zondag 4 oktober 2009

Leanne's House, a new friend for Laura and Web Sampler Block 1

Yesterday Ger and I visited Laura in Amsterdam. We had a wonderful time being with her. Here is a picture of the Museumplein. I don't really like pictures with so many people posing, but I guess this is a place everyone should have been to. It was great watching people look pretty for the picture. They were even willing to take off their coats in the rain, just to look nice.

I would have preferred the front to look this empty. So Laura advised me to take a picture of the back.

Many of you might have read about the terrible accident Terry's husband had this week.
Terry is a wonderful lady with whom I’ve had the pleasure to blog and email back and forth with.
Her husband has been in a terrible accident this week and has lost his lower right leg.
The blogging community is pulling together and supporting her family by making one or more quilts for her and her family. Can you help?!

Laurie from A Yankee Quilter has come up with this wonderful idea and is coordinating the collection of quilt blocks to make a quilt or quilts. Go over to see what you can do to help.
Please pass the word.

Then here is my finished sneak peek. It is a lovely little doll designed by Jodie from Ric Rac. The pattern is very well described. Even the dress with two sides was easy for me to make!

Here is the dolly still with me wearing the 'hug' dress ...
and here she is with her new friends in Amsterdam wearing the 'kisses' dress. Laura has given her the name Lieve. She has been a very good girl until now.

I finally finished the third block of Leanne's House. It was lots of fun to make. Not so much stitchery this time, which was a good thing. Jutta mailed her finished third block too today. So pretty!!!

Here is a close up of the appliqué. I really enjoyed making it.

This is my third Christmas Wish block I am making together with Melanie, Karen and Lyn.

And here is block 1 of my Web Sampler Celebration Quilt. Lots and lots went wrong while making it. I think I was distracted. But eventually it turned out OK. I already received block 3 and 4 too, so I hope to finish those next week.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world."

- Albert Einstein

26 opmerkingen:

Sarah zei

WOW WOW and wow I am amazed at how much you are getting done SImone!

That sign brought back LOTS of memories of our trip there. Our hotel was just down the road...

Cybele's patch zei

Wat gezellig dat jullie bij Laura zijn geweest. Het blok voor je LH is prachtig Simone. Die quilt wordt een beauty. Het sterblok voor de sampler is trouwens ook heel mooi. Ik ken de quilt niet dus ben ik heel benieuwd hoe die eruit gaat zien.

Cybele's patch zei

Vergeet ik nog te zeggen, dat ik de pop een schatje vind.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Mila Simone...what a lovely little dolly...and a perfect name...Lieve...my you have been so busy stitching up all those wonderful things!!!
A very meaningful quote too...my Dad liked Albert♥x
I will go and visit Terri

Dolores zei

Simone, I am so glad you got to visit with Laura. I love the little doll you gave her. And my, you have been busy stitching lately - good for you. I have been busy too but it's a swap that I can't show until it has been received. Soon, I hope.

Shari zei

How wonderful to visit Laura - you must be really missing her. Sewing in her room is special. I always think of my daughters when I work in their old rooms (sometimes I need to use two rooms as one still has a bed I can lay out on). Lieve is so endearing - that Jodie is sure talented...

I love your 'Spring' block - the roses are just so sweet and charming...

Cattinka zei

I see you have been busy again. I like your LH3, it is soooo pretty. Christmas wish is coming along also, I like to see these quilts coming up in so many blogs lately! Your block for the web sampler quilt is so accurate, you really know how to match these intersections!

Annelies zei

Wat een schattig poppetje !
Ook je Leanne's house blok en je sampler blok zijn prachtig.

Stephanie zei

You've been busy. What a darling little girl. Jodie's work is so fun. Love your soft and pretty stitcheries.

Micki zei

Glad that you had a wonderful visit with Laura, and your doll is adorable.

Sherri zei

How wonderful that you got to spend a fun time with your daughter. I love your doll...and your Leanne's House block!

blackanna zei

Liebe Simone,
der 3. LH ist ja super schön geworden! Und die kleine Puppe ist wirklich charmant!!!

Ganz liebe Grüße

Herzblatt zei

I love all your pretty blocks....you are so busy...WOW...
I`ll go and have a look at Lauries blog to take part in making a quilt block for Terry...What a tragedy!!!
I want to help of course...everybody can be the next!!

Bev C zei

Hello Simone, Once again you have done some beautiful work. I am in love with the doll,very cute you did a fantastic job. I love the quote you gave out,very true. Happy days to you.

Lotusblüte zei

Was für eine süße Puppe und Dein 3.Teil ist herrlich geworden. Aber auch Dein Christmas-Wish Quilt gefällt mir sehr gut :o)) GGLG Gaby

Suzie zei

It sounds like a nice time together with your daughter! And you've been busy, lots of pretty work! Thanks for the information.

Jackie zei

The doll is wonderful! I love her pigtails!

As always, your blocks are just fantastic! You have such a talent.

Anoniem zei

Ooo lots of busy-ness Simone. Laura's doll is so sweet. Nice for her to have some company.

What a lot of sewing too. Your Christmas Wish block looks gorgeous. I wonder what the whole Leanne Quilt will look like. I do like these quilts which have piecing and applique.

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Wow - another busy and productive week! Lieve is gorgeous!!Your Leannes House blocks are coming along beautifully.

Anoniem zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, you have been very busy...love the colours you have chosed for the Web Sampler Celebration Quilt....Lieve is gorgeous and I am sure Laura appreciated her...hugs lyn

Granny Lyn zei

What hearts quilters have,,,I"m going to hop over and join, too!

All of the blocks are beautiful! you have been a busy lady...

Notjustnat zei

Hi Simone, I had a great memory of Amsterdam even though it was years ago when we visited. I love all the museum hops and boat rides and the rain! I would love to go back there again one day. I am glad you had a nice visit with Laura - hugs Natima

méri zei

Hello Simone!
What beautiful work you have!!!
I do appreciate quiltworkers.
i believe I haven't enough patience to put together so many little fabric pieces and matching in such a beautiful you do - I have confess I've never tried...:)

Leanne zei

So many wonderful things. You know I am a great fan of Ric Rac's dolls they are so cute and easy to make.

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
erst jetzt komme ich dazu, deinen Blog ausgiebig zu bewundern.
Die Puppe gefällt mir sehr. Ein hübsches Kleidchen und Jäckchen hast du für sie genäht ..... richtig zum Liebhaben.
Aber alle anderen Bilder sind ebenfalls toll, besonders aber gefällt mir dein LH-Block, schöne Stoffe, toll gestickt und appliziert.
Ganz liebe Grüße an dich, deine Jutta

Melissa zei

Thank you so much for the nice comments on my blog today (I did the moda bake shop project, table runner).
I saw your name and thought you might be Dutch. My husband lived in the Neterlands for 2 years. We are wanting to go back so badly, but have to wait til the kids are a bit older.
I am going to show him your blog today, I'm sure he will love all the photos of Amsterdam & your other travels.

tot ziens!

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