready to blog again. But this time not only about my cross-stitch progress, but about all my hobbies  :-D

A mum of school learned me how to crochet and I love it!! I made cellphone bags,  little flipflop keyholders, ponchos, scarfes and now I'm working on a circlevest from Drops Design (99-3)

Also my dear friend Annette infected me with the felt-virus. I'm making a chain of peanuts, an apple and 3 great tits, I love it

Although I have problems with my short memory I also love to read, most of the time an hour before I go to sleep.
I just read the trilogy from Amanda Stevens. I also love the books of Patricia Cornwell, Cathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Henning Mankell.
Now reading Around Midnight from Amanda Stevens.

What other book you think I should read?

I hope you will enjoy reading my blog again