dinsdag 19 juli 2011
Once upon a time there was a lady who did a lot of handquilting. When she got older she couldn't do it anymore. She didn't know what to do with the tops lying around, and she asked her sister if she would want them. Her sister couldn't quilt and didn't have the space at her home for them so... she asked if I and my DH would wanted them, if we didn't she would trow them away.
Of course we wanted them, couldn't think about them in the trash. When they came ( 2 quilttops) I just couldn't believe someone would trow them away. My DH did the quilting on the first one, it took so much patience and so much love, but it's a treasure. They didn't want them back, so we are the lucky ones. This one has a place in our bedroom, it's just so so so perfect.
I hope my kids will treasure our quilts when we are old. I had to share it with you.
dinsdag 12 juli 2011
I'm so glad I have a Bernina, it's such a easy machine. The kids do know it, and are not afraid of it.
Do you let you're kid work on you're machine.
PS : Dh has made the two first rows of the Civilwarquilt, I will post about it later, he isn't please about one block, but the rest is to die for.
woensdag 6 juli 2011
I just love scrapquilts, the only problem, don't get my scraps organized... but this time I did. I had a lot of blue scraps lying around and they just wanted to be used. So here they are. Not a big quilt, but will be perfect for the table or a baby maybe.
For the rest, it's the summer holiday here in Belgium. So the kids are coming and going, sleepovers, parties and all the rest. Sophie has probably a lactose problem, so we will have to look closely and make sure she doesn't drink milk. She hates it, she may not have any cheese... poor child.
donderdag 26 mei 2011
Sophie is still sick, so she had time to read all the comments and have some fun going to all those blogs. She picked one out, I just had to know she would pick that one out. The winner is
apart from Cote D'Or I recall when I lived in Mechelen from 0 to 8 yrs of age I loved getting Chocotof? spelling not sure but it was toffee surrounded by dark chocolate, oh and then there was this wafer chewy bar with I think a bee on the wrapper. Haven't been back to Belgium ohh i'd guess for 5 years now! Miss the sweeties!
dinsdag 24 mei 2011
Let's start with the good news, I did finish my charmed quilt. I used the half of a charme pack and made this, just love it. It's big enough for a baby and looks so cheerfull.
Of course took the picture and is'nt that great, still have to learn how to make dashing pics. Here my close up, better much better taken.
Then the bad news, do you have the same problem or is it really just me. Everytime I tell someone with small kids that getting sick all the time really gets better when the aged.... you guessed it right, one of mine get sick. Our Sophie has a fever, soar throut and can't eat. Her daddy maked a joke when she came home (she really always has something, teenager, you know) and she couldn't even smile with it, suddenly the tears came up. DH didn't know how to react, that was kind of funny, she just wanted her mum, no dad this time. Tomorrow we will go to the doctor, poor girl, she had made such plans for the coming days. Dad will have to do his best to get back in favor with her. Normally those two can't be apart for a second.
maandag 23 mei 2011
My first give away, thanks to Sew Mama Sew,
What can you win, first a selfmade rugmug with some herbal tea from Kneipp, well know in Belgium.
Some fine Belgian Chocolate, your choice of Chocolate, from de brand Cote D'Or, also a headliner in Belgium.
Then to make sure you can start sewing after tea and chocolate, 3 fat quarters of this beautiful fabric.
What do you have to do, just leave a comment and tell me what you're favorite chocolate is.
I will pick up the winner on wednesday.
vrijdag 20 mei 2011
I love civilwar, just love it. http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ the blocks are amazing and I get to work in inches. Those four blocks I've made, so far so good. One problem we do have... we do need more blue.
He will be making more blocks because it give him a little time off, of everthing. I made fun of it and told him, he could do his side of the bedquilt, and would made mine....
Something different now, this wonderfull lady is having a giveaway, http://stitchyoursoul.blogspot.com/2011/05/win-win-win-blog-giveaway.html just go and pop over.
Thank you for the lovely comments, I love them. I will hop to your blogs and see what you all have been doing, I'm always so amazed by the crafts and quilts.