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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

busy fingers

Things are back to normal over here. I've tried to stay in vacation mode for as long as possible but after a busy schedule at work.... I wish I had vacation again (lol)! Though I did manage to work some more on the quilt for the summer swap It's a quilt with cut out fabric flowers and stitchery stems and leaves. I'm almost done with the top, just have to add the borders.

mini quilt summer swap

These two I did in France. I always have something to do, a nice small work, with me on holiday.

Noah's ark

Like this Ohiostar pincushion, I made it last spring vacation.

pincushion

I just love to keep my fingers busy. Notice the tiny quilt in the back, it's a perfect match with the new polkadot teaset, my last purchase.

polkadots for tea

How about you, do you take your projects with you while on holiday? I'm curious, do you feel the need to keep your fingers busy all the time?
Well, I think I do.....off now....there are borders to sew on. Have a wonderful day!

29 comments:

byPetra said...

Hi Corry, I wanted to say I just love your quilt for the Summertime Swap. And me too need to bring or buy a crochet or stitchery project during my vacation. On vacation I love to do stitcheries, I have the time and patience and you don't need much for it. Last year when we went to Texel for a week, I even took my sewing machine!

Julie said...

I love the summer quilt, I wish I was your person! And that tea set is so cute, I just love dots.
Yes I must have something with me at all times. I carry my knitting with me everywhere I go. I haven't gone on my vacation yet we are leaving in October for Hawaii!

Anne Marie said...

wow!! those are SO cute....and what patience you must have :)

anne from finland said...

You´ve made so lovely things on holiday! I use to have also all the time some handcraft material with me, wherever I travel. That is why I have an estate car to drive here in our country.

Martina said...

So lovely things. Love your pincushion! Yes I take always some little things with me. Even today when I went with our youngest boy to IKEA and what did I do? Left my backbag in the bus and now it is missing .. with all my ninepatches ready to handsew!!!!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Such lovliness!! I think that the quilt is Pretty and I Love the embroidery!

Valentina said...

Dag Corrie! I like to take my English paper piecing Hexagons with me. Basting is a great relief for my permanent 'itch to stitch'! This summer I took my Ripple blanket and crocheted in the plane making the 10 hours pass so easily!
I love your blog and always enjoy your 'rood-wit-blauw' fabrics!

Warm greetings from Cyprus

Mari said...

Its all so beautiful, but I especially love the pincusion and tiny quilt. Wow you are to talented

sko_G knits said...

i always love your selections of fabric.

when i am on vacation, i try to bring knitting. for some reason i have the idea that this is easier to transport, and not too many items to carry around.

LiLi M. said...

Heerlijke werkstukjes hier weer. De eerste quilt lijkt wel met stift ingevuld, wat een leuk effect! Met dit blikken serviesje en dat aardewerk rood met witte stippen serviesje van de Hema heb ik al 10 keer in mijn handen gestaan, maar ja, ik heb al zoveel serviesjes en wil me eigenlijk tot oude beperken. Maar als ik hem dan hier weer zo mooi zie zijn dan gaat toch de hebzucht weer kriebelen! Ik neem vrijwel altijd wat knutselspullen mee, maar kom er op vakantie toch niet altijd toe. Dat ligt ook wel aan het soort vakantie. Als je in New York lange dagen maakt, kom ik 's avonds echt niet meer aan knutselen aan de motel tafel toe!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

nice finishes!
I love to carry a packet of redwork with me. Whenever I have a free minute, out it comes and a few more stitches done!
Thanks for the blog
Deb in Ohio

Andrea K. said...

What a lovely blog. I like all your projects. :-)

Greetings from Germany

Andrea

maisy and the boys said...

YOur applique flowers looks beautiful. I feel lost when I don't have something in my hands to stitch or sew. I find it relaxing. On holiday it is guilt free stitching as there isn't all the housework to do.
Your ohio stars are gorgeous.

Lily Boot said...

oooh those flowers are lovely - and I do adore your red, blue and white - and that new tea set is so sweet. I always want to rush to the sewing machine with some red, blue and white after I've visited Dutch Blue.

Tam said...

Oh Corry, just love your stitching!
Yes I always bring something along to stitch or knit especially on vacation or car rides :-)

Anna said...

Very nice, and the teaset and the little quilt is so beautiful! Always keep my fingers busy!

Anna x

Jenni said...

Yes, I am always keeping busy, especially in the evenings after the children are put to bed :) No rest for the weary..and no holiday yet either..but it's only a month away :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hi Corry - so many inspiring things on thi spost! Your summertime quilt looks lovely - the aqua and orange look fabulous together. The little pincushion is sweet and you new tea set is so cheerful.

Kate said...

Hi Corrie - love your stuff as always! I took a pile of precut Japanese squares on holiday to France with no idea what to do with them but ended up stitching circles onto the squares and have made up a fabulous bag with them now I'm back home. I always try and take hand sewing - particularly if travelling with my daughter - it fills in all those hours of waiting for her to get up and do her hair/face/etc!

stitchesandtulips said...

Yes, always! I get a little restless without a needle of some sort in my hands. I think it's one part liking the act of working on something and one part "oh-my-gosh-I-have-too-many-projects-going-on-and-too-many-more-to-start-so-i-better-get-busy."

Love your pincushions and the quilt!

Guðrún said...

I always have something to sew with me. The pincushion is beautiful, lovely fabrics.

♥ harten-lief ♥ said...

hoi corrie

ik vind het altijd weer een feestje om hier te komen
je hebt elke keer weer wat leuks moois of gezelligs te delen
helemaal te gek vind ik jou uitleg om dingen te maken zo heb ik al een aantal kleine werkjes gemaakt
ik ben nu pas in bloggers land en wil je heel graag uitnodigen om mij te volgen (weet nog niet goed hoe het werkt)vandaar op deze manier
hoop dat je gauw weer iets leuks met uitleg met ons wil delen...die tassen zijn ook helemaal te wauw

ik wens je een heel fijn weekend met veel crea inspiratie
lieve groet ♥harten-lief♥

Virgínia said...

Welkom terug! Zo is het veel gezelliger :)!!

Jantine said...

I love reading your blog. This beach picture is the best! Love the ohio star pincushion. Are you making a second?

Tineke said...

Corry, wat een prachtig bericht had je weer voor ons in petto. Ik heb er weer van genoten. Dankjewel!

Libby Buttons said...

Just found your blog. I feel lightheaded. WoW! Im swooning.
smiLes
DarLie

karen said...

such a beautiful post, covetable items in every picture. I want one of everything!

karen said...

such a beautiful post, covetable items in every picture. I want one of everything!

Wipso said...

I have just found your blog and would like to say how lovely it all is. I hope to drop in from time to time to catch up with what you have made. Keep up the good work. A x