maandag 28 september 2009

Haan en Wagenmaker Quilt

I love the fabrics of the Haan en Wagenmaker. It's a quiltshop in Amsterdam, and they have a beautiful collection of reproduction fabrics. My mum bought the collection "Ton sur Ton's". I try to convince to go quilting as well. But after 1,5 year they were still laying in her cupboard, she likes sewing clothes for her grandchildren and dolls, but no quilting).

So when she was here in august, taking care of me (Rob was in France), we designed this quilt. And now the top is finished, and we have to decide about the border and the backing. Maybe it don't need a border.

woensdag 23 september 2009

Another UFO finished

I think I'm like most quilters, you start a project, you see in a magazine another nice and interesting project, so you start that as well, and before you know it, you got a lot of UFO's (Un Finished Objects, for those who're not quilters) waiting for you. This quilt, now hanging on the door of the hallway, just needed a binding. So that's done. One more project of my list. Although I must confess I started a new project from one of Tone Finnager's X-masbooks (Tilda). It's lovely with little reindeers on it.
The challenge is to finish it before X-mas 2009.

zaterdag 19 september 2009

Little brown bear ....

... another project finished from one of Tone Finnangers books. One that was in my UFO-basket, now he's hanging on the door of my quiltroom. Isn't he cute? When I'm busy in my quiltroom Paco always joins me, taking a little nap on his pillow, and doing some stretching after his nap.

woensdag 16 september 2009

Friendship Bag Swap

I'm doing several swaps this year. So four weeks ago I sent this little friendship bag to Tami. She's living in the USA, I was almost afraid it got lost in the mail, because it took such a long time, but finally it was on her door mat today.
I'm really curious when my friendshipbag will arrive. There are 288 participants in this swap.

dinsdag 15 september 2009


I'm a big fan of Tone Finnagers Books about "Tilda". I think I have most of them, and they have lovely little projects, they're easy to make and don't take a lot of time. This angel I started a few months ago, and now recovering from whooping cough, I took this UFO out of my basket to finish it. Now it's hanging in my spareroom waiting for guests.

zondag 13 september 2009

Finally arrived ... in Chile

I'm in the stitchers Angels swap, my partner Odette lives in Chile. I sent her a little gift, a pincushion and a bookcover. It took the mail very long, so I was almost afraid it didn't arrive, but yesterday she sent me an email, it took the mail three weeks to deliver. You can see the pictures on Odette's Blog

zaterdag 12 september 2009

Going to Seattle....

We (Willemijn, Dieuwke and myself) just booked tickets for Seattle, so in March 2010 we're going together to Seattle to stay at Marne and Elaine. I know, it's more than 6 months, but we're really looking forward to it, making plans, talking about it, well that's part of the fun.

dinsdag 8 september 2009

Rob is home

Here are the 202 PICTURES of Rob his cyclingtour.

Day 8, there is no place like home...

Well Rob made a very long trip today, I think he cycled about 160 kilometers. At 18.56 he took the train from Maastricht and now he's on his way to The Hague (arrival time: 21.40).
Originally he planned to cycle this distcane in two days, but as he told me, it's good to be back home, and nothing sleeps as good as your own bed. I'm very glad he's coming home, now I can hear all his adventures and see the pictures. Watch my blog tomorrow, for more stories and pictures of Rob's cycling tour.

maandag 7 september 2009

Day 7, Wiltz (Luxembourg)

Wiltz is very small touristic town (4600 inhabitants) in the northern part of Luxembourg. Rob cycled about 99 kilometers, tomorrow he's going in the direction of Spa (Belgium). Wednesday is the last day and willthe train bring him back from Maastricht to The Hague.

zondag 6 september 2009

Day 5 and 6 of Rob's cycling tour

Saturday Rob arrived in Chateau Salins, he cycled 506 kilometers, he's more then half way. Today he's on his way to Dudelange in Luxembourg. From Dudelange it's 260 kilometers to Maastricht. The weather is improving. It's cold in the morning but a clear blue sky. He just sent this picture of himself somewhere on the way.

vrijdag 4 september 2009

Day 4 of Rob's cycling tour

Today Rob arrived in Charmes, as he told me on the telephone it was a very wet day, lots of rain. He now cycled 428 kilometers, still 452 to go. As you can see he's approching Luxemburg in probably two days. (He started close to Geneve).

donderdag 3 september 2009

Thirties Quilt ... still 94 blocks to go

During the summer we haven't worked much on my 1930 Quilt, it was just to hot. But the weather has changed, so last week we started again to finish some blocks. It's big project, Dieuwke, Willemijn and myself are quilting this quilt together. So every time we have quiltbee, I take this quilt with me, so we can work on it. It takes about an hour to finish one block, so I reckon it will take 110 hours to finish the blocks, and probably 50 hours to finish the borders.

Day 2 - 3, Rob arrived in Port sur Saone

The first 316 kilometers through France are cycled. This afternoon Rob arrived on day 3 in Port sur Saone. Yesterday he was in Poligny. The weather wasn't very good today, clouds and some rain. Tomorrow the weather will be rather bad, so he probably he will take a lazy day. In the weekend the sun will be back in France.

dinsdag 1 september 2009

Day 1 Annecy - Oyonnax (86 km)

Yesterday (monday) Rob left for his cyclingtrip in France. After months of preparations, time to go. He planned to cycle from Annecy to Maastricht in about 10 or 11 days. It's about 860 kilometers (538 miles). So this afternoon he arrived in Oyonnax.

So that's me alone at home with Paco (our dog). Time to change our house in to a quiltingpalace.