Monday, December 31, 2007


Why does nobody tell me I forgot to include my quilty goals for 2008?
Here they are:
Finish the big star mysterie "Lentekriebels" at least the top, the quilting will take some time as it is very very big.
Finish Journey of a quilter top or also quilt.
Finish Cat's Paw quilt top or also quilt
Work on my other quilt wips.
Doing some quilty exchanges like the fourseasons ones and maybe something like the secret santa exchange.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kathy's Round Robin

Here is Kathy's Round Robin. I have stitched Maryse's July house for the beach theme, added a few birds and changed the width a bit of the whole design. The lighthouse was done by Michelle and for the rest there is nothing on this Round Robin yet.
Now I decided to start the next block of NHA as I really want to have it finished in 2008. I only have 9 blocks to do and 4 of them are 3 so easy to do.
Goals for 2008:
1. Enjoying some more exchanges, but less than 2007.

2. Stay on track with the quilting and also with the stitching Round Robin

3. Finish NHA

4. I wanted to write now Finish Little red riding hood, but well that seems a bit to much, but I want to finish 20 pages, which comes to 1 page per two weeks. Than there are in the end only 20 pages left to do, so it will be surly finished in 2009. By the way I have choosen the big print of the chart as that is a bit easier to do.

5. Maybe when I have time left stitch some things for myself.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Two finishes

Here are some more finishes. Also finished the RR, but pic will have to wait as the rr is downstairs and I am upstairs and just to lazy to get it. I have finished the give away box for Jeanne, it will go in the mail friday as sooner I probaly won't have time and friday starts my week off from work so all the time in the world to post it.
When I asked for altoid tins I got a lot of them and so also a few from Nancy and a stitched piece she did to put on one of them and send it back finished. So I did that today. Ribbon and fabric are from my own stash. Well to be exact there are two ribbons on it, I think that looked better. Hope Nancy likes it too.
So now that I have had my last finishes this year, nothing small is planned for the rest of the year. I just wanted to look what I have finished this year:
37 stitched finishes (only 5 for myself the rest were exchanges and RR's)
14 quilt finishes (only 3 for me)
12 kartonnage finishes (2 for me)
3 sewinf finishes (none for me, only a few cloths, but that I haven't writen down in my finished sheet.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Another page of LRRH and a finish

I finished page 15 of LRRH. I have finished now around 30% of the whole design and 1 and a half page from the end of this row. I am really looking forward to the next row as there will be lots of interesting pages on that one. I put it on the chair across the room from me and there is so much depth in the design.
But before I can begin the last pages of this row first I had to stitch some other things. The first one is already finished. This is for a quilt that my mother will be making for her boss, who is moving in a new house and hass sold his business, so also a sort of goodbye present. When the quilt is finished I will put a pic of that one too.
Now I am stitching up a storm on Kathy's RR and it looks already great, pic will follow later this weekend.
Monday I totally forgot about my second blog anniversary. Yes I am now two years in blogworld and am still very fond of it.
Also this weekend will follow a pic of the give away box I made Jeanne. Just have to put in the finishing touches.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

What I made for my SSCS partner?

Here is the pic of what I made for Toni, the bag is from a pattern from and I made her this Victorian sewing box. She likes cats and autumn colors and so I used the cats in country colors. Loved how it all came out. I also finished a new page of LRRH, but a pic will have to wait. Hopefully later this week.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to everyone.
There has no SSCS package arrived at my doorstep before christmas. Hope it will arrive still this week. Will post on my blog as soon as it arrived. Positive note I don't have to wait for opening it.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Well I am really getting better.
First a pic of the goodies I am going to use for the Winter doll quilt swap. It will be a more modern quilt this time. I have it in my mind all made up already. Now just go and start sewing. It will become a trip around the world with the wool pieced on it and on the edge probaly too. But still have to get that sorted out.
I thought to share some pics of our christmastree and a piece I bought this week. My mom normally makes christmasdecoration for me and my brother, but we wouldn't see eachother in time, so they gave me some money to by something. (BTW my brother lives close to my parents). This is what I bought, which I like very much.
Than out tree. It is with wooden ornaments and some stitched ones.
I am going great on the next page of LRRH. Probaly will be finished before christmas with that page. Than I decided to work on Kathy's RR which is a beachtheme, well that will be strange with this cold weather. Also I will be working on my give away present for Jeanne and a tin I have to finish for someone. She stitched it and I will be finishing it and also make instructions. Already bought some things I will be needing for it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Not yet totally better

, but it is getting better every day. It feels like my nose is now really empty and now it is all in my ears (lol I am a bit deaf at the moment, but hope that will become alright in the next days). I got some nice packages lately with altoid tins and also one big one which had chocolate in it when it is was from it's former owner. I think a kind of sampler would look really good on it. Will have to work on that. Also got a lot of christmas cards from some stitchers and love them all.
Thanks all for the well wishes.
I am stitching a bit on LRRH, but can't do it long. Kathy's RR is also calling my name, but first I want to have the curtain part on LRRH finished as the clock is on two pages I will stitch on both pages at the same time. Hope to upload a pic this weekend.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bad case of Bronchitis

Just to let you all know I have a bad case of Bronchitis since yesterday. I still managed with some help of my DH to deliver the quilt to my aunt and she was very very happy with it.
Now I am back to bed.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas ornament

Here is the christmas ornament I made for Svenja. It is from this years JCS issue from Jeannette Douglas. It somehow took a very slow train as it took more than a week to arrive at her place in Germany.
Today also Kathy's RR arrived. Just printed the chart I want to stitch on it and hopefully can start it tonight.
Hier een kerstornamentje wat ik voor een exchange heb gemaakt voor Svenja. Hij is van Jeannette Douglas. Hij heeft een erg slome trein gepakt, want hij heeft er meer dan een week erover gedaan om in Duitsland aan te komen.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A big finish

I just finished the quilt for my aunt. I just had to handsew the binding back and that took awhile, but that is now finished. Sorry about the poor quality pics. Sorry a long story in dutch, but just to difficult to say it all in english. Short story is that I had a horrible day yesterday and was called names by a few people due to an accident between me and my bike and a little child, which didn;t get really hurt by me, but was in tears do to the shock (me too).

