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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

happy dancing here in Poland - my BAG arrived

Lucky news from Szczecin:
I am the lucky owner of Rhonda's adorable crazy bag !!!!!!!!!
can't believe it actually
It is a masterpiece, she used several fabrics and lace and she did fantastic embroidery with floss, silkribbon and beads.
Rhonda created a spider with its web, a cute baskets full of roses, sunflowers, fans, a dragonfly and played with different stitches.

The basicfabric is a warm dark chocolate, lined with a warm darkred fabrics showing roses – 5 pockets inside are offered to prevend the typical chaos in bigger bags (I normally have)

It is a beauty

Rhonda surprised me also with a Quiltmaker magazine, Fons and Porter directional pins (never seen them before, quiet clever!) and purple beads

THANK YOU Rhonda - I am absolutly thrilled !!!

Thank you Linda fort his GREAT swap,
it was big fun to sew AND to enjoy the surprise

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I promised more pics. Here they are
I spent one week with my friend Monika and we had a lot of fun together and participated at a quiltshops exhibition.
Of course I had to buy some fabrics as well, infected from Monika's tote ..... more about that later

My Dear Jane Secret Pal sent fantastic fabrics in the past months to Poland.
They coordinate perfect together: turquoise and brown, sewing themed. My husband wondered how excited I was, when this fabrics arrived and offered the longarmquilting at my favourite place in Indiana ( hi Colleen! ) Isn’t that great?
Starting with an idea of Robert Kaufmann, the designer of one of the series
I played with crayons on paper the oldfashioned way ;-)
This is the result of my sewing during the last week at my friends home.

Even with some health issues I was able to finish 15 11” blocks – TADA!!

sorry, the colors aren't exactly how it looks like in reality .... but I liked to take pictures in Monika's wonderful garden.
I added my siggys rectangles, which had been signed for me by the Janiacs at the DJ Retreat in Shipshewana / November 2oo5.
Here comes an impression of the Siggy border.

Now I’m waiting for another fabric to make the missing 3 blocks and I found a great flannel for the backside also at equilter.
Actually my DH is for 4 weeks on exercise and works really hard,
Nelli and I take care for the house.
Hugs Brigitte

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bag Swap - my contribution

Today I’ll show you some snapshots of the bag I made and sent to my bag swap partner somewhere.
I took the idea from this Japanese book
A little craziness
and many tiny embroidered knots later I added one old button and it was READY to go.

This was big fun to make, hope the recipient will like it.
Can't wait to get mine.

Tomorrow I show you the result of the last week sewing at my friends home. Even with some health issues I was able to finish 15 11” blocks – TADA!!

Hugs Brigitte

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Daydreams

During my visit in Lueneburg at my friend Monica's home I started a new daydream. Actually I REALLY don't need a new project (PLEASE don't ask me how many UFOs I own) -
but this picture from Eugen Stross is asking for beeing redone in fabrics. It reminds me to 4 visits in this special town.