Posts uit juli, 2008 weergeven

Wish granted by Carol

Wow! Carol told me 2 days ago that she posted my mattress pincushion and I found it already on my doorstep!!! Look at this speedy "Bloom", that Carol perfectly finished for me. Carol granted my wish for a mattress pincushion on the "Make a Wish" exchange group.
Design: "Bloom" by Country Cottage Needlework
Fabric: 32 ct. Wichelt Chantilly country french linen
Floss: Crescent Colours and DMC
Thank you so much Carol for granting my wish!

First update Sampler rond

I had Anagram's "Sampler Rond" kitted up for a while, and last week I've finally started it! This is the first pic of it:

It's about a half page of the center.And this is what it should look like:

I'm awarded!

Nancy let me know that she awarded me! She gave me the Kreative Blogger award:
Thank you Nancy! I feel so honoured!Here are the rules for the award:Put the logo on your blog;Add a link to the person who awarded you.Nominate at least 5 other blogsAdd links to those blogs on yoursLeave a message for your nominees on their blogs
I'm passing on the award to these 5 blogs:
Jacqueline, Supergoof, Claudia, Crown Stitches, Nenne Design.

Because these blogs inspire me!!!
(But of course all 118 blogs in my bloglines do that ;) )


DS is on Scouting camp, so I have a lot of spare time... This afternoon I went to Stegeman in Rouveen. It's a shop where they have a lot of quiltfabric, but also traditional folkloric costume fabrics.I got completely outrageous, between all the beautiful fabrics!!! So this is what I came home with: You can easily tell what my favourite colors are... ;)

Flatfold for Andrea

Andrea allready received the flatfold I've made for her in the Make a wish exchange! Andrea wished for a flatfold and left the decision for the design entirely in my hands. I saw in Andrea's wishlist that she likes LHN and CCN and nature/garden theme. So I thought this CCN design would be perfect:
Design: (part of) Geranium House - Country Cottage Needlework
Fabric: 32 ct. straw linen
Floss: DMC and GAST
Finish: Flatfold

Mysterie quilt

Last year my friend Jacqueline organized a Mysterie quilt project on our Dutch "Borduurhoekje" group. She designed three different blocks (I've only made two of them) and the layout of the quilt. Instead of the third block, I did a square of fabric, which I've quilted with a star.Yesterday evening I've put in the last stitch of the binding.

Exchanges arrived

A few days ago was Daniela's Birthday, so she could finally open up my present for the Birthday exchange! Daniela asked for an exchange from senders country, so I tried to make her a Dutch Birthday present.
A Dutch handkerchief, a Dutch chart, Dutch licorice, a Dutch tuckpillow and some other goodies.I also received a message from Edgar, that he finally received my HOE LHN exchange! I stitched the "Wool Needlebook" for him, but changed it into a "Pyn Keepe" (I love the way Edgar use to write this!).
Design: Wool Needlebook - Little House Needlework
Fabric: 32 ct. Natural Irish linen
Floss: DMC
Finish: PynkeepeI saw on Edgar's blog that he also likes black licorice. Since it's typical Dutch, I sent him a big bag, along with some other goodies. You can see the complete exchange in Edgar's blog.


Whoohoo! I picked up my "Do Bears" from the framer, this afternoon!!!
Let the pics speak for themselves...

More stash!

On someone's blog I saw for the first time a design of "Tralala". I really like their designs! And of course I had to have them! So, I found this french ONS "Universbroderie" and ordered some charts (one was in backorder). I also saw the chicken-frame, which I couldn't resist...

When we were at Bep's home last sunday, we did a little workshop and started a stitchery of a Sewing Store. Yesterday I finished it into this pinpillow:


Today both my orders from Down Sunshine Lane and 1-2-3 Stitch came!
Acorns All Around - Rosewood Manor Something old, something new - Rosewood Manor Snapperbets - Bent Creek (including fabric and buttons) Double Flip it Bits - Lizzie*Kate Just Cross Stitch August some WDW threads for my RR

Clubmembers day at Bep's

Yesterday I spent the day with Jacqueline and Caroline at Bep's wonderful garden! Bep has a club and as a member you receive each quarterly year a surprise package, to make a quilt, or a doll, or such. Two times a year Bep invites the members over to her wonderful house for a small workshop and to pick up the next package. Here are some pictures of our great day. Enjoy them as much as we did yesterday!
It was so much fun to meet Ingrid in real life! We read each others blogs for a while, and now we got to meet each other in person. Ingrid brought her gorgeous Dear Jane!Bep, thank you for the wonderful day!Aan alle Nederlandse en Belgische Bep-meisjes; ik heb een nieuw blog gemaakt speciaal om al je Bep-werkjes te showen: Galerie Bep. Voor iedereen die gek is op de patronen, pakketjes en stofjes van Atelier Bep!

Who wants it?

I saw this kit in our second hand shop, and I couldn't leave it there for only 50 cents. But this wallhanging is something I will never make... DS is already too old for it. So, is there anyone who wants to have it? It's a complete kit, with precut felt. And it's for FREE! ;)
If you want it, please leave a comment. And when more people want it, I will do a drawing. Hugs, Simone

Monthly Bits

I'm joining the Monthly Bits Club from Stitching Bits and Bobs, to get my collection of GAST threads complete. It goes rather fast because I get 11 skeins per month. Each time it's a surprise which colors I receive. This morning I received the parcel for June. And I think the colors are so "Summerly"! (is that a good english word?)

Xmas in July ornie and gifts from Becky

Cathy let me know that she received my ornament for the Xmas in July exchange. I'm so happy that she like what I've made for her!

Design: "Quiet Night" by Erica Michaels Designs from the 2007 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue
Fabric: 32 ct. Jobelan
Floss: DMC
Finish: Christmas ornament.And when I came home this afternoon I found this package from dear Becky on my doorstep!!!A while ago Becky was clearing out her stash and gave a way some grab bags and some finished items. I won this excellent finished tin and a view leaflets. Thank you so much Becky, for your generousity!