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September 26, 2010

Paper piecing and Baltimore

As I had a busy week at work last week I decided I could give myself a friday off. At first I had a really long sleep and when I got up at 09.00 a.m I remembered I had a little paper piecing kit waiting for me. I bought it last autumn and it was still waiting for me to make it. At first I had a little problem to understand how to do it, but that problem was solved after looking at some instruction video's. So at the end of the morning I had a small top finished, ready for me to quilt! It was fun and easy and perhaps I am going to do this more often.

Friday afternoon I went shopping for some knitting wool. I want to knit a scarf and this is what I came home with.

My plan is to knit this scarf and have it finished by the end of the year. I hope the pattern is not too complicated, because I haven't been knitting in ages! I hope I look as young as the lady wearing this :)

Saturday DH and I went with our two DD's to visit Leer, a small town in the northern part of Germany. It's about an hour drive from where we live so I took the opportunity to stitch on block 6 of Baltimore Bliss. At the time we were home again it was almost finished so in the evening, instead of doing some cross stitching, I finished it.

September 19, 2010

Autumn and Spring

Autumn has come with lots of rain and wind last week. I have to admit I am a nice-weather-type. I love autumn. I love the sunny days, the colouring leaves and stormy weather, but only when it's not raining. The same with winter, I love it when its freezing cold, but only without snow ;)

As for stitching, I have been working on several things this week. First of all Vibrant Vista.

Second is Call of the Raven. I committed myself to put in a thousand stitches every month and it looks like I did it again, this month.

Then there is Foregone, a gift from a dear friend. Chrissie asked me about the whole picture, well, here it is.

And this is mine, not yet finished LOL

And this weekend I concentrated on Holland Springtime. The stitches I put in Holland Springtime are dedicated to a dear friend, who is in need of springtime like we know it in the Netherlands. A blue sky, a fresh air and crocuses and tulips everywhere. It has the promise of life, love, laughter and happy times. Stitching on Holland Springtime, she was on my mind.

September 12, 2010

An exhibition and stitching

Last weeks have been very busy, business as usual ... I've been working for two weeks now and most things are back to normal. I have been stitching on several things last weeks, mostly on my HAEDs, so it seems I have accomplished only a little progress. Maybe I need to stitch on something small, to have a finish now and then.

Holland Springtime is getting some tulips and crocuses, many more to go, but I'm in no hurry, if only next spring it's finished.

Here's my progress on Foregone. The hair is getting clearly now, even a part of the lady's forehead.

As Autumn is coming quickly now I thought I should stitch on Vibrant Vista again. Do you remember how I left it last February? Like this:

Now there is some progress, the house is almost finished.

Yesterday I met some friends at Deventer, we visited to a quiltshow together. We had a great day and a lot of fun together. Coming home I was very inspired to make the most beautiful quilts, but today I am more realistic and know most of them only get finished in my mind LOL
Here are some pictures of quilts I just loved. There's also a stunning coat, made by a group of quilters.