"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Thursday, May 22, 2008


"Sunbonnet Sue all through the year"

Hand applique - Machine pieced

I started this quilt in 2005, when my eldest daughter was pregnant.... I don't know why, I was sure she was certain she was expecting a baby girl... Of course, you all know it was a boy and I couldn't decently make this one for our beloved grandson, Andrea :>)

As there was no emergency, I made a block from time to time, stacking them into a big box, for the future...

I finally managed to machine piece all of them together, and "sweated" on it for a few days... whew ! (you all know how nervous I get, when using my naughty "robot"! :>)

I'm quite happy with the result... Now it will rest until we get our first grand daughter... What matters is that I enjoyed very much making it, and it's filled with much love and tenderness. I'm sure it will make a little girl happy, some day...

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I was also quite surprised - and honoured - to get this award from Anne Ida, who makes such wonderful quilts !

THANK YOU, Anne Ida ! I'm not really sure whether I'm that creative, but your kind words have touched me very much...

Of course, I'd like to pass that award to all of you, who are inspiring me every day, but three of them really deserve a special mention :

Christine, at "Liberty Star Farm"


for her wonderful quilts, writings, pictures, love of hand piecing & quilting, raising her beautiful children with so much love, as well as growing her garden with the seeds of love and patience, and courage. I'm so grateful for her special, cherished friendship. She never fails...

Darlene, at "Quilting Daze"


One of my first, special blog friends. So multi-talented... and quick ! (for a "turtle quilter" like me, she's a dream !) I was honoured to be the happy recipient of one of her wonderful quilt tops. (yes, dear, I know I still have to quilt it, but its turn will soon come :>) I'm missing our "cuppa's", but I do know how busy you are....

Romina, at "Il Calderone"


An Italian friend. One of the most cheerful, funny girls I know in Blogland. She introduced me to cross stitching (a new addiction !) with such kindness and talent ! AND she makes me practice my Italian :>)

And all my dear Norwegian friends,


And so many, many more who are filling my days....

A quote for today

We have to trust our own choice after all,

and end with the simple belief that what pleases us is beautiful...

Richard Hatton

OOPS ! Almost forgot to tell you that our friend Linda is organizing a Pincushion Swap. Do we ever have enough cute pincushions ? ? ? Of course I signed in and just got my secret partner's name..... Is it you, or you, or you ? ? ? ? ? HeeHeee..... What fun !

Monday, May 19, 2008


Even my friend Lucille Ball could not believe her eyes ... :>)

A wonderful friend had sent to me a small size Bowtie plastic template. I thought this was the opportunity to make my first-ever small quilt.

It's 15 inches square, each block measuring 2.5", finished.
Hand pieced - Hand quilted,
and certainly not the last one !

Some other works are on their way to the "Finish" line... but I still can't show them until the recipients find them in their mailboxes. :>)

Thank you
so much, dear friends, for all your wonderful emails and comments. Though I'm keeping saving time from the computer, and blogging much less than before, I still cherish your friendship and find much inspiration, visiting you !

Gratitudes :

- Big projects for retirement,
- A better organization,
- Time managing and simplifying,
- Inspiring reading,
- Fun mail from special, spoiling friends.


Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day, rather than more.
Seeing less, so I can see more,
Doing less, so I can do more,
Acquiring less, so I can have more.

John Kabat-Zinn "Wherever you go, there you are"

Saturday, May 10, 2008


With a warm, friendly ((hug)) !