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

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Dear friends,
Where did the months, weeks, days, go ?
This year passed so quickly,
with good and sometimes sad moments.
But we all did our best,
sharing our joys and projects,
sustaining each other when necessary.
Now we're reaching a New Year,
full of promises and unknown challenges.
I wish you
health, confidence and daily simple joys.
I wish you
lots of projects and perseverance.
I wish you
giggles with your beloved ones.
And of course
I wish we keep quilting, creating, and sharing !

Thanks for your friendship...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


She 's such a talented quilter,
such a nice and caring woman,
and above all, such a cherished friend !
Knowing how much I do love stitchery quilts,
here's what she sent to me,
together with a cuuuuute Xmas brooch,
that I'll proudly wear on my Xmas apron...
Sweet Daantje,
not only do you mean so much into my life,
but you also know how to make me dance !
Thank youuuuuuuu!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011



Some weeks ago, while browsing into Flickr crochet groups,
I stumbled upon this beauty (clic) and couldn't take my eyes off of it.
I kept coming back to it, and looking, and dreaming...
The least I could do was leaving an enthusiastic comment
to the talented maker : RIA (a Dutch lady living in Turkey),
expressing my admiration for her work and the colourful yarns she's using...

Ria emailed me that she could eventually buy some yarn and send it to me.
"which colors do you want?" she asked
"I want them all !" I said, HeeHee.....
The deal was set in a snap,
and the big box hit my door this morning.

Now my hook is ready, and I just can't wait starting my blanket.
I'm hooked!

THANK YOU, dear Ria, for having made this possible.
As promised, you will soon be able to check my progress...

Note : you can visit Ria's Flickr photo stream
(don't hesitate to leave a comment, she really deserves it)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Ooooh, My oh My !
It was still dark outside, when the mailman knocked my window,
with a big package coming from Nicosia - Cyprus !
I can't tell you how excited I was,
discovering this lovely big box...

Hmmmm.... what could be inside ???
OMG, a quilt !
A wonderful quilt for me, myself, moi !
Look at this beauty and those gorgeous colors....

And who could have had this fabulous idea,
of mixing precious Den Haan&Wagenmakers fabrics
with polka dots, plus those we frantically collected
together, when in Provence ?
VALI, of course !
My dear, dear friend, Vali....

Here's a close-up
Each and every fabric is a new discovery,
bringing back such swet memories and perfumes :
lavender, blue sky, grapes, raspberries, tomatoes....
and all those laughters & giggles.
It really is a story quilt and you can imagine
how I'm gonna cherish this beauty.
(I can't show you the backing, (+ handquilting!) 
just know that Vali chose a very special, warm flannel,
 in order to keep me warm in this cold,  rainy country of  mine.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, dear sissie!

Really, I tell you my friends,
turning 60 is absolutely won-der-ful !