zondag 30 mei 2010

Trying to get settled



It has been more than four weeks, that I last made a post on my blog. In the first two weeks of May, we visited my dear friend Louise in San José, near San Francisco. It was lovely to stay with Louise and visit her family. The weather was beautiful and we went to many wonderful places. Of course I was able to go to quite some quilt shops and I was able to buy many beautiful fabrics, notions and quilting books.
When we came back, there was still quite some work for me to get done, so I decided to finish most of it, before starting to quilt and blog again.
So here I am. I have not yet finished all the work I need to do, so I am not sure, I will be very active in blogging for a while. But, I do know one thing: I miss it!

Het is nu meer dan 4 weken geleden, dat ik voor het laatst geblogt heb. Tijdens de eerste twee weken van mei zijn we bij mijn lieve vriendin Louise geweest, in San José, dicht in de buurt van San Francisco. Het was heerlijk om met ons viertjes bij Louise te mogen logeren! Het weer was prachtig en we hebben veel moois bezocht. Natuurlijk ben ik ook naar mooie quiltzaken geweest en heb ik mooie stofjes, notions en boeken kunnen kopen. Wat een genot!
Toen we terugkwamen, lag er heel wat werk op mij te wachten. Daarom had ik besloten, eerst daarmee aan de slag te gaan, voordat ik weer met quilten en bloggen begin.
Hier ben ik dan. Mijn werk is nog niet af, dus weet ik nog niet helemaal zeker of ik de komende tijd echt actief zal zijn met bloggen. Maar een ding kan ik zeggen: ik mis het!


Schnibbles - Scratch

This month we were allowed to choose a pattern from Carrie Nelson's wonderful new book "Schnibbels times two - quilts from 5" and 10" squares". I chose the pattern Scratch, the small quilt. It is once again a baby quilt, for another grandchild of a friend of my mother. So again, two projects in one. (The original colors are much prettier!)

Deze maand mochten we een patroon kiezen uit Carrie Nelson's geweldig nieuw boek "Schnibbels times two - quilts from 5" and 10" squares". Ik heb het patroon Scratch gekozen, de kleine versie. Het is opnieuw een baby quilt voor nog een kleinkind van een vriendin van mijn moeder. Dus weer 2 projecten in een. (De originele kleuren zijn veel mooier!)



Pennsylvania Dutch block 7!

I love it!


Jelly Roll Sampler block 5 and 6



A suprise win from Stephanie!

This week I received post from a very talented quilter and pattern writer! Stephanie wrote me that she had a silent giveaway and that I was the winner of her new pattern, Hailee Bag. I was going to make it this weekend, but time went much faster than I had expected. Yet, I chose the fabrics, which took me quite a while, so I hope to make it this week. I read through it and Stephanie did a wonderful job describing it. Even though I have difficulties making bags, this one should be a fun one to make for me! Have a look here for more of Stephanie's patterns.
In the picture you will also see a Japanese book with the most gorgeous little log cabin projects. It reminds me of Stephanie everytime I look in it. Among others by the way they choose their colors.

Deze week kreeg ik post van een zeer getalenteerde quilter en patroonschrijver. Stephanie schreef me dat ik de winnaar was van haar silent giveaway en dat ik een kopie had gewonnen van haar nieuwe patroon, Hailee Bag. Ik wilde het eigenlijk dit weekeind maken, maar de tijd ging toch veel sneller dan ik had verwacht. Ik heb het wel al doorgelezen en het is erg goed geschreven. Dus ik, die moeite heeft met het maken van tassen, zal zelfs deze tas kunnen maken zonder veel problemen. Neem hier eens een kijkje om nog meer patronen van Stephanie te bewonderen. Kijk ook naar het Japans boekje, met kleine log cabin patronen. Het boekje doet me steeds aan Stephanie denken, als ik het inkijk.



PINKPOP 2010

This is where hubby and daughter have been over the last 3 days. Many, many different concerts by many different artists. Not really my thing, even though I think I would have enjoyed John Mayer. But Ger and Laura's music is more like Rammstein. No thanks.


"You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give."

- Winston Churchill

28 opmerkingen:

Handmade by Mai zei

Leuk dat je weer terug bent. Ik heb je wel gemist. Zo te horen heb je het erg leuk gehad, maar dat hoor ik wel 17 juni. Neem je dan ook je Schnibbels mee. Ik had bij Stephanie gelezen dat je het gewonnen had, ze is echt goed en maakt heel veel. Als je de tas klaar hebt mag ik die dan ook zien, want ik denk erover om het patroon te kopen. Wat leuk dat Ger en Laura samen naar Pinkpop gaan.

Terry zei

I'm glad you had a good trip to the US and made it safely home again! All your blocks look great, but especially the jelly roll ones. Your finished quilt is going to be beautiful! :0)

Micki zei

I was missing you Simone, but I know you have much work to do. Congrats on your win, and I do hope that you are back blogging soon.
Micki

Shiree zei

Hello Simone, welcome back, you have been missed!!Visiting San Fran, how wonderful. travelling is such fun!! But now oyu are back, and you are churning out some very wonderful work also, I love your little schnibbles quilt,I have ordered that book and am awaiting delivery... have a fun week!

