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July 13, 2009

Rainy Sunday

Yesterday, after some beautiful weeks (you really get used to that) I was rather surprised getting up and see it was raining. A little bit, so I jumped on my bike and set off to the swimmingpool. Why bother a little rain? But soon the rain poured out of heaven and coming back after my trip I decided it was best to stay at home, sitting on the couch and watch a movie, Twilight. DD joined me :)
Of course I always am busy sewing or stitching while watching a movie. This afternoon I have been quilting and stitching on my Chatelaine, I have to admit, I didn't stitch that much, I don't like the stitching of the border with flowers. I like the way it looks, but stitching them it something else ...

Another thing to mention is this nice award Bonnie gave me. I have to pass it along to a couple of other stitchers and as soon as I saw the award I thought it would be nice to give it to all HAED stitchers of the group I'm in. Ingrid had the same idea and posted before I had the chance. Nonetheless I'll hand the reward over to all the great members of this group.

Talking of HAED, there's also some progress on Vibrant Vista. Page 4 is almost done, I am already moving on to page 10, beneath it.

Yesterday my new floss came in. I bought some beautiful grey colors on ebay, from a dear and talented lady. Her shop is called the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe and she added some nice pinks to compensate me for shippingcosts.

It's been a busy week, with travelling around. I have been visiting a quilting shop, which announced 'Open House' last thursday. I wanted to order some fabrics, but when I noticed the 'Open House' I thought I might as well go and look for myself. I had a lovely day, meeting nice people and came home with a bunch of new pieces of fabric. I also bought a new stitchery design by Lynette Anderson and started right away. Today I finished the top, so all I have to do now is layering and a little bit of quilting. Good practice! I also have to practice on these pinwheels. I notice they are far from perfect!


Tracy J said...

I love your chatelaine, it is so sparkly and vibrant, very attractive!

Carolyn NC said...

Love all the stitching - you've been busy! But your VV just speaks to me!

Margaret said...

Great stuff! I love that quilt you made! Points are always tough, but the quilt looks good to me!

gio162 said...

Those flowers are lovely! I agree that they can be a pain to stitch (I had similar ones in Medieval Town Mandala), but the effect is stunning. Congrats on the award!

Brigitte said...

Victorian Motto threads look all so great. I haven't ordered any so far but one of my stitching friends has several colours and they are wonderful.

Maren said...

You have been so busy! I love your HAED and Chatelaine. Absolutely gorgeous work!

CindyMae said...

Your stitching is looking lovely! The new floss is beautiful!

Cindy F. said...

Joke, your chatelaine is really amazing! I love watching this progress:)
Congrats on your award! You definitely deserve it and many more! and thank you so much for sharing it with your fellow HAED stitchers!! (((HUGS)))!!!
"Vibrant Vista" is progressing beautifully and love the yummy floss colors!
Now that quilt!! WOW!! Beautiful start and I can't wait to see more of it!!

Kathy said...

I love all your stitching! Simply gorgeous.

Carolyn NC said...

Hey Joke,
Couldn't find your e-mail. Thanks for the comment on my HAED. Yes, the background has been removed (pretty easy, since it's only black.) Believe it or not, the 25 ct. black lugana is pretty easy to stitch on, even at night. The curliques are what are so tedious with the 20-30 colors in each one. And there are an awful lot of I'll take a break and stitch some fun parts, especially since I've barely touched it recently. Yours VV is just gorgeous!

venus said...

I just found this blog and book marked it and was wondering the same thing! I HOPE it comes back...I look forward to seeing lots of posts of beautiful work.

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