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August 09, 2010

An exchange, a new block and holidays aren't over yet

First of all I want to welcome my latest follower Deborah, she is number 100! I really feel honoured for so many of you read my blog and follow my stitching life. I always enjoy your nice comments, thank you all!

Life is getting normal again. DH's holidays are over, DS and DD are busy working too (they earn some money doing vacation jobs). My holidays aren't over yet, so I enjoy a good swim in the morning, do some extra cleaning in the house and spend most of my time stitching and reading. I love this life!

This week I received a 'For the Birds Exchange' from
Carol from the HoE board. She stitched me an exquisite needlecase, Bluebird Needlebook by Blackbird Designs. Carol does excellent stitching and I appreciate her work very much.

I have been busy quilting this week. I finished the first block of My Garden, a new BOM designed by Lynette Anderson.

I also have been preparing block number two of Baltimore Bliss and I am ready to add feston stitches now. It's fun and easy to do, I hope to finish this block before the end of the month.

In the evenings I am stitching on Foregone, but as there are only browns in the part I am stitching, a picture lacks this post until I reach a more colourful area. I can show a picture of Call of the Raven. There's some progress on that one too. Sorry for the fold in the middle, ironing isn't my hobby LOL


Berly said...

Those are beautiful, Joke!!

Chrissie said...

Maakt niet uit dat die vouw er zit Joke, het resultaat is verbluffend mooi.
Je BOM block is werkelijk een scheetje en ja meid, je hebt een mooi leven zo, je hebt het ook wel verdiend, je snapt me wel!!!
Knuf Chrissie

Deborah said...

Thanks for the mention! Your blocks are really lovely.

Jan said...

Love your needlecase, what a lovely gift! Also your progresses are looking beautiful!

Ellen said...

Lovely needlebook! Enjoy your quilt blocks too, they are beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!


Gingini said...

Mooi, mooi en ongelofelijk! Dat je al zo ver bent met die hele kleine steekjes!
Je gaat als een speer!

Brigitte said...

That's a very beautiful exchnage gift you received. And great progress pictures of your projects.

Christine said...

The needlebook you recieved is gorgeous!
Great stitching and quilt blocks, I love the stitchery block with the little bird on it

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful gift from Carol!

Your quilt blocks are lovey and your WIP is spectaular!