Thursday, July 29, 2010


Kerri at Lovely Little handmades is hosting a giveaway. Check it out, she is giving away FQ from each of the colors as shown on the pitcure.

Aren´t they the cutest fabrics? I think they will make some great christmas projects.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

update on rocket quilt

Today I worked almost all day on the rocket quilt, and I really like it. DH also told me that the quilt was looking great, so then it must be true, right?
We had a very lazy day overhere since the weather was so so and we also went to bed very late as we visited a friend last night. ALthough the boys went to bed around 10 o´clock, they were awake at 7.00.
So I was standing at the bakery shop at 7.30 and was number 79... they were helping person 58 at that time... This is standard here were we live, and the baker has fresh coffee with freshly baked cookies for those that wait, so it is not to bad waiting for fresh pistoles and koffiekoeken.
And since the ´Last air bender´ is coming out in the cinema this week, DH and the boys watched Avatar all day at Nickelodeon...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

panel for rocket quilt

I drew this rocket for the boys´s rocket quilt as a panel. i think it gives a nice personal touch instead of a bought panel. And I think it is also worked out nicely.
Yesterday was a public holiday so we had a small party at my parents home for us and the neighbours. Very nice, mum cooked a delicious indonesian rice table...
I thought it was a very nice gesture to invite the neighbours and have a party, something to consider...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Top babyquilt finished

I bought these Moda fabric cuts called Martinique. They will become a babyquilt for friends of ours. Yesterday I had a day off and the weather was so-so, so I decided to make the quilttop, and this is the result:
Just a small peek, since our friends may be watching...
So now that the top is finished I need to find a nice backing and then on to the quilting.
In the meantime I am still making stars for the rocket quilt for the boys. And they are also coming nicely together. Will show a picture next time.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Son #3 turns 2

Today two years ago. The boys come to visit in the hospital to welcome their little brother.
And this is him now, celebrating his birthday yesterday at his daycare mum. And yes, I made the blue cake myself... It is a pirate themed cake.
Today we celebrate his birthday here with our little family. Tomorrow we will trow a big party for friends and family. Happy birthday son!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Rocket quilt

I saw a nice rocket quilt in a book a got from a friend and I really liked it, the quilt consists out of little and larger stars and in the middle a rocket panel. But I will let Nic draw a rocket and I want to put pictures of the boys in the rocket´s windows. I think it will be cute.
I also would like to make a memorial quilt for my daycare mum, and I would like to incorporate into the quilt pictures of the boys and drawing of their hands. Any thoughts or ideas what would be nice? And what printer fabric should I use?

And another question, is anyone in for a fabric swap, I am in need of dark blues, this can be with a small print as you can see on the picture, but not to bright as they are the background for my stars. I have a lot to swap, just let me know if you are interested.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

School is over

School is officially over; the streets were almost empty this morning and summer holiday has definitely started.
It is extremely hot over here; We are not used to temperature above 30°C, but you won´t hear me complaining, because it is better than two weeks ago when we had to light the heating.
The kids love their free time and the knowledge that they passed and are going to the next grade, especially son #1 who is going to ´de basisschool` and will start learning how to read...
He asked me to teach him to embroider, so I will do so this holiday. But now it is time to play in the pool.