For over twelve years seven women, of which I am one, that know each other through the Dutch Sampler Association "Merkwaardig", come about three times a year together. The oldest of this group is now 85 years and the youngest is not yet fifty years, the other five are in between. We have a group project , admire each other's work and talk a lot. We drink coffee and tea with cake,the hostess provides a delicious lunch and so we are having a good time.Today was one of those days. Our group project - we allways make something for each other - was this time a bookmark. In recent years we've had a lot of projects, such as a friendship sampler, an album amicorum, a pincushion, a miniature sampler, mail art (embroidered envelopes) etc. If you consider that we make 6 pieces of each, it takes two years before we can go another round. Next time, in August of this year, we make the last bookmark. We allready have a new project, this time it's a needle book. Do you want to take a look ?
Mijn boekenlegger voor Lenie
The bookmark I made for Lenie
Klavertje vier als geluksbrenger
Four leaf clover for good luck
Allemaal verschillend, allemaal even mooi
All different, all beautiful
Geborduurd door Adelheid op geperforeerd papier zoals
in de Victoriaanse tijd
Made by Adelheid on perforated paper as in Victorian times
Met lint doorgeweven
With woven ribbon
In het blauw, met lint, bedeltjes en sierrandje
In blue, with ribbon, charms and beautiful edge
Is dit geen schattig lintje?
Isn't this a cute ribbon?
Antiek bord gevuld met speldenkussentjes
Antique plate with pincushions
Gemaakt door mij in de loop der jaren voor Lenie
Made by me over the years for Lenie