15. juli 2013

I have a dream......


.....of free hand stitching and cross stitch.
As a teenager I did a lot of cross stitching,
but it seems like ages ago.
Inspiration is everywhere,
like Pinterest, here, here and my collection of
books and Japanese magazines.
 




 
Yesterday I took a step and made
an embroidery sewing case for myself.
So far, so good...




I know - it's the usual mix of vintage, prints and linen,
but I like it.






 
When I visited Stockholm a couple a years ago,
I bought an embroidery book Karins broderier by
 



 
Recently when we visited Malmö
 my hubby gave me Karin's second book
Karin's books are very different from the other
embroidery books, I have, but her books inspire me.
Beside that her work is lovely and true handwork.
The sewing case is inspired by a project
in Karin's latest book.
 



 
... just practicing! It's fun.
Do you like stitching and embroidery
and where do you find your inspiration?
 

 
(...remember that you still have time to join the giveaway)

13 kommentarer:

  1. Sjovt. jeg har også kastet mig over korsstingene. måske du har set lidt af det på instagram? Tænker at jeg skal i gang med pariser billedet snart. knus Marie-Louise

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    1. Nej, det har jeg ikke, men det vil jeg straks gøre. Har du valgt stof og farver til Pariser billedet...?

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  2. Jeg er helt klart mest til korssting og så er jeg vild med at sy med blomstergarn. inspiration får jeg overalt, jeg kan bedst lide broderier i grafiske mønstre og har et virkelig ømt punkt for Edith Hansens arbejde

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    1. Jeg elsker også blomstergarn, Britt.

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    1. Thanks, my friend.

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  4. Elsker broderier, når det altså er andre der broderer dem;0))
    Har desværre ikke tålmodigheden til at gøre det selv, så hellere købe dem på loppis

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    1. ....det gør jeg også, Pia. Måske ender det også med, at jeg indser, at jeg "bare" må nøjes med det...

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  5. hello mette, i have been reading your blog for years , a lurker as the jargon has it, sorry. anyway i'm stepping forward to thank you for your lovely blog, and to ask you a question. did you ever make the yellow quilt ? i made a yellow quilt, you inspired me ! when i saw those yellow scraps it sent me into a frenzy of buying and then stitching and it has been on my daughter's bed these few years. i am now about to make another yellow quilt and i have been drooling over those scraps of yours again - especially the russian doll ! and i wondered, did you ever do it ???? another great scandinavian mystery !
    anyway thank you for the years of inspiration
    susan x

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  6. Meget smukt, Mette. Du kombinerer stof og broderi på sådan en fin måde.

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    1. Tak, jeg ville ønske, at det blev til lidt mere tid ved symaskinen.

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  7. Hi Mette, I stopped by to see what you have been up to., and you always are working with lovely fabric. I have not done anything with my box of goodies that you sent me but when I do you will be the first to get a picture. I still just enjoy going through it. Your embroydery sampling is very nice and I too enjoy hand stitching.

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    1. I'm looking forward to see, what you will end up with from the box!

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