Looking forward to the big move into our new home in September

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jeanne's pincushion arrived

dancing around .... I got a priority envelope from Minnesota ..... it was from Jeanne, which I met in person during the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, IN in fall 2oo5
She sent a cute little apple pincushion, made from wool. She enclosed a apple fabric FQ, I've never seen before AND

a Fons & Porter pencil tin with pretty Feahtered Star pattern on it.

The card made me smile because of the lazy cat on top of a DWR quilt, cats are so special

TAHNK YOU SO MUCH, Jeanne - I'll love your pincushion, it just went into my Redwork box to be used, also the tin

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

my Dear Jane layout

this is my design layout - the idea of it:
the colors are different

Do you see the + and the x ??
in this part I'm going to use a very light background,
in the other parts ( "triangles of the pinwheel" and the border ) the background is the same, just darker

Each of the " pinwheel " will get different values of taupe, japanese fabrics I collected during my trip to the States in April
- still a dream

2nd attempt

to put the Label to the GiVEAWAY I posted before ....

Announcement: great giveaway

somewhere in the worldwideweb I found the LINK to a fantastic giveaway. Maybe it would be more clever not to tell you - but on the other hand, one of the rules is, to tell ....

Leave a comment on Dana's blog, she offers a bright quilt, which I would love to win !!!
Unfortunatly I'm unable to add this graphic into my sidebar AND this dear blog doesn't want to add pictures right now, so I have to add it later - grrr

Sunday, July 13, 2008

first 2 blocks of my Taupe Jane

J 11 - Twin Sister J 12 - Rebecca's Basket
that's just the working title ... not shure about the name of my baby yet.
just 167 more blocks to do - big fun!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

pincushio swap

Just a few minutes ago I got a lovely email from Kim, which is the reciever of my pincushion I sent to Minnesota. Her blog is worth to visit: enjoy - she is very talented.
I embroidered all edges of the 5 squares with different beading patterns. It's kind of freeform .... just fun to make! and I'm afraid the little Polish thimble wouldn't helpful for handsewing, sorry

I'm just glad, that my little darling is welcome at the new sewingplace.

NOW I'm waiting for my pincushion from ???????????????
I'm still not able to add a Signature automaticly
- is there help somewhere in the www ?