Sunday, January 22, 2012

What have I been up to?

Just a simple answer: a lot! :)
Knitting, sewing, cross stitching, study, work, household, driving my children to korfball/hockey competition and training...

I will share the nice ones of it with you, so here are some pictures of progresses and new starts.
If you like, click on the pictures for a better look.

What's new?
I started today with my latest hobby: Tilda! Who's she or what is it? (click on the name for a look on the great website)

One of the seven books I own.

Tilda is a craft brand started by the Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger in 1999.

Tilda is most known for the whimsical, comical and naive characters in the form of animals and dolls. Tilda's world is without a doubt a feminine one, and the most recognisable features are the faces, with two dots for eyes and rosy cheeks.

The Tilda range consists of craft books and craft products for sewing and paper craft. The products are produced and distributed by Panduro Hobby and available in most of Europe. The books are also distributed to other parts of the world like USA, Australia and China.

I'm making a sort of "quilt" curtain. I've cut 30 blocks this afternoon, and it's now time for sewing them together. Fifteen for the front and the same for the back.
See the curtain in the upper left corner.

What's new also: knitting. Done it lots of years ago, and now I took the needles again.
First knitting a scarf for Dorine (orange) and then one for Emma (purple)!

Now a progress picture of my "old" hobby: cross stitch!
You all know that I'm currently working on ELIZABETH MINNICHS DECORATED TOWEL from the Carriage House Samplings. And this how it look this far:

On some days the postman (or woman) is very good to me. I've received my give-a-way present, and search through my stash for the right linnen and threads.

I'm gonna stitch it on 32-count Belfast Linnen with the recommended DMC, but I've changed some WDW in to Bluecoat Red and Hunter in stead of the pink and blue colours. I will also use some Wisper on some parts, but that will be a surprise.

At last but not least, I bought some new stuff and the postman brought it to me! :)
From Nina, my Facebook friend.

From De Handwerk Boetiek.

Thank you for stopping by and reading this post!
Till next time!


Deb said...

I just love Tilda! Her things are a little difficult to come by here in the states, but I have two of her books and there are loads of projects I want to try!

You're making great progress on Elizabeth - that's such a large piece, but so pretty, and love the knitting too. This seems like the time of year for knitting.

Carin said...

je Tilda project ziet er superleuk uit, laat je het ook zien als het hangt? Ben heel benieuwd !
Je towel vordert ook lekker zo te zien en wat een mooie patronen heb je weer gekocht.
Leuk die whisper bij de vintage christmas (leuke kleuren heb je trouwens uitgezocht). We zien wel een vordering verschijnen denk ik :-)

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