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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Catching Up... Finally !

A new grand baby...
A new blog...
And what's new on the quilting front, Nadine ?
Aha !
Well, I think my last quilty update was posted on 20th September,
with the blue birds quilt - time flies, indeed !
OK, let's go

I handpieced 48 new ones, since my return from Provence (beg. Sept)

Not so much in 2 months time, actually. 
I'm planning to come back to my successful "klosjes rythm" :
"rise up early and make 3 while the house is still asleep"
 (it works ---> makes 90 in a month time!)

Hexie flowers
One more flower was "planted " last week

Life is Beautiful
All 4-patch blocks are pieced, and 22 stitcheries were appliqued.
I'm halfway done for the quilt top (pictured on my design wall).
This is my focus project for the moment

Xmas 2010 wall quilt
Blocks 1, 2 and 3 are done and I started nr.4 yesterday evening 
(picture by next post)
Are you still here ?

I also wanted to mention some additional projects I worked on, while in Provence
but these will probably keep sleeping, until next vacations, HeeHee...

Little Houses
This is a fun project made of repro. fabrics that Kathie
generously sent to me, some time ago. 
Most of them were used in my (pending) baskets quilt
but I absolutely wanted to use the small leftovers. So I cut as many pieces as possible,
in order to build my "repro's village".  I think I'll have enough to make 20 houses...

Tumbler Doll Quilt
And I had so much fun, handpiecing this one with the relaining tiniest pieces. (No waste!)
I'm still hesitating about the border.  Thought about that yellow one,
but  it's much too light...

Phew !  That was an update, wasn't it ?
Now all I have to do is :
keep on stitching,
keep on dreaming,
keep on blogging !

Enjoy your sewing, dear friends

Note :
Thank you sooo much for your lovely comments about our
darling grand daughter Lily, you really touched our hearts.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


 to this new blog, my friends !
Hope you'll like it,
crossing my fingers (and toes) everything will be allright, from now on.
Also, if you still wish being a member of my blog,
you will have to do it again. Thanks.

I'd like to take this opportunity to send
a huuuuge & heartful thank you to my dear blog fairy.
This would certainly not have been possible without her

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


On Sunday17th October,
our family was blessed with the birth of
A new life's begun,
and our circle is richer with
our darling first grand-daughter

Dear friends,
my blog is still under re-construction
(actually, I think we're going to create a new one)
and I don't post a lot,
but I wanted to share this wonderful news with you all !

Friday, October 8, 2010

Blog under re-construction...

Dear friends,
Looks like Blogger is still playing with me,
and I'm so sorry for the inconvenience caused.
A good angel friend of mine is now trying to solve this problem,
and I won't post until everything comes back to normal...
THANKS for your patience,

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." ~ C.S. Lewis

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stitching for Xmas - Block 1

Time flies and Christmas is only 10 weeks from now !
I just couldn't resist this lovely project, created by 9 of our talented Dutch quilting friends
(see my sidebar)
There will be 9 stitchery blocks (one block a week), 
then pieced together in a cute Xmas wallhanging.

Here's my first block...

This first block was designed by ELLEN . It is free, and you can still download it !
To participate, just leave a comment, and eventually stick the logo on your sidebar...
(The second block was created by JACQUELINE and is already available)

Other designers :
DORRY (block 3)
INGRID (block 4)
GERDA (block 5)
JOOKE (block 6)
BARBARA (block 7)
SANDRA (block 8)
JANINE (block 9 + piecing, borders & quilting instructions)

OOPS, maybe you'd like seeing the whole project ?

Enjoy your sewing, my friends !

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blog Problems... but Flowers anyway ;>)

I spent this whole afternoon, trying to solve these layout problems
NO WAY  Grrrrrrr
I had more than 10 sidebar widgets (+ blog wallpaper) etc...
that suddenly refused to appear. including Blog archives and Blog members
So I contacted Blogger ---> no satisfying/understandable answer.
Then I decided to clear out all gadgets, and started reloading everything again :
only my profile and 2 gadgets are now appearing on the sidebar,
the rest is total mystery...
I'm fed up, discouraged, and even about closing everything
(although erasing 6 years of happy blogging would make me very sad)

Would there be a good friend, among my readers, who would accept
going inside my blog, check everything and play the mechanic ?
I'd be sooooo grateful !


my garden is growing and here are some flowers to you
Enjoy your sewing, my friends!