Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Granny squares

I really wanted something to do while watching television, or while sitting in the car or on the train, a project to fit in my handbag. And what is more suitable then crocheting little blocks for a granny blanket? Lots of inspiration on other blogs, and this blanket really took my attention.

Not the same pattern, but the variations are endless, of course.

My daughter is studying in another city now, so she was in need for a blanket for her student room.
And I had an excuse to make yet another crocheted blanket...
I already jointed all the blocks (no pictures yet), and all the loose ends still need weaving in, least pleasant part of the job...

Friday, September 30, 2011

A sad day

Tuesday was a terrible day, we had to go to the veterinary with our oldest cat. And we had to put him to sleep...
After a long and happy life of almost 20 years.
I know this is exceptionally old for a cat, but still...
This is the last picture I took of him, resting in the shade.

And this one was taken when he was still very fit and strong. At the end, he wasn't able to jump anymore, and almost blind.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The end of summer

After a terrible summer, wet and cold, we are having a week of sunshine. Finally!
Time to post my summer block.

Monday, September 5, 2011

More blocks

Work in progress...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Needles 'n Pins

Before leaving on holiday, I made this little strawberry pincushion. Easy to take with me everywhere!
You can find the tutorial here.

And as I was in a pincushion mood, I made this one the same afternoon. Tutorial here.
Sometimes I really need little projects like this, because I have been working for so long on my quilt already.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cats on my quilt

Guess how much time it took, before these two ended on my quilt blocks, spread out on the floor...
Less than three minutes, record broken!

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, I had to be quick, and there was almost no light.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Back from a too short week in France, in a region I never visited before: Picardy.
A little impression of a really nice holiday:
The cathedral in Amiens, with very detailed sculptures everywhere.

The beautiful seaside, with crazy houses from the Belle Epoque. Shown here: Mers-les-Bains.

And the Château de Rambures, with its lovely rosary.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

An afternoon in the garden

My idea of heaven.

But I'm afraid that this way of spending my day will be over for quite a long time. I have two new urgent projects (work-related, no crafting projects, alas). When I have a lot of boring things to do, I have the tendency to procrastinate.
So, back to the old computer and get to work!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two more blocks

Two girlie blocks!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fruit and vegetable quilt

Remember the quilt for Japan I told you about? I embroidered this turnip (or a radish?), from a vintage (free) pattern, found here.
And this is the nice reaction I got from Mom Wald on her blog.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Alice in Wonderland

It has really been too long... all my resolutions down the drain...
But after more than a month of working hard, I finished a project and everything is back to normal. Wich means: time to blog!
But I have been working on my quilt, in a few stolen moments.

I guess "Alice in Wonderland" was one of my favourite children's books. I found it very mysterious, and funny, and creepy at the same time.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

I finished block#8, with a fairy tale theme: little red riding hood. The little house was fun to embroider!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday in the shade

Happy Easter to all of you!
I spent my day embroidering in the shade, because it was too hot in the sun. We're having the most summery April month in decades, I guess. Yesterday, Belgium was the warmest place in Europe!

And my daughter has her own blog now: "Mrs. Spikky Sparrow".
Crafting and drawing, the next generation.