vrijdag 21 augustus 2009

Back again

Unbelievable, how fast time flies! It has been four weeks now, since I last made a post. So much has happened in the meantime.

First of all I want to thank everyone for their wonderful birthday wishes, cards and presents. It has been really overwhelming for me and has made my 50th birthday even more special (O:

In the posts to come, I will show you some great things wonderful people made. Everyone is so talented!


This is the wonderful giveaway I won at Micki's. So many beautiful things were in this giveaway. I am using the blue sheep bag daily and the cute little stuffed sheep with a shamrock on it is in Amsterdam now, looking over my daughter. I was very very lucky to have won Micki's great giveaway! Thank you so much, dear Micki!

I also won Evonne's giveaway of her Party Bags pattern . In this pattern you can find 4 different party bags. One with a butterfly, as shown, one with a cupcake, one with a flower and the last one with a heart. They are so cute and the pattern is so well described. Please go over to her blog Hilltop House to look at the wonderful and happy projects she makes. I feel very lucky, Evonne, to have one of your gorgeous patterns! Thank you so much my dear sweet friend!


Only one more stitchery block to go for the BOM Christmas Wishes by Gail Pan. It is such a lovely project and so much fun to make. I am actually thinking of making a second one. But first I will have to find fabric that goes to these stitcheries.

This is part of the third block of Leanne's House. I was a bit worried about the appliqué, but I think it turned our beautifully! It is the first time I made something like this and I feel very happy about it (O:



Then, I finished the stitcheries for the Once Upon A Time stitchery BOM provided by Bea at Capricorn Quilts. I had stopped after the fourth block, since the fairy tales Bea used by the brothers Grimm were unknown to me. However, when I showed them to one of my sisters, she knew each and every one of them! And she loved them. So, I decided to continue the BOM and finished them over the past few weeks. If you look closely at Cinderella's block, you will see the shoe I won at Bea's. I was very happy about that, since I was a bit worried where to get such a small shoe from.


As most of you will know, our daughter has moved to Amsterdam this week. Quite a change in our family life. She has been looking forward to it very much and has lived in her own place now since Monday. These are placemats I made for her. She says she doesn't want to use them, afraid they will get dirty ... The fabrics have been prewashed, so it shouldn't be a problem.


And this is the quilt I have been working on over the last week for Laura. It is so much fun to make! The blocks have to be sewn together now and after that I will order the fabric for the border, binding and back. Luckily, Quiltshops searches over 200 shops to see which shop still sells this fabric line. And, it is still for sale!

"Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it."

- Maya Angelou

35 opmerkingen:

Stephanie zei

My son doesn't like cloth napkins because you get them dirty. Hmmm...they're washable! Lots of pretty stitchery blocks and lovely wins.

bluebird-lyn zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, I have missed you my friend and glad you are back......love Laura's quilt and the placemats you have made...what a good Mum......Leanne's House Quilt is coming along......enjoy...hugs lyn

Terry zei

Welcome back Simone! Lovely gifts and stitcheries! And that quilt you're making for Laura is so pretty! :0)

blackanna zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
schön, wieder von Dir zu lesen :). Du hast ja wirklich eine ereignisreiche Zeit! Dein Quilt für Laura wird ja total süss!!!! Der würde mir auch sofort gefallen!!! Hattest Du eine Anleitung oder hast Du nach eigenen Vorstellungen gearbeitet?

Schönes Wochenende und ganz liebe Grüße
Monika

Stina zei

I just thought of you the other day.. and started to wonder where Simone might be... and here you are.. so welcome back!!! And wow .. lovely winnings.. love that partybag!!! And a lot of stitcheries done... HEAPS!!! Good to see you.. and all your lovely things!!! :o)

Handmade by Mai zei

Goh jij bent lekker verwend met het winnen van al die give aways, gefeliciteerd. Die placemats zijn werkelijk een snoepjes. Laura zal er vast en zeker de show mee stelen als ze eters krijgt. Trouwens de quilt die je voor haar gemaakt hebt is ook fantastisch.

