June 28, 2009

Pea story, a cyclus.






I made this embroidery when i was about 18
i think, can't remember exactly.
Likely the pattern was taken from Ariadne,
and depicting a pea cyclus. My intention was
to make a table cloth but i still have to make
the hem... Maybe later :-)




This is me, involuntarily dressed as a white pea,
with my dad and grandparents.
In the background some beanpoles.




These are my grandparents again, 17 years
later. They haven't change much, except my
grandpa has shrunken a bit.
I took this photo when i was in art school, you
can see i was not a big talent, almost every photo
i made that time was out of focus, but for me
this pic has a sentimental value because this was the
last summer they lived in their house with the
big garden. My grandma always had sweet peas
in the garden, as far as i can remember next to
that big concrete flowerbox. In the background you
can see again some beanpoles.

24 comments:

  1. wat een prachtig en fijn werk. ik hou zo van de resultaten van zo'n fijn borduurwerk met plantenmotiefjes, maar heb het geduld niet het te maken. Wat een leuk verhaal over de erwten erbij. Doet me terugdenken aan het grote huis van mijn eigengrootouders met de superlange, maar relatief smalle tuin. Met de appelboom, vol appels, meer dan de helft viel rot op de grond, we tennisten er dan mee, of fietsetn erover, mert de kleine fietskes uit 't "vélokot" . Goh, waar is de tijd, al m'n ooms nog jongemannen, en wij zo klein, alsof er nooit iets zou veranderen...

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  2. vermiljoen, je maakt me helemaal nostalgisch

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  3. moemoe had ook altijd peultjes. wij zaten vaak met zo'n molentje boontjes te snijden. en dan zei moemoe 'erwtjes peulen' wat ik lang verstond als 'erwtjes speulen' ('spelen' dus) en dan zei ik 'erwtje, erwtje, ik ben een erwtje' hihi mooi weer renilde

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  4. ha ha, mieke, eigenlijk zie je er nog altijd een beetje als een erwtje uit :D

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  5. Lovely work Renilde, as usuall :)

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  6. just gorgeous x

    your grandparents are cute!
    my grandma always grew sweetpeas too...i remember they used to wrap around the gate to the veggi garden. thanks for the lovely memory : )

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  7. I love old photos and your embroidery is just amazing - they really are just beautiful, Renilde. I'm also astounded at how your story links with my childhood too! My grandparents had a fabulous garden full of bean poles and sweet peas in every colour imaginable! I used to love going there. Thanks for this - very special :) K

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  8. Wow you did this!? It's so beautiful, I love how pea plants look, I'm growing some and enjoy taking photos etc.. but it's really good for embroidery too now I realise! Very well done!

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  9. beautiful! i so love the weaving of your family in with your embroidery - beautiful photos of the little white pea and the black and white bean poles. once again you have made my day a little brighter:)

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  10. i love that embroidery! my snap peas are in full bloom and you've really captured the same curling and reaching essence that they have. so so beautiful!

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  11. I just discovered your blog, and as I have been doing cross stitching for a while now I find your photos totally inspirational!

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  12. Lovely work - I really like the motif! I've also left projects for years and years, and then the right day comes and one finishes it.

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  13. Wat mooi...zo gaat alles wat je maakt, vaak over je eigen leven. Ook wanneer je werkt met naald en draad. De combinatie met de foto's zijn prachtig....

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  14. Thank you for your visit!
    Your Blog is great,I'm very happy to have met you!

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  15. love your site and work.Thank you for sharing.

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  16. so beautiful! it would make a nice dress :)

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  17. your blog is absolutely beautiful - i will link to you.

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  18. Wat een prachtig verhaal en zo mooi bij elkaar, het borduurwerk en de foto's.
    Ik vind veel je werk mooi en het maakt me nieuwsgierig...
    Sinds dit jaar heb ik een plukabnnement bij een bloementuin en elke keer mogen (móeten) we lathyrus plukken en dat is geen straf!

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  19. I just discovered your blog, and I think you make beautiful things! I will link to your blog on my site.

    I also liked the pics of some of the things your mother had made, the samples in woven material. I'm into fabric printing these days, but I also knit. Now I want to start embroidering too, after seeing your work... and weaving.. Oh my..

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  20. wow mooi zeg!
    even een zoompje eraan en gebruiken :)

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  21. your work is gorgeous! from today and from when you were 18. Really! Wow!!

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  22. Your embroidery is Beautiful! and I love sweet peas. It is winter in Australia now so that really brightened my day!

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  23. your pea embroidery is very pretty. Did you do that by hands?

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