donderdag 2 juni 2011

Proud of my son

Here is a proud mother with her son. It was taken last Friday after Thijme had his final exam in Latin, ready for the prom that same evening.
He is now having a good time in Spain with friends for 10 days (o:

Hier staat een trotse moeder met haar zoon. De foto is afgelopen vrijdag genomen, na zijn laatste examen en klaar voor het gala, diezelfde avond.
Thijme zit nu voor 10 dagen lekker in Spanje. Een welverdiende vakantie!

I couldn't help myself to make another Oak Park bag, designed by Stephanie which you can find here. This time I decided to make a natural version. As you can see, the handles are different. I didn't read the directions while making this one. The panels were all quilted and then I noticed I had to sew in the tabs. Oh well, it looks nice like this too, I think (o:
Lesson learned (as Jackie often writes and I love her lessons): read and follow directions closely, even if you are making a pattern a second time!

Ik kon het niet laten om nog een Oak Park tas te maken, ontworpen door Stephanie en die je hier kunt krijgen. Dit keer heb ik voor een meer naturelle kleur gekozen. Zoals je kunt zien, zijn de hengsels anders. Ik had de beschrijving niet gelezen, terwijl ik deze tas aan het maken was. De pandjes waren al helemaal gequilt, toen ik erachter kwam, dat de tabs er nog tussen moesten. Ach ja, zo ziet die er ook wel leuk uit (o:
Geleerde les (zoals Jackie altijd schrijft als iets fout is gegaan): lees en volg de beschrijving nauwkeurig, ook als je een patroon voor de tweede keer maakt!

Detail of the button. These are two vintage buttons that I bought in a very old sewing shop in Tongeren, Belgium.

Detail van de knoop. Dit zijn twee knopen, die ik in een heel oud naaiwinkeltje heb gekocht in Tongeren, België.

And this is my May Le Petite version. It is a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop, Candy Bar Pinwheels.
Please take a look on Sherri's and Sinta's blog to see the lovely Le Petite parades!

En dit is mijn Le Petite van mei. Het patroon is Candy Bar Pinwheels, van Moda Bake Shop.
Om nog meer quilts met dit patroon te zien, kun naar Sherri's en Sinta's Le Petite Parades gaan!

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

- Frederick Keonig

39 opmerkingen:

Stephanie zei

Congratulations to you son. A happy moment for sure. I love Oak Park in these soft monochromatic neutrals. I especially love the double button. Clever and beautiful.

You candy bar projects is very yummy too.

Herzblatt zei

Hello Simone,
congratulation for your great son!!! You really can be very proud on him! He will enjoy his days in Spain, I am sure.
Your bag is wonderful.....You certainly have a bag for every day of the week...or every hour of a day???...*lol*...
Best wishes

KaHolly zei

Oh, how proud you look!! And how nice to see a picture of YOU! There would be no mistaking that he is your son, there is quite a resemblence. What fun to travel to Spain. He's a lucky kid. I just love Stephanie's Oak Park Bag. Like you, I made it over and over again. ~karen

Anoniem zei

Leuke foto van jou en je zoon. De tas is mooi geworden, af en toe moet je improviseren. Je le petite is weer mooi als altijd.

Cybele's patch zei

Leuke foto Simone. Jullie stralen alle twee! Heeft Thijme de uitslag al? Heerlijk dat die spannende tijd achter de rug is.
Echt besmet met een nieuw virus. Deze tas is ook weer mooi. Goed dat je de beschrijving niet hebt gelezen. Nu heb je er een eigen tintje aan gegeven.

Jackie zei

Truly a wonderful picture of you and Thijme. I love his gray suit! I hope his week of exams went well. A final in Latin does not sound fun at all! I'm sure Spain will make up for such a tough week!

LOVE the bag. I like the handles too! What do the words on the top fabric say?

I haven't learned the lesson yet about reading patterns. It's always a challenge for me to figure them out!

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Congratulations to your son for completing his exams! How exciting for him to be finished school.

Love the natural tones you have used in your latest bag - and those vintage buttons are so perfect.

Sew Useful Designs zei

It's wonderful to see you so happy with your son! Congratulations Thijme!!!! :-)

Simone, every item you create is made so beautifully! I love your latest bag creation (love Stephanie's designs, too!) and I love your wee quilt, so very cute.

Have a wonderful weekend, proud mum!! Thank you for the lovely quotation this week! xxxxxxxxx

Big hugs and kisses! Vikki xoxoxo

Ulla zei

Congratulations to your son. The new bag is very beautiful, and the handles work just fine in theis version too!

Sarah zei

Gosh all of a sudden he is looking so grown up!

A lovely photo of you both!

VEry sweet quilts there - you amaze me with all your work!

Amanda zei

That's a good photograph of you with your son, I have one very similar! Well done to him. And your bag is lovely, really pretty fabrics that will go with so many different outfits.

