zaterdag 19 september 2009

Two finishes, one ready to finish, two starts for a finish and lovely post from Germany

I finished Laura's quilt and it is already keeping her warm in Amsterdam! The minute she saw it, she said she fell in love with it. I had a wonderful time making it, thinking of her and knowing that it would one day keep her nice and warm!



Part of the back.



I finished Gail Pan's stitchery that I won last December. A great project to make. I used some left overs from Laura's quilt. I think it suited the stitchery very well.

Here are the nine Christmas Wish blocks. I am not quite sure how I will finish the quilt. Maybe I will leave it this way.


Then I was planning to make a second Christmas Wish stitchery for a dear friend of mine, but somehow I didn't get to it. Together with Melanie, Lynn and Karen we are going to make one block each week and post it on Sunday. Sorry mine is one day early.
This time I want Noel to come in the middle of the quilt, so I will have to stitch the letters red.


And look what loveliness that arrived my home this week. It is from Gaby! She made this gorgeous little quilt and added some wonderful goodies, such as a piece of soap, two wonderful fat quarters (pink!), thread and a lavendel pouch.

And look at the lovely heart she added and the handmade card. Thank you so very much, my dear Gaby. The sad part about this post is, that Gaby send it for the second time. She send the first parcel in July, but it never arrived. I was hoping it was still coming. Unfortunately. The same thing happened with my parcel for 'Christmas in July'. I feel so bad for those people who have put so much energy in their work and the post can't be trusted.



"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
- Buddha

34 opmerkingen:

Handmade by Mai zei

Wat een prachtige quilt heb je gemaakt voor Laura. Ik kan me voorsteelen dat ze er meteen verliefd op geworden is. De gail pan BOM is erg leuk, ik weet ook niet helemaal hoe ik hem gaan quilten. Het is leuk om te zien hoe iedereen met hetzelfde patroon toch een andere quilt maakt. En weer heb je leuke kadootjes gekregen, alleen jammer dat het eerste pakketje niet is aangekomen.

Fijn weekend

Cattinka zei

So many news! What a beautiful post. I love your work.
KATRIN W.

blackanna zei

Liebe Simone,
bist Du wieder fleissig gewesen!!!! Lauras Quilt ist Dir sehr gelungen! Und der Miniquilt mit Gails Muster ist auch so sueß geworden, einfach klasse!!!

Hab einen schönen Sonntag und ganz liebe Grüße
Monika

Terry zei

Everything looks fabulous Simone! Laura's quilt is beautiful and so is your Christmas stitchery. Have fun with the Gail Pan blocks! :0)

Ute zei

Hallo Simone,

wundervolle Quilts zeigst du uns, aber der Quilt in Redwork von Gail Pan gefällt mir besonders gut.

Liebe Grüße Ute

Annelies zei

Wat is je Laura's quilt mooi geworden en wat heb je daarnaast ook veel gedaan !!
Goed weekend !

Gretchen zei

Laura's quilt is wonderful!! I am sure she is enjoying it! Love all your stitcheries. I still haven't finished the first stitchery project I started. I think I have too many things I'm working on at the moment.

Shiree zei

Hello Simone,
So nice to see what you have been up to, I have nearly finished my Gail Pan Christmas BOM too, it is rather cute huh.
I love the colours in Laura's quilt, I am sure she is just so happy with it,
have fun Simone!

Stephanie zei

Laura's quilt is sweet and beautiful. Lucky girl. Sad when packages don't arrive. I wonder what happens to all those lovely gifts that end up in the postal black hole?

Annifee zei

Liebe Simone!
Lauras Decke ist ja zum Anbeißen süß :-)) Sie wird sie immer schön warm ummanteln.
Auch all deine anderen Projekte und Geschenke gefallen mir ausgesprochen gut. Weiterhin *Happy Stiching* und genieße deine Presente.
Liebe Grüße, Annifee

simplestitches zei

Love Laura's quilt....and you have been busy with those finishes...
cheers Julz

Christine zei

Hi Simone. Goodness me, you've been busy. I LOVE Laura's quilt and your Gail Pan stitchery looks lovely with those fabrics. Must get in and finish my Christmas Wish blocks ... got behind with that one and have 3 more to do.
Christine

Sew Useful Designs zei

Hello my beautiful friend! :-)

I'm sorry I have been quiet of late, but I think about you! :-)

Your creations are stunning, Simone! I expect you enjoyed making Laura's quilt all the more knowing that she would be snuggled inside of it and you would be 'close' to her. I was the same when Aaron went to England last Christmas, I made him a bed quilt and felt close to him while I was making it - even though he was half a world away!

Your sewing and stitching is beautiful!

