back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Friday, March 26, 2010

Freitags - Füller

1. Anonyme Anrufer kann ich gar nicht leiden.


2. Freitag ist ein schöner Tag.


3. Immer dieses Elend mit der lästigen Hausarbeit.


4. Vogelgezwitscher, darauf freue ich mich jetzt im Frühling besonders.


5. Wer braucht Therapie, wenn Frau scrappen kann.


6. Schokolade MUSS ins Osterkörbchen !


7. Was das Wochenende angeht, heute Abend freue ich mich auf ein schönes Essen , morgen habe ich Quilten geplant und Sonntag möchte ich LESEN !

Das ist der Freitagsfüller von Barbara

decluttering - Gerümpel des Alltags

I'm part of a little, private Yahoogroup with friends I made during my trip to the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana 2oo5. Most of us are horters, people who can use EVERYTHING and STORE EVERYTHING or nearly everything - at least too much. So decluttering is once more the theme. Some time ago I read a German Book about this. Today Barb wrote:
"by making physical space around you,
you are opening the door for new experiences to come in"

something to think about for me

wishing a nice weekend to everybody
- and some decluttering?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SU Stempelset abzugeben

Heute habe ich nun begonnen meine Scrapbooking Schätze aus den Umzugskisten zu befreien - und mußte feststellen, dass mir das SU Set "Ovale Sprüche" besonders gut gefallen haben muß
DENN
ich habe es doppelt



Ich würde es gern für 15 € incl. Porto (innerhalb Deutschlands) abgeben
(Neupreis 21,95 €)

DAS SET IST BEREITS VERGEBEN !!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I AM a quilter

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There's more fabric in the house than food
"Fat Quarters" are not the heaviest part of your body
Your ironing board is always set up but you never iron clothes
You think of your job as an interruption of your quilting time
You pet fabric
People are always picking threads off you
You can measure a scant 1/4 by eye
"Featherweight" doesn't mean boxer
Your "UFO's" are not from outer space
You clean up your sewing room & they think you are leaving

I AM a quilter :)

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

getting old

just got to a funny quote:

You're still hot -
it just comes in flashes now!

wishing a nice weekend

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Bavarian impressions # 1

Today I'ld like to show you first pics of my new hometown. I took the pictures standing in the middle of the mainroad - to both directions



More'll come, I promise - soon or later

Monday, March 08, 2010

progress




I tried several light situations ( with/without daylight, sun, shadow ) to get the real colors .... nothing came near the original

step by step - now off to get the 3 layers together

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Work in progress

YES, I made some progress on my WiP this weekend. I hoped to make more, but DH had an accident while doing some electric work, so the remodeling took some time -
the good news is: he is well ( more or less )

this wavy striped border will finish with just o,5 inch - otherwise it's to busy for me. Now on to decide which green for the outer border ....
After dinner I hope to get the next/final border done

Best wishes for a good start into the new week tomorrow

Thursday, March 04, 2010

spools and folded BOW TiES

Yesterday I discussed with Rosa the possibilities of a spool pattern and told her of the folded variation. Today I googled and found several good instructions, so I don't want to make my own - just showing pictures to give you an impression.





I love patterns, but I can't help, I have to give them always a personal touch with a small variation:


Here are some LINKs to pages where you find instructions for the folded bow ties:
:
# 1

# 2

# 3

# 4

I'm quiet shure there are more somewhere -
please show me your examples, if you are bitten by the "folding bug" now

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

W i P

Work in Progress:

my longdistance project is my Baby Jane
The background fabric is designed by Buggy Barn (Creamery Neutrals II) and the focus fabrics are taupe japanese fabrics I collected during my quiltjourney through 3 different Amish Counties in 2oo8. We went to 2 big shows: in Lancaster and Rosemont as well - good places to start a new collection ;-)

That's my layout

I finished A 7 yesterday:


A friend overseas sent me a lovely pattern,which is ideal for new sewingstudio. I have violet accents there and want to add a little wallquilt coordinating. This is the beginning:

ANGELS or WiTCHES

All women are angels
but when someone clips our wings
we continue to fly on a broomstick

this was sent from Carrie - love it!
THANK You, my shoping angel ( or witch ?? )

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

sentence of the day

Florine from California sent a funny file, did you know that today we celebrate International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day? Unfortunatly it isn't possible to fit the file into this blog .....
the credo is:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming 'WOOO HOOOOO what a ride!'

On a lovely blog somewhere in the www I found this:
life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ....
it's about LEARNING to DANCE in the RAIN

have a wild day!