zaterdag 30 juli 2011

Flowerborder bag

Finally I fished the flowerborder bag. I am not so satisfied with the model...... But I Love the fabric combination with the embroidered flowerborder. I hope to sell this one at the next summermarket the 15th of august.  The bag has a zipper closure, 2 inside pockets and is very roomy.

maandag 25 juli 2011

My Orvieto leaf sampler

When you know Sue Spargo's work you surely admire here leaf samplers. I real they are even much more beautiful than on her blog.  She had taken them to Orvieto.  This is just an example:

It's a perfect way to experiment with all sorts of embellishments and stitches.
In the group we swapped pieces of fabric so that everybody could make a leaf sampler at home as a souvenir of this wonderful week in Orvieto. 

I started some weeks ago with the leaves.

And after the summermarket I continued with the layers, sometimes two or three...
I am working on the embellishments now ......

zaterdag 23 juli 2011

tea cosy giveaway

Do you remember that I told you about the tea-cosy giveaway on Gayle's blog?Now i can tell you that I am one of the winners. My favorite was the mushroom one and ...YES ....I got it.
The box that I arrived in the mail was full of small packages, like Christmas....

And look what I've won.....
Thank you Gayle for those lovely presents!

woensdag 20 juli 2011

A knitted pea-pod

Have you ever seen a knitted pea-pod? Erica sent me the pattern, which she found in 'Tijdschriftook' (Dutch magazine). She wanted one.....

zondag 17 juli 2011

What kind of things were for sale......

In front of me was a stand where they sold some strange things....

Here you could buy beautiful old French pottery.

And here is a picture of me and my friends from the village, who visited me .

zaterdag 16 juli 2011

It was a perfect day!

Thank you my friends for your support, for crossing your fingers and your toes, for sending the sun this way, it was really helpful!
Weather was so nice, not too warm, not too chilly, a lot of sun, the perfect weather for people to go out for a walk.  There were much more stands than last year and a lot of visitors. 
In France the summermarkets are a kind of garage sales, you can buy new , second hand and antique things.  
I sold 6 bags, some shawlettes and many, many small things, so I am very satisfied....
Here are some impressions of my stand.

Tomorrow more pictures.

woensdag 13 juli 2011

Please cross your fingers

Tomorrow is the summermarket, in France called Brocante. The 14th of july is the French National Day, it commemorates  the storming of the Bastille in 1789, so it's a free day for everybody.

Yesterday we had heavy thunderstorms and today it's raining...... What about tomorrow???? Weather forecast is better but you never know.
I found the picture here.

zaterdag 9 juli 2011

What did I finish this week 2

Now you'll understand why I did not blog a lot this week. This is all I made:

I also finished this pouch, I already made the embroidery panel last year and this is what i made :

I have chosen Aunt Grace fabric for the pouch, I think that goes perfect with the romantic heart panel/

I still have to finish the red flowerborder bag before next thursday and I have to price everything....some more work to do!

vrijdag 8 juli 2011

What did I finish this week 1

I embellished the three Sue Spargo BOM blocks. It was really fun to do the embellishment and  to learn new stitches. Sometimes i changed threadcolors and added some stitches, so my blocks will not be the same as the other 400 participants.

I also crocheted some flowers for the summermarket, next thursday.

Tomorrow more finished work.