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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas and a happy 2018


Carve December 17 - 24

This year I’m participating in Carve December again. Last year I just made one stamp, but this year I hope to make 31 stamps. These are the ones for day 17 - 24.
Carve December 17
Carve December 18
Carve December 14 - 18
Carve December 19
Carve December 19 & 14 & 13 & 11
Carve December 20
Carve December 21
Carve December 22
Carve december 23
Carve December 24
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Randje per week: my own additions

After finishing the last borders for Randje per week 2015 I had one more page to stitch. I finished it before I started on the Australia sampler, but I still have to share it here. 

This border came from a Dutch book called Alles over handwerken. It’s a knitting pattern, but I think it’s a nice cross stitch border too.
I found the next border in an old DMC book. It was part of a larger border.
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Monday, December 18, 2017

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. 

Last week I finished the seashell in the right bottom corner. Again the backstitches made the difference.
Now I’m working on this floral part, it needs some more leaves at the bottom left side before I add the backstitches.
And this is how the Australia sampler looks now. The right side is worked to the edge, so now I can work my way to the left side. There are still lots of stitches to be made!
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