dinsdag 30 december 2014

Still - finishing Sugar block club

I've made my last sugar block. It is called "still". Standing still and just being. Looking back and looking forward, or just be in the moment. That is what the Christmas holiday is all about for me.

I think the last one is the best one! I loved making these blocks throughout the year and I will miss making them. So I have to think up how to put these together. I do think they need some kind of sashing, but will I make a classic sampler? I will have to sleep on that.


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vrijdag 26 december 2014

100 + in the economy race

I've decided I will go up to 135 and I have reached 104. What will I do after I finish I wonder. I love the mindless sewing up of these. And the saving up of pretty triangles, not worrying about the big picture, just sewing up blocks.

So 31 to go! And than we will make a top of themPin It

dinsdag 23 december 2014

can you hear the sleighbells?

I love a Christmas home! Some pictures of my Christmas decorating to get into the season spirit!

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!Pin It

woensdag 17 december 2014

Christmass swap!

The comfort circle girls did a little Christmas swap. You can find us here.

I received this lovely package from Sigrun. She made me a hand stitched pincushion. And the chocolate bar and I have a date with some tea and a good book on the couch!

I've made a little cross stitched christmas ornament. I love doing cross stitch, but in my screwed up mind I have to make things that are useful, I don't hang things I make on the wall (permanently). So this swap was a good cross-stitching excuse!

This was my total package. I added real dutch stroopwafels and some other goodies. And some birds of course!

I hope my swap partner likes it!

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zaterdag 13 december 2014

further economising

When on a roll, keep rolling!

I'm a Rolling stone!Pin It

woensdag 10 december 2014

some more economy blocks

All through 2014 I have been working on three long term quilts. One is the farmer's wife quilt. My scrappy hexie of course and then there is the economy block quilt. If I cut into fabrics I always cut some pieces for them and put them aside until I have a pile ready for some chain sewing. I add more blocks to my pile and as soon as I have enough I will sew them together. I did another batch the other day! I love the results again, it will really be one of my favorite quilts!

My pile so far

new batch 1

new batch 2

new batch 3

To go....
Back to sewing. See you soon!Pin It

zaterdag 6 december 2014

Thank you Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is something like the dutch Santa. He comes from Spain by boat and celebrates his birthday in the Netherlands on December fifth. It is a real dutch tradition. The children can put their shoe by the fireplace and sing special "Sinterklaas" songs. They get special "Sinterklaas" candy or a gift. (something like the stocking thing) On December fifth we celebrate "pakjesavond" which translates to "parcel-evening" (comes close to Christmas morning) and he brings by presents for everyone. This is the most special night in a child's year here in Holland. Just to show you how special, look at my big boys face while he is opening his gift. I love him to pieces. I so love this tradition, I can really recall the apprehension living up to this event.

And Sinterklaas bought me some.... fabric, yeeah!

I really "needed" more minty green... My baby sister is having a baby girl in march and her colors will be minty green, light pink and beige! I am thinking up layouts and blocks, but no definite decisions yet. Now I can ponder some more while looking at and touching the farbrics.. Much better.

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