Thursday, September 3, 2015


Last week I showed you the embroidered start. Now I can tell you that I was brave and sewed the backing on with the machine. The letter of invitation to a dinnerparty will be pinned inside. I decided to make something similar for a 18th birthday since he also want a gift that doesn't really need a wrapping. Wish me luck!

Have a lovely thursday.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Focus on wednesday

It is wednesday which means I will have you another paperplate. This plate has two captial C's which is the first letter of connection. Placing them like this reminds me that any community is as strong as its weakest link. Only when people connect there is a community.

Food for thought while focusing on your embroidery meal.

Have a connected wednesday.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Edith Lake Wilkinson

Yesterday the trailer of this movie ended up at my feed on Fb. Immediately I was drawn to this movie and lucky me I found it on Youtube. Hope you will enjoy it too.


Amanda Palmer

Today I want to share a video of Amanda Palmer with you. I have seen this video already a fair number of times simply because I find it hard to ask and this is my way to encourage myself doing so. Decided to share because Amanda also wrote a reply to a fan and I love the way she handled it.

Just some food for thought for the both of us.

Have a lovely day.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday's music

It is monday again which means I found another song. Today as song that was a huge hit during the sixties in the Netherlands. The man who sings it comes from my hometown and that's probably why I like his original better than the others I found on the net. The start of the video isn't great but please just be patient for a few seconds because after than your feet and hips want to be moving.

Have a great start of this new week.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthday gift

One of my male friends is turning 60 early next month. He had only one wish and that's I invite him to a dinnerparty and cook him dinner. Now that can be arranged but I also want to give him some sort of present on the day. So I decided to make him a kind of envelope. It isn't done yet, the scary part is postponed already a few times. Yes I have decided to use the sewingmachine to get the back on. Keep your fingers crossed I don't make a mess of things.

Made a cord of some very roughly spun wool with my lucet. The fabric is from a stack of samples I got my mother-in-law which she found in a thriftshop. This way of attaching a cord to the surface I learned from Karen. My version is not so intensely embellished because I want to give the pocket a more male-feeling.

Time to get my machine out and get on with it. Wish me luck.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Focus on wednesday

Another wednesday has arrived and that means I get the chance to show you another plate of my Focus project. Today we focus on love with some cross-stitches and french knots. I admit freely that I'm totally taken with my embroidery dinner. So many ideas and possibilities that I still get totally excited despite the fact that I'm already working on this project since the start of May.

Hope you're working on something that is just as exciting to you.

Have a fabulous wednesday.