zondag 28 oktober 2012

Exciting news

Today it was the first time that we let Mies walk in the park without a leash. She did a terrific job. She listened very well, and was watching us all the time. She really really enjoyed it. Mies is now 4 months with us, she has become a very happy and active dog, even she's 13 years old now.

This is Mies in the park (Castle Groeneveld)

We were so happy that we forget to take pictures of the beautiful weather, and the autumn coloured leaves. Next time, we go to beach, see how she is doing there!!

vrijdag 26 oktober 2012

Mies and her quilt

The quilt is almost finished, just a few quilting stitches on the border. Mies hasn't decided yet. Does she prefer to lay under the quilt.......
 or on the quilt. Life is though for a dog.

Little bear on a placemat

Wednesday, Dieuwke and I went for a baby-visit. And of  course home-made presents.

zondag 21 oktober 2012

Atelier Bep

I think it's one of the most lovely quiltshops I know Atelier Bep, it's not just the shop, but you always feel very welcomed by Bep and Gerard.
Mies got friends with Juultje and Pleuntje, although she preferred Pleuntje.
.Of couse she had to explore the garden and .......

 ..... .the shop. She  already made herself comfortable in the shop, just near the stove.

And while I was shopping, of course there were something I really needed, like bells for my workshop.  Rob made himself very comfortable outside.

Happy birthday mum

 Yesterday we were celebrating my mum's birthday, she will be 70 years old in 4 days. It doesn't happen often that the  whole family is together, children and grandchildren (see picture).

We spend the afternoon in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem. We were very lucky with the weather 19C and a little bit of sunshine.

Afterwards it was unwrapping gifts and eating pancakes!

zaterdag 20 oktober 2012


 This is how we started this weekend. With a friday lunch (after work) at Mauce, you know, our favorite place in the Theresiastraat. Just around the corner from our house.

The weather was amazing, 20C and sunny.

Today it's again grey and rainy autumn weather.

Early in the morning we drove to our summerhouse. My mum is  celebrating her 70th birthday in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem.

Maybe I can find some time for a short visit at the Quiltshop of Bep.
 This week I did a lot of study duties, but I also finished this mug rug. It's on the way to my sister Marjolein, she did an awful lot of work to make a photobook for my mum.  So she deserves it.

I like doing this little projects. The pattern is coming from one of my favorite books: Jules, mystery quilt.

Talking about books, there was a friday surpise in my mailbox. A big red envelope as my friend Marne told me.  Two quilt books. Especially the "Hearts and hands" is a fantastic book. No patterns, but a description of the influence of women and quilts on american society. It also got very interesting pictures, from slave quilts for example. They very rare, because the quilts were not for luxury, but just needed, so most of them were used till they were worn out.  

zondag 14 oktober 2012

Update (quilt for Mies)

What's happened this week? Well I have been a very good girl, and did my study-duties.
Lucky Dieuwke is in the same boat. So instead of quilting we spend our saturday afternoon with books at my dining table.

But after a long afternoon studying we got our reward:
We were already worried what to do if we at season 9 (last season), we're now at season 5.  But today I found a new serie we can start following then, I think it's almost just as good: The Waltons (9 seasons 221 episodes).

Mies her quilt is almost finished, of course she had to try out, and she found out, that under a quilt is a very good idea, with all that grey and rainy weather this weekend.

Last wednesday Emma came along. And we had a fun time. In the morning we did quilt-talking, and after she picked up the kids from school we had lunch and a walk together. Lucy did a wonderful hairjob with Mies, brushing, brushing and brushing her. So I think we have to keep Lucy ; ).

zaterdag 6 oktober 2012

Tiger and me (Mies reporting)

This is one of my favorites spots.

On my own pillow, just doing a long after-walk nap in the afternoon with my friend Tiger.

Yesterday was terrible. They decided that I need to be cleaned. So the man gave me a bath. I think I wasn't smelling that bad.

But they had another opinion about it. Well life isn't too bad here, beside washing. I'm for three months with them now. The only thing is that I'm still waiting for my own quilt.

Mies (poodle x tibetan terrier)