vrijdag 4 september 2009

Already two weeks later

I was planning to update my blog weekly, but somehow that doesn't work for me. Maybe next time.

In my last post I promised you to show you some more lovely projects dear blogger friends have made for me.
The very personal lavendel bag was made by the very talented and sweet Jos at Cybele's Patch. Jos is the first blogger I ever met and that was so nice! We could have kept on talking for hours. Soon we are planning to see each other again.
Thank you dear Jos, for this wonderful present. I look at it everyday (((O:

Isn't the back just lovely too! I turn it around every now and then, so that I can enjoy both sides.

Then a wonderful suprise came from my dear caring friend Dzintra at Queen of the Armchair. I love the fabrics and colors she used for this clever bag and the tag is so special: Friends are flowers that never fade. A wonderful present, dear Dzintra and so beautifully made!

Over the last few months I have received quite a lot of siggies. It is so much fun, to receive these from different kind of people all over the world. I am not going to show you all my siggies, since I have them together with the letter people send with them and then I would get them all mixed up. But I wanted to share these two special ones with you. The left one with the note is made by an 85 year old lady, who collects siggies and communicates via email. Now isn't that something. She reminds me of my almost 83 year old dad, who is still into internet and communicating via email with among others his grandchildren. I always enjoy receiving emails from my dad!
The other siggy is from my wonderful friend Jutta at Stoff und Nadel, with whom I make Leanne's House together. She made this one especially for me. And yes, that reminds me, dear Jutta, that I still need to make you one. I haven't forgotten it, even though it is a few months ago ...
This week I received an email from an Italian lady, in Italian. I figured she wanted to swap a siggy with me. The only word I could recognize was - yes, siggy. So I will gladly make one for her and look forward to receive one from Italy!
And this is one of the things I have been working on over the last few days. It is a pattern by Gail Pan, which I won on her blog last December. It is called Gentle Dreams. A lovely stitchery to make!
I have also been working on Laura's quilt, which I showed you in my last post. I received the fabrics this week. So the top is all finished and I got the batting today at The Logcabin. Very nice batting. 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It feels very soft and I wanted that for this quilt. I will show you the whole quilt as soon as it is finished.

Today Jacqueline at The Logcabin had Christmas in August. She showed some lovely Christmas quilts and new Christmas fabric collections. I found these two fabrics to finish my Christmas Wish. The picture doesn't really do them right. Soon you can see my blocks surrounded by them!

Laura is doing well in Amsterdam. She started classes this week and has to get used to the new system and all the homework they get. She was home last weekend. That was so nice, not having seen her for 2 weeks! But we talk to each other daily via skype and there is always sms and emailing.

Two quotes this week, since I could not choose:

"Joy is not in things; it is in us."
- Richard Wagner

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
- Albert Einstein

Have a lovely, happy and creative week and I hope to be back with you within a week next time (O:

21 opmerkingen:

Cattinka zei

This is a lovely post. It doesn´t bother me at all that I had to wait for it 2 weeks, the more you had to show!

Terry zei

Your Gail Pan stitchery is looking so pretty! And I love the fabrics you have chosen for your Christmas Wishes! Only one block to go yet!! :0)

Cybele's patch zei

Wat heb je weer heerlijk veel te vertellen Simone. Ik geniet altijd weer van je postings. And remember: nice people deserve nice things. And you certainly are one of the nicest people I met!

Jackie zei

I'm glad to hear Laura is doing well in school!

I love the story behind your siggie blocks. They are really nice!

Micki zei

You have received some really lovely things. The siggies are really special, aren't they? How many do you have so far? Have a wonderful weekend. How is Laura doing at school?

Annelies zei

Je hebt erg mooie dingen ontvangen. Leuk hè dat Helen zo actief is. Ze verzamelt al erg lang.
Dat patroon van Gail Pan dat je gewonnen hebt is prachtig.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Labdien Simone...I know exactly what you mean about wanting to post weekly...the time is just flying by now!!! I am so happy that you are enjoying your gifts....And good you are keeping up with Gail's BOM...I am now 2 behind!!!

