Today we already have the 4th advent. The winter holidays have begun, our tree is bought and the cookies are baked.Continue reading “The fourth advent”
Only 12 days until Christmas and I am deep in making Christmas presents. Most of what I have done during the last 6 weeks I cannot yet show here as the recipients are reading here. But today I can show something!Continue reading “An ITH bag”
After having had so much trouble stitching the Trim the Tree Ballerina it took longer to do the new christmas ballerinas (by EmbroiderLibrary) than I had thought. But now they are finally finsihed and can substitute the Halloween ballerinas. Which is absolutely necessary as tomorrow is already the second advent sunday!
Quickly I wanted to do a little Ballerina while tiding the kitchen. As the Ballerinas so far stitched beautifully I did not thought a basting stitch necessary. And I left the machine alone to do some household chores. Well, I Continue reading “Oh, dear – a misdone embroidery piece”
After finally finsishing the ballet quilt, the magnets in my daughters bedroom are free again. Immediately we used them to Continue reading “Autumn ballerinas decorating the wall”
After the fright from yesterday is over, I now can show and tell you about the very good sewing result from my daughter.
When my daughter chose her 6 or 7 fabric for her quilt half a year ago to my surprise she wanted to have pink colours together with white and turquoise. I was surprised as she prefers blue to pink so far. But I liked her harmonic choice of fabrics and colours but why did she want to have solid coloured fabric to her pretty patterned ones? Continue reading “Workshop Day 3: ballet quilt”
After having done the first flower ballerina by EmbroiderLibrary for halloween, my daughter had the idea that I should sew and embroider a shirt for her to honour that she dances the flower waltz with her ballet group (part of the nutcracker ballet).
Since then I am test stitching the chosen designs, to check the colour choice. The autumn flowers I have done already they are hanging in embroidery frames at her rooms wall. Of course there has to be text on the shirt as we loved the ballet letters by StitchDelight which were released as a free collectable font this summer. But now we have to answer the question what we should put onto the shirt:
- In German „Blumenwalzer“ – as it is her mothers tongue
- In English „Waltzing flowers“ – as English is hipp at the moment
- In French „La valse des fleuers“ as she is dancing in Belgium with Ballet des Jeunes
We hoped that with the test stitchings the choice would be easier, but this is not the case. And what should we do now? Rolling a dice? They are all so pretty!
Today was a wonderfully golden-sunny October day – perfect for walking through the woods and play with the colorful leaves. And as my daughter cannot just Continue reading “Dancing with leaves”