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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday already!

...Hard to believe, the week has just flown by. It's in the afternoon and its raining! I have to do urgent grocery shopping -i don't believe there isn't anything eatable left in the house- but I hate going out in this weather! As you can see I still have some Christmas decoration hanging in the window. I love this one, especially the little hearts and red figures. I bought them at Ikea, the tree with the stars at the end is from the triftshop.

raining

Hearts...can't get enough of them!!

harten

Heart pincushion

heart pincushion

Calico Heart

calico heart

Blue Hearts

blue hearts

This is my first attempt on making project improv blocks. It's not so easy as it might look. I find it diffecult to think outside the box and improvise. I'm making the blocks in green/ blue and used the red polkadot for a bit of spicing up. Not sure if I will keep it this way, maybe the red is to much?

project improv

I'm off to the supermarket now and make sure this family can eat dinner tonight!

26 comments:

Karen said...

I vote to keep the red. It's the perfect center block. I'm totally with you on these blocks not being as easy as they look. You've done a lovely job;) As for the hearts, you have a great collection and I'd leave them up...Valentine's Day is just around the corner;)

knitsational said...

I ditto that vote for the red. Gives it that little punch.

Ravenhill said...

Your improv blocks are gorgeous, but then I love everything you make...
~Emily

LiLi M. said...

Het is hartjesdag vandaag; ik won bij je zus zo'n geweldig mooi hartje! Deze mogen er ook zijn! Die lichtblauwe geborduurde zijn ook mooi. Ik maak wel eens een setje van 2, gevuld met lavendel en dan hangend aan een kleerhangertje van stof, overtrokken met stof die bij de hartjes past of dezelfde, als cadeautje voor iemand die in het ziekenhuis ligt. Soms weet je niet of ze dan mogen snoepen ofzo, dan is dit leuk om te gebruiken voor je ochtendjas. Lavendel is rustgevend. Maar hartjes zijn ook leuk om gewoon neer te leggen of ergens op te hangen! Groetjes!

Heidi said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to venture out. There is alot of wind mixed with that rain today. I think your hearts are fine to keep out. After all, Valentine's Day is coming. I plan to put up my Valentine's tree tomorrow and put my winter tree away. I think the red looks great in the block. I would vote to leave it. You will find it becomes softened if you have the other colors all around it as the quilt grows.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

sewkalico said...

I just love hearts too! The red looks great.

Loreta said...

Hearts are so beautiful!

Levin (and Emily) said...

the rain looks so beautiful. we have the opposite to you here - i don't want to go out the do the shopping as it sooooo hot! today it is better though!
i love your heart pincushions.
i love your block as well. i like the red in it as it picks up the reds in the border fabric. it looks hard to do!
l
x

Guðrún said...

I disagree with you, I think you are a master in improvising, you are always making something beautiful.

Jackie said...

I love all your hearts! Your project improv block is wonderful, don't change a thing.

Christy A. said...

Beautiful inspiring hearts!

Tam said...

I love hearts too :D The Christmas ornaments look wonderful in the window and then with the rain...nice and cozy (I know only cozy inside)
I think the red is great in the block it adds "sparkle".

Elly said...

Je raamdecoratie is echt niet alleen voor kerst hoor, vind 'em juist superleuk! En hartjes.... tja ik heb er ook wat mee! Je kunt ze eigenlijk overal kwijt en ze zijn zóóó leuk om te maken!

nicolette said...

So many wonderful hearts!

Your improv block looks great and the red works very well!!

Debbie said...

Your hearts are wonderful, I would leave them up! The world needs more ove in it anyway, your window will be a great reminder. I love reading your blog...it strengthens the ties with my Dutch heritage.

Jewel said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that hates going out in bad weather. You always have such cute stuff, don't you just love Ikea?

lheurebleue said...

mijn hart maakt een sprongetje bij het zien van deze mooie harten ;-)

Idaho Quilter said...

Your Christmas decor will carry you through to Valentines Day. I hate to grocery shop no matter what the weather.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

I rhink the red is alright in the middle. Your hearts are very yummy.I also love your Valentines Burds.
Andrea

Kimonos and Sushi said...

I rhink the red is alright in the middle. Your hearts are very yummy.I also love your Valentines Burds.
Andrea

Kimonos and Sushi said...

I rhink the red is alright in the middle. Your hearts are very yummy.I also love your Valentines Burds.
Andrea

méri said...

Love all your hearts!
And vote for red!
Here the rain and wind don't stop too!
I very need a sunny day!
Have a great week (and better weather)!

astrid said...

Ik herken een stofje van de hartpincushion: de bruine in het midden. Ik had daar vroeger een dekbedovertrek van. Grappig om dat nu terug te zien

Margaret said...

Red does contrast well with other colours, I think you have made the right choice. We have had no rain for three weeks so can I have some of yours and you can have our weather report for the next three days - over 40 c. Now that could be a new swap.

Waltraud said...

Love thiese wonderful hearts!

Eileen said...

Oh my.. here it is over a week later and I am just now getting through my Reader.
I just love all your hearts there Corry.. you have a fabulous taste for fabrics and putting them together.
I am like you though. I would have a hard time with that improv block. It is just not my nature! But yours looks prety good.