donderdag 29 december 2011

SSCS 2011 with Santa Liz

On Christmas Day
At half past three
I thought of Liz 
and Liz thought of me (o:


Liz really did a very good job to get to know me on my blog. She already made the sweetest ornament in my favorite color and look what I opened on Christmas Day. This lovely table runner. The fabrics are so pretty and the stitcheries are so sweet. I'll wait until Spring starts to shine, before I put this on our table.

Liz heeft echt haar best gedaan, mijn smaak te ontdekken. De ornament was al helemaal in mijn kleuren, maar  kijk eens naar de tablerunner. Zulke mooie stofjes en de stitchery past er zo leuk bij! Ik wacht tot het lente wordt, voordat ik de tablerunner ga gebruiken. Dus lente, kom maar op ...


But that was not all. Liz also discovered that I really enjoy making bags and she got a special Handmade for me: Bags for all occasions. I already found 2 bags I really want to make in 2012.
And look at the cutest kangeroo hanger for Christmas. We can definitely not find those in the Netherlands!
There was something else ...

Maar, dat was niet alles. Liz heeft ook ontdekt, dat ik heel graag tassen maak en kijk eens naar het speciale tijdschrift dat ze voor me heeft gevonden van Handmade. Ik heb al 2 tassen gezien, die ik wil gaan maken.
Zie je ook de kangoeroe voor kerst. Geweldig toch, met muts, sjaar en kerstboom.
Er was nog iets ...


... a scarf, knitted by Liz. So nice and soft and once again, such a pretty color. Take a close look at the right picture. You will see the stucture of the yarn Liz used.

... een sjaal, gebreid door Liz. Zo lekker zacht en ook de kleur is zo mooi! Als je goed naar de rechtse foto kijkt, kun je de structuur van het garen zien.


A big big THANK YOU to you dear Liz, for being such a wonderful Secret Santa for me!
And thank you Chookyblue for once again organizing this great adventure!

Heel erg bedankt, lieve Liz! Je was een echt een geweldige Secret Santa voor mij!
En ook Chookyblue bedankt voor het organiseren van weer een gezellig avontuur!


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As you can see, I have not sat still, since we came back from our vacation. But, I am still not quite back yet with me thoughts.
Bibi inspected my layering. She didn't quite agree, as I was taking her space to walk. I eventually finished the layering, but frequently asked myself : why I am doing this? Oh yes, that's right. I want to finish quilt tops that have been patiently waiting ... My knees still don't agree, but they have some time off now till the next quilt top is done ...

I am thinking about how I want to fill in 2012 with blogging and quilting. Difficult. I do know, that I want to finish quilts. Lots of quilts. And, start as few big quilts (read: non) as possible.


Zoals je ziet, heb ik niet stil gezeten, sinds we van vakantie terug zijn. Maar mijn gedachten zijn er nog steeds niet helemaal bij.
Bibi inspecteert mijn werk. Ze is het er niet helemaal mee eens, aangezien ik haar plek om gewoon te kunnen lopen en uitrekken heb weggenomen. Maar, ik ben nu klaar en heb me regelmatig afgevraagd: waarom doe ik dit eigenlijk? Oh ja, om de quilts die al zo lang geduldig liggen te wachten, af te krijgen ... Mijn knieën zijn het er niet mee eens, maar die hebben even rust, totdat de volgende top klaar is. 
Momenteel ben ik aan het nadenken over hoe ik in 2012 verder wil gaan met bloggen en quilten. Moeilijk. Ik weet in ieder geval wel dat ik quilts wil afmaken. Heel veel quilts. En aan zo min mogelijk (lees: geen) grote quilts beginnen. 

18 opmerkingen:

Shari zei

Such a lovely table runner! Thoughts of spring dancing around... and the book does sound interesting... all the nice things.

Basting on the floor is hard! But we must figure out a way to do it somehow... we do like to finish sometimes!

