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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another year is dawning


As the new year blossoms,
may the journey of your life
be fragrant with new opportunities,
your days be bright with new hopes
and your heart be happy with love!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas



I wish you joy all though your holidays,
I wish you good luck that forever stays.
I wish you the love of family and friends,
I wish you happy days that never ever ends.
Merry Christmas to you!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

December

"I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.




'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December."
-   Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing


Friday, November 29, 2013

Home



"Never be the only one,
except, possibly,
in your own home."

-   Alice Walker   

Friday, November 22, 2013

Heart


Shhhh...hear the sweet sound
Listen to your heart singing
dance to the music



 
 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Gift


 
 

Friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold.

The doll is made by my dear Friend Willy go check her blog and the wonderful exhibition of her amazing work


 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

just stitching

we should be careful
Of each other , we schould be kind
While there is still time

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fairy Houses


The sweet and tiny fairy house
Which the deepest woods disguises;
If you find it, please be kind,
And you may get some fairy surprises!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

the traveling goes on and on


Life is a circle that starts at birth
Keeps on growing and spreading away
Searching it seems for some worth
Death being completion to our dismay

A circle can be a lonely thing
No ending on a path in the dark
Lost and endless the wandering
Where you're always alone and apart

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Travelers Blanket



Circles
Surrounded by them,
You wonder which way
they actually turn.


You spin around
in a dizzy haze
Making life follow you
At each turn.




They have no beginning
And no end


 
 

 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yes here she is again


I took here out of the box
to work on here for a bit



The dancing dollies
are dancing again


Sunday, October 13, 2013

after work

some little work for the road
nothing ,s done
so now at home
little stitches
Home

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Home sweet home

back from Lanzarote
we had a lovely holliday
But it is Always good to go home


 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn Sighs

 

"The leaves are green, the nuts are brown,
They hang so high they won't come down.
Leave them alone till frosty weather,
Then they will all come down together."

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Slowly

The Elephant is Slow to Mate

  by D. H. Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast,
     is slow to mate;
he finds a female, they show no haste
     they wait

for the sympathy in their vast shy hearts
     slowly, slowly to rouse
as they loiter along the river-beds
     and drink and browse

and dash in panic through the brake
     of forest with the herd,
and sleep in massive silence, and wake
     together, without a word.

So slowly the great hot elephant hearts
     grow full of desire,
and the great beasts mate in secret at last,
     hiding their fire.

Oldest they are and the wisest of beasts
     so they know at last
how to wait for the loneliest of feasts
     for the full repast.

They do not snatch, they do not tear;
     their massive blood
moves as the moon-tides, near, more near
     till they touch in flood.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15346#sthash.iq1RfPGQ.dpuf
 
little stiches on a lazy sunday
love entwined
 
 

The Elephant is Slow to Mate

  by D. H. Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast,
     is slow to mate;
he finds a female, they show no haste
     they wait

for the sympathy in their vast shy hearts
     slowly, slowly to rouse
as they loiter along the river-beds
     and drink and browse

and dash in panic through the brake
     of forest with the herd,
and sleep in massive silence, and wake
     together, without a word.

So slowly the great hot elephant hearts
     grow full of desire,
and the great beasts mate in secret at last,
     hiding their fire.

Oldest they are and the wisest of beasts
     so they know at last
how to wait for the loneliest of feasts
     for the full repast.

They do not snatch, they do not tear;
     their massive blood
moves as the moon-tides, near, more near
     till they touch in flood.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15346#sthash.iq1RfPGQ.dpuf
 

The Elephant is Slow to Mate

  by D. H. Lawrence
The elephant, the huge old beast,
     is slow to mate;
he finds a female, they show no haste
     they wait

for the sympathy in their vast shy hearts
     slowly, slowly to rouse
as they loiter along the river-beds
     and drink and browse

and dash in panic through the brake
     of forest with the herd,
and sleep in massive silence, and wake
     together, without a word.

So slowly the great hot elephant hearts
     grow full of desire,
and the great beasts mate in secret at last,
     hiding their fire.

Oldest they are and the wisest of beasts
     so they know at last
how to wait for the loneliest of feasts
     for the full repast.