Ik heb net de quilt voor mijn tante afgemaakt. Ik heb er een week overgedaan om het niesje tegen te naaien, maar ja het was een erg drukke week. Gisteren was echt de vreselijkste dag van dit jaar. Eerst werd ik door mijn baas opgebeld of ik even met spoed iets wou doen (normaal werken wij niet in het weekend, maar het ging erg slecht met de patient) het zou in de koelkast staan bij de EHBO, dus ik kom daar, niet dus. Na een half uur rond bellen bleek het op de ok te staan. Na een uurtje was ik weer weg en ging ik even naar Lieselotje om even tot rust te komen tussen de lapjes. Nou slecht idee. Vlak voor ik bij Lieselotje was springt er een kind voor mijn fiets, ik remde nog op tijd en raakte het kind echt net. Kind viel meer van schrik dan door mijn band die tegen haar been kwam, maar die vader heeft me echt strak gescholden daarna haar moeder en daarna ook nog een voorbijganger, terwijl papa toch ook beter op zijn kind had moeten letten. Ben zo'n beetje lieselotje binnen gerend en gezellig om tot rust te komen een kopje thee met de eigenaresse Tonnie gedronken en ook nog lapjes voor de winterruilquilt gekocht. Hoop dat mijn partner mijn keuze kan waarderen.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Finished another page and some exchanges came in the mail

Yesterdaymorning very early I finished page 14 of LRRH. Only 2 and a half page and I am at the end of this row. Yesterday evening and today I have been busy with the crazygift for Nic and two babygifts. So they are almost ready to get in the mail. Just have to do a bit of finishing on them. Wednesday was a very good mail day, but I was expecting to also hear my ornament exchange was received so I hadn't put in pics yet, but still no word so here are the exchanges after all. First the Rabiit's big day exchange from Suzanne. She made me a beautifull needlebook from if I am not mistaking a Marjolein Bastin/Lanarte chart. Than I also received a beautifull LHN exchange from Tanya. I just love it very much.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rabbit and santa and question

About the Titel of this post. Santa is for the christmas ornament exchange I received today from Terry. I love the ornament she made me and all the goodies she added. Sorry for the not so good pic, but finding normal light is hard when you go to work when it is still dark and come back when it is dark again and I always want to show the exchanges as soon as they hit my doorstep.

Also heard that Cathy has received my Rabbit's big day exchange on SBEBB. I have stitch ed some parts of spot of spring of Drawn Thread and finished it into a tin. I love how it came out.

Now for the question. I need some tins, but can't find them here. So if anyone is willing to send me some (empty) altoids tins. I will pay postage or make you something beautifull, just what you want.

Vandaag de ornament exchange ontvangen van Terry. Ze heeft erg leuke dingen toegevoegd. Ben weer helemaal happy. Verder is ook mijn rabbit's big day exchange aangekomen.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I know I have been silent for a few days, ehm I even think it was almost a whole week, but well I was busy with all kinds of secret things. My SSCS gift went in the mail and hopefully will arrive soon some where in the world. Katrina's NRR went in the mail monday, Rabiit's big day exchange went in the mail monday and thursday the ornament exchange went in the mail, which should be arriving real soon as it has to go a short voyage. Also send out two birthdaypackages which both already arrived, both were send from a shop in there country.
Also have been stitching like crazy on LRRH and I am on 3/4 of the new page. Hopefully will finish it this weekend. Than I will be stitching the crazygift for Nic and two other gifts and than again a new page of LRRH. Also I have sandwiched the quilt for my aunt which I will start today for the quilting. I sandwiched it at the LQS and well it went fast and got some nice tips and tricks. Also decided when this one is finished the next quilt to finish is the big mysteriequilt with all the stars that shouldn't take that much time anymore. Well this is all. The pic is Teresa Wentzlers Wedding sampler which I stitched for us.

Ik weet het ik ben een beetje stil geweest de afgelopen week, maar ik was bezig met allemaal geheime dingen. Het postkantoor heeft het weer druk met me gehad. SSCS, rabbit's big day, oranament exchange en de ornament exchange zijn allemaal op de bus gegaan deze week. Verder nog 2 verjaardagscadeautjes die gelukkig allebei al aan zijn gekomen. Om kosten te besparen stuur ik ze altijd gelijk van een borduurwinkel in het land zelf.
Verder flink geborduurd aan roodkapje. Ik heb inmiddels 3/4 van de volgende pagina af. De gordijnen zijn irritant, maar ook weinig kleurrijk dus gaan snel. Als deze pagina af is ga ik aan het cadeautje voor Nic werken en aan 2 cadeautjes die ook aan het eind van de maand moeten worden verstuurd (teminste als de kinderen op tijd worden geboren). Ook heb ik de quilt voor mijn tante gesandwichd bij Lieselotje nog wat goeden tips en trucs gekregen. Ik ga zo beginnen met quilten, wil hem eigenlijk voor half december afleveren bij mijn tante, maar dat zien we nog wel. Daarna wil ik toch echt de grote sterrenmysterie afmaken, want die gilt inmiddels heel hard. De foto is Teresa wentzlers wedding sampler gemaakt voor one trouwdag.