Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Well, I definitely do! After a month of snow, temperatures were luckely going up this week but now we are back to a forecast with snow and icerain and -15 o this night.
I am at home for more than a month already with health troubles (I'd rather not talk about it on my blog) and definitely needed

some colors to cheer up, that is why I have been busy making these Artist Trading Cards.
If you are not familiar with ATC's, they
are 2,5 x 3,5 inch. You can read more about them on the Altered Art website. If you want to swap an ATC, please mail me through my blog.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today I want to show you a new addition to my pincushions collection. Isn't this music band cute? The figures are 3 cm / a little more than 1 inch big.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New fabric page received!
Today I received this wonderful "Thinking of France" fabric page from Ati in Norway. Of course I am very happy that she made one with Joan of Arc on it, because of my fascination for Jeanne. It is a great addition to my fabric book, thank you so much Ati!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Have been trying for hours, but finally managed to upload this slideshow from the paintings I made in 2009. When you scroll beyond the pictures, you can see name and size of the painting.
Finished or not???
I am still doubting if I have to put something more on the right foot of this painting. Have been painting it in Summer 2009 but still not sure that the painting is finished. I always find it difficult to know when to stop.......
This sweet Haflinger horse always walks a while with me as I walk by with doggie Daisy.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fabric page for Maureen

This fabric page I made last month for Maureen in Australia, her theme is "Trees".
The idea for making this page I got when I was in bed with the flu and saw this branch with a few leafs left through my bedroom window!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New fabric page

Today I received this fabric page from Cobi. She made this textile page called "Provence" for my fabricbook theme "Thinking of France" and did some lovely stumpwork on it.

Only 2 more pages to go in this swap, so I have to start making a cover for the pages soon!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dear Jane BOM
When I was still learning people how to quilt I had a big group of Dear Jane enthusiasts. Must say that I never completed a DJ quilt, just because I don't like to duplicate an existing pattern, but I have made around 100 blocks of them.
I had much fun swapping Dear Jane siggies with people all over the world. Here you see a top made of 140 of them, but I think I can make 2 more tops of the siggies left. About 10 years ago I had the pleasure to meet Brenda Papadakis, the author of the Dear Jane book in Amsterdam.
If you are a Janiac, she has just started a BOM on her website.
A lot of people are inspired through her, I have already heard a DJ song, there is a DJ embroidery pattern and even a DJ made of stained glass, look at: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/575060081RJBiPv!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New challenge for Crazy Quilters! Barbara from Germany has started a stitch-challenge yesterday. She will show a combination of stitches every 14 days and challenges you to make them and show your result on your blog or website and sent a picture to Stickamazonen also. The page is in German but you can use the translator in the right upper corner. Have fun!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Wishing you all a happy, creative, colourful and above all healthy 2010!