Bev C zei

Hello Simone,

A truly lovely photo of you and Thijme. It is nice to see young males dressed up. Love the bag, and the button is a bit of history.
Have a lovely weekend.

Shari zei

Thijme looks very happy! and I love his tie... congratulations!

The bag looks great in neutrals. The antique buttons are very charming and perfect. The handles look fine to me... they'll do the job they need to!

I like the little pinwheels quilt - it's a little unusual...

Satu zei

Congratulations to Thijme and to a proud mother;) It always feels so fantastic when you reach something that you have dreamed of... Huge HUGS from us Satu & Fenix PS. Lovely finished projects - again;)

Terry zei

Congratulations to Thijme! And I love the bag done in the tan colors. I think the handles are fine that way! Love your little quilt too! :0)

Nanette Merrill and daughters zei

I love the proud mama photo. My daughter graduated from high school yesterday so I know how you feel. Love the bag.

The Quilt Witches zei

geweldig voor jullie , maar vooral voor je zoon. En inhet echt was de tas nog mooier.

hetty zei

Congratulations to Thijme! What a wonderful photo of the two of you. I love the Oak Park bag done in those naturals. And your little Candy Bar Pinwheels is lovely.

Carrie P. zei

Congrats to your son. You both look very proud.
Even if you didn't follow directions I like your new bag alot. Great buttons too.

~Laurie~ zei

What a cutie!! Congratulations Thijme!!

Grethe zei

Lovely!! It is so nice to be proud of our children. Such a good picture of you two.
And great oak park bag,love the
beige one:-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Oh Simone how proud you are!!! Love that bag in those beautiful soft colours...and also that petite sweet!!!

Anoniem zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, lovely photograph of mother and son.....beautiful work with your bag and pinwheel quilt....Hugs Lyn

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) zei

Lieve Simone,

You both look very happy...a break in Spain will be wonderful after exams. You are justly proud of your son :)
Hugs, Sharon

Houseelf zei

Congratulations Thijme for finishing your exams. I hope you are enjoying Spain.

Lovely work Simone- the blue flowers on the petite are pretty.

Oak Park in the creams and parchments looks so classy. It will go with everything.

Michele zei

Congratulations to your son :-) What an exciting time in your lives! You must be so proud :-) I love your bag and the natural colors with that button. Your LePetite project is lovely. I like your version without the borders.

Just-Do zei

Hoi Simone, gefeliciteerd met je zoon! Kun je je nu gaan voorbereiden op een leeg nest?
Je tas is weer hartstikke leuk, maar vooral je 'Le Petite' vind ik schitterend. Het is zo leuk om op de foto te klikken, en hem zo te vergroten; kun je mooi alle details zien.

Rena zei

Liebe Simone ,
das ist ein sehr schönes Foto von euch Beiden . Herzlichen Glückwunsch an deinen Sohn , ich wünsche ihm eine schöne Zeit in Spanien .
Deine Tasche, sowie auch der kleine Pinewheel Quilt gefallen mir beide sehr gut

Ganz liebe Grüße

Daniëlle zei

Did some serious reading hihi and OMG, love your bags!! Never too much bags hey? Thanks for all the photos, you sure had a wonderful time!! Boys and their moms, hmmmm, enjoy! Hugs, Daniëlle

Guðrún zei

You can be proud of your son, he is a good looking young man. The Candy Bar Pinwheels quilt looks great, that blue fabric is beautiful.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny zei

You must be so proud of your son, Simone. I love the Oak Park in the natural tones. The buttons are beautiful. And I LOVE the colors in your candy bar pinwheels. Gorgeous!

Theresa zei

Love all the bags you are making Simone, especially this one, the colours are lovely. Congratulations to your son on completing his exams.

Carolyn zei

Congratulations for your great son! He is a good looking young man.

Silver MLM

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, was für einen netten großen Sohn du hast;O) Und deine neue Tasche ist auch wieder so toll. Der Miniquilt gefällt mir natürlich auch wieder - hab ein schönes Pfingstwochenende und herzliche Grüße Gaby :O))

Jutta...stoffundnadel... zei

Liebe Simone,
du kannst mit Recht stolz auf deinen Sohn sein !!!!!
Deine neue Tasche und auch dein Mini-Petite sind ganz zauberhaft geworden,
viele liebe Grüße an dich,
deine Jutta .... die im Augenblick viel zu wenig Zeit für alles hat ;o(

Dolores zei

A beaming mother with her handsome son. Wonderful photo. I do hope he liked Spain. I think your bag is great - you just made it unique.

Anoniem zei

such a beautiful photo of you and your gorgeous boy!!! love your bag too xx

retdairyqueen zei

Just dropped in to say Hello

Brigitte Heitland zei

Hi Simone, this is Brigitte (featured on the Pink Chalk Fabric Blog). Thank you for stopping by at my blog and giving me such a lovley feedback. So I just hopped over to visit your blog too and see what you like to do.
Your pinwheel miniature quilt is really a beauty and btw congratulations to your son's achievment!

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