Monday, February 25, 2019

Stitch meditation

This weekend I started a new project: stitch meditation. There’s a Stitch Meditation group on Facebook and you can follow the tag #stitchmeditation at Instagram. First I watched the video and then it was time to pick some scraps from a big box. I ironed them and sorted them by colour so they are ready to use.
And today I made my first 4 x 4 inch stitch meditation square. It was very relaxing!
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). I made a face doodle for the 7th week. Gezicht is Dutch for face.
And I made a hand drawing for the 8th week. The background is a page from an old dictionary, of course it’s the page with hand on it!
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Barred chain stitch

Beyond TAST is an embroidery challenge at Pintangle. This week’s stitch is barred chain stitch, which I used for visible mending on my daughter’s blouse. The other stitches are buttonhole stitch and French knots. The thread is a variegated perle 5.
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Art Journal Simple Prompts

I’m participating in a weekly challenge on Instagram: Art Journal Simple Prompts (#ajsp52w). For the 5th week I made a collage with Dutch words starting with E.
And for the 6th week a made a zetti inspired collage with a bicycle, which is fiets in Dutch.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine ATC’s

This year I did a Valentine ATC swap with one of my Instagram friends. I made two ATC’s for her, inspired by 2 pages I made in my Moleskine last year. I didn’t share those on my blog, but you can see them here.
First I made the Valentine face, but with a different Dutch postage stamp this time.
And then I drew and coloured a heart and attached it to the same watercolour background as the Valentine face. I coloured the edges with purple ink.
I’m glad they arrived on time, so I can share them today.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Feather and chain stitch

Beyond TAST is an embroidery challenge at Pintangle. I was thinking what to do without starting a new project. Then I thought about a quilt top I made 8 years ago with the plan to add embroidery. I wrote about it here. Then it was time to add the first stitches. I started with feather and chain stitch in perle 5 and long tailed detached chain stitch in cotton a broder. The yellow threads are the tacking stitches, which will be removed when all embroidery is done.
But the colours where too strong for my quilt, so I frogged them and made new feather and chain stitches in perle 8 and long tailed detached chain stitches in cotton a broder.
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Friday, February 1, 2019

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 an update from time to time to keep me going. Here I’m stitching on the last item on this sampler. I hope to finish it soon!
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