Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tilde from Copenhagen / Danmark encourage the members of the WIProducers Yahoo group from time to