Thursday, November 30, 2006


Today I finished a pillowcase for a craftfair on Dec. the rest home my mother lives in. I am trying to make some Crazy Quilted items, hope they'll like it.
I also joined Judyths Challenge on CQForNewbies to organize my stuff. I bought some plastic containers last week and sorted out several buttons, charms, beads etc. Still need a bigger container for the rest of my buttons.....

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Another week has gone,oh boy, time flies......... It feels like I have only been driving to hospital and other medical appointments for DH and haven't done anothing else. We still can't see the results from the operation,that will take much more time and a lot of practice, but I must say he has a beautiful scar, a flash like Harry Potter! Luckely I can sew in the evening, I managed to finish hearts for Beverly Ann in Kentucky (with fan) and Maureen in Australia(Christmas), ladies they will go in the mail tomorrow.
I have almost finished several Christmas hearts and did some more stitching to the Victorian block. I found out that I seem to like to embroider trees......and Susan, I will add a butterfly also!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

This week I haven't done much Crazy Quilting, my DH got operated for the 5th time. He lost most of the use of his right hand after a motoraccident
3 1/2 years ago and the surgeons are still working on getting some movement back. Because I had to wait a long time in hospital during the operation I decided to stitch a Victorian looking block from silks and some old neckties, so I had something to embroider! I must admit that I found it difficult what colors to use to get this Victorian
look.I will keep you updated on the embellishing, I only wonder if
the Victorian did also use cross-stitch on their blocks, I would love to embroider a butterfly on the block! The bookmarks I finished last weekend, they are my owm design, the purple one was also for my mothers birthday, who was very happy with her presents. The beautiful heart I received this week was made by Maureen in Australia, it has my favorite colors and style, ain't it pretty?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Autumn Challenge...

This year I participated in a birthday swap of autumn fabrics with the Sewpals, a group of 14 on the Internet. Now I have to start making a quilt of these fabrics, I am gonna make a quilt with autumn stitcheries in it and blocks of all different sizes but divisible by 4, I'll keep you updated! Of course it is supposed to be finished by autumn next year.......

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Something totally different: my other hobby is making 1:12 scale miniatures. I told you about my friend who was coming last monday and we both worked on our little sheds.
Here you can see some pictures on how far I came. The shed I made from wood and I then tried to give it an old look. For the roof I have cut more than 200 pieces of an old tube, to make it look like
slate. I am now working on the garden around the shed. I made the
hydrangea (almost 2 days work) and am now working on the hibiscus on the right side of the door. Also I am planning a layout for the bricks. I will keep you updated, have made an appointment with my friend that we are gonna work on it every 14 days on mondayevening.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I have stitched some hearts again and have just started embellishing...........
My DH will be operated again next week on Friday, so I have something to do while waiting in hospital, mostly it takes an hour or 6, so I could get them finished then.

Monday, November 06, 2006

This weekend I finished the little presents for my mother. I found some matching purple satin bias binding, but boy, what a job to get this stuff around it, but finally I managed........ I don't know what it is, I have made lots of huge quilts and also very, very small ones all by hand, but when it comes to sewing purses and things like this, I just don't know how to handle it........
I also made a matching pincushion, think my mum will like it!
Now I have to clean my sewingroom, this evening my "dollshouse" friend Saskia will come and we are going to work on a little shed with a garden around it, scale 1:12, looking forward to that!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Today I have been working on some little Christmas presents, I made a backing to some hearts I embellished earlier and stuffed them, must say I like the result, they give a nice oldfashioned Christmasfeeling!