donderdag 4 juni 2009

Long long time ago

Hello everyone! It has been quite a while since I last added some news to my blog. Things have been a bit busy and out of the usual around here. Laura finished her final exams on Tuesday and her results will be in on June 18th. Ger went to the three day pop concert Pinkpop, where even Bruce Springsteen gave a concert. Then, Thijme returned early this morning (4.30 am!) from the now legendary soccer match Cambuur - Roda JC (his favorite club). And it was worth it all. Roda won after having to take panilties.
And me. Well, I've been busy with this and that, such as stitching, quilting, visiting my parents, going to my favorite quilt shop The Log Cabin, some gardening and reading. I finished the hilarious novel 'The Undomenstic Goddess' by Sophie Kinsella and started 'The Secret Lives of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd. A very touching story.

I finished my first Leanne's House block together with Jutta. This month we will be working on our second one.



For Sarah I made this bag for our flower swap. The stitchery pattern is by the German designer Ursula Schertz. She makes wonderful happy projects! As soon as I have more time, I want to make this stitchery quilt for myself.


I finished my 5th block of the Verandah Views.

This block I will be making 20 times for the Summer Block Swap. In return I will receive 20 other blocks in one color family per block. The pattern for this block is fun and easy to make. For a tutorial see here.


And look at this lovely letter I received from my 8 year old niece Lieselot today. This really made my day! If you click on the picture you can see that she used another color for every line she wrote. Thank you, dear sweet Lieselot!
I have also been working on the second border of the Spring Fling Round Robin 3 and the Christmas in July swap. No pictures that I can share with you yet, until it is all posted and received.

Finally I want to share this quote with you:

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Frederick Keonig

29 opmerkingen:

Stephanie zei

I think your niece may have a future in the arts. She apparently loves color. You have been busy with pretty projects.

Herzblatt zei

Hi Simone,
wow....you are very busy and have got a lot of interesting things around you because of the children.
Could you imagine a life without them???
I also have different things every day that happen.....wonderful, interesting, exciting,sometimes sad experiences all the time and I am sure that keep us young and fit!
I love your first Leanne's House block!!!
The bag is so sweet!!
Hughs
Iris

blackanna zei

Liebe Simone,
Dein 1. LH Block ist ja schön geworden! Und ich erkenne da ein paar bekannte Stöffchen ;)
Die Gartenfeen habe ich hier auch noch liegen. Die warten auch schon auf Vollendung ;))
Ganz liebe Grüße
Monika

Guute zei

Je bent erg naarstig! En de BOM van Leanne Beasley heb ik ook met heel veel plezier gemaakt. Je stofjes zijn ook prachtig!

Sherri zei

Wow...you certainly have been busy! I love all of your beautiful stitcheries and block! I just read The Secret Life of Bees at the beginning of the year...I loved it! Now I'm enjoying very much The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society! Have a wonderful day!

Terry zei

Hi Simone! Life sure can get busy sometimes! I've read "The Secret Life of Bees" and loved it. I recently saw the movie too, although the book was better in my opinion. Your Leanne's House block looks beautiful! I'm still stitching the chickens for VV but hope to finish it tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy your day! :0)

Jo in TAS zei

The bag you made for Sarah is so cute!

Cybele's patch zei

Schattig he, zo'n kinderbrief.
Simone, wat heb je weer veel gedaan deze week. Je borduurwerk is allemaal even mooi. De Leanne's House gaat echt prachtig worden. De ras is trouwens ook heel goed gelukt.

Sarah zei

My you have been productive!

Now Laura can relax and get herself ready for her move!

Sew Useful Designs zei

All beautiful, Simone! :-)

I love finding out about designers all across the globe, and its good to see different shops too... thank you for the links!

Your bag is stunning, and your work is so neat and perfect! Thank you for sharing - and for the inspirational quote!

Hugs! Vikki :-) xx

Satu zei

Happy you are back after a while and show us all your beautiful works;) They are lovely!

