Monday, January 30, 2012

It has been a long time since I wrote on my blog. A lot has happened these last months. We have closed our shop at the end of December, the results got worse due to this recession and we decided we could better stop. Due to this my son lost his job and home and it was very difficult to find a new place to live for him. Last week he moved into his new home, only I haven't been able to help because I got ill, at first it looked like I got pneumonia again (have had it 3x before)but luckely it is only a bad cold, hopefully it will get better soon. In December I decided to join Sharon Boggon's TAST 2012 (Take A Stitch Tuesday). With the busy program from the last weeks I started with the Feather Stitch of week 3, here you see the results.

In the last post I already showed you the first Journal Page I made for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012. The challenge I made myself for January was to work with plaids in a CQ block, so I used Scottish tartans. For February I decided to work with novelty fabric and bling bling. I have already used the Cretan Stitch (TAST nr. 4) on this block, the rest I'll show you when the page is finished!
Winter in Holland has started today with the first snow, temperatures will be -8 o C this night.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

This is the first journal page I have finished for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012. It is a year long project and you have to make one journal page each month. My theme is "MEMORIES". This block memorises the trip to Scotland I made in 2007 together with friends from England, Canada, Denmark and Italy. We stayed in a cottage in Fort William with view on the Ben Nevis and made great walks through the Scottish countryside.The tartan fabrics I bought during this trip from a kiltmaker next to the Tartan museum in Inverness. The black fabric represents the unfortunate end of this holiday when I was close to the terrorist attack at the airport in Glasgow, which gave me the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

You can see more pictures of this project on the CQJP blog.