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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Everything is white. Only two days ago I had finally made a small cushion with a stitchery of an Autumn Sheep that I had done last year.
Outside it was still beautiful autumn weather:
And today my little lamb ornament that I bought for in the garden, was almost hidden under the snow:
The garden looked beautiful and dreamy, even though it was very cold.
The view over the valley is nice too.
Early this morning, about 7.15, I went to the guest bedroom to get something, and saw the sun trying to get up. It looked cold, but beautiful. The building on the hill is the Welsh chapel where we go on Sundays.
But inside the house the logburner is on, and it is lovely and cosy, nice weather for quilting! Alan had bought some beautiful roses for me, and I keep looking at them, such nice colours, very inspiring.
It is getting late now, and almost time for bed. I might just be able to do some applique on the Baltimore border...
Enjoy your weekend!
Now my Baltimore blocks for my first Baltimore quilt are finished, I am working on the border. I also laid out the blocks to see what they would look like.
After that I started inscribing some of the blocks with something special, and with the date on which they were finished.
This quote from Mark Twain "Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that crushed it" has special memories. When I first came to England, to the Lake District, we often went to a little church in Cartmel, and this quotation was next to the entrance. I never forgot it, and thought it would be perfect to put on my violets block.
Here is another one:
I am having great fun doing these inscriptions. I use a Pigma pen, which is permanent, and then I heat it with an iron (from the back) to set it.
I must show you this wonderful sunset we had too.
It is dinner-time now, so I'll sign off, and tonight I want to do some more applique on the border.
Have a lovely weekend!
At last I can show the wonderful surprise that came through my letterbox!
I have been really spoilt by my swap-partner, Irene. You can see her blog here. Thank you, Irene, I wish you could have seen my face when I opened the envelope!!
Not just a beautiful original 'Tumbling Block' pincushion, designed by herself, but a matching needle-case and a small cube to put on my scissors. I am so happy with these lovely things. Only a week before that I thought that I should make something for those scissors, because they look identical to my paper scissors!
The pincushion I made was a Dear Jane type block that I designed, and made into a biscornu. I had never made one of those and they fascinated me. I chose fabrics in the colours of Irene's Dear Jane. By the way, you should go to her blog and have a look at her Dear Jane in the making. It is fabulous!
Here is the pincushion I made for her, front and back.
I have really enjoyed this pincushion swap, and now I am going to look at some of the others!
Thank you Jeannet, for organising this swap!
Enjoy your weekend!
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