Thursday, June 30, 2011

The situation with MIL is still the same, critical. It is so sad to see what this sweet old lady has to go through at age 87, being operated twice in one week and still in pain.... Now back to blogging!When I was in the USA someone told me about the use of Press'n Seal for embroidery on fabric. I bought some at Target to try and must say it works fine. I have drawn the image on the Press 'n Seal with a permanent marker and did the embroidery with several different threads like perle nr. 5, satin DMC and silk yarn from Vicky Clayton. Removing the Press and Seal is easy for the bigger parts only for the smaller parts you need a tweezer.Also I'd like to show you some pictures from my garden, I love hydrangeas as you can see.

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's been a while since I have posted, we went to the South of France last week in our camping car for a short vacation. 2 days after arrival we got a phonecall that my mother in law was taken to hospital in critical condition, so we had to return home immediately. We arrived back home on wednesday. MIL is operated but the situation is still not good, that's why I don't write on my blog this moment.....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I just finished embellishing this crazy quiltblock I made for Sharon Boggons class during the Adventure in Crazy Quilting. I did not use it that day and decided to finish it for a fabric book I am making to remember my travels around the world. The star buttons I bought at Michaels in Orlando. I love the way it turned out.
Yesterday we celebrated my husbands birthday with family in Krefeld, Germany. Over there we visited the "flachsmarkt" around the castle. We try to go there every year, it is a market with hundreds of craftsmen showing and selling their work and of course lots of nice food and biergarten. I love to collect things for my garden, I love stuff like this.
I was doubting whether I should buy this little kingfisher, decided not to do it (maybe I would find something even better later.....) and now regret it!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Have not been writing much lately, I was very busy doing the bookkeeping of our shop, I was way behind! Today I want to show you some goodies I bought on my trip to the USA. These charms I bought at Bead Empire Inc. at 1032 Sixth Avenue in New York City. I just love the little Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.
When you ever visit New York I recommend a visit to Sixth Avenue, here you find a lot of (bead)shops close together, I also loved Toho Shoji (Japanese beadshop) at 990 Sixth Avenue and M&J Trimmings. They had so much lace, trims and buttons, I was so overwhelmed that I didn't know what to buy!I am planning to make a CQ block with some small pieces of fabric I bought at the City Quilter, 133 West 25th Street in NY, they sell their own prints from NYC. I am making 8" blocks to remember all my travels, in the future I plan to make a fabricbook of them. This Victorian Americana fabric I bought in Orlando at Joann 's.