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

Friday, October 31, 2008

TRADITIONS...

Tomorrow is All Saints Day, here in Belgium.


We'll light a candle and say a prayer,


in memory of our beloved deceased ones.



Then we'll have dinner all together


around the family table


and we'll talk and remember the good old days.


Laughters, photos, favourite quotes & things...


A very nice moment.




Monday, October 27, 2008

DISAPPOINTED AND SHOCKED...




That's how I felt, when reading TAZZIE's last post, this morning. Please, go and visit this nice lady. I think she needs some friendly encouragements...

Not only fabric and thread are involved in a gift of friendship,

but also time and true feelings,

and when it leaves our home, a piece of our heart is going with it...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SOME PROGRESS... AND A LITTLE REQUEST ;>)

Hello, my friends !
I do hope everyone is doing fine. I know how buzzzzzy, buzzzzy you all are, as I'm visiting your wonderful blogs very regularly (and, Boy, you're all making such beautiful quilts !)...

I'm "turtle- progressing" too, one stitch at a time :

1) my angels



These blocks are now blanket-stitched and embroidered (some pics. are dating a few days ago)
So : 11 done and 4 more to go... YESSSS
2) A new project (call me crazy ! :>)
I recently signed in a challenge with some French quilters. It's a one year project, and I chose to hand piece those cute little baskets (the block is a 4 inches square). Here is what I've done, so far (I 'm piecing one block a day) ---> 25 done..... and I need 338 of them in total (call me completely crazy ! HeeHee....)
For these baskets, I'm using the wonderful CW reproduction fabrics that Karrin and Kathie generously sent to me, some time ago.


NOW, A LITTLE REQUEST... With a little help from my friends ;>)
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While visiting Connie's blog, some days ago, I fell in love (once again ! ?) with a quilt made by one of her friends, in her mini group. Of course I couldn't think of anything else (you all know how it goes : obsessions, obsession ! HeeHee). I found out that the pattern name is
"Fresh Traditions" by Darlene Zimmerman
and that it was featured in
American Patchwork & Quilting - February 2007 issue.
As you can imagine, I did my best (and browsed a lot) in order to find that back issue through the Web, but unsuccessfully :>( So now I'm sure you guess what I'm going to ask :
Would anyone have that AP&Q Feb.2007 issue, and be ready to send it to me ??
Of course, I'm ready to pay for it (+ postage), or sign for a gift certificate at your name, in any Web quilt shop of your choice, or any other suggestion you might have. In any case, I would be soooo grateful ! THANKS ;>)


ON ANOTHER SUBJECT :
I enjoyed discovering some new-to-me blogs (maybe you know them already). But if you're as curious as I am, don't miss to visit : this one, and this one, as well as this one (because quilters get hungry, sometimes !)
GRATITUDES :
- the beautiful falling leaves, in their gorgeous colours
- such good news from my eldest son, who is settling down in Luxemburg
- a very nice evening meal at my youngest son's and his girlfriend
- hubby, singing and teasing me about both our retirements by next December
- a real pleasure in blog-posting today, like meeting old friends ;>)
Special thoughts :
for a very dear friend, in far away Ohio - she knows why....
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Well, that's all for today,
Take care,
Enjoy every minute !
EDIT :
Karrin just emailed me to confirm she's sending the APQ magazine to me. Thanks, dear Karrin ! ;>)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello, dear friends ! :>)

First of all, a huge THANK YOU for your sweet, friendly comments - these helped me realize it would break my heart to cut all those friendship threads we've sewn together for years...

An alternative is always a good solution, so I've decided to blog once a month with - hopefully - good news and quilty progress to share with you. In the meantime, of course, I'll keep visiting you so..... KEEP GOING, girls ! :>)