Hugs and love!!!!!
I love the quote this week - so here is my "one word of peace" for you... "Cherish". For that is what I feel about our friendship - I cherish it!
{{{hugs}}}
viel heel liefs (?) Vikki xoxo

Satu zei

Laura's quilt is SO DELICIOUS and fresh. LOVE IT!!! Your all stitcheries are beautiful too! I have only finished the first of Gail's block:( but I will do them all... some day;)

Herzblatt zei

The quilt is absolutly great...wonderful.....lovely !!! Your daughter can be very happy to have such a great quilt....I love the applications very much!!!!
Did you come up with it or did you find the quilt in a book or magazin???
best wishes
Iris

happy zombie zei

What beautiful projects, Simone! I especially love your Bunny Hill block. It's adorable!

I love the Buddha quote too.

Micki zei

Laura's quilt is just lovely, and your stitcheries are wonderful!
Micki

Bev C zei

Hello Simone, Laura's quilt is just beautiful the colours go together so well and I adore the pattern. I thought the buttons on the hanging you got were beautiful and matched so well. Have a lovely day.

evonne zei

Hello Simone, Seeing all that you have been making is very inspiring to me and makes me want to finish some of my UFO's! The quilt you have made for Laura is just beautiful and it will keep her cozy and warm this winter. Hope you have a happy week:) Evonne xx

Sherri zei

I love the quilt for your daughter! And your lovely stitcheries as well! All of my children are getting lap quilts for Christmas this year...but one of my daughters reads my blog...so I won't be able to post them until after!

Granny Lyn zei

oh, how I love Laura's quilt! yummy and beautiful at the same time! What a treat! tee hee


and Gaby's gifts are beautiful, you are so lucky!

Cybele's patch zei

Wat is Laura's quilt mooi geworden Simone. Prachtig. En wat een heerlijke herinnering voor haar aan thuis. De stitcheries zijn mooi en wat dapper dat je er nog een keer aan begint. Leuke cadeautjes heb je weer ontvangen. Toch zonde dat er een pakketje is zoekgeraakt.

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
oooooh, Lauras Quilt ist klasse geworden, wie schön, dass er ihr auch gefällt. Wie ich auf deinen Fotos gesehen habe, ist dir das Quilten mit der Maschine prima gelungen ;-) Laura wird sich in ihren neuend Quilt sicherlich gleich einkuscheln, denn die Abende werden doch ganz schön frisch ..... wir können ihn nicht aufhalten, den Herbst.
Sehr harmonisch, dein kleiner Gail Pan-Quilt, wunderschön !!!!
Inzwischen habe ich auch alle Blöckchen von "Christmas Wish" fertig, ich stecke noch mitten im "Jutta"-Layout, ich habe schon Ideen für diesen Quilt ;-)
Und quiltige Geschenke sind immer willkommen, wie schade, dass Post verloren gehen kann ...... und deine ist auch nicht angekommen?
Dann hoffe ich doch sehr, dass meine Post für dich bald gut bei dir ankommt,
viele liebe Grüße und danke für die tollen Fotos,
deine Jutta

bluebird-lyn zei

Lieve Simone, Laura's quilt is beautiful, love your Christmas Wish Quilt....on my to do list...you have been busy....hugs lyn

Jantine zei

Laura's quilt is lovely. And it must be a nice idea she has something to think of you!

Melanie zei

Hia Simone, well done on getting the 1st pach of the BOW finished. Love Laura's quilt I am so pleased that she loved it. She will always have a little bit of you with her now.

The stitchery works really well with the fabrics.

You asked about the red I used I didn't have 221 but I did habe a reel of vintage thread. I ought to take a pic of it as I think this will be the last project I can use it on.

Nanette Merrill and daughters zei

Wonderful work. You do such great things.

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

What a lovely post - it is hard to know what to comment on first Simone! Love the finished quilt - such happy colours. the stitcheries are beautiful - especially love the Christmas Wish. Looks like you have been keeping busy!

Suzie zei

Laura's quilt is so pretty! She must be so happy with it! Your stitcheries are lovely, wonderful work! It is really sad when parcels get lost, such beautiful work and friendly gestures, what a pitty.

Notjustnat zei

Wow, what a lovely quilt for Laura. I love it too and I like the label at the back. It will sure keeps her warm now that winter is getting near - Hugs Natima

Lotusblüte zei

Wunderschön ist Dein Lauras Quilt geworden und auch der Miniquilt von Gail Pan ist süß liebe Simone :o) Ich freue mich, daß diesmal alles wohlbehalten angekommen ist und ich Dir nachträglich noch eine Freude bereiten konnte - ein schönes Wochenende und GGLG Gaby

clare's craftroom zei

You have been so busy with all those beautiful things , lovely !

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Mila Simone...WOW no wonder Laura fell in love with that beautiful quilt...it is just gorgeous♥♥♥ I like the way you have arranged your BOM's...I finished one tonight and one to go now!!! And a great finish too of Gail's stitchery...What a wonderful warm post this was...ar bucin, Dzintra♥♥xx

Pat zei

That quilt you made for Laura is WONDERFUL!!!

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