Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June

Here's my little mosaic for June...
I am taking an online class at Sketchbook Skool. I think I needed a little break from sewing and quilting.
My goal is to draw every day again.
I am mainly doing quick sketches, and am really enjoying it. But my inner critic is having a great time too. ;-))

The "Orient" quilts are finished.
I will try and take good photos of them as soon as I'll have an opportunity. (The weather has been rather grey and dull.)
My sewing machine is now at the doctor's for a check-up. I should get it back in a few days.

In other news, as you know, there is a lot of soccer games on tv these days.
So, there is also plenty of time in the evening for drawing and reading. I only watch the games of the Belgian team.
Allez les Diables!

Monday, May 30, 2016

May

I cannot believe that May is almost over already. It was quite busy actually.
Lots of family time, and some studio time too.
The first Orient quilt is finished. Now, I am busy quilting the second one.
Today, it's raining cats and dogs, but we had some very nice weather last week, (and also the week before, I think), so I am adding a couple of sunny pictures to this mosaic.

In other news, my 2012 Twelve by Twelve quilts came back from the States a couple of weeks ago.
I am a little surprised at how I'm liking them now! I remember that I was rather unhappy with most of them 4 years ago. But now... I don't know anymore why that was... A bad case of perfectionism, I guess.

And then, there were also lots of kids' art sessions this month...
GD1 painting with earth pigments bought in Provence a few years ago...
and GD2 at the easel.... :-)

Friday, April 08, 2016

This week

This is a little mosaic of my week...
Some time in the garden. Not enough. The weather wasn't that great.
A short trip to Brussels, mainly to buy some Japanese groceries.
Lots of time in the studio, experimenting with fabric, paper and paint...
No real plan in the next sample. Simply some layers of fabric, and free stitching. Excellent way to relax...
I also had a nice dyeing session. I needed some backing fabric for my "Orient" quilts.
This one is too good to use as a quilt back.
Next is a lovely drawing my granddaughter did a couple of weeks ago. Isn't it great?
(It's me and my hubby. :-) )
And look at this beautiful family! So cute!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March

Both my "Orient" quilt tops are ready. I haven't decided yet how I'm going to quilt them. The deadline is in June, so I still have plenty of time to think about this.
Easter Bunny brought us lots of chocolate eggs. My GDs helped me decorate the house with drawings and paper eggs. We also sewed a few patchwork hens together. (No picture, sorry.)
It is still cold here, but many plants are already growing. And my beautiful little sakura tree is blooming on the deck.
Life goes on.

Monday, March 07, 2016

February

Not a lot of bloggable work last month... But I managed to piece together a small "Orient" top. I still have to take a decent photo of it before starting to quilt. I also did some useful sewing: a new shopping bag, two window shades, a small needle book, ...
I spent a lot of time cleaning and reorganizing the studio, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. I gave away or recycled many materials I was not using anymore, and I even got rid of a few books and magazines. (So hard to do!)
I've had a little assistant in the studio a couple of weeks ago. She was sick but she did a very lovely portrait of her granddad. :-)
And this morning, for a change, we're having some snow again...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

January

It's time to shake off that winter blues and go back to the studio...
We've had some snow at last. It lasted just a week and it was really pretty.
The first part of our winter was so mild that the summer weeds are still there. Really strange...
And now, we already have crocuses and daffodils in the garden.
I'll take some pictures tomorrow, if it doesn't rain.

Thursday, December 31, 2015