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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello and My Start


My name is Anne Marieke, I'm from the Netherlands, 46 years old, a translator, living with my partner Marcel and our four cats Elvis, Minty, Kruimel (meaning 'crumb' in Dutch) and Luna ('moon' in Spanish).

I fell in love with this project as soon as I laid my eyes on it. I guess I got to it rather late, but it is never too late to start!

These are some of the materials I have chosen on top of what I will be using from my stash.

There is not yet a lot to see, but those stitching this project will know that the stitcheries are quite time-consuming, but so much fun to stitch!

Only a small part of the border for block 1 got done so far, but now that I have chosen my colours (it took me forever to find the right greens to go with my fabrics) it will go a bit faster.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Thank you, Perri, for letting me join in the fun.


  1. This is so pretty and you are making great progress. I haven't even started mine yet. Get the book out and admire it greatly - but haven't traced a single stitchery design. I have my base material and that's it. So, don't feel too far behind - some are even further behind!! Welcome

  2. its looking great Anne,well done

  3. hello Anne Marieke...
    nice to see another Dutch girl is making the vignette I love your colours too.
    you can see wonderful vignettes from quilters al over the worldhere. Thanks, Leanne and Perri who made this possible

  4. Lindos bordados.
    Blog mto caprichado.
    Sou seguidora.

  5. Your block is looking very beautiful, such pretty colours!

  6. Well, you may be starting late, but you certainly made up for it with beautiful stitching. Just lovely. Makes me want to stitch. Tonight I will pull out my embroidery project, and I'll think of you! Please come visit my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm brand new, but have lots of really fun things planned to share with everyone. I hope to see you and your friends there! So nice to meet you!!!!

  7. Thanks for the lovely welcome, everyone!

    I've been away to the Orkney Islands in Scotland, but back to stitching again now.

    It is so lovely to see all the versions of this project on this blog.