I love quilts, especially antique quilts, either applique or pieced, and I want to share my journeys in quilting ! But, my "Threads and Treasures" sometimes include embroidery, painting, or spinning wool and weaving or knitting with them.
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Thursday, 13 May 2010
I like Ascension Day, even though it is not even a Bank Holiday in this country. But I have lovely memories of my childhood in Holland. Somehow the weather was always beautiful on this day. First we went to church, and then in the afternoon we went for a walk, and watched the queue of cars trying to get over the bridge. And there was always a special treat - an ice-cream!
Today is also a special day because I finished my last block for Hope's quilt!
And I also made the stars that are going to be appliqued around this block.
I did not design this quilt myself. When we were in rented accommodation last November, all our furniture, and all my fabrics were in storage. All I had with me was my Dear Jane quilt, and a Baltimore block.
When I was browsing the internet, missing my fabrics, I fell in love with a Nursery Rhyme quilt from Australia. I ordered the patterns and some fabric, and started soon after Christmas. So now I can start to put it together. So exciting!
Hello, welcome to my blog! My name is Jane. I was born in Holland, but have been in Britain for more than 30 years.
I am a Christian, and love quilting, embroidering, spinning, weaving, reading, writing, painting, gardening and music, especially J.S.Bach. And I fell in love with sheep when we lived in Scotland and had some sheep of our own! I am married to a lovely Englishman, and am mother of a son and a daughter who are both happily married too. I am also grandmother of three lovely little ones.
I hope you will enjoy my blog, and leave a comment!
Voor de Nederlanders die op bezoek komen: ik spreek en schrijf nog steeds vloeiend hollands.
"But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:7-10