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De Witte Pimpernel

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(Sorry, my friends this post will be mainly in Dutch. It's about an "Open day" in a little quiltstore)Ik las op Ingrid's blog, over de open dagen bij de Witte Pimpernel in Oene. En ik moet bekennen.... Dit leuke winkeltje is een kwartiertje rijden bij mij vandaan en ik was er nog nooit geweest! Dus de hoogste tijd om er eens een kijkje te nemen. Kijken jullie mee?
In de winkel staan prachtige kastjes, afgeladen met allerlei hobbyspul.
En heel veel stofjes!
... en hebbedingen. (daar word ik altijd zo hebberig van).In de voormalige stal stonden nog wat mensen met een kraampje en hingen de prachtige quilts van Ingrid, Herma Rodijk en anderen.
Het hartenproject en de sneeuwmannen van Ingrid.
Sylvia's Bridal Sampler van Ingrid. De mevrouw ervoor had hele leuke dingen van keramiek.
Deze streepjesquilt van Herma Rodijk is erg inspirerend. (DH: je moet je overhemden harder slijten!)
Hé bekende gezichten van de quiltbee! Deze dames promoten de Droomdekentjes. Een heel goed initi…

Heartfelt Harvey

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I heard from Sisokee (no blog), that she received my Christmas ornament for the Crazy exchange.
Design: Heartfelt Harvey - Imaginating, JCS Christmas Ornaments 2008
Fabric: 28 ct white Jobelan
Floss: Overdyed Red by Victorian Motto Shoppe
Finish: ornament
Hugs, Simone

A wish and an exchange received

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I'm always get happy when the doorbell rings on a Tuesday morning, because most of the times it means the mailman is delivering (international) packages! This morning he even had two for me :)The first package contains another wish of the Borduurhoekje. I wished for a wooden sewing box I saw on a pic a while ago. Marlies was my angel and went to 3 different stores to find it for me! Thanks again Marlies! I'll treasure this darling box.There was also a big envelop from Germany. It appears to be the HOE Christmas Ornament exchange from Gaby. And OMG, she sent some wonderful things!!! I'm thrilled! Here's the complete exchange:Two wooden birdhouses (they are so cute), a By the Bay chart from my wishlist, snowmen fabric and the most wonderful stitched little house ornament I've ever seen!Let's take a closer look at that:Gaby even personalized the house for me:Gaby, you know exactly what a girl needs on a cold Tuesday morning! Thanks again for your wonderful exchang…

A most festive ewe

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The minute I saw this design of Homespun Elegance, I just had to have it! I love sheep and Christmas and Homespun Elegance, so this is perfect for me! And because of all the snow outside the house, it was finished really soon.
Design: "A most festive ewe" - Homespun Elegance
Fabric: 28 ct Cashel linen Platinum
Floss: DMC, WDW
Finish: ornament
Hugs, SimoneEdited: I was uploading this into my 2008 album and I found out that I already had 50 finishes this year!!!

Home for Christmas

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This weekend we had a lot of snow here in Holland (sorry, no pics), so I spent my time stitching!I've made this quarterly package from Atelier Bep.The stitchery is a design of Rosalie Quinlan. I enlarged it a bit and finished it into a pillowcover. This is going to be the first Christmas decoration in the living room! There will be more soon... Although DS thinks I'll have to wait 'till December 5th (Sinterklaas) ;)Hugs, Simone

Seasonal exchange for Claudia

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I heard from Claudia that she received my seasonal exchange for Winter. I had a chat with Claudia about that, and we decided that it will be Christmas themed. I didn't take pictures of the whole exchange, but I'm sure Claudia will post them on her blog!

Here's the tray I've made for Claudia:

Design: Joyeux Noel - freebee from Marinella Paoletti
Fabric: 32 ct. linen Ivory
Floss: Gloriana Silk "Poinsettia"
Finish: Tray
I also made a little present for Claudia's kids. She has a son and a daughter, so I made a blue and a red/pink ornament.Design: Red Mitten Collection II- JBW Designs
Pink:
Fabric: 28 ct. Lugana Opalescent "Ivory Shimmer"- Silkweaver
Floss: DMC 4210
Blue:
Fabric: 32 ct. linen Silkweaver Solo
Floss: DMC 121
Both finished as a mitten ornament.
Claudia was thrilled with the exchange!Hugs, Simone

Wishes and a wreath

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On our Dutch "Borduurhoekje" we have this month a "Wishing carrousel". You can wish for something you like and you can fulfill wishes from others. And this morning I found two wishes in the mail!I wished for some WDW floss. Which I received from Willeke:And my second wish was a Gingerbread man or a Nutcracker in any form. Verona granted my wish and made this lovely ornament for me:Isn't he cute???Last week I was visiting Bep and saw this wonderful wreath she has made. And a few days later she showed a totally new one on her blog! I really liked the idea and it's easy to make. So I digged out my scrap fabrics and made myself also a wreath. I love the way it turned out:I finished it this evening so no stitching today.
I'm currently working on Diana's RR. She chose for a Margaret Sherry theme. I remember exactly why I hated MS designs again...Hugs, Simone

Christmas Stocking

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Here's the Christmas Stocking I stitched for DS. This morning I finished it into a stocking and Tijmen was really happy with it! How many days untill Christmas???
Design: Christmas Eve Stocking - Bent Creek
Fabric: 18 ct. Linen Natural Light
Floss: DMC
Finish: Christmas Stocking

Moose

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Isn't he great??? The moose from Tilda:I wanted to make this last year, but than Christmas came too soon ;) So I started this early to make sure it's ready in time.The little fellow doesn't have a name yet... So if you have any good ideas, please let me know.Hugs, SimoneBTW: what do you think of my new Winter-look?

Floss Tag exchange from Marjean

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I just was finished with my previous posting, when I came down and found a package on my doorstep!It was the HOE Floss Tag exchange from Marjean!
Marjean made this wonderful floss tag from a Blackbird Design freebee:She even personalized it!And here is the complete exchange:Don't you just love the socks??? I do! I hope they are big enough, because I've got rather large feet :)Thank you Marjean, for this great exchange!Hugs, Simone

Christmas ornament

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Now that all the stitching and finishing is done for the Christmas exchanges, I can do some ME-stitching again. (Although... today I received Diana's RR for the second round...)Anyway I stitched and finished the Blackbird ornament, from the JCS magazine.
Design: Winter Song - Blackbird Designs, JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2008
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage linen
Floss: DMC and GAST
Finish: ornament.
I'm currently stitching on Bent Creek's Christmas Eve Stocking, for DS. He's encouraging me a lot, so it goes rather fast ;)Hugs, Simone