Saturday, 29 November 2008


The weather forecast was right, this is what it looked like here at the beginning of the week. Now the snow is gone and it is only cold.

I finished another of Bea´s BOM this week, only two to go and this year´s stitchery project will be complete. Now to sew these cutties together in a top will last some time as I am still pondering which setting will enhance them the best.

In the meantime I have something else to do, not that I would get bored or something!
My mother sent me a top to machine quilt. I like it very much, very scrappy, just my colours. It will be a pleasure to quilt as it isn´t too big and my mother had already put the batting and the back to it. I just have to switch on my sewing machine and off I go!

This picture shows a detail. It is a very easy block made of 2 squares and one rectangle. Either one dark square with one light square and rectangle or one light square with one dark square and rectangle. The squares are 1,5" finished.

During the week, I dyed some more sock yarn. It seems the color combos turned out nice as some skeins are already gone to become Christmas presents.

Tomorrow night will be the time to prepare my DS´s advent calendar. Fortunately Playmobil and Lego exist!

I wish you a very nice first advent sunday and a agreable week.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


The weather forecast said we were going to have some snow this week. Time to snuggle under quilts!

For our guild meeting, Bea designed some stitchery and here is what I made of mine. A little bag and a note book cover.

As always, Bea´s designs are fun and look good.

I am knitting quite a lot these days but I still did not have a knitting needle holder and they (the needles) were all stuffed together in a drawer. This is the end of that!

I sewed a needle holder for all my needles and there is still space for more to come! When I was in England to visist my sis, we went to a yarn shop where I bought one skein of a silk blend yarn. I knitted the prismatic scarf out of it.

The yarn is really nice, very warm, soft and I like the color combo a lot.
I can wear it straight away as it is murky here outside.

I wish you a nice week.

Sunday, 9 November 2008


At last some quilt pictures again!

Last saturday was our regional guild meeting organized by our group. Over 160 persons turned up and the main theme was redwork. We had a great time, met a lot of friends, made new ones, had a nice lunch, and infected some new women with the quilting bug!

Here are some impressions:

The stage being prepared before the arrival of the crowd.
( the quilt on the front right handside is from my mum.)

The board in front of which Dorothea and I showed some hand stitchery live!

Some of the quilts hanging there.

I particularly like that one!

And the show and tell!

This week is going to be very busy for me: a new course, a lot of appointements,... I hope to be able to squeeze some knitting and/or sewing in between.

I wish you a nice week.