maandag 31 januari 2011
zondag 23 januari 2011
This week I finished the three blocks I was behind on the Mystery quilt and I made the January block. At the end of one of the blocks, I had piece left over. I am still wondering if I should put it in, because you can't really see it. Funny, how that works.
After reading Suzie's post, I decided to make some Quilt As You Go blocks for Jan, who is using them to make quilts for those who lost so much in Queensland. I only made three, but then I thought if 11 more people join me to make three from their scraps, then Jan will have enough to make a quilt of ca. 40"x 70". So please have a look and start searching for some scraps. It is also a great way to use your batting scraps! Have fun!
This year I am planning to finish projects I have started over the past few years, but never finished. This is the stitchery quilt Christmas Elves by Gail Pan, that I started last year with Melanie, Diana and Suzie. Melanie and Diana finished theirs (see here and here), I only finished the stitcheries and three blocks. So this week's plan is to work on the other 6 blocks.
"Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due."
- Sydney Smith
maandag 17 januari 2011
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
- Flora Whittemore
zondag 9 januari 2011
At the QB, Gerda, Mariëlle and Marie-Jozé showed us how to make these gorgeous little owls. We also got the pattern for a large owl, but that one will have to wait. I will be making a pincushion with all those cute little pink owls. Mmmm, I need to find those eyes!
This is my Le Petit project for Janaury: Schnibbles Mon Ami. I'm still having Christmas ... my swap presents for the Kerstruil never reached my partner. This time I am using very different fabrics for her, so that if her previous presents ever arrive, she will have very different sets (o:
Small boys grow up. And this is my dear son Thijme. It is the first time he is wearing a suit. Not such a good picture, but I had to be fast because he didn't want me to take one...
I know several BOMs have started again and I decided to join only one for the moment. It is Lyn's Retro Nine Patch Free BOM! Please have a look here and read all about it! Let her know if you want to join the fun! The first part will be posted on January 15th (o: Can't wait...
"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age."
- Sophia Loren