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top prev next bottom Hobby Pictures of Jeannette

Jeannette's neeldepoint hobby takes place throughout the whole year, i.e. on a lounger in the warm sun or on her recliner in front of the fireplace. She does it one cross-stitch at a time, but hundreds of hours later beautiful pieces are the results. Most of her works are "counted cross-stitch", i.e. the pattern is printed on paper with a specific symbol for each colour and she has to make the cross stitches on a clean canvas. She first has to find the center off the canvas and then start counting from that reference point. It would drive Pieter absolutely nuts (which he is already according to others), but Jeannette finds it relaxing. Here are some examples of her handy work. All sizes are expressed in width X height.

Making pictures of framed needlepoint works is a challenge to say the least. The "pixels" of the cross-stitches and the pixels of the digital camera can create strange superimposed patterns. Then there is glare and reflections. Blame it on me if Jeannette's needlepoint works don't look perfect, because in reality they are perfect.

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No picture availableFuture Plans:
Our house Pieter to take a digital picture of our house and translate it into a counted cross-stitch pattern.
No picture availableWorks in Progress:
Porch with rocker (started Feb-2003, 9" x 12") Candamar designs Inc (Dufferin Crafts) kit 51147
Winter in DenmarkWinter in Denmark (Aug-2002 to Dec-2008, 118cm x 45cm) Eva Rosenstand kit 12-793.
Doll in blue dressDoll in blue dress (started Nov-2001, finished Sep-2002, 32cm x 42cm) Verachtert (Belgium) kit 45.601. Framed by Pieter.
Spring in DenmarkSpring in Denmark (started Sep-2001, completed May-2002, 118cm x 45cm) Eva Rosenstand kit 12-544. Framed by Pieter.
Delft Blue TileDelft Blue Tile (2001, 5½" x 5½", framed by Pieter 10" x 10")
Kittens and BirdsKittens and Birds (2001, 13" x 8½", framed by Pieter 22" x 17")
Fall in DenmarkFall in Denmark (2000, 16" x 44½", framed by Pieter 29" x 57", 468 hours) Eva Rosenstand kit 12-835.
Doll in Red DressDoll in red dress (1999, 15" x 15½", framed by Pieter 22½" x 23") Verachtert (Belgium) kit 45.603.
WeaverWeaver (1999, 8" round, framed 14" x 14")
Doll in green dressDoll in green dress (1998 & 1999, 32cm x 42cm, framed 22½" x 23") Verachtert (Belgium) kit 45.602.
Actually made two of these. One for ourselves and one for our daughter-in-law.
NetherlandsNetherlands (1998, 27" x 28", framed by Pieter 33" x 35")
Kitten and BearKitten and Bear (1997, 15" x 12", framed by Pieter 23½" x 20½")
AfricaAfrica (1997, 23" x 24", framed by Pieter 34" x 35")
Summer in DenmarkSummer in Denmark (1996, 45½" x 18½", framed by Pieter 56½" x 29½", 464 hours) Eva Rosenstand kit 12-724.
JanuaryJanuary (1996, 9" x 13½", framed by Pieter 15" x 19½")
Months February to NovemberMonths February to November (1995, 36" x 19½", hanging from rod)
HydrangeaHydrangea (1995, 6" x 7", framed 11½" x 12½")
Dutch Farm House -- set of 6Dutch Farm House -- set of 6 (1993, 6" x 5½", framed 10½" x 9½")
Dutch Windmill -- set of 2Dutch Windmill -- set of 2 (1993, 7" x 18½", framed 11" x 24")
SquirrelSquirrel (1993, 15" x 16", framed 21½" x 22½")
Stranger headStranger head (1993, 6" x 8", framed 10½" x 12½") Eva Rosenstand kit 12-714. "Stranger" was the name of our cat who came to us as a stray in Houston in 1982. She adopted us, and have travel with us to The Netherlands, South Africa and Canada where she died in 1996.
Five Dutch WindmillsFive Dutch Windmills (1992, 6" x 40½", framed 16" x 50½")
Three NeedlepointsThree Needlepoints (1991)
Made in the warm sun next to our swimming pool in Durban, South Africa.
Peter RabbitPeter Rabbit (1991, 30cm x 40cm)
Another work complete in between basking in the sun and cool swims in our pool in South Africa.
Stranger sittingStranger sitting (1991, 8" x 11", framed 13" x 16")
Alphabet 2Alphabet 2 (1991, 19½" x 14½", framed 22½" x 17½")
Cat on SofaCat on Sofa (1991, 10" x 7½", framed 16" x 13½")
BoatBoat (1991, 10" x 13", framed 20" x 23")
Mountain GorillaMountain Gorilla (1990/91, 6½" x 9", framed 11" x 14")
Twelve MonthsTwelve Months 1 (1990) Made for 25th wedding anniversary of Jeannette's sister Yvonne.
Cat on ChairCat on Chair (1990, 9" x 10", framed 16" x 17")
Six Party CatsSix Party Cats (1990, 14½" x 14½", framed 22½" x 22½")
KittenKitten (1990, 5" x 7", framed 11" x 13")
Small Tile -- set of 2Small Tile -- set of 2 (1990's, 3" x 3", framed 5" x 5")
Swan -- set of 2Swan -- set of 2 (1990's, 7½" x 5½", framed 8½" x 6½")
HummingbirdHummingbird (1986/87, 13" x 17", framed 19" x 23")
PatternsPatterns (1980's, 16½" x 13½", framed 18" x 15")
WindmillWindmill (1980's, 11½" x 15½", framed by Pieter 15" x 19")
Alphabet 1Alphabet 1 (1980's, 11½" x 15½", framed 12½" x 16½")
TexasTexas (1980's, 12" x 9", framed by Pieter 15" x 12")
Mother and ChildMother and Child (1980's, 12" x 15")
't Loo (Dutch Queen's palace)'t Loo (Dutch Queen's palace) (????, 7" x 5", framed 11½" x 9½")
Bell-pull with BirdsBell-pull with Birds (????, 6" x 47")
Assorted Decorative PillowsAssorted Decorative Pillows (????)
Christmas HouseChristmas House (2001, 5" x 18½", framed by Pieter 8" x 22")
No picture available Christmas Stockings -- set of 4 (2000/2001) Made for a friend.
Alphabet 4 (1995, 7½" x 10", framed by Pieter 11½" x 14")
Alphabet 3 (1995, 7½" x 10", framed by Pieter 12½" x 15")
Farm Courtyard (1994, 50 cm x 65 cm) Eva Rosenstand kit 12-710. Made as wedding gift for Jeannette's niece Jolanda.
Twelve Months 2 (1991) Made for 25th wedding anniversary of Jeannette's sister Leny.
Saying (1980's, 9½" x 12")
At least 20 other works. Hanging in the homes of relatives and friends.

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