Notjustnat zei

Hi Simone, welcome back. I have missed you but I knew you were away having a great time. Quilt shops in the US must be heaven! Look forward to see what you brought back - Happy settling back home - Hugs Nat

Jackie zei

Even though you have not been quilting much you have gotten a lot accomplished!

I love the picture of your family. I think that is the first I've seen of the men in your life. It looks like you had a wonderful time in California. I can't wait to see what you do with all your purchases.

I love the fabric you picked out for your bag. What fabric line is it? It's really cute!

Welcome back!

evonne zei

Welcome home Simone!! It is wonderful to see you back on your blog again. What a great picture of you with your family. I hope you will share some more pictures of your trip with us soon. Take care xx Evonne

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) zei

Hi Simone,

Good to see you back "big smiles"
Sounds like you had a wonderful time in the US.
I love the fabrics you have chosen to make your "win" in (congratulations btw)...funnily enough, on my computer at least, they seem to blend well with the poster of the music festival Ger and Laura went too :)
Lots of hugs, Sharon

Robyn zei

Simone it's so wonderful to hear from you with all your news and beautiful sewing that you've been doing.
Welcome home!!

bluebird-lyn zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, welcome home...looking forward to seeing your purchases from the States....you have been busy...Hugs Lyn

Amanda zei

It's good to read your blog again Simone, but I know what you mean about life getting in the way of blogging, I often feel the same. And sometimes you just want to get on and do things, not write about them.

Isabella zei

Ik miste je al, had niet in de gaten dat je op vakantie was. Mooie reis hebben jullie gemaakt.

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Hallo liebe Simone,

ooooh, endlich bloggst du wieder, ich habe dich sehr, sehr vermisst.

Ich beneide dich um die schöne Reise nach Kalifornien, deine Fotos sind klasse !!!!!!!

Aber auch deine Näh-Fotos sind toll, so schöne Farben, wie schön, dass due wieder Zeit gefunden hast, ein wenig zu nähen.

Und Pinkpop ist wohl nur etwas für junge Leute ;o) ..... ich wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche und grüße dich ganz herzlich,
deine Jutta

Cybele's patch zei

Fijn dat je weer terug bent Simone en te lezen dat je het zo naar je zin hebt gehad. Ben zo benieuwd naar je ervaringen. Binnenkort even bijpraten?

hetty zei

Hi Simone. Nice to see you back. Looks like you had a great time in California! I love your little Schnibbles quilt! Congratulations on winning the bag pattern. I love the fabric you picked to make it with. Great colours!

Jantine zei

Welkom terug, wat een heerlijke reis hadden jullie!

katrien zei

Fijne reis heb je gehad.
Mooie quilttop.En leuke blokken.

Melanie zei

Welcome home Simone. You have been so busy since returning. Lovely blocks and baby quilt.

Good luck with the bag making from the wonderful Stephanie.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Labdien mans draugs...beautiful pics of your holiday...love those boots, how cool are they!!! Good to hear you missed blogging...and I'm sure we all have missed you too...but it will probably take some time to get back into the swing of it all...
Congrats on your win from Stephanie...it's always nice to hear that we have won sometimes!!!
I wonder...did you get a chance to read The Shifting Fog/The House at Riverton? Welcome back dear Simone...Dzintra♥x

Joan zei

Hi Simone ..Welcome back - you sound as though you have had a wonderful holiday :)

Cattinka zei

Welcome back! I am glad you had such a nice time!
KATRIN W.

Satu zei

Hei Simone, welcome home!!!
It seems you really had a enjoyable trip... I'm anxious to see what will you do with your souvenirs;)

Herzblatt zei

Hello Simone...
welcome back home again...Your pictures lokk beautiful!!! I love the one with the colourful boots....Great!!
Best wishes
Iris

Sew Useful Designs zei

Welcome back to blogland leive Simone! xx I've missed you xx

It sounds and looks like you had a wonderful trip in the US! I would imagine those quilting stores were amazing!

I love the fabrics you chose for Stephanie's bag pattern, I'm sure you will make it beautifully. :-)

Have a lovely week my dear friend!

Vikki xoxo

Bev C zei

Welcome home Simone,I was reading about the Pennsylvannia Dutch block yesterday and thought of you. Yours is great and love the quilts you are working on. Glad to hear the family had a great time visiting US and your friend.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Robin (rsislandcrafts) zei

Your baby Scratch quilt is adorable. Nice to see a baby quilt that isn't all pink and blue.

Suzie zei

Welcome home Simone! Love the pictures, I think you had a wonderful time there! And you've been quite busy too, your Schnibbles looks very good, it's a pattern I also would like to make. What a lovely parcel you got from Stephanie, she is always so thoughtful.

Guðrún zei

The baby quilt looks so cheerful.

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