maandag 27 maart 2017

Randje 61-63

I’m still working on my borders for Randje per week 2015. More info about this SAL at Randje per week.

maandag 20 maart 2017

Whipped chain stitch

TAST stitch 76 is whipped chain stitch in 2 variations. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.
Until this week I only knew one variation of whipped chain stitch. So I just had to make a sampler of both variations. The first variation is done in perle 8 and whipped in Caron Wildflowers. The second variation is done in perle 5 and whipped in wool. It reminds me of the magic chain stitch.
My first experiment was a combo of both variations. I stitched chain stitch in perle 8 and alternated the whipping in perle 12. One stitch in variation 1 and one stitch in variation 2. I stitched variation 1 again in the second half of variation 2, which resulted in a cross. I like how this turned out.
My next experiment was with the open chain stitch, which is stitch 15 at Queenie’s Sunday Stitch School. I stitched open chain stitch in 2 threads of stranded floss and whipped it in DMC perle 5 color variations. I used the second variation.
My last experiment is a beaded variation.  I used perle 5 for the chain stitch and whipped it in perle 12 and 2mm beads.

maandag 13 maart 2017


I finished prompts 4-7 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered book Rooie. Prompt 4 was easy, I just digitized a cute old photo and had to use it. Bloemen plukken is Dutch for picking flowers and Landsmeer is a town near Amsterdam.
Prompt 4 - 1960's
Prompt 5 reminded me of my origami paper collection.
Prompt 5 - Collection
Prompt 6 was not so easy. I don’t like coffee, so what to do with the espresso prompt? Luckily I found an advertisement and used that as my starting point.
Prompt 6 - Espresso
Prompt 7 reminded me of a basic origami fold. I turned them into flowers and made a garden spread.
Prompt 7 - Pinwheel

maandag 6 maart 2017

Doily canvas

When I was reorganizing my photos I found the missing photos of a doily canvas I made for a friend. She gave me a pile of doilies to use in my CQ. They were made by her mother many years ago. I wanted to make something for her with a few of these doilies, before using them in CQ. This canvas was inspired by a doily canvas I saw at Pinterest, unfortunately the link doesn’t work anymore.