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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{2 Bloggers I Admire}

During the last couple of years it is with pleasure that I have been reading and admiring several ladies that create exceptional handwork. The economy is in a downward spiral but hand-work is on the rise again, including sewing. This is a good thing, as there are so many women with golden hands. Two of those ladies with golden hands I like to introduce to you here. It is Ayu from the blog White & Roses. Ayu is from Bali, Indonesia and lives in Rome, Italy. She is an artist in creating ribbon roses. Dana from Lambs and Ivy Designs from my own state of Georgia, USA also creates lovely ribbon roses. One day we certainly will meet in person!
Look at Ayu's Big Sew-On Purse in pink linen here.
Don't you LOVE those real looking roses and the French knot embroidery on the linen fabric?
One can envy such talent...
Already before I did show you some ribbon work from Dana; Lambs and Ivy Designs.
These violets she made for me...
On Dana's blog you find roses and even Poinsettias she does for this season.

Two super talented ladies and no doubt they will bring joy to many who appoint them for some special ribbon embroidery work to be used for pivot moments in their lives.

Related links:
Ribbon Embroidery from Ayu's blog: White & Roses 
{Blogger Friend Dana Created These Lovely Ribbon Violets!} Dana's work from Lambs and Ivy Designs
Lambs and Ivy Designs Dana's Etsy shop  and Lambs and Ivy Designs Ribbonwork on Pinterest


  1. wow! both are beautiful creations. very talented women!

  2. Hola Mariette, hermosas creaciones ! Ambas damas son talentosas y sus trabajos son admirables! Abrazos , Rose Marie

  3. Such pretty things Mariette!
    Wishing you a very happy week!
    xo Catherine

  4. Beautiful flowers and such talent. I paid these ladies a visit too. :)

  5. Dearest MAriette,
    thank you for telling us about those Ladies! they are so talented and their work is beautiful!
    Have a happy week,
    love and hugs,

  6. The bag is exquisite - how much work has gone into both those items I can't imagine.

    Golden Hands - what a lovely phrase.

    Thank you for sharing Mariette.

  7. Liebe Mariette,
    da hast du wirklich zwei außergewöhnliche Talente entdeckt. Ich habe die Bändchenstickerei selbst mal versucht, allerdings mit wenig Erfolg. Deine Veilchen sind schon ganz toll.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  8. Liebe Mariette,

    prachtvoll - wie immer.

    Sonnige Grüße


  9. Lieve Mariette,
    Ja er zijn heel veel mooie blogs, deze zijn ook zo mooi, wat ene leuke dingen maken mensen vaak. Zo eluk dat hartje in eht gras. Bedankt nogmaals voor je advies en commentaar. Al wat beter?

    Love from France

  10. lavori meravigliosi!!!!!!!!! complimenti Lory

  11. Dearest Mariette,
    I always admire who has such talent. Both of them surely has wonderful handcrafts talrnt. You're one of them♡♡♡
    Hope your week is wonderful, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    ps> Finally starting to comment,whew. Visiting father (he is ok at the moment) and husband finding things he can do some thing inside of our old house like painting the rails. Needs me to fetch things and all; pros and cons, p;)

  12. What beautiful handicrafts they make and your purple flowers are so lovely. I'll look in on their blogs.


  13. Truly gifted ladies! There is nothing more precious and meaningful than creations from the heart, made with human hands. Many blessings...C. (HHL)

  14. Che meravigliosi lavori cara Mariette e tu sei una persona molto speciale e generosa a pubblicizzare queste amiche!
    Un grande abbraccio dall'Italia

  15. Cara Mariette!Che brave queste signore!Che belle creazioni!Lo so che hai un po' di Italia nel cuore!Anche soffio ,ti mando unpo' di Italia!baci,baci,Rosetta

  16. Bravissime queste signore,dalle mani d'oro!!
    Le creazioni fatte con il cuore e con le proprie mani,sono speciali!!
    Un bacio cara amica,scusa se non riesco più a passare tanto spesso!!

  17. Thank you for the introduction, Mariette. I just love meeting new bloggers through other bloggers whom I follow! <3

  18. Hello my dear friend Mariette,
    Your friends are really talented, they make such beautiful work of art, they have a gift and people around them are very lucky to get some of their creations.

    Thanks for your nice and kind words in my blog, and I agree completely with you when you said in my post where I talk about Veterans Day; that young people nowadays don't appreciate the sacrifices other people have made in order to live in a better world, very sad but true.

    I couldn't come to visit you before because my husband and I were still out of town. Today I just started to catch up.

    Send you a big hug my dear friend

  19. Dearest Mariette,
    Unexpected post for me, apologize for being late.
    I couldn't reach my blog for over 2 days because my kids have fever.

    Hick hick ....I 'am so honored by you.. friends and especially you Mariette.You are so kindly and generous ever.

    Thank you so much for posting my handy-made.
    I don't know how to Thank you.

    Happy to find also the creativity of Dana.

    Wishing you a great day
    Love to you

  20. So...Wonderful,Mariette!


  21. Sono bravissime queste signore. Un abbraccio cara


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