They do not snatch, they do not tear;
     their massive blood
moves as the moon-tides, near, more near
     till they touch in flood.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15346#sthash.iq1RfPGQ.dpuf

Friday, September 20, 2013

With love

a present For a special person


after a long talk this little heart quilt

Love that is fragile as a butterfly
that lands in your palm
with a glittering of color
and with trust that you will care
Allowing them freedom
to spread wings in the air
When they are deperate for warmth
a heart staying open
Closing a fist
a soul will be broken
Caring enough
to keep hands open
 Waiting and watching
as love only can

 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Feeling






I have that “Friday feeling”,
I think you know the one.
The weekend is upon us,
Let’s go and have some fun
 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Second Hand Shop



Down in the grasses
Where the grasshoppers hop
And the katydids quarrel
And the flutter-moths flop --

Down in the grasses
Where the beetle goes "plop"
An old withered fairy
Keeps a second-hand shop.

She sells lost thimbles
For Fairy milk pails
And burnt-out matches
For fence posts and rails.

She sells stray marbles
To bowl on the green,
And bright scattered beads
For the crown of the queen.

Oh, Don't feel badly
Over things that you lose
Like spin tops or whistles
Or dolls buckled shoes;

They may be things that
Fairy folk can use:

For down in the grasses
Where the grasshoppers hop
A withered old fairy
Keeps a second-hand shop.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

September



Full grown fruits
And fully blossomed flowers
You see in September!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Zomaar op Zondag


Ja je ziet het goed 
de rand ,,
er af gehaald en aan de slag met
Kant

Yes you see it right
the edge, t had to take off and get to work with
Lace



al heel lang op mijn verlang lijstje staan
en nu toch echt begonnen

has long been on my wish list
and now really begun
 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Love Entwined

the middel piece of the quilt is ready
this al new to me
and it is a puzzle

I embroidered the dots
 I just love to have embroidery in my quilts




To be entwined in your love
that is all I desire
To be rocked in your arms
that is the height of my ambition today
the joyous day of your return
 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Hello again







Well.......I haven't been here in a long time.
 I will be posting some work here.
 I am glad to be back.
  Peace and Love to you All.



Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”  
Well I wil Try to make this quilt


 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hope

 
Hope is a strange invention --
A Patent of the Heart --
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out -- 

Of this electric Adjunct
Not anything is known
But its unique momentum
Embellish all we own --


by Emily Dickinson


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekendje Weg

nou daar hing ze dan in het karren museum in Essen  Belgie
mijn werkje ,,Moeder aarde ,,
ze heeft erg slecht weer doorstaan veel sneeuw en harde wind
maar er hing nog veel meer hoor

van wie het allemaal was weet in niet meer wat me aansprak heb ik op de foto gezet






Er waren 5 lokaties waar kunst was te zien
Allemaal erg mooi en zo goed verzorgd
maar de laatste plek die ik bezocht  was echt heel erg mooi
Daar hing werk van
Mirjam Pet Jacobs


haar werk is mij niet onbekend en ik heb er van genoten
Ze was er zelf ook en dat is altijd heel erg leuk kun je haar zelf vragen stellen .

 en een voor mij onbekende maar met zo mooi werk
Dionne Swift



ik was zwaar onder de indruk
Ook Dionne was zelf aan wezig heel erg leuk,

twee leuke dames die prachtige werken maken
al met al een heel geslaagd weekendje in   Essen colors of afrika 








Monday, April 01, 2013

April

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."
-  Mark Twain 



Sunday, March 24, 2013

on a cold sunday



 I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Treasure


a wonderful ful day
a class with Susan Dahlberg.
at Afkes



If I could save time in a bottle,
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save everyday till eternity passes away




Just to spend them with you.
If I could make days last forever,
If words could make wishes come true,




I'd save everyday like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Longing For Spring




Once a day and sometimes more
I look out my day dream door
To see if spring is out there yet
I'm really anxious, but mustn't fret.

I see the snow a melting down
and lots of mud and slush around
I know the grass will surely sprout
and birds and flowers will come about.

But why oh why does it take so long?
I'm sure the calendar can't be wrong.
Sunshine fills my heart with cheer
I wish that spring were really here.

Soon mother nature will sound the alarm
Wake up! get dressed, turn on your charm
Winter's gloom has gone its way
It's Spring! It's Spring! Oh Happy Day!
 
Edna T. Helberg :

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Take Time



Take the time to do some stitching
for the Alchemy class
It goes slow but it goes