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  • Heart Quilt

    23 septembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Maybe some of you are remembering the free Coeur Romantique by Reflets de Soie which I stitched for a Quilt project in our Sampler RR group. http://romyaustria.over-blog.com/article-492185.html Nine stitcher are participating. Every of us stitched one...

  • Autumn walking tour

    25 septembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today we had a wonderful autumn Sunday with bright sunshine!! Perfect for a walking tour to the alpine pastures. There are several mountains and alpine pastures around our little town, so we started to a walking tour and it was really wonderful. We walked...

  • French books

    27 septembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Finally my new ordered French books arrived. I really like them. Especially in the Petits Cadeaux Brodes I found a lot if inspirations and new ideas. Especially I like the Sac été: And I found some ideas for using linen bands, which I have a lot in my...

  • Ornaments

    03 octobre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I just found a perfect place to display the ornaments I got in exchanges. I started to hang them on a bell in our floor near the door to our living room, and it really looks lovely. And so I always see them and are remembering on my stitching friends....

  • Freebie Exchange

    03 octobre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I got my wonderful freebie for the freebie exchange which Tracey stitched for me!! I absolutely love it!! She stitched for me "Dear Friend" by Brightneedle. The front and back are stitched one over one, and Tracey did a gorgeous job on the finishing....

  • fabric

    12 octobre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I received my order from the Kunst & Vliegwerk onlineshop in the Netherlands. I ordered some fabric samples for linen. So I received try outs for 30, 36, 40, 48 and 55 count. No idea if I ever will stitch on the higher counts, but now I have them...

  • Friendship Quilt

    20 octobre 2005 ( #Friendship Quilt )

    Finally I started assembling the first two squares for my Cross Stitch Quilt. It took about three years to find the perfect technique how to do this. I was looking for a way to finish each square separately, so that the quilt will be finished always and...

  • Traditional Austrian cross stitch

    25 octobre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I want to show you a piece of traditional Austrian cross stitch. In 1887 in my little hometown there was opened a school for homeindustrie, where young women were thought in needlework. Especially for embroider table clothes, curtains,............This...

  • back to the roots

    26 octobre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    When I posted my last article about the Austrian cross stitch, I remembered a project I started some years ago. My goal was to create an Austrian Spot Sampler, totally designed by myself, but in the spirit of the old Austrian stitchings in my region....

  • Surprise in the mail!!!

    31 octobre 2005 ( #Friendship Quilt )

    Today I got a package from Catherine abc. I really was curiously to open it, because I didn´t expect to receive anything from France!!!!??? And look what she sent to me!!! A wonderful square for my friendship quilt, and some other extra goodies!!! Isn´t...

  • my stitching for the Redwork Exchange

    07 novembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Finally my Redwork Exchange arrived in US. I stitched an Austrian pattern and finished it as a little burse. I´m really happy that it arrived and I hope the recipient will like it. Now I just remembered that I´ll recieve something in return too :-). As...

  • My redwork exchange from Tracey!

    08 novembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Just I got my package with the redwork exchange! Once again Tracey was my exchange partner :-)!! Hope she will not become totally tired in stitching for me :-)!! She stitched a Blackbird Design with Gentle Art Sampler Thread (cherry bark) on 32 ct antique...

  • Ouvrage de Dames Catalogue

    11 novembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Yesterday evening I found some time to take a closer look to the French Catalogoue, and I really have to say it was worth the money. It´s really a pleasure viewing all the pictures of the old needlework tools, scissors, buttons, pinkeeps, ...................

  • my quilt is growing!

    19 novembre 2005 ( #Friendship Quilt )

    and today I put two more squares to my friendship quilt. Okay, it´s really a mini quilt - but I think four squares are a quilt and now it´s great enough to display it on a little children chair. Here´s the front and the back of the quilt Maybe one day...

  • Birthday present

    06 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I got my Birthday present from Ann Maree in Australia. I was a naughty girl and couldn´t resist to open my package a few days before my birthday :-)!! Ann Maree stitched for me a lovely needleroll and included some lovely extra goodies! Do you know...

  • Chatelaine Mystery IX

    09 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I started some of the big Chatelaine Mandala Gardens (Watergarden, Taj Mahal and Egyptian Garden) and didn´t make progress on them the last months. So slowly they were on the way to become UFOs. But after I spent some days on vacation in an oriental region...

  • a Christmas package!!

    16 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I got a wonderful Christmas package from Rachel. And if you know me, I never can resist to open my packages earlier :-)!! Rachel sent me Amy Mitten silks which I always wanted to try but never got the opportunity to buy them, wonderful silk ribbons...

  • Christmas stitching

    17 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I stitched "Oh Christmas Tree" by Drawn Thread and finished it as an ornament. I stitched it for a Christmas exchange and now that I heard the recipient received it I can post a picture. It´s stitched with silks on 36 count linen and it really was a fun...

  • Christmas surprise in the mail!!

    20 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Today I got a wonderful Chritmas package from my dear stitching friend Laurie. She sent the most loveliest, tiniest, cutest, prettiest Christmas Stockings I ever saw!!! I love them!! Can´t wait to decorate our Christmas Tree. Usually in Austria the tree...

  • Watergarden WIP or UFO???

    22 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I used the last month of the year to do some progress on Watergarden by Chatelaine. I´m still up to 18 Wips, and when I´m doing a little progress on my different WIPs I think they are not called UFOs :-)!! Soon the Christmas holidays will begin and I...

  • decorating the tree

    23 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I just pulled out all my items for decorating the tree tomorrow. DH really brought the most beautiful tree today. I´m really satisfied with his selection! I have a wide range of Christmas decoration for the tree, mainly glas balls in the different colours....

  • the last new start for 2005

    26 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    Yesterday I had a new start. I started Catherine Agnes by Indigo Rose. I totally forgot how funny and fast this Indigo Rose designs are to stitch. Here´s my progress after day 1. I think I´ll stitch on this till it´s finished. So hopefully it will become...

  • Shaker Box

    29 décembre 2005 ( #romyaustria )

    I just looked again at my first Shaker Box. I always was admiring the Boxes when I saw them on the web. My friend Laurie helped me to buy a special one for a special project. The top of the box is a solied piece of wood. It´s from a cherry tree, downed...

  • Happy New Year!!!

    01 janvier 2006 ( #romyaustria )

    Happy New Year!!! Ein glückliches Neues Jahr!!! A new year, a new game, a new WIP??? :-) !!! After a wonderful night of celebrations the New Year, I think it´s time to set some stitching goals for 2006!! At the end of December I had 18 WIPs. I think now...

  • a new start!!

    06 janvier 2006 ( #romyaustria )

    I was looking for a small sampler to start for my sampler wall. But I couldn´t resist to start the new (big) Mystery Quaker sampler offered by Martina. Looks like I´m fond in Mysteries :-). I just finished page one and so far I´m happy how it comes along....

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