Friday, February 26, 2016

Inspired by Janet Bolton

I think I've all books of Janet Bolton.
Somehow her work fascinates me.  This is her latest book. 
It came in yesterday. 

 Inside her book. Her work is so unique.

 I read every page of this book. It's very interesting, I can almost hear her talking...
Although it is out of my comfort zone I had to give it a try.

Here is my result.

My first 'Janet Bolton style' fabric picture :-) 

I'm learning.
 It was hard for me to sew/applique the pieces with visible stitches. Not only visible but as Janet teaches: 'the stitches are more attractive for the eye when they are sewn irregular.'

I love to work without any pattern, let it grow under my hands and just listen to the encouraging words of the master, Janet. 
  This way I can put all my creativity into my needle, thread and fabrics.

It was a pleasure to create this one.  
I've already ideas for the next fabric picture :-) 


Monday, February 15, 2016

Red fox and a finished quilt

A finish! 
I started this quilt back in 2008. 
It was a long time an UFO. 
I was inspired by a quilt in the book Passing on the Comfort by Ann Keuning-Tichelaar
I made a calculate mistake for the blocks. So they became big... very big. Anyway I like it.
It reminds me to a quilt on a farm or in a house in the Big Woods of Laura Ingalls. 
This quilt will be used on our bed.

Today I went to the dunes for a nice picture of the quilt and then this fox came along. 
It was an amazing meeting :-)


Friday, February 12, 2016


Konik horse

Scholekster in vlucht.


 Sewing the binding is the same as almost a finish!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Sweater

Last Friday I finished my sweater.  I washed and blocked it last weekend. Yesterday, I could try it on. For me a very exciting moment with a bit of fear.... Would it fit??
When I tried it on and took a look in the mirror I had an "oooh my god" moment.
I'm so happy with the result. The pattern is wonderful. 
I could make a picture of the folded sweater.
But I think you can see the result better when I have it on. 

(So sorry for the overload of pictures of myself... )

Pattern is Corona Borealis by Ann Kingstone
Yarn: J.C. Rennie Lambswool
Needle: 3, 5 mm


Monday, February 1, 2016

Mittens for Suzan

A friend of DD3 is in love with the mittens I knit.
My daughter asked me if I could knit her a pair as a surprise.
Of course.
Yesterday it was a rainy Sunday perfect to unwind on the couch with yarn and needles.
 I grabbed some leftovers in her colors.
Today DD3 will give them when she met her at school. 


 Mittens for Suzan.