Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Halloween block is back home!

All ladies did a wonderful job!
Donna started first on the upper left corner. I love the button with the witch flying across the moon, one witch hasn't left the ground yet, her hat and broom are ready!

Sandra was the next to work on it. She added the spooky silver tree, the golden full moon, purple fence and the beaded witch with the red and white stockings!

Renée made the tombstone in SRE with the spiders. She also made the wavy fence in buttonhole stitch with French knots and the beautiful orange beaded seam.
Also she did the cats face and the "Beware, black cats" message.

And last but not least, my dear friend Beth made
a beautiful 3D spider and web and made the center pumpkin into an embroidered applique. She also embroidered the little ants and added the flower garden under the gosts.

Ladies, thank you all for your lovely work, you can't imagine how happy you made me! 
I have already started to make the border in different black fabrics, will of course show you a picture when it is finished!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

CQJP 2012 - May

This is my May journal page for the CQJP2012. It is made to commemorate our 3 wonderful yellow labradors. Angel was our first labrador,she only lived 5 years. Angie was our second one, she died at age 11. Our Daisy is now also 11 years old and still doing fine. She is becoming an old lady and sleeps much.
All three were and are great sweet dogs and loved by everyone who got to know them. 

For the first time in 4 years we have visitors in the birdhouse in our garden. These blue tits started a new family and are flying on and off to feed their babies. 

Sunday, May 06, 2012

CQJP2012 April

For the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 I made this journal page for the month of April. The picture was taken in 1959, on the picture you see my Grandmother Wilhelmina and me on a bench at the Lauwersgracht in Arnhem. I am named after her, she was the mother of my father. My grandmother loved flowers, shiny jewelery and pearls that is why I used them in this 6" block.On the CQJP website you can see webpages of the blocks made by the participants in the first 3 months -including me-, just click on Inspiration Photos and you see a lot of eye candy!