Thursday, 31 December 2009


Next Tuesday we're having a reunion of our Civil War Diary Quilt group at "de Sampler" in Haarlem. Some of our group have finished quilttops. It will take at least another year and a half for me to get there, so for now, I have pinned my blocks to a bedsheet... it will have to do for the course. G.

Thursday, 24 December 2009


My camera had some problems focussing on this cross stitch project, so it took me a while to post it. Were M. and I. had it finished long before Christmas, I was just in time to hang it in the tree. Here's my second biscornu. And as it is Christmas Eve, I won't be spending much more time behind my sewing machine the next couple of days, so Merry Christmas! G.

Skirt for R.

I. and I bought this fabric ( a fleece) for just 3 euro's and cut it at the Stoffenspektakel in half! I. told me she had some problems with the pattern. The Burda probably made it for little girls with enomous hips, but thanks to I.'s warning I could take it in for R. and she has a new cuddly skirt. G.

Civil War Diary Quilt - Just Can't Get Enough

We hadn't given ourselves more homework blocks, so I returned to the first row. I'm really in the Civil War Quilt mood, and just can't get enough of making blocks. Í've almost finished the first row!
Dark Gloom
Rachel's Frustration (finally a "normal block, that is, non paper piecing...)
Battle of Springfield
Alvin McClure (This is my lucky week, two blocks for piecing). G.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Civil War Homework

After taking the sleigh to the supermarket for the groceries (it's far too slippery outside to use my bike), I laid down these blocks in the snow to take a picture. I was supposed to do these blocks in October, but I haven't had time to do them until now. This is the last block in the book, called My Diary, My Records. G.
Feverish Excitement
Fasting and Knitting.
Think Too Little of My Blessings.

Monday, 21 December 2009


I bought a meter of fleece for a few euro's and made it into a cape for little miss T. in one evening. What a great sewing project! G.


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Friday, 18 December 2009

Dressed up for Christmas

The girls had their Christmas dinner at school last night. They were all dressed up in their new dresses. I finished the dress for little Miss T. just in time. G.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Wreath number two

I decided to make another wreath for outside too. In a few days I'll be putting the letters "N.O.E.L." in again. G.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

RagTime for the last time

M. took my quilt to the laundrette, yesterday, so now I finally have my own quilt!! G.

My first quilt

This quilt was the first one I every had. It was made by a friend of my parents from the U.S. and all my kids have slept under it. Now my niece uses it for her nap when she's at my place. It's such a lovely quilt and I am so very happy with it. I wish Mrs. P. could see for herself how much we love her handwork! G.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


This is a whole new kind of wreath for me. I can't stop kissing everyone under the mistletoe. G.

Zwarte Piet

The pictures aren't very good, but anyone who knows me, knows why I had to publish these... If I ever see another piece of gold ribbon, I will scream. G.