Thursday, 29 August 2013

Mystery time!

With all the sunshine that has been falling on us here..... I admit freely that the last thing I have been wanting to do was blog! I wanted to be outside..... stitching. I will try to keep you updated a bit more, though .... I think....

All these pictures show my progress on the mystery quilt by Fran├žoise Maarsse. Find out more details here.
Still two more parts of the mystery to be revealed, but I am completely up to date now!

Four of these in total. Little borders.... but where will they go?

These are really hard to photograph! They are waaaay to big to fit anywhere!

All four together.... imaging half of them again, that is their actual size!
The garden fence isn't big enough
!

Where there is a quilt..... there has to be a cat, right?
My monster thinks so, anyway!



Four of these too.... borders again.

















More to come in other posts! If there is any where you live, enjoy the sunshine and have a wonderful day!

Lots of love,
Heleen

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Welcome one and all!

Sew we quilt

Especially to all you Ho-Ho-Ho hoppers! 


First a huge thank you to Mme Sam and Carol for hosting yet another fabulous bloghop!

So, I had been procrastinating. A lot. More to the point; I didn't feel like Christmas lately. So I planned a week. A week with nothing else to do then

CHRISTMAS!

I started by compiling a list of what I would like to do this week. This involved much research..... I read through a pile of magazines and books, while stretched out in the sun.

Of course, this was the week that a genuine heatwave smothered our little country. Go figure. But, who cared about that, when inside the snow was falling and the log fire was burning. Well, metaphorically that is. Not really! That would be silly.

Are you ready? Here we go.



All the completed projects in a huge pile!
Yes. All that in one week! I started of with some trees. Just to get in the spirit of things.


 After the trees, I had to add some mice.
 Both patterns were in a book by Tilda. Jul.


I love them!

Next came some birds. With bells. So they are pretty noisy! Five of them form the doorhanger.


Some Christmas baubles. I made four of these and they are HUGE! Both the birds and the baubles I found in Simply Vintage, the autumn 2012 publication.




Then, something to get the turkey out of the oven safely.... My own pattern (if you can call it that). There is a little bell on there, so everyone can hear when that big bird is done!

So, where there is an oven mitt there has to be an apron! I found an excellent tutorial for the apron here.

And then lastely, the board. This is another pattern from Simply Vintage. The mistake you can see was completely mine.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas projects. I know I did. Go and see all the other hoppers today and make sure to let them know how much you love their projects!

August 1

Lots of love,
Heleen