Monday, February 12, 2018

Australia sampler


Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.

The last 2 weeks I finished 2 the kangaroo . . .
. . . and another Mimi spirit.
And this is how my sampler looks now. There are bigger/better photos at my Facebook blog here and here.
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Rooie finished!

In December I finished the cover for my altered book Rooie. I wrote about it here. The cover shrunk more than I anticipated, so I had to paint the edge of my original cover red. All I had to do was glue the cover to the original cover with mod podge for fabric. When it was dry, I only had to take photos, but with a very busy December I forgot all about it. Luckily Sharon started Beyond TAST with running stitch to explore for the first challenge. It’s a bit cheating, but this embroidery fits perfectly, especially because I had no time to start something new. All I do the last months is cross stitching the Australia sampler for my parents, which I hope to finish in a few months.
the frontside
the backside
the spine
I didn’t share all pages from this book, some are just too personal. It’s my first finished altered book and I’m very happy with it.
colourful pages
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.

Again a very busy week, but I finished the right half of the sampler.
The right half of the kangaroo has the backstitches. At the left half I need to add some more green at the tail before I can finish the backstitching. There’s already about 6 hours of stitching in this kangaroo!
And this is how the sampler looks now, it’s growing nicely.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.
It was a very busy week, but I managed to add some stitches to the kangaroo.

A detail from the original pattern.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.
This week I started stitching the kangaroo, 
the black thread is the halfway point of this sampler.
 
A detail from the original pattern.
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.
I didn’t add many stitches to this sampler during my blogbreak. I managed to finish the floral part and a broken statue. Just added the last backstitches before making these photos.
And this is how the Australia sampler looks now.
I already gathered the threads for the kangaroo, which is the next item to stitch. It will go over the halfway point of the sampler!
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