Tuesday, 25 March 2008

G's Double Sided Log Cabin

Here are my four finished blocks. They were so great to make, that I decided to find more fabric and turn it into a lapquilt. Of course I used my favourite Dutch fabric again. When I received the black, white and pink (!!) fabric in my Dutch fabric club package, I thought them horrible. So I just used them to get rid of them, thinking I wouldn't make a quilt from this workshop yet. How wrong could I be. I just love my black, white and pink back, and I can't wait to get started on an entire quilt! G.

Holland's Next Top Model

Well, here she is: Holland's Next Top Model. Posing in her new skirt and shirt. Too bad it's snowing and raining, so she won't be able to wear her new outfit very soon. G.

Monday, 24 March 2008

My Fifth Post Today - Winnie Progress

I am spoiling you... five posts on one day. But I guess I had some catching up to do.
Well the Winnie the Pooh heightchart is coming along... not as quickly as I hoped to, but I'll get there eventually. Eeyore, Rabbit, Piglet and a bit of Pooh so far.


Sweat Shop In Progress

The best way to spend Easter... quilting.

M's Double Sided Log Cabin Progress - Part One

Front view.
View of the back.

Double Sided Log Cabin Workshop

Last Friday G. and I went to Haarlem for our Double Sided Log Cabin workshop. To her surprise G. was not the first to arrive at the shop. Our first task was to colour the pattern - quite a relaxing start. Have a look at the pictures and dare to tell us you're not impressed.
I managed to finish 2 blocks during the workshop (the pink, red and brown ones in the picture - G.'s is black, white and pink). G. and I continued the same evening and finished another 2. A whopping 10% finished on the first day... that's a first for me.

Gre was our teacher for the day - here she is showing off her quilt. The back of her quilt was a brilliant mistake.... I might need one as well. I went back to the shop in Amstelveen on Friday afternoon and also on Saterday morning... buying more fabric each time... next time no more frugalness (is that a word??). Only on Saturday morning I bought the wrong one - I realised this as soon as I opened the bag at home but I refuse to go back a fourth time.

Two hardworking students...


M's Seasons

My seasons framed, not quite to the liking of our framer - but I absolutely love it! And I am glad that once again I chose to ignore the advice of our framer. Boy, he must hate us by now!


Monday, 17 March 2008


We received the instructions for our next workshop: "double sided log cabin". I've never had to do so much work in advance for a workshop yet! I had to cut meters and meters of fabric, and sew them all together again. I can't wait until Friday to start piecing them together! G.

Take Off for Spring

I haven't been taking my cross-stitch very seriously lately, so it was about time I started my final Elizabeth's Design "Spring". With this one I can complete my seasons, and start thinking about framing them... G.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Easter Is Coming

This year all the ornaments in the Easter branches are self made. I only had to glue on some beaks and ears and it looks great again!. G

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Quick Skirts

The checked fabric has been in one of my quilting boxes for some time. My mother bought it for me in Haarlem, in several colours, so I could figure out which one I wanted for my quilt backing. Then a few weeks ago I saw the pattern for a girls skirt in "Burda"magazine, with the same checked fabric. All I had to do is find the matching solids at our "check-man" in Gouda. So the girls have a new skirt for a few euros and a lot of fun for mommy! G.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Purple Finish

Last night I finished this skirt for little Miss T. I bought the fabric last year in Hoofddorp at the "Stoffenbeurs" and the pattern is one from the BizzKids magazine. It turned out quite cute. Little Miss T. told her teacher this morning that Mommy had knitted this dress for her! G.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Oops I Did It Again...

A visit to the "Stoffen-
spektakel" resulted in a lot of new projects...
1. evening dress for myself (pink satin)
2. party dress for Little Miss T. (laverder satin)
3. Yasmine suit for Little Miss T. (purple silk and organza)
4. shirt for myself (70s print)
5. skirt for myself (beige cotton)
6. skirt for Little Miss T. (purple cotton+ gingham)
7. another skirt for Little Miss T. (pink flowers + blue)
8. skirt for Big Sister (pink cotton+gingham)
9. another skirt for Big Sister (orange/green/blue cotton+orange+blue)
10. t-shirt for Big Sister (orange and sleeves of the skirt fabirc)
11. dress for Little Miss T. (purple flower)
12. dress for Big Sister (green/yellowish flowers+ orange)
13. trousers for Little Miss T. (purple stripe)
14. trousers for Big Sister (yellow stripe)
I'm afraid I've bitten a bit more off than I can chew.... Oops...G.

Another Finish

It's so great to make these small cross-stitch projects, they're so quickly finished!! Quite a relief from my sampler (of which M. had the first preview!!). Now the hardest work is yet to come... the framing! G.

And It's A Wrap...

The dress is finished. All I have to do now is make some more yo-yo flowers for her hair. G.


All pinned down with her new shoes on, the dress is almost ready... G.