zondag 20 december 2009

Ready for the challenge quilt and Christmas spirit

In a previous post I mentioned that in January 2010 Marie-Jozé at Handmade by Mai will be organizing a day to make charity quilts for children with a severe or chronical illness. I asked ladies from abroad and of course the Netherlands to help me make blocks for the quilts. Eleven wonderful ladies from the UK, Finland, Iceland, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand said they would love to be part of this project! Thank you so much!!!

I asked two webshops if they were willing to donate fabrics and Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Fabrics was so very kind to donate fabric for at least two tops and the backing for two, one for a girl (red) and one for a boy (yes, blue). Please go visit her webshop! She has wonderful fabrics (O:


The fabrics Kathy donated.
I added one and I wonder if you can see which one it is. I have washed and ironed the fabrics yesterday and cut them today, to be able to post them tomorrow.
If you still want to join, please don't hesitate and send me an email. Maybe I can then even finish a third top (O:

This week a parcel arrived from Satu to my home. Look at the lovely heart she made with a lovely Christmas wish. If you look closely, you can see that she used gold thread to her silk thread for the words. And she made the birds identical. Lovely work, Satu! Thank you very much, my dear friend! This means a lot to me!
BTW the chocolate was very good too, Satu (((O: We all loved it. And it was my first post from Finland!


And another parcel arrived my way from Melanie. A bag, lovely kitchen towel and playing cards from The Lake District, which is about an hour away from where she lives. I so much enjoy looking at these images. It gives me the feeling as though I am there!
The cards are very special too! It gives you such a good impression of the district. I have similar cards to discover California. I think I might start to collect them. A nice way to discover cities, states and countries.
Melanie added another present, which is also for my mother. So I haven't opened that one yet. I was going to go to my parents today, but due to the snow and the bad road conditions, we decided to stay home.
Thank you so much, sweet Melanie, for the lovely presents and my mother was very happy and suprised to hear that you thought of her!


These are some envelopes with cards inside that I made for the children that I help. I really enjoyed doing this (O:


I didn't make this stitchery quilt this year, but I wanted to show it again. It is so nice to be able to look at it again during these wonderful days, so I wanted to share it with you.

I have been working on my sampler blocks, but I am too lazy to go upstairs to make a picture. It is too cold there now. So I'll share those with you next time.

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."

-Jane Austen-

15 opmerkingen:

simplestitches zei

Simone what lovely presents...the little heart is so sweet.
Love the stitchery wallhanging...think I might be looking for that one on the net....it's gorgeous.
Merry Christmas
Julz

Cybele's patch zei

Wat ben je toch een lieverd om je zo met Jopie's Dromenquilts bezig te houden. Het worden heel speciale quilts! En dan de kaarten die je voor je leerlingen hebt gemaakt. Enig gewoon, zo mooi gedaan.
Wat heb je weer leuke cadeautjes ontvangen. Daar moet je toch wel een echt kerstgevoel van krijgen.

Jackie zei

I love the cards you made. I'm sure the kids will love them!

Your quote in this post from Jane Austen is very appropriate for this post. One of your many best qualities is the tenderness of your heart.

I have some fabric I can send you but I don't think it's all quilt shop quality.

Notjustnat zei

That is great Simone with what you are doing. I wish I could help, but I have no spare moment at this stage. If you still need fabrics I can send you some? Please let me know - Hugs Nat

Shiree zei

Hi Simone, so looking forward to receiving some of the lovely fabrics from Kathy. You certainly have some lovely goodies arrive at your house, well done!

Cattinka zei

I´m glad you are showing your christmas quilt today, it is so beautiful. Very nice stitchery!
KATRIN W.

Melanie zei

That was so lovely of Kathy to donate so many fabrics for the good cause. No I can't see one out of place so I think you have a great eye for matching colour.

What lovely makings -your stitchery is gorgeous. The heart is fabulous from Satu. Glad you like the bits so far.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) zei

Hi Simone,
Is your fabric the one with all the circles within circles...in the left picture????????. All the fabrics look great together.
The stitchery looks great, Satu has done a lovely job. Vikki would love it :)
Hugs,
Sharon

Sarah zei

I love the stitchery Simone and well done for organising the quilts.

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, das sind ja wieder schöne Dinge und der Wandbehang ist einfach traumhaft :O) Ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und alles , alles Liebe von Gaby

Handmade by Mai zei

Geweldig dat stof wat je hebt gekregen, ik ben ook heel benieuwd naar het resultaat. De kaarten zijn erg leuk. Ook heb je weer een mooi hartje gekregen.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

What lovely gifts Simone!!! Is your fabric on the left hand side...the one with the little pink in it? Cool cards too...I bet they all love them...and you are doing such a fine job...Bravo!!! Merry Christmas dear Simone...Love to you, Dzintra♥x

Micki zei

I love the cards! Wonderful gifts that you got too. Merry Christmas!
Micki

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Liebe Simone,
für dein Quilt-Projekt für kranke Kinder wünsche ich dir ganz viel Erfolg und freue mich mit dir, dass sich viele Frauen bereit erklärt haben, mitzumachen. Die Stoffe sehen toll aus.
Dein gestickter Weihnachtsquilt ist sooooo süüüß, das Design ist von Lynette Anderson, nicht wahr?
Auch die Geschenke, die du erhalten hast, gefallen mir.

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag, ganz liebe Grüße aus Berlin, deine Jutta

Guðrún zei

The stichery is as beautiful now as it was last year!

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