dinsdag 29 juli 2014

Meet George ...

.... my new kitchen lover.

I'm preparing myself for the coming of my american friends the 18th of august.

So I'm practising with cabbage salad, bread and cookies.

George is such a big help.
I'm in love ; ).

dinsdag 15 juli 2014

Show-and-tell of 10 of Caro's Antique Quilts, sunday 3 augustus in Ermelo

I showed some my quilts at Atelier Bep, and now I will tell you about them on Sunday 3 of august in Ermelo. Jeltje from the 100rozen in Deventer is organizing a quiltweekend.
If you want some more information or want to be part of this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437453946520039
Crib quilt bought from Mary Koval, period 1850-1870. Why is this quilt so special.
Green calicoes were a mainstay of the 19th-century quilters' palette. Because they were so common they are among the most difficult quilt fabrics to date. We see similar fabrics in quilts from about 1810 to 1970. Poison green or acid green as it's called, was a very popular color in quilts. It was first seen in quilts in the 1830s.  They called it "poison green" because arsenic was sometimes used to produce green dyes.

This is one of my favorite quilts, the blocks dates from around 1880-1890, I just bought the blocks and combined them with muslin and turned them into a new quilt.


And there is my quilttop I bought at a quiltexhibition when I stayed at Marne and Elaine 5 years ago. Originally it was quilt, but it was in a very bad condition, so all there was left was quilttop. I washed it very carefully, did a lot of restauration and then I tied it again. Because it was tied orginally.

So this was the little presneak of Sunday the 3th of august. Hope to see you there.

maandag 14 juli 2014

Enjoying summertime

It's amazing, still lovely weather, mostly sunshine, a few times heavy rain, but every weekend we enjoy our cyclingtours. Here is just an impression of our summerdays.
 In the Hague woods, new life, just born, mama is protecting them.
 We already live for six years next to the Theresiastraat, but we hadn't tried out this restaurant. I'm not sure we're going again, terrific food, but the portions were very small.
 This quilt I made for Jan-Arie, it's one of my favorite patterns, the 1600 inch quilt. Jan-Arie is in a revalidation centre because he had brain damage, but end of this month he is coming home. I hope he will enjoy his quilt on the sofa.
 One week later, mum and dad and their three kids, and probably some older siblings.
 What I love about summer is all the fresh fruit and vegetables especially the little honey tomatoes are terrific.
 On our bikes, you can alway can find a place to charge the battery.
 Mies is probably the biggest supporter in our house when it comes to the World Championship in Brasil. The dutch became number 3!!!! Nobody had expected that. So well done.
 Between Putten and Voorthuizen, in the middle of nowhere, the local supermarket.
 Almost home sweet home, Deventer, my town, I went to school here, today I was with my mum, don't you love the umbrellas in the little streets. Makes me happy.
 I'm not very good in knitting or crochet, to be honest I just know one crochet pattern, and one knitting pattern, but I love to make scarfs. This a lovely little knitting shop.
Last but not least, still 2 months and 4 dagys before I leave on my Quiltersholiday. Friday eve we had a meeting. Laura explained about the trip, and made us a travelguide..... and some very good choclate cookies. On the 18th september I'm leaving with Marjoke, Joke, Dickie, Laura and Henk to New England for my quiltadventure.