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

Sunday, June 28, 2009

WE' RE ON VACATIONS ;>)

Back by end of July...
'til then, take care, and by all means...
ENJOY YOUR SEWING !
;>)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

STARTING A NEW CHAPTER...

Starting a new page in your quilt journal,
share it with friends, is such a blessing,
and there's nothing like some new (long-term) projects
to focus your mind on the bright side of life...

;>)

First of all, look at my blog header.
You might remember I saw that beauty in a French quiltshop in Paris
and I shared a picture with you...
Well, Jeri loves it, too!
So she kindly proposed to design the pattern, calculate the yardage,
and help me find the right solids color palette. Isn't that sweet, indeed ?
Sharon will be joining us, as well (after her big moving).

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Some weeks ago, I posted a comment to Rae Ann ,
about her lovely 30's repro fabrics quilts...
She proposed to share a lovely pieced/applique pattern with me,
(and some of those 30's repro fabrics, that I love)
Ain't I lucky ?

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And here's the BIG fellow that will keep me busy
for the coming year (s ?)
Actually, it's the reproduction of an Antique Quilt
that Guute recently adapted with EQ6.
Originally, she intended to share her pattern on her blog,
but the demands of enthusiastic quilter friends were so numerous (more than 100!)
that she decided to create a Yahoo Group (see the logo on my sidebar).
You're all welcome to join the fun!
(Guute is posting both in Dutch and English)
I'll be starting handpiecing mine by end of July, when returning from vacations.
This will give me time to think about my colors scheme,
and collect some repro fabrics...


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"Those good old hexies" are another long-term,
handpiecing project that I love.
I've been part of The Great Heaxagon Quilt Along for some months.
This is a fantastic hexies lovers blog, created by sweet Robyn
If you love hexies and got some spare minutes,
don't miss a visit, it's full of inspiration!
I'm using bright K.Fasset fabrics, on a black background,
and will bring my tin box with me on vacations...



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Aaah, my sweet little blue fella's!
This lovely quilt was designed by the talented Nanette, from Freda's Hive
(pattern available on her Etsy shop, see her sidebar).
Mine is just about being a flimsy, and I love it.
You'll soon be seeing it ;>)


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So that makes 3 new projects, plus 2 "oldies"...
This is quite a lot to "cook" in the coming days/weeks/months,
but my stove's ready!
Ain't that quilt therapy,
then what is it ?
ENJOY YOUR SEWING!
;>)
PS : special thoughts for some special friends.
Though not mentionned in this post, you will recognize yourself,
and you know you're in my heart...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

GRATITUDE...



Your comments, emails and prayers,
were a blessing and helped us going through
the difficult moments that we recently lived.

THANKS, my friends, from the bottom of my heart.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

BLOG BREAK....

Early this morning, Nicolas - my father-in-law,
passed away
after a long, courageous battle against cancer...
He leaves a beloved wife,
6 children,
18 grand & great-grand children.
§§§§§§§§§§§§
Rest in Peace, dear Papa,
Thanks for all the love you gave us,
and for all that we learned from you...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

THREE SMALL HOUSES...

all in a row,
were started long time ago,
their maker, who found them by accident,
decided time had come to build an extent.
Home, Sweet Home, she said
Another Ufo I'll bring to an end!

;>)

Want a funny saying ?

People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon made undoubtedly necessary by the 30-year mortgage...

(Doug Larson)