maandag 22 juli 2013

A new technique

Isn’t this quilt lovely? No, I did not make this quilt, but saw it at the Quilterspalet quiltshop in The Hague , a very special version of a Dear Jane (or is it a Nearly Insane??) quilt this one, which is why I am showing it, made from 30’s type of feedsack fabrics.

I was at the Quilterspalet with Hubertine for a workshop to learn how to work with Appliquick utensils.

This is what we were up to:


With our teacher and shop owner Evy.
Because my hearing is less than perfect I always try to sit next to the teacher at workshops. Teacher’s pet, that’s me!
I found the Appliquick method really helpful, I can recommend it. From now on at least for those really small applique pieces I will be using this method.
Also at the Quilterspalet I saw this:


Isn’t that adorable?!
Meanwhile hubby and R&R friends made another 36-hour trip to the last Rolling Stones Hyde Park concert on July 13.  Again, the guys made it way up to the front, where he was able to take these pictures, nobody between him and his heroes!

Apart from the Appliquick workshop not a lot of quilty things going on right now, I find it too hot, get too distracted by the heat. I did make a few extra stars for Eline’s quilt, though.

Enjoy these summer days!

zaterdag 6 juli 2013

Concerts and things...

Woke up this morning at this time….

Yes you saw it right, 00.55 am… and all because of this:

No I am not going, but hubby is. Together with a few other madmen he is driving to Calais, to take the train to the UK at 05.30 hrs and then they will drive to London, leave the car somewhere and make their way to Hyde Park….
And then after the concert they will to do the same in reverse, so that is a non-stop 36 hour just to see Mick, Keef & Co…. and they will be doing the same for next weekend for the July 13 concert…..
Well, I did get a few hours of sleep after he left, but had an early morning anyway, which was nice, great weather today, lovely early morning walk with Whopper to see loads of our bunny friends…

And finally some time for a blogpost!

Several things have kept me from blogging the past few weeks:

I have had a horrible cold with a bad cough for the past two weeks, it just won’t leave me and together with my pollen allergy it has left me feeling drained of energy;

My computer hasn’t been working well for months and it finally broke down altogether so I was without for a number of days, but with a new hard disk drive I should be back in business now….

Basically I am working on just two projects right now,  Eline’s wonky stars quilt and my crochet granny squares, so not that much to show you, but here you go

I love working with these fabrics


And these are my granny squares so far:


Although I am not joining hubby on this trip to the Stones I did go with him and Eline to the Bruce Springsteen concert two weeks ago which was fantastic! I think it is the 5th time I went to see The Boss and he never disappoints, what a great performer, so much energy and such a nice man…

It started by waiting a few hours, we had a great spot just behind the fences, so once there we could not leave anymore

The Boss came on at 19.30 hrs exactly (such good manners not to keep us waiting),  and did not leave the stage until 22.50 hrs, playing constantly …


We were right underneath the US flag…pictures taken from the big screen, only had my telephone with me so could not take pictures very well.

With Steven van Zandt, another hero of mine, he is great in the E Street band and I loved him in the Soprano’s (my all time favourite tv-series)

At the end of the concert it was pooring down with rain, Bruce stayed out on the catwalk in the rain getting absolutely soaked, same as us, cracking jokes: “It just doesn’t rain enough!” and  “It still doesn’t rain enough!!”
Hence, my nasty cold…..

A few days after the concert I had two fellow quilters over for a day of sewing and chatting, always nice to see Rennie and fellow Feathergirl Hubertine:


Rennie gave me a big bunch of beautiful yellow roses … , they remind me of this  

Ah, Texas…

Just heard from hubby, they are at the Hyde Park venue now, near the front, the weather is great, the crowd huge. Can’t wait to hear the stories tomorrow morning!


Have a lovely and sunny weekend!