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November 28, 2010

Quilting and some stitching

Fingers sore and only one block done ... But I am satisfied with the result! My Red Delicious, becomes even more delicious.

There's also block nine of Baltimore Bliss. I finished it this week and only three to go!

About my new challenge I showed last week, as I am only starting in 2011, January, nothing is sure. But one thing is: I am doing this wonderful quilt on black. I love the way colours 'pop' on black. Here is a picture of the fabrics I am going to work with. I might add something, I might skip something, but probably this is it!

I also did some stitching on Call of the Raven. I'm almost done finishing another page.

Yesterday a friend came to visit my place and we had a great day. Talking, laughing and a visit at our local quiltshop. She made me this lovely purse to fill with paper handkerchiefs. Those little fish bring happiness, she said. she is right, Chinese believe it too ;)

At the shop I managed to throw on the floor two containers filled with fabrics ... Luckily the owner didn't interfere and let me be ...

November 22, 2010

New challenge!

Last week a beautiful pattern arrived at my house. It's the newest design of Kim Mclean, Flower Garden. From the moment I saw it I knew: this is something I must do! I am going to try needleturn on this one, but I don't start until 2011, probably January.

Of course I did stitch this week, although I have to confess it's difficult no to dwell around the web for fabrics for this beauty!

My Call of the Raven has quite some progress, but as it was too dark outside to get a decent picture I will add one tomorrow. The same for Holland Springtime.

And I had a lovely trip to Zutphen, together with two quiltfriends we visited the quiltshop of Petra Prins and had q great time, looking, chatting, laughing, longing for time ... time to get everything done what we want! And there was this wonderful quilt 'Phebe'.

November 14, 2010

Tapestry with Japanese scene

Not only work, also sew-related it was a busy week (do you hear something different, or is every week a busy week?). Yet I don't have anything to show you! I tried to do a small design, but it turned out to be even more work than doing a big one, so there's hardly anything to show. Besides that I have been sewing and doing some applique for a friend meant to be given on Sinterklaas. Remember Sinterklaas?

Last week I received something beautiful. A friend told me she bought a tapestry and planned to use the cloth for sewing. She showed a picture and I almost fell of my chair! She couldn't seriously cut this into pieces! So I tried to convince her not to and lucky me, she listened and told me I could buy the tapestry.

Look at this:

The colours seem to be faded and I think it is made for the European market, back in the sixties perhaps? If anyone of you knows more, please tell me!