Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I must say I was sleeping better until last night! Yesterday I started piecing the half square triangles together and enjoyed it so much! I eventually stopped because I was tired... but do you think sleep came? Eventually I started reading a novel from our church library and about 3 chapters later I fell asleep...only to wake up just past 4! I tried to stay in bed but 20 past 5 I got up and made myself a cup of coffee and finalized all the claim forms for the insurance company that I really needed to do asap.... but I rather spend my time piecing yesterday....

I am SO excited about this quilt I am making! I am actually contemplating entering it into our National Quilt Festival which takes place first week in July this year. So I am holding back pictures in case I do enter.Today I received an e-mail from Embroidery Library with $1 designs - a whole collection of Dutch Deflt Blue designs. And last night when I couldn't sleep I was wondering what designs I would be quilting on this Dutch replica quilt and today I had the answer! The most beautiful picture! Now my excitement level is even higher!!

So after sending off all the information for the insurance I went for breakfast with a few friends. Our one friend Hettie had her birthday today and we started with breakfast! Antoinette (her dearest friend) then took her out for a day of leisure and picnic!! Friends are so precious!

Here is a picture of the front of a bag I am making! My friend Zelda from Zelda's Stitches had the pattern and wanted to make the bag. A week before Christmas we both started this one (plus another! why make one if you van make 2?LOL). Well this coming Friday we will be stitching together again to try and complete the one bag. Hopefully... if we don't talk sooo much!

I am the one on the left, our friend Aiza in the middle and Zelda on the right! Off course Aiza was not impressed when she saw we were making bags without her but she caught up quickly! In fact, I asked her to finish the hand embroidery on mine since she does it beautifully!!

Good night, sleep tight..don't let the bed bugs bite...........or so I hope!


  1. I saw this Delft Blue picture on someones blog list and so I got to yours. I am really curious what exactly you meant with a Dutch Delfts blue designs, especially as I live on the border of Delft!

  2. Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love the bird-quilt! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am speechless! Have a nice day!

  3. Hi! Greetings from Finland! I LOVE your works!! I am stunning! What to say! Thank you very much for your lovely blog! I am so happy I found your blog! It's so nice to find other quilters from the other side of the world! :)

  4. What a fun and fab bag...thanks for sharing