Linda zei

you have been sooo busy as always Simone I am always so impressed with how much you manage to do. The stitcheries are so beautfiul

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
jaaa, da ist er: dein 1. Block LH!!!! Und soooo schön!!!! Ich gratuliere dir ganz herzlich zur Vollendung des 1. Blocks.
Deine Tasche ist ganz zauberhaft geworden, die Stickereien von Frau Schertz gefallen auch mir, und dein Hintergrundstoff ist so witzig, viele kleine Punkte und winzige Blümchen sind zu erkennen, das Sticken hat sicherlich viel Spaß gemacht.
Dein erster Block für den Summer Block Swap hat wunderschöne Farben, nur gut, dass das Nähen dieser Blöckchen sehr einfach ist.
Deine Hühnchen und auch der Brief von Lieselot, soooo süüüß!
Ich freue mich, dass du, deine Kinder und auch dein Mann so aktive Menschen sind, aber ich könnte keine 3 Tage lang ein Konzert besuchen, da wäre ich total k.o. ...... und bis 4.30 h kann ich auch nicht aufbleiben ..... früher ging das .... heute nicht mehr!
Ein schönes Wochenende für dich und deine Familie, vielen Dank für die schönen Fotos und Gedanken,
deine Jutta

Micki zei

You have been very busy indeed. The stitchery bag turned out gorgeous. Glad that you found time to post. I enjoyed this!
Micki

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Your Leanne's House block is just gorgeous!!I love the stitched bag you made - you have been very roductive .

Handmade by Mai zei

Hallo bezige bij, Je creatie's zien er weer erg mooi uit. En alweer een tas gemaakt...leuk!

Notjustnat zei

I love your Leanne's House blocks. Love the colours you used in the block and the bag is cute

Francien zei

Zooo...Simone....ben al weer een hele tijd aan het snuffelen op je blog...zo leuk...zodat ik nu maar eens een reactie plaats...wat een schitterende creaties maak je zeg.....en je hebt me gelijk geinspireerd met de stitchery en ik heb gelijk wat besteld bij Ursula...ik doe wel simpel beginnen want ik heb het alleen nog maar geprobeerd....die kleine stiksteekjes die jij doet zullen nog wel veel bloed zweet en geen tranen kosten hoor...begin dan gewoon weer opnieuw als ik het niet mooi vind...kom zeker vaker op je blog langs als je het goedvind..
groetjes Francien ( de Klerk...lol)

Dzintra Ingrid zei

Hi Simone...Congratulations to Roda...this must make Thijme very happy!!! I would so love to see Bruce Springsteen in a concert!!! Gorgeous block by Leanne you have made...You do such great work!!!

Sabine zei

Hallo Simone,
so schön dein erster Block!
Ganz wunderschön ist die Tasche mit dem Gartenfeen-Motiv, ich möchte den Quilt auch irgendwann mal machen, vielleicht tun wir uns zusammen...?
Liebe Grüße
Sabine

Guðrún zei

The bag is so cute.

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, Du hast ja wieder tolle Sachen gezaubert und die Tasche mit dem Stitchery ist besonders hübsch geworden :o)) Ganz,ganz liebe Grüße von Gaby

alda zei

wow, sieht alles super schön aus!! Ich mag deine Stoffwahl!
lg
alda

Christine zei

Lots of lovely stitching. Sarah's bag is delightful.

Jantine zei

Je stitcheries zijn weer schitterend! En dat blokje in één kleur mag er ook wezen. Wat kunnen gezinsbeslommeringen je soms bezig houden hè?

Leanne zei

Such a lot of things you have been doing. I have done 6 out of 9 block of one of Leanne's quilts perhaps I should find a friend to join me I might get it finished. That is such a good idea.

Bev C zei

I love the little bag you made. Beautiful colours. Happy weekend

Melanie zei

What a lovely Leanne BOM. I hope you have fun making it. I'm doing Verandah Views too- aren't they fun. Thank you so much for popping in and saying hi.

Peg - Happy In Quilting zei

Simone....Leannes BOM looks fantastic and so do the rest of your projects...

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