Now that my
Jacob’s Ladder top is finished (and I haven’t started quilting her) I have
started a new project on my regular sewing machine, a project that was long
Eline (15 years) has been asking me for ages now to make her a quilt, only
rather than the more muted colors I usually like to work with, she prefers
bright colors and modern fabrics.
So last year
during our summer holiday in the US Eline and I hit the quiltshops we happened
to pass and bought lovely bright fabrics. Also my fellow bee members assisted
with giving me brightly colored scraps. Most notably Anita, where Eline and I
spent a lovely afternoon going through boxes of her scraps. We came away with a
bag full of colorfull stuff, a big ‘thank you’ is in order here.
wonky stars as a pattern she would like, such a fun and easy pattern. I am
using this tutorial. So now I am chain-piecing, chain-piecing, making stars,
I am enjoying
it very much, it is great to be working with such different fabrics than I have
been using up till now.
with the crochet project I started a few weeks ago and which is coming along
nicely, it will be a colorful summer I think.
moment it is hot, at last, but the weather has been really nice lately anyway.
That makes all the little animals in my neighbourhood come out, especially
early in the morning when I walk Whopper and before our roads are filled with
children and parents on their bicycles going to school. In the early morning we
have more bicycles than cars on the roads here, which doesn’t scare these
These two little
friends can always be found in the little playground (which I now call bunny
hill) in the morning….
larger white rabbit is with a little black one these days….. his/her baby??
us to the next corner each morning is this little friend,making a lot of noise too, I think he/she is
trying to protect his nest which must be nearby, the little birdies have not
flown out yet, maybe this week.
I love these
early mornings with the sun just out, don’t you?
fellow Feathergirl Hubertine and myself had a chance to see ourFeathergirl projects together as finished
Ladder top was already sandwiched with the help of quilt friend and fellow bee member
Anita at her terrace (it was a bit windy, so we needed some boxes to keep
everything from flying away), she has become an ace at this and her help is
very much appreciated, Hubertine’s quilt will follow at a later date
Anita has no
blog, such a shame, she makes wonderful, beautiful, mostly modern quilts and
many of them too…
squares are coming along nicely too, I am enjoying making them very much
I needed the
distraction of this crochet project because a few weeks ago a strange spot
behind my left ear was diagnosed as skin cancer and had to be removed promptly.
That left me looking like this
luckily, I got the all clear, it was all removed, so after my appointment at
the clinic I treated myself to a nice latte at nearby Pierre’s in Rotterdam, to
My new found
love for crochet seems to have an effect on Hubertine, she has now started her
own granny square project, so yesterday we shared a nice afternoon in the garden
with balls of cotton yarn, crochet hooks and fruit shakes
afternoon was followed by a healthy, slimline dinner, I made a recipe I found
at David’s blog (click for the recipe) not so long ago and which has become a
favourite our household since: prawn curry in coconut milk:
may hold for a few more days, enjoy it!