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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


2010 is just at our doors...
and like all years before, we shared our joys, hopes
and quilty projects with a never-failing enthusiasm.
We started many of them, exchanging ideas,
Most of you reached your goals,
while the turtle-me... finished 2 mini's ;>)
I wish to thank you, dear friends,
for reading my blog, adding some friendly comments,
for emailing me, and even making me dance in my kitchen
with the lovely treats you sent to me,
for writing your own blogs, with fantastic tutorials,
with lovely BOM's for free,
for creating groups to sustain everyone,
All these blessings were a constant inspiration to me.
We also shared some worries, and even some sorrows,
with a never-failing care about a friend in pain.
So many stitches, in thoughts with each other...
I wish to thank you, dear friends,
for this virtual bee.
So far, yet so close, because quilters are a big family.
I'm closing the door to 2009,
waving goodbye to those ups & downs.
My door to 2010 is wide open,
with, as usual great expectations ! ;>)
I wish you everything you dream about,
in the secret of your heart.
I wish you health, peace & prosperity.
I wish you to be always young at heart,
And above all, I wish you
With a special little candle, lit for a special friend.
She will recognize herself...

Monday, December 21, 2009


Dear friends,
from the bottom of my heart,
I wish you all a very merry Christmas !

May you live these particular days in family,
enjoying the simple things,
in peace and love for each other.

Very heartfully,

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Passing on...
What a treat, when Laura my youngest daughter (21)
asked me to teach her making our traditional Christmas biscuits !
I was sooo happy, and she was very willing to learn.

Nice result, isn't it ?
I think the tradition will keep going without problem !
Always looking for new recipes,
particularly at this moment of the year,
when yummy menus and buffets are getting organized,
I discovered THIS RECIPE from Nan, at "Pots and Pins"
and wanted to give it a try...
Oh My ! Sooo easy, and the taste is just... delectable !
Give it a try, too. You won't regret it !
THANKS, Nan, for this wonderful recipe ;>)
(Oh, and by the way, Nan's other recipes AND quilts are worth it, too!)

Last, but not least, I treated myself with 12 wonderful
(scroll down to see them all in details)
These are cute, funny stitcheries that will become
a Xmas quilt for 2010 (never too early!)
I intend to stitch one - maybe 2 - each month
so that I can piece them together and quilt them on time...
(turtle as I am ! ;>)

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Enjoy your sewing !

(from snoooooowy Belgium ... LOVE IT !)