Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Just in case. . . . .

you think I'm just sitting around looking cute, I did want to report that I'm busy with 3 projects, in addition to completing the last 3 ft. of my Saskia quilt binding (see last blog post).  Watching a 'movie' is a great way to make time for sitting and working on quilting projects.  We bought the boxed set of Foyle's War (Acorn Media - is that BBC?  ITV?  I don't know) so I'm thoroughly enjoying Detective Chief Inspector Foyle as he sorts out all variety of nefarious activity, with a World War II backdrop.

Dieuwke gave me a "Tree of Life" panel.  As I saw in den Haan and Wagenmakers, I am outlining each of the elements and will then cross hatch quilt it.  All by hand, Caroline and Dieuwke.  You would be proud of me.  I'm using a cream colored silk thread, so that is a bit difficult to see in this picture - not to mention hard to quilt with.  But I'm happy so far.

 I'm sewing together the wedge pieces of the Christmas tree skirt for my son and DIL - and of course, those perfectly lovely girls.  Hope they'll like it under the tree.

While visiting the quilting Bee at Yvonne's, I saw a piece that one of the members was working on.  She was making a wall hanging that was (presumably paper pieced) of a cupboard (kast) filled with dishes and jugs and cups and a teapot and a coffee pot.  I LOVED it!  And, it just happened that Caro gave me some left-over scraps from some of her historical fabrics, so I found a pattern by Maaike Bakker and started working on it.  I find it challenging - as it is not intuitive, always, but so far, so good.  I like it.

So between planning menus, shopping, haircuts, laundry, ironing, and generally getting ready to be away, I'm keeping the little machine humming.  The weather man says a couple of days of grey and rain and then sun, sun, sun.  Yeah!!!


  1. You are really filling up your days in between vacationing with some nice projects. Love the dishes you are making! And the panel of the H&W is a beauty!

  2. The fabrics are from Staphorst. I think it looks great. Caro