Cattinka zei

I can see you have been very busy lately and you have finished some lovely projects. I like the quilt for your daughter best. The colours are so nice and the hearts make it special to your daughter.
KATRIN W.

Cybele's patch zei

Ik ben zo blij dat je er weer bent! Ik heb je leuke postings echt gemist de afgelopen weken. Wat heb je weer leuke dingen gewonnen met de give aways. Hoe doe je dat toch?
Je stitcheries zijn erg mooi geworden. Daar heb je echt aanleg voor, je maakt zulke mooie steekjes. De place mats en de quilt voor Laura zijn schattig Simone. Ze gaat ze vast wel gebruiken hoor.

Dolores zei

What wonderful giveaways. Your stitchery work is so well done and I love the placemats and quilt. Bright and happy!

Herzblatt zei

Wow...the quilt for Laura is great!!! Happy daughter!!!....She has moved to Amsterdam.....first it is hard but then it is wonderful when they come for a visit or you visit her....you will have so much to talk about....
My son lives with his family in Berlin...the farest city away from us in Germany, but he is always with us in our thoughts and when we meet, it is so special...so intensiv!!
Best wishes
Iris

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, ich freue mich, daß u wieder zurück bist. Du hast wieder tolle Dinge bekommen und auch selbst genäht - die Platzsets und die Decke für Deine Tochter sind traumhaft schön - ein wunderschönes Wochenende und GLG Gaby :O)

Sew Useful Designs zei

Welcome back darling Simone! :-)

I've missed you, and had to refrain myself from emailing you while you were having your little break! :-)

Wow - you have been so busy! I love everything you have made! Laura's quilt is divine, as are the placemats for your daughter. x

I will email you real soon! Have been thinking about you!

Love and hugs
Vikki xoxo

Amanda zei

Welcome back. You lucky girl, all those great prizes. I felt a bit the same about the Once Upon a Time BOM and haven't made the last few blocks, as I'm not sure what I'll do with the finished quilt, but will probably persevere and get them finished as I hate to give up on anything. I really do like the placemats you made.

Sherri zei

Welcome back! And congratulations to your daughter! My daughter is away now on a 3 week US history tour...she's loving it, but I wish I could go too...I've never been to most of the places she is visiting! I love the placemats you made for your daughter...and I'm sure she will love the quilt as well!

Linda zei

so many beautiful things Simone I love your gorgeous stitcheries and the placemats are adorable!

simplestitches zei

Hi Simone,
I missed you...but boy have you been busy! Your stitcheries are just beautiful, and I love the last quilt in the post, so cute.

I'm not sure if I sent you birthday wishes....so Happy Birthday (somewhat belated)....

cheers Julz

Bev C zei

Hi Simone, You have been a lucky lady. I love the quilt you are making for Laura,very pretty. And don't worry about the placemats,teenagers tend to bring the washing back home with them!!! I am glad that Laura has settled in and I am sure you will miss each other. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy days.

Feedsack Fantasy zei

I love everything. Happy birthday wishes a wee bit late. TTFN ~Marydon

Micki zei

Welcome home Simone! Glad that you liked the giveaway package, and your projects that you have been working on are just beautiful! It is wonderful having you back!
Micki

Leanne zei

Such a lot of lovely things. I smiled when I read about the place mats I made a table runner with lots of white in it so decided to use it on a side board.

Melanie zei

My how busy you have been. What a fun quilt for Laura. I have a Laura too who would adore it.

I looked at the Grim tale stitcheries but unfortunately I have been too busy to start. I liked the tower one. I still have my fairy tale book with a lot of them in. :-)

I need to start Verandah Views 8 too. It is on my list. I've only just labeled school uniform bits we bought today, so all in good time.

