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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

she's the cutest

It's getting darker outside...we're gonna have some rain soon I'm sure!
So a quick post before I go take the garden cushions inside. Here is me and my new dollie. I made her today.

dolly and me

I loved how she came alive soon as her face was embroidered on.
Isn't she the cutest dollie?

Leentje

Ahhh..I hear the sound of thunder..I better start running!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue

Some days you don't feel like doing anything. And today is just one of those days. Due to a lack of motivation I picked-up some magazines from the shelf. You see, browsing true old magazines always works for me! It gives me new inspiration and new inspiration means I have to do something. So, while browsing I came across these sunbonnets

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The magazine is a Japanese quilt magazine from 2002. It contains an article about 'Sunbonnet Sue'. To bad I can't read Japanese. They refer to the book A meeting of the Sunbonnet children by Betty J. Hagerman. I also found an illustrated history of Sunbonnet Sue here.

Japanese quilt magazine

This quilt is so beautiful, i love the flowers in the border.

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

Oh, wouldn't this bag be a pretty one for carry all my stuff around?

Sunbonnet Sue Bag

I believe some creative sparks are bubbling up inside of me, time for some action!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday again..

Friday again...and boy, last week was 'HOT'! The forcast for today predicts a weather change with lots of rain, Thunder and lightning and possible hail. But right now it's hot, sticky hot! No complaints from me though, I love summer and July is a wonderful month, I rather have sun than rain.

Juli

Some of you asked me about these monthly drawings, did I made them? Wish I did, but no, I haven't, there is no hidden drawing talent inside of me. These lovely drawings are made by Lot van den Akker and printed in a calender with for each day a saying.

calender by Lot van den Akker

The calendar is hanging in my craftroom. One room where I didn't spend much time lately because of increased temperature on our top floor. I rather sat outside in the shade enjoying the pretty flowers.

petunia

I also managed to hand quilt and finish the binding on the crazy red and white mini quilt. I used cotton batting and I've washed and dried the quilt to give it the puckered, hand quilted look.

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I love how this mini turned out. I also have a lot of blue fabric bits piled up so I might think of make a mini in blue and white!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

swap surprise

Yesterday I recieved my mini quilt, beautiful made by Kathy.

Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap

I absolutly love, love, love this quilt! And as you can see...I have "the" perfect spot to hang this pretty one!

perfect

Perfectly made details!

beautiful applique

It was certainly worth waiting for. Thank you Kathy, you made my day!