Sue zei

Beautiful gifts Liz sent to you.

Love the quilt too, that your kitty is laying on. Very sweet!

So nice to see you blog again. We blog when we can and that's the best we can do. I do not ever want blogging to be a 'chore' for me. So I hope that you can do that too and not feel stressed about it. Life does happen outside of blogging!!

Wishing you a most wonderful New Year where all your hopes and dreams come true!

Hugs,
Sue

Cattinka zei

Liebe Simone,
das ist wirklich ein schönes Wichtelgeschenk aus Australien, und Dein fertiges Quilttop sieht super aus!
LG
KATRIN W.

Stephanie zei

Very thoughtful and pretty gifts. I do love the cups filled with daisies. A very happy table runner. I'm thinking the same as you...what to work on, what to finish...

KaHolly zei

Such lovely gifts! I have a few things to finish up. Once my daughter goes back to work, I'm sure my machine will be humming along!

Ulla zei

Sweet gifts from your Secret Santa! Maybe basting on the floor is good for us after all, a little gymnastic training getting up and back down again. Quilts and bags are on my list too!

Debbie zei

I especially like your Christmas quilt - very fun!!

Grethe zei

Super gifts from Liz;I`m sure you love them;great quilter she is:-)
Your quilt on the floor there is very nice;love the fabrics;happy quilting it all!

Terry zei

You got lovely gifts from Liz! That tablerunner is beautiful! Happy new year! :0)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Lovely gifts Simone...what fun this swap has been...this was my first time in it...I nearly got into trouble ha ha...I kept touching my gift trying to guess...I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to do that...


I know exactly what you mean about your knees...I won't even attempt the floor...and I have only just begun putting quilts together...and I want to do a lot more...I'm going to go to our local patchwork shop and she said I could use her big table...perhaps your one has a table too that you could use...

Happy New Year Simone...I can't believe that this year is over...I feel like I've lost time with this arm being out of action...Thinking of you...have a great one...ar bucin...Dzintra xoxo

Suzie zei

Beautiful gifts from Australia, the table runner is so pretty! Bibi is probably admiring your beatuiful work, the quilt is so beautiful! I have so many quilts I want to start, but I'll try to finish the ones that are waiting to be quilted first - let's see if I'm strong enough! ;-)

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, was für ein wunderschönes Top und deine Geschenk ist auch ganz toll ;O) Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie einen guten Start in´s neue Jahr und viele schöne, kreative neue Ideen- herzlichst Gaby

Chookyblue...... zei

beautiful gifts from Liz.......and the mag is great you can make a few more bags........thanks for being part of the SSCS once again.........

rosie zei

Hi Simone,
You have received beautiful gifts too...
I pin my quilts together on a table with big clamps to hold the layers together on the edges.. It is hard on the back, but not as hard on the knees!
Wishing you a safe and happy New Year, and wishing for you a wonderful 2012xx

Dolores zei

You had a wonderful Christmas from Liz. I agree with finishing things. I am trying to get the same done but I also want to use up fabrics that have been hanging around much too long.

Cybele's patch zei

Liz heeft zich inderdaad goed in jouw smaak verdiept. Wat heeft ze je mooie cadeautjes gestuurd.
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Simone, tot gauw!
(zag net pas in mijn blogrol dat je een bericht had geschreven. Dat stond er gisteren nog niet in. De vorige keer was Blogger er ook al zo laat mee.)

Herzblatt zei

Ich wünsche Dir ein gesundes und kreatives neues Jahr mit vielen glücklichen Momenten!
Dein Quilttop ist wunderschön geworden!!
Ganz liebe Grüße
Iris

Tracy zei

Hi, Simone! LOVELY table runner... this inspires me to quilt and do more with fabric this new year. Great to be back in blogland after two weeks away at Christmas and catch up with you here. Wishing you all the very best in 2012! Thank for the sweet wishes. :o) ((HUGS))

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