It is my day in this 60's/batiks bloghop. First I have to tell you that I wasn't even around in the 60's! I was born in the 80's!! But the 60's are an inspiration to me! In clothes, flare jeans, bold prints!
This mug rug I made last year for a swap, inspired by a VW van.
A year ago I made these pillows with batiks. I decided to make a few extra smaller pillows to go along. Let's hope for a few sunny days in Fall, so that we can use these pillows!!
When Mdm Samm announced a new embroidery blog hop, I knew I had to participate! I love embroidery! 
Baby embroidery

This is little shirt a gift for one of my friends who has had a baby recently. I added a personal touch. The pattern was found on Pinterest. On this stitchery board by Julie are so many cute patterns for all sort of occasions.

Baby embroidery close up

Last blog hop I talked about searching for a new couch and the need for new pillows. The first couch has arrived and this blog hop was a good reason to start on another pillow.

New couch and a new pillow!

When the embroidery patterns arrived, Nana's chair seemed perfect for this. Adding buttons, some fabrics and a knitting basket, instead of  the mannequin next to the chair. I'm quite pleased with it :)

Thank you Debbie for sharing this pattern with us and thanks to Jane and mdm Samm for hosting and being great cheerleaders this blog hop.

Pillow close up 1
Embroidery pillow
Since it is almost summer it was time to make new pillows for my chairs outside.
For the centers I used Passion Lily Fern Green, by Amy Butler, and Blue Rose Garden, by Patricia Bravo. The stripes are made out of a Batik Bali Pop, Kiwiberry.
My cat already claimed one! He always gets the best seats...
I’m entering this project in to the Summer Sewing Contest:

Ellison Lane Quilts
_It has been very quiet here. In the meantime a lot has happened in my home. In December I've ...

... participated in a mug rug swap.


... made a pillow for myself

    (I'm entering this pillow in the Stash Project of the         Month on Clover and Violets blog.)


... made some pillows for a birthday.


... bought a few books!
        a devotional, Our Daily Journal
        an agenda/planner for 2012
        a book about change
        a GREAT book, Copernicus and the Jews, about the separation of church         and faith (I'm already halfway!)
        and a book about decorating, Eline's huis. (it will be translated into                 English in 2012!!)