30 December 2009
I like to say "thank you " to my blog friends and followers, whether you are just looking or leaving a comment.
Please know that I really do appreciate the fact that you take the time to read and to look what I did.
I wish you all a nice new years eve.
29 December 2009
I have used 'Frost yarn from Gjesdal, made in Norway. 75% super-wash wool,25% polyamide.
Knitted round on 4 needles 2,5 mm.
Therefore I could imagine a bit how it have been living there.
23 December 2009
20 December 2009
I needed a pair of gloves to match with the coat and have knitted those below.
Yarn: Tynn Alpakka,( Du Store Alpakka) color 133, magenta. Knitted on 4 needles , 3mm. Pattern: lacy fingerless gloves from Rosemary Falk. Free on Raverly.
When I looked at the photo, I think I miss a hat! Or maybe I have to knit a beret?
17 December 2009
12 December 2009
I made needle felted water falls. My inspiration came from the big falls in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, which is not that far from my home.
Below the page Doreen in Australia made for me. Cottage Garden is my theme. The cottage is a print and Doreen embroidered all the flowers on it. Isn't it beautiful?
The size of the pages are 15x15 cm. 6".
04 December 2009
I did the fourth step, adding the 'items'.
I added 7, so called, items. The tatting piece in the upper left corner,the altered lace flower, the green tatted circle, the mokuba yellow flowers and the sre fargo roses around the silky. I have painted a piece of lace to make the fan in the colors of the block. And in the lower left corner I sewed a machine made flower. I kept the flowers around the silky little. The photo of the lady in
the middle is so nice and large roses doesn't fit with the picture.
Now it goes to the next person who will sew many beads on it and thereafter to the lady who does the "finishing touch". Maureen will have it home in April.
03 December 2009
01 December 2009
Below the page Janny in the Netherlands made for me.
On the back she wrote an old children's rhyme in Dutch.
29 November 2009
I used the same lace pattern as the Lavalette shawl has.
The rest is my own improvisation.
With a crochet needle I have done one round on the thumb opening to make it more strong.
The yarn is very soft.
Knitted round on 4 needles 2 mm.
It is the same yarn!! I made the photos this evening by the light of a lamp.
Still a bit yarn left ;)
27 November 2009
The size is 135 cm ( 53")wide and 65 cm ( 25,5")high. I have about 15 grams left and have started with matching wristwarmers.
The yarn is a mix of wool and cashmire, very soft, 3 ply ( thin fingering). I have used needles 4mm.
The shawl's weight is 45 grams.
As always you can click on the photos to enlarge.
25 November 2009
22 November 2009
Annet (fat quarter) Annet, I need your address!
Anni ( Anni's Art ) address in my book :)
Susan. ( plays with needles) Susan, I need your address!
Sorry to all the others, I hope you come and visit my blog again ;)
20 November 2009
A package from Ruth who lives in Scotland. 60 grams of the most beautiful colored knitting yarn, soft and fine. And some tea and powder to make hot chocolate.
Thank you só much dear Ruth.
I have started the knitting right away, it will become a Lavalette shawl.
19 November 2009
It was not easy to get an idea for such an abstract theme. But when I found those printed words I got an idea. I have made the background from wool with the embellisher, sewed on some organza circles and added some stitches by hand. Also a bead-swirl.
Mieke wrote to me: I love it!
Below the page Helga in Germany made for me. My theme: "cottage garden".
Isn't it beautiful? Helga didn't make only a garden, she also made the cottage!
Give a click on the photo to see the details, it is lovey.
We do a monthly book page swap in the Fibre-Fever group.
Those pages are 15x15 cm ( 6 inch)
16 November 2009
13 November 2009
Here are the the stitches Margreet did. Photo above.
I did the second round.
The photo below shows what I added to the seams. I also added rig-rag around the centre part.
It is a large block, 40 cm ( 15,5 ") Now it goes to the next person in the RR.
I took a photo just before the sun disappears behind the mountains. The last sunny day today, tomorrow and the days which come, we get rain and grey weather.
05 November 2009
The flower is made from wired silk ribbon and silk ribbon french knots in the centre.
On the back a little poem.
Those AA pages don't have a theme. The front tells something about the maker and the poem on the back is for the receiver. We swap those pages every month in the Fibre Fever group.
Whether we count the years in numbers
you cannot slow down neither accelerate your destiny.
( free translation)
At the same time Ritva in Finland was making this beautiful page for me. Just give a click on the photo to see her lovely embroidery stitches! On the back she wrote the wise words from John Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
How true this is!
04 November 2009
I saw many fantastic pieces of work and all very different. The temptation was too strong to deny when I saw there is a new start in January 2010.
Yesterday I hit the JOIN button on the beads journal project 2010.
A few days earlier I made a larger piece of needlefelt for an other project which I can't show you now.
From a left-over piece I made this circle, like a mandala, to try out if it works for me.
This will be my size for the bead project next year. The size of a CD.
Drawing mandala's has given me many hours of pleasure and satisfacation years ago and I hope this mandala-beads-project will do the same :)
02 November 2009
The brown/orange one is a special kind, I have no idea what the name is, but beautiful is it.
I thought you might like it too ;-)
01 November 2009
A while ago I finished the second front part and began with a sleeve.
When the sleeve was ready I was not happy at all !!
I decided to unpick it and start allover again . Now I make the sleeves with the same pattern as the front parts and I think that will be nice. ( I hope so ;)
25 October 2009
19 October 2009
18 October 2009
Two atc's made from fabric paper.
The left one is for trade , the right one has found a new home at Cobi's.
I made a large piece of fabric paper a while ago to use it for AA pages swap in the Fibre Fever group.
And yes you are right; I changed the title of my blog.
When I started my blog several years ago it was only to show my crazy quilt work.
Now I do many other things also and I thought the title has nothing to do with 'crazy' any longer.
I make needlefelt, crazy patchwork, fabric paper, knit and crochet and like to show that too, to you.
Besides that, now and than a peek in my kitchen or garden.
Hope you like it ;-)
16 October 2009
Because Maureen never get snow, I thought I make a Norway winter page for her.