Monday, August 29, 2016

Stitching flowers

Hi there,

It's been a long while since i've posted. Time flies too fast in my life lately. So many things happened, so many changes to digest and it has brought me into a very quiet mode. I can be only quiet these days, very very quiet. Don't know how to get out of it, but I guess it's a good sign after years and years of difficult trials on all kinds of levels.

I have been 'quietly' sitting in my little paradise garden a lot and took time to pick up my beloved cross-stitching hobby for a change. (This picture at the left is from my backyard taken in the beginning of summer.)

I have a big box filled with new cross-stitching kits; big and little projects and decided to pick some little ones i'd bought years ago. They are from Serendipity from the series of Carolyn's garden. Of course it had to be flowers to stitch, hehe. What else can you expect from me, huh?! So.... I hope you enjoy the happy views of these flowers then..... there is Sweet pea, Poppy, Sunflower and Petunia, but I have more to come soon! So stay tuned. I hope to be able to get back here soon!

Blessings and have a wonderful end of summer!
Pink petunia cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Pink petunia cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden

 Sweet peas cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Sweet peas cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Sweet peas cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Poppy cross-stitch by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Poppy cross-stitch by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Sunflower cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden-Weijman
Sunflower cross-stitching by Ingeborg van Zuiden
Sunflower cross-stitch by Ingeborg van Zuiden



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A note from Marie

Hi there,

Here I am again with a note from Marie-Antoinette :D

This time I finished this small notecard with the beautiful Marie-Antoinette on the front in a frame of fabric flowers and crochet stars. At the same time it's a pretty display card because of its stiffness. On the inside one can write a little note.

I'm glad I finished this one as this project has been on my desk for more than a year! Unbelievable how slow my pace is these days, but better a late finish then never, haha.

We keep on trying to move on! More eyecandy to come! Have a lovely day!

Friday, April 15, 2016

French Marie tags

Oh la la.......... here comes Marie again. Isn't she pretty? I love the soft pastel colors of her dresses and was so inspired by these images that I had to create some special spring tags for her :)

The fashionable pastimes of Marie-Antoinette are always so inspiring for me. I feel connected to Marie and foremost see the comparison in the way she lived in her own created indulging palace and the way I created mine. I almost do the same (except eat cake and macarons day in and out :D to escape from the bitter and painful realities of life. I am not able to deal with all the horrifying and sad stories I see on TV about abuse, wars, injustice and corruption and therefor need to escape into my own fantasy world. Thank God for the ability to create that for myself and to tribute to the pure soul of Marie. So.... here are two handmade tags indulged with flowers and pearls. I created some simple handmade paper flowers as well to show to you. May love and kindness find you today! I hope you enjoy the eyecandy!