woensdag 14 januari 2009

Ready for my swaps, some vintage embroidery and two more free BOMs

This weekend I finally decided how to work out the table runner for the 4 season quilt. I started cutting the pieces, which is quite a lot of work. The pattern is from the Mini quilt book, which I rediscovered after I made my teeny tiny square quilt. There will be some stitchery in it too.
And as you see, there is a book next to all this, which I really want to read. In two weeks I've only read about 20 pages. I am a slow reader, but I don't think it's that ... My blogging friend Dzintra is encouraging me to start reading and my daughter already finished it.

Today I received the name of my secret swap partner for the Sassy/flirty apron swap. I am a bit nervous about this swap.
If you ever plan to make an apron, many, many patterns can be found here and here.

OK, and this is an embroidery I made for my parents in ... 1975! I was wondering if that is vintage. I used to do this quite a lot when I was a teenager, always being busy with all kinds of handcrafts, such as knitting, crochet and making cloths for my Barbie and myself. My oldest sister is a genius in embroidery. If you look at her work, you can hardly tell the back from the front.
And then I found two more BOMs:
1. One is a 10 month BOM called Verandah Views, a very cute stitchery by Willowberry designs. I will probably start this one after I finished the first block of Once upon a time ...
2. Season's of the heart by Sandi. It's a very nice BOM too!
Off to some swap work now! I hope you have a happy day!

14 opmerkingen:

Sarah zei

Simone - look at me - look look

STOP BOM searching or you will get serious UFO stress...


Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries zei

Hi Simone...I'm sure you will be enthralled with New Moon once you are into it. Gorgeous fabric for the apron...thank you for all the sites!!! Wow...I continue to be amazed at the generosity of all these wonderful stitchers...Love Dzintra XX

Sherri zei

So many great things to make! My daughters have both read those Stephanie Meyer books...they're quite addicting from what I've seen...the girls would read late into the night until they finished!

Anoniem zei

I have to agree a little bit with Sarah, stop looking for BOM, but I can put them in my files. So thank you for sharing it with us

Guðrún zei

The best time to read is before you go to sleep :)

Cybele's patch zei

Waar haal je toch al die leuke swaps and BOMs vandaan? Ik durf er niet meer naar te kijken, doe al zoveel en heb al zo weinig tijd. Leuk dat borduurwerk uit 1975.

Lotusblüte zei

Hallo liebe Simone, dankeschön für die Links, da weiß man gar nicht, was man zuerst machen soll *lach* Eine schöne Woche noch für Dich und ich habe Dich nun bei mir verlinkt-hoffe,Du hast nichts dagegen :o)) Eine schöne Woche noch und liebe Grüße von Gaby

Corina zei

Dank je wel, Simon, for your kind words! Please let me know your address, I decide to make an extra "price" for you in my giveaway!

Robyn zei

tee hee...just giggling about what your friend said about BOMS...but there are so many..tee hee
Hey I love your work and sounds like you're up for some fun!
Thanks for popping by and commenting on my scissors thingy...hee hee
hgus to you,
Robyn xx

evonne zei

Hello Simone, Your embroidery looks beautiful and very vintage. I am a little worried that some people might start to call you the "Queen of Swaps" if you keep signing up for them:) I hope you are having a wonderful day. Best Wishes, Evonne xx

clare zei

Thankyou for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway , good luck .
Clares Craftroom


Simone dear, Thank you so much for your kind words... I agree, life is all about the journey we take...
I hope to visit your creative+charming blog again! Continue to use your wonderful talent my dear* ~Blessings*

Anoniem zei

Good Morning Simone, love the fabrics you chose for the apron swap.Don't be nervous.Regards Lyn

simplestitches zei

Hi Simone,
love your vintage embroidery, it's gorgeous!
And if you weren't searching for BOM's, how would the rest of us know where to look? Keep it, and the swaps....

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