Sherri zei

What lovely, lovely gifts and wonderful projects you are working on! I love the quotes too...I wouldn't have been able to decide either!

Granny Lyn zei

Your post is chock full of beauties! that pattern by Gail Pan is precious!

and I can't wait to see the finished quilt, (I like the 80/20 batt, too)

thanks for sharing!

Bev C zei

Hello Simone, no wonder you weren't able to post for a while,you certainly have been busy. Those siggies will make a beautiful quilt with lots of memories. Love the gifts you received. Have a wonderful week.

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hallo liebe Simone,

oh, das ist ein wundervoller Post. Ich freue mich mit dir, dass du hier in der Bloggerwelt so gute Freundinnen gefunden hast, das Nadelkissen von Jos ist ganz entzückend, ich bin gespannt, was du uns berichten wirst über dein erstes Treffen mit ihr. Und auch das hübsche Täschchen von Dzintra gefällt mir sehr, es scheint sehr variabel zu sein.

Zum Thema Siggies: lass dir Zeit mit dem Siggie für mich, ich sammle ja noch eine ganze Weile ;-)
Von Helen Clark habe ich auch schon eins, sie stickt ganz wunderbar exakt und meine Blütenblätter sehen auf der Rückseite ganz anders aus, sie scheint eine andere Technik anzusenden.

Dein Gewinn von Gail Pan gefällt mir außerordentlich gut, so weit bist du schon damit, toll !!!!!!
Wie wirst du die Stickerei umranden?

Dein "noel"-Blöckchen ist wieder sehr schön geworden, auch ich arbeite fast gar nicht mit weiß, weil wir beide sehr helle Hintergrundstoffe gewählt haben ;-) Wieder etwas gemeinsam !!!!
Gehe doch auf Gail's Seite, der letzte Block Nr. 9 ist seit heute online !!!

Hab eine schöne Woche, ganz liebe Grüße an dich, deine Jutta

Anoniem zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, enjoyed catching up with your post....such a pretty present you received from Jos.....I have been collecting Gail's BOM...but not started it yet....hugs lyn

Shari zei

What a lovely post - so many nice things to comment on. The lavender bag is so gentle and charming - and I love the signature blocks. Best design I've seen (but then I am partial to squares). Your stitching is so lovely. I'm still working at it... very slowly.

Glad Laura is settling in - so very exciting and daunting all at the same time.

And you've won my little giveaway of the blue wall hanging. Please send me your address!

Cheers - Shari

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, ich freue mich auch für Dich, daß Du wieder so wunderbare Geschenke bekommen hast. Umso trauriger macht es mich, daß meines für Dich immer noch wie vom Erdboden verschollen zu sein scheint :-(
Ich wünsche Dir eine gute Restwoche und weiterhin frohes Schaffen -sei ganz lieb gedrückt- Gaby :O)

Sew Many Ways... zei

Such beautiful gifts you've received and I love your siggy blocks too...I just love the concept of sharing blocks like that. Our oldest daughter is away at college too. Hope all is well with your daughter.

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

What beautiful treasures you have received!

Suzie zei

Your stitcheries are always so lovely! And what beautiful gifts you've got! Have a lovely week!

maria zei

I love the Gail Pan stitchery, so cute.

Anoniem zei

Hia Simone, I've added you to my side bar thingy as I keep missing your posts.

What lovely stitcheries you have been making. I have downloaded the Christmas Wish BOM but haven't yet started it. Yours is so pretty.

I hadn't heard of the term siggy before. LOL I don't get out enough.

Renee zei

your Gail Pan stitchery is lovely.

Anoniem zei

oh I do love dropping by Simone you always have so many beautiful things to look at!!!

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