maandag 28 november 2011

Want to know if we had a good time sunday .......

at Atelier Bep  ...... well I can assure you we did.  We met quilters from all over the country, and what's more fun then whole day talking about quilts wich each other. I really enjoyed, and it feels very good when people are really interested in what you do, and enjoy it as well. Thanks everybody for your kind and warm reactions.

I have written before about Bep, it's a very lovely quiltshop (in an old pig shed)  in middle of the Netherlands. Inside and outside is so much to see. What do you think of the little mouse. The cat on the table and the dog behind the stove?
I did a few show-and-tells in the kitchen. And Doris, lots of people loved your mother's quilt (Grace's Quilt) and especially the story how we have met each other. In the meanwhile Dieuwke was entertaining in the livingroom. Bep used her whole house to put in all her guests. We, SimoneGemma  and Loekie each had a corner in the livingroom, just behind the kitchen, so we were close to the coffee, gluhwein and cakes. Bep made lovely carrotcake for us.
Well I only can say, if you're neighbourhood next year, don't forget to come. And if somebody is interested in a show-and-tell about my antique quilts please email me.
Caro, Dieuwke and Bep

zaterdag 26 november 2011

A dozen of antique quilts .........

 ... want to see them? Come to Atelier Bep tomorrow (27 nov.), she will be having her X-mas sunday from 11.00 - 16.00.
This afternoon Dieuwke and I were just having fun with my antique quilts, playing around, sorting them out. Wich quilts will we take with us, wich quilttops and blocks are for sale.

So here some pictures just to get in the right mood. And I really had to show you the picture of Grace. Doris her daughter send to me. Isn't it lovely. Doris and I are still writing to each other. Of course Grace's quilt is coming with us, to make her tour 'through' the Netherlands. 

It will be very exciting because it's first time that I'm going to show my quilts, and of course you hope other people will enjoy them too. Well dear readers, maybe I see you tomorrow, and if not we will meet again in the bloggingworld.
Grace Taylor Turner

donderdag 24 november 2011

Wintertime: Little meatballs with carrots and potatoes in the oven

It's not that cooking is one of my favorite things. I prefer spending my time quilting (or studying). But this is a very good recipe for quilters. It's easy, you don't need a lot of ingredients and you can make big portions, and put them in the freezer.
It's from Marne's favorite shop in the Netherlands: Albert Heijn click here for the: RECIPE. If you want to read it in english, just use google-translate, works very good for this recipe.

Chookeyblue's Secret Santa Claus Swap

Each year it's fun. A lot of parcels are flying around the world now. Last week we finally were allowed to sent our X-mas parcel. My parcel is going about down under. Today my Secret Santa Swapper sent me an email to let me know that my parcel is on the way. But no clue about herself? Please, please, please give me a hint ; ).

maandag 21 november 2011

Spending the weekend on the Veluwe .....

 ... in our summerhouse, walking in the woods, but no internet, so it felt a little bit like being cut off of the world. No chance to update my blog. But that's not the only reason.  I'm working very hard on my paper for my study Management Science, I'm planning to finish it the first week of december. Oefff. It's not all studying, I did a little bit of quilting. I finished one of my UFO's. I haven't count my UFO's yet, but I will during my X-mas holiday. I made the quilttop probably in 2010, didn't know what to do with it. So when my friend Yolande came along and saw the top, she said her mother would love it. Her mum is in a wheelchair, and we think this quilt will fit very well. So, some (machine)quilting, a binding around it, and now it's moving to the north part of the Netherlands. And of course there are  more Cornelia's.

vrijdag 11 november 2011

What's going on...

..... well not much quilting I can assure you. I'm very busy with my Management Science, and work. But of course there is always something to tell. First Marne's request. A picture of my poison green baby quilt, dated around 1870. If you want to see this quilt for real come to Atelier Bep on the 27th of november. Then I'm also in the SCSS 2011 swap, I just finished my gifts, they're ready to post. The SSCS from Chookey is always very fun to join. Although Cornelia is little big for a little X-mas ornament, she is so lovely, so she will be moving down under. And not to forget Moosie. So you see I did a few little things.

There is also more news about Grace's Quilt. I received a lovely letter and beautiful pictures from Doris (Grace's daughther) from her mother, as young woman and as older lady. I will take Grace's quilt with me to Bep.