Sunday, April 29, 2007


Today the Engelbees Internetgroup has organized a UFO finishing day. We keep each other updated by mail and pictures of what we have done.
I decided to finish some blocks for the DYB Round Robin and here is the first finished block for Cobi in Leiden in the Netherlands. She asked for a Jugendstil(Art Nouveau)theme
and I found it very hard to start with. She has sent the red variegated thread and red seed beads to use in the block.
I hope she'll like the result.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Here is a picture from the blocks I made for a Round Robin I joined in the Crazy Quilters Around the World group. The blocks are 6" and I have chosen for blocks in creme with in the middle a print from old postcards with Joan of Arc as theme. The blocks are now travelling around Europe to be embellished and I am really looking forward to get them back after summer.

Monday, April 23, 2007

My birthday buddy this year was Helen from Austria. She has sent me this lovely Trachten fabrics from Tusman and matching metallic yarn and shiny threads. She knows I like traditional fabrics very much, when she was in Holland some years ago we made a trip to Staphorst together, a little (religious) town here in Holland where a lot of people are still wearing their traditional costume.
Helen has the same amount of fabric and she challenged me to make something of it before the end of the year. Of course I accepted the challenge, I don't need more UFO's at this moment..........LOL Did I tell you that on the last meeting of my quiltbee I won the prize for the one with the most UFO's??

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Last weekend I visited a collectors fair in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. It is held twice a year and I am always looking much forward to this fair. Here you see some of my finds. I like to collect old sewing things and I couldn't resist this old pincushion, beaded and embroidered with bouclé yarn. The backside is made of dark red velvet, I think it is made around 1930. I also collect samplers made in red, called "merklappen"in Dutch, this one is from 1902. I wonder if the other one is not finished because it ends with ABC.....
The trim with the sequins is also from around 1930. I am definitely not collecting evening pursus, but couldn't resist
this one.........LOL Think you can imagine why?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sorry for not updating for such a long time, but life got in the way.
I started in a new job some weeks ago and because of that I am working often 40 hours a week at this moment, so not much time for Crazy Quilting... It is a nice job as receptionist at a holidayparc for disabled people, you can see more on: (The website is only in Dutch I am sorry).
I have received several beautiful hearts and baggies for my birthday last month and will try to show you some pictures soon. At home we had to buy a new laptop and I first have to find out how everything works before I can do that, I already
found out that I definitely don't like to work with Windows Vista!
See you soon!