Friday, December 18, 2015

Jileke Love

I based a character from a book I illustrated: "Everything Pink, I Think" on Imke. She was so happy to be the main character, and she gave me a gift of a pink frame which she decorated.  
I made a cross stitch to go with the frame of the little flying creature, the robin, some sea-stars, and the flower, who are all in this book too. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Spirit of the Tree

 A birch tree grew near my Mother's house, in a neighbor's garden. My Mom could see it out of her dining room window, and she loved looking at it in all seasons. Birds sat in it singing their songs, the branches swayed happily in the wind, and the tree grew tall in all the years. 
But one day it was decided that the tree had to be cut down. It was a sad day for everyone who enjoyed the tree.

My Mother requested that I make a stitched portrait of the birch tree to give to her neighbors. I put their children, Yente and Binck playing happily next to the tree, and the familiar blackbirds perched on its branches.

Here is her neighbor Sophia with her stitched tree picture, "The Spirit of the Tree"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Computer Memory

I made this during a time when my computer's memory was being operated on. Poor Eyreequel (my computer) kept freaking out, so we had to add a new brain. He was out of commission for a few days, so I cross stitched a portrait of him and his memory.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love Awakens

"Love Awakens"
Started this during a short stay at St. Luke's hospital

then finished at my Mom's while visiting her.
Inspired by Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"

...owned by Konijn Marshall...