Sunday, October 28, 2007

Page 12 of LRRH

This is page 11 of Little red riding hood, but the 12th page I have finished of it. You now can see the wolfs ear and next page will be part of the cap on the head. I have dedicated the coming 2 weeks to stitching on LRRH as I haven't given it a lot of attention lately. I still have to finish 3 exchanges for the end of november. Two are stitched exchanges, the other is something else and than I will have a little rest for awhile.

Friday, October 26, 2007

What is keeping me busy at the moment?

Well my DH his old boss. He is not paying any salary till his new boss has paid the course he had to do for his old boss. So you can understand money is a bit tight at the moment. His old boss should have send the bill 3 weeks ago to his new boss, but only sended it a day ago, so well that is not paid yet. He will start at his new job next thursday and they want to have him very much.

Yesterday I had my applique workshop and we worked now on the real thing. I am making a hummingbird at a flower and we had to work on the wing. Hope to get both wings ready before the next lesson thursday. Will show a pic later. Am also working on Little red riding hood and it is going the right way with the next page I think only 1/4 more to go and than another page is finished.

Monday, October 22, 2007

What did I do this weekend

Well friday morning early I went to Marion in Amsterdam to pick her up and drive to Poperingen for the bee. It was my first bee and I loved it. I have worked there on a secret piece, so can't show it yet. Than after that we went to Westouter for the retreat and that was so nice. I loved the whole weekend and came home rested very well.
First a pic of the blocks of my big mysteriequilt which is ending it's completion. Only a few more blocks to go. Hope to work on that some more in the coming weeks. These are the corners of the whole quilt and that means I have now part 1 - 9 finished. On to part 10, 11 and 12 now.
Than I also worked on the BOM Cat's Paw. I finished month 1 and 2. Now I have to wait till next month for part 3. The big cat blocks and the 4 patch was month two the others are month one. Did it all this weekend.
I also brought with me Susans Round Robin and after a bit of help from the other ladies I decided to stay with my first plan and add triangles with tulips to it. The green fabric comes from the shop that was present and suited it very well. I think it compliments Susans middle block and Connies triangles very well. Now it can go on it's road to Liz.

That is all I have done this weekend. Now I have to start thinking about the next round robin which is Connies. I have to do two rounds on this one. First put it off point and than add a pieced border. That pieced border is an easy one, but what to do for the triangles. All good ideas are welcome.

I am back from Belgium

I had a great quilting retreat in Belgium this weekend and last night around 9 I came home. I am far behind in my bloglines and e-mails (even got one from Honeysuckelcottage finally after sending another one last week). I have finished a few things through the weekend and will show them later. I am not feeling well at the moment, but couldn't sleep anymore. I think I catched a cold somewhere.

I also got an e-mail that my Halloween exchange was received. So here is a pic. I made a needlebook out of it. It is spooks out from Waxing Moon Designs. The fabrics are the ones I used for my last bag, so it is totally made of leftovers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stitcher's Pocket received

I just received this beautifull stitcher's Pocket exchange from Melissa and I really adore it.
Also I received a beautifull RR yesterday, but as blogger decided that he doesn;t want me to upload pics that pic will have to wait. Tomorrow I have to work a few hours longer and than as soon as I come home I have to pack my bags, go to appliqueworkshop and get some much needed sleep to get up again early and leave for Marion around 7 am and hope to arrive in Poperingen at the quiltingbee around 12 am. I won't be back till sindaynight late, so don;t expect a message till tuesday.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Stitching pocket exchange

I just got the word that Linda received the English Pocket I stitched for her from Drawn Thread. I loved stitching it very much and I used a nice yellow fabric to line it inside. This one took me awhile to stitch as it is a bit big, but loved every stitch of it.
Have to hurry now as I have to go to sewing class in a few minutes.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Received Halloween exchange

The mailman came just at the door to present an envelope from Nadine with the Halloween exchange in it. She made me this beautifull pinkeep. Don't you just love the back of it with the little fence and everything.

I will probaly be a bit quiet till a week from now as next weekend I will be on retreat and I have to get packed up and buy/make a gift and I also have my applique workshop thursday and off course my sewing class monday. Tomorrow I will pack up the quilty things I want to take with me. I am still debating on that. Probaly the quilt from the workshop at atelier Bep, my DJ, the Cat's Paw Bom and maybe a mysterie. The atelier Bep quilt and the Cat's Paw Bom won;t take that much space, but the mysterie and the DJ will do, so still have to debate a bit. I want to pack some handwork and some machine stuff. Hope some exchanges will arrive before I leave as than I will have something to show.

Friday, October 12, 2007


The Gratefull Hearts exchange took a long while to arrive almost 3 weeks, so well I got a little nervous and was already thinking about a replacement, but luckily it arrived. I took the pic from Katrina her webpage as somehow my pic of it got lost on my computer somehow. I hope she doesn't mind.

It is Hardanger needleroll from Lorri Birmingham. I had the kit in my stash and as there are hearts on it, it was perfect for the exchange which needed to include hearts.
I am still busy stitching the LHN exchange and than I will have to start looking for a rabbit design for the Rabbit's big day out exchange on SBEBB, hope I have something with a rabbit in my stash, can't think of one at the moment, but it is a nice way to search your stash. Already picked out the best ornament to stitch for the ornaments exchange on SBEBB. I just got the new JCS issue in last weekend.
I know I have been silent a bit, but we have some trouble with the old boss of John, but after discussing the problem with his new boss everything is settled.
Today I finished a shirt, I will try to make a pic of it after I also finished the pants monday, I need some help on the pants from my instructor. Hope to show some other finishes soon as there are more in the mail.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I love it

I just came home and found a thick envelope from Australia on my doorstep. First to day me and the autralian mail or not best buddies, so when something arrives I am very happy. A package from Honeysuckel cottage with part 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the Journey of a quilter BOM still has to arrive and it was send 5 months ago. I also can't get in contact with them anymore as it looks like. So I put the BOM to a rest and we will see what happens, when in another month I still don;t hear from her, I will order the blocks somewhere else and will use my own colors.
But now what was in the package that arrived at my doorstep. This beautifull fall quilt from Samantha . I love the colors she used a lot. It will go on my table this fall. I just put it there already :-)

Than she included some goodies and the pattern Flossies is calling my name very loudly. Will have to look into it to see if I am skilled enough to make it.Also a week ago the PIF gift from Shelina, but as it was a busy few weeks I didn't have sooner time to show a pic.

I think this week I will work on the Cat's Paw BOM from quilthuis lieselotje The first part isn't big and the next part I can pick up next week. Also I want to work on one of the mysteries as they really have to get finished.
Stitching wise I am working on my LHN exchange.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A bag finish

Here I am with a finish. I had lots of them this past week, but can't show any till they are received. The halloween exchange and the Stitchers pocket exchange went in the mail today. Still waiting for the gratefull hearts exchange to arrive at it's destiny, that one is really taking it's time. Connie's Round Robin arrived at Liz and The babyquilt arrived at Michelle in time for the baby. I am glad she likes it. Both were send at the same time as the gratefull hearts exchange.
Here is the bag I was making for a few weeks now. Colors aren't accurate at all, they are a lot brighter is real life.

This past two days I have been sewing up a storm. I have finished up the Halloween exchange, stitching pocket exchange, Harvest time exchange, this bag and one and a half shirt. Did I do well or not. I decided I wanted to have one shirt and a pair of pants finished in two weeks for the quilting retreat, I love going away with some new cloths. Shirt will surely be finished monday night, pants will be a bit harder as they are more difficult than I am used too. They have a zipper and some other difficult stuff. Hope to draw the pattern tonight and cut it before monday.
Next weekend is the first weekend I have nothing planned and I am looking forward to that a lot. That weekend after I will be gone all weekend, so I will need a bit of rest for sure. Hope to make some blocks for the lotery at the quilting retreat the next days too.
Tomorrow I am off to my friend Jacqueline who has her birthday monday and my DH will go to the Sauna which is very close to her home and will spend the day there.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I am back and Goals September/Oktober

I am back. I am not sore anymore only blue. We had a long weekend with rain, rain and rain. I have been invited to the belgium quilting retreat in two weeks and I am sure I will enjoy that weekend a lot. I am still very behind in blogfeeds and e-mails. I hope to show a few pics soon of things I made lately. Also I received a PIF gift from Shelina.

Things that need to be finished for September
1. Finish Halloween exchange due october 10 Done
2. Finish Stitching Pocket exchange due october 15 Done
3. Finish Babyquilt 1 Done and received by Michele
4. Finish Tulip time Done and received by my mother
Other Goals:
1. Work on Harvest time exchange Done
2. Work on quilts in progress No
3. Work on Little red riding hood No

For the rest I also finished another babyquilt that was for my colleague

Things that need to be finished in october.
1. Finish LHN exchange due november 17
2. Finish Harvest exchange due november 1
Other Goals
1. Work on Secret santa exchange
2. Work on Ornament exchange
3. Work on quilts in progress
4. Work on Susans RR
5. Work on little red riding hood.