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

Sunday, February 27, 2011

3 days in a row I was in scrap HEAVEN

I was lucky to meet the Queen of Scraps itself: Bonnie Hunter from www.quiltville.com

Tomorrow when I'm bach home I'll post pics - so stay tuned.
good night

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

75 year old beauty

5 years ago, while my DH served in Afghanistan I bought a Singer Featherweight, built in 1936. I got infected with the FW bug at the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, which I attended also in 2005

Unfortunately my little darling doesn't run smoothly - so I asked a wellknown lady in the Stuttgart region to have a look at my FW. Holding my breath - and hoping that I can use this beauty SOON
I'm still busy cutting fabrics. 2 workshops are prepaired, now off to cut my Bengali woven plaids, my friend Gabi bought in Bangladesh. I'm going to use them for the Virginia Bound workshop.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

working on Sunday?

not really - but
I'm busy cutting stripes and tris for the Bonnie Hunter workshop "Cathedral Stars"
First testblock will be sewn SOON

Saturday, February 19, 2011

wishing everybody time

to live
to love
to be creative
to relax
whereever you are

I'm prepairing the fabrics for 3 Bonnie Hunter workshops !!! Bonnie is such a creative, generous quilter, can't wait to get to meet her.
YEAH, I'm going to meet the Scrap Queen herself next week
totally excited here
I'm going to make:
Cathedral Stars
Star Struck AND
Virginia Bound !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (is in her book Scraps & Shirttails)
have a nice weekend

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yellow Submarine

DH surprised me yesterday with a lovely little white Thomas Sabo box,
inside the funny Submarine - LOVE it!


The Princess and the Pea * Prinzesschen auf der Erbse


During my last visit at my friend's house I took this picture of Nelli
"Prinzessin auf der Erbse" is a fairytale from Hans Christian Andersen

BTW: her look tells she know she don't has to lie on the batting ....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine - picture

today I can show your the whole picture ;)
Mostly I followed Karin's instructions, I just didn't hang 3 stuffed hearts to the bottom and hanger
I changed the "sleeve" idea into hearts
I used cardstock and thin batting inside

before the binding come on the edges I sewed a tiny folded strip (Paspel called in German) to the edges

and thats it:

its about 16,5 / 20 inches

I know that was a new start, but it is also a finish!
I did much better than in the past ... smile

wishing a lovely Valentine

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine - preview

My LQS offered a free workshop for Valentine
Beside my plan to work on my Baby Jane and finish UFOs this year I started a little wallhanging. It is nearly ready and will be hanging tomorrow!
here's a little preview - more tomorrow

have a nice sunday

Saturday, February 05, 2011

J 3 Rick's Volleyball Net

was appliqued for some time and today I added the tri-corners


the 4th kite for the Christmas Row Jane

is done.
I made 3 kites with F 7, so I made G 6, besser known under the name "Papa's Star" in 3,5 inch and added the same frame to it
the inner star war really tricky ... - but the result is worth the struggle!

wishing a sunny weekend

Friday, February 04, 2011

C 11

C 11 is done - I love this fabric!

I also finished the 3,5 inch Papa's Star - that was difficulty,
will add the outerpieces to get a kite tonight - pic tomorrow