Friday, April 25, 2008

A finish

Today I had to finish the gift for my new nephew/niece as my sewing machine had to get to the dealer for a check up in my vacation and well it is finished.

After that I brought my sewingmachine to the dealer to pick it up after my vacation.

This is all for now. You will see me back in 3 weeks.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Received two exchanges

I hope to show a pic of a finish tomorrow when it is really finished, but now I want to show two beautifull exchanges I received. First a beautifull bag from RoseMarie which was in a perspnal exchange and I can say it will travel with me the coming 3 weeks with my stitching and quilting things in it.
Than today I also received the spring house and garden exchange of SBEBB. It came from Tuula and it is also gorgeous. She made this beautifull pincushion.

Yesterday I started the gift for my new nephew or niece and I am sure it will be gorgeous. Pic will follow later. Also after my vacation I will have a ton of exchanges to show.

Monday, April 21, 2008

A finish and an exchange

I have been sick all weekend and still my stomache is doing strange things, but after such a time I really had to show you block 24 of Nature's Home afghan, only 5 more to go. Hope to finish it after my vacation.
Than saturday I got this beautifull exchange from Heather, I wanted to show it as soon as I received it, but than the toilet and me became very good friends, but here it is. I just love it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

block b 1

Here is yesterdays block of silvia's bridal sampler. I loved making this one. It wasn't that diffcult and I always love to do a bit of applique. Now I have to get my act moving on today's block (b 2).
I also had some good stitching time on Nature's Home afghan, I will probaly finish the next block tonight or tomorrow, it needs a lot of filling stitches here and there and doesn't really go that fast.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Silvia's bridal sampler

I finished a-10 yesterday, maybe I will unpick it and will redo it as I am not totally satisfied. Next is block b 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 as I am abit behind and as I will be on vacation for three weeks, I should be doing b 7, 8 and 9 too and why not than 10 too, so that a new row will be finished. Now I just have to find the time to do them. I love working on sampler blocks/quilts. When I was looking at Vicky her blog I was very tempted to also do the patchworkparty 2008, but well I survived the temptation.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Question which I hope someone can help with

I am going on vacation in two weeks to the Czech Republic. We will be there for 3 weeks. One week in Kutna Horna, than one week in Praque and than one week in Trebon. The first and last week will be on the bike. Now my question is if there are any quilting or stitching store in the Czech Republic.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another top done

I just finished the top of Cat's Paw. It was a BOM at quilthome lieselotje my local quiltshop. Only one month left in which we will get the backing and some quiltdesigns. I changed it a bit as I hate paperpiecing I changed both big blocks. One block I did almost the same, but than just another technique and one is totally different.
Now I am going to make something special for someone and than back to the 1930's quilt.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Here's to Ewe exchange received by.....

Simone just let me know she received her exchange. I stitched her the sheep of "Learn to count" from LHN, yes the same one as from which I stitched the house for Katrina's NRR. I made a little pinkeep out of it and I am very happy with how it came out.

Good mail day

Yesterday was a good mail day for me. I received two lovely gifts in the mail. The first one was a give away I won at Becky her blog. I have to say I just love it very much. I will treasure it.
Than yesterday evening the mailman came to our door to give another package. This one was from Myrna. It was the Here's to Ewe exchange. She made me a beautifull flatfold and added some beautifull goodies.
Today I also made sure Erin and Carol will also have a good mail day soon as I send the rr's from Annemarie and Katrina to Erin and the RR from Connie to Carol. Hope all will arrive safely.
I have been doing a lot of quilting and patchwork lately as I try to do an hour a day of patchwork and well I have another top finished, but pic will follow later.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Box for RoseMarie

Well I heard RoseMarie that she finally was home to open her package. Due to the death of her mother she wasn't home for 5 weeks andthe package was waiting all the time. But now as a welcome home present she could open it.

I have made her a victorian sewing box. I am glad to know she likes it. Today I received a lot of mail, but that will have to wait till tomorrow for the blog.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Started a new quilt

Just wanted you guys know that I have started my new quilt wednesday and I just love it. I have finished 6 blocks now and I really like the diversity in how big the blocks are. The ones I made now are 3"x3", 6"x6", 9"x9" and 12"x12" They will come in the quilt as how they are pictured in this pic. Hope to make some more blocks tomorrow, but first I will go and finish the Here's to ewe exchange and the spring house exchange, so that they both can get in the mail next week.
Am busy stitching the garden exchange and than the birdie exchange has to be stitched, floss already organized for that one too. 3 weeks till vacation and everything has to go in the mail in the last week before my vacation.
Also found a pattern for a bag to make my new nephew/niece which also has to be finished before my vacation as my SIL is due in our vacation. I am also making him/her the bear/bee quilt, but that will be given a few weeks later.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Neighborhood round robin

Here is Katrina's RR. I just finished it. I have stitched part of the counting house from LHN and I have to say I always love stitching their designs very much.

Yesterday I received the other fabrics from Fattquartershop and now I would love starting the 1930's quilt, but first I have to restart Susan's rr. Well the middle block is drawn so I can start the applique.

Also today I have to do some quilting on Lentekriebels as otherwise I won't get it finished ever.