Good to see you back and thanks for popping in on my blog.

Jackie zei

You have been busy! Your appliqued block is just gorgeous. I would never know that you didn't do this every day!

Guess what? A friend is giving me my first stitching lesson tomorrow night! I'm excited!

Your pink and red quilt is cute, cute cute. I love the cake and cupcake! Perfect blocks for me - I'm a sugar addict trying to stay in recovery!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Mila Simone...congratulations on your giveaway wins...Lucky You!!! Good on you for keeping up with Gail's BOM...I love your Leanne's House block...I would be happy too♥Beautiful placemants for your Darling Laura...just gorgeous...I love them. A wonderful post full of what you have been up to...Have a great week♥♥

Shiree zei

welcome back Simone, although it looks like you have been really very busy, I am so glad you enjoyed your birthday - not such a big deal after all huh, lucky you with the giveaways, look forward to checking out your blog again now you are back!

Jantine zei

Goed je weer terug te zien! En natuurlijk moet je dochter die placemats gebruiken, als je te vies zijn maak je toch gewoon weer nieuwe, houd je van de straat. En met winnen heb je erg veel geluk gehad zeg!

Satu zei

I missed you too... wondering what has happened!?! And now I see, you have been very, very busy;) Many lovely things, especially your stitchings are beautiful. And I'm sorry that I missed your previous posting (didn't know about your birthday). Let me sing you today, even belated, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, dear Simone;)))

Nanette Merrill and daughters zei

What cute show-n-tell Simone. Love the quilt, the placemats and the stitching is first rate. Lovely.

Notjustnat zei

Happy belated Birthday Simone and well come back to blogging life. Your Leanne's House is coming a long beautifully - Hugs Natima

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hi, liebe Simone,
oh, wie ich dich um deine beiden Gewinne beneide ;-), Glück muss frau haben!

Deine Stickereien gefallen mir sehr, sehr gut, so wunderbar exakt gestickt und perfekt gebügelt, vielen Dank für die tollen Fotos. "Noel" habe ich auch gerade in Arbeit, aber den Block Nr. 3 von LH konnte ich bis heute nicht beginnen. Ich werde mir Mühe geben, hatten wir gesagt, dass wir den 3. Block Ende August oder Ende September fertig machen werden?

Die fröhlichen Tischsets für Laura sind herrlich geworden, so frisch und fröhlich. Aber der Quilt für deine Tochter, der wird so superschön, ich kann es gar nicht in Worte fassen. Da hast du wirklich tolle Stoffe ausgesucht, wow !!!!

Es war schön, dich auf deinem Blog besucht zu haben, vielleicht kommst du ja auch mal wieder bei mir vorbei,
viele liebe Grüße, deine Jutta

Evonne zei

Hello Simone, Thank you for your kind words and I am very glad that you like your party bags pattern. It has been wonderful reading and looking at what you have been getting up to. The quilt for Laura is absolutely gorgeous and you have done a wonderful job on it. Have a great week. Best wishes, Evonne xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Hi Simone - glad your daughters move went smoothly - the placemats are wonderful. Love your Once upon a time stitcheries.

Peg - Happy In Quilting zei

Hi Simone, lucky you with the win and you have been busy, love all your projects.

Suzie zei

What lovely packages you got! The Party Bags looks os good! Your BOM is going to turn out so beautiful, your stitcheries are so fine! I can imagine the change since your daughter moved out. Her quilt is lovely, so feminine! Have a nice sunny weekend!

clare's craftroom zei

So glad you're back and well . It's great to see you again .

Sabine zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
so viele schöne Sachen bei dir, alles ganz toll!!!
Den Korb vom Leannes House, den ich soooo liebe hast du wunderschön appliziert, ich mag den Buttonhole-Stich....
Und all deine Monatsblöckchen sind sooooo schön gestickt, du warst wirklich super fleißig - wow!!!
Liebe Grüße
Sabine

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