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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Desert 2

I tried to take a better photo of my "Desert 2" quilt. It's not very good yet, but it will do for now. The light is not great these days. (And I also realized that long and narrow quilts are not easy to photograph without my tripod.)

The blue table runner is almost finished...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Day 17

Day 17 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge... I did well for the first week, and then I completely fell behind.
Anyway, I thought I would share this funny leaf I spotted the other day. It looked like it was trying to run away from me!
I am still working on the Japanese fabric quilt, a little everyday.
Saint Nicholas visited one week late this year. He brought cookies, chocolate and a few board games for the granddaughters, and a also pretty little braiding star (from Prym) for me.

The weather has been strangely mild. 15°C today. It's really hard to realize that it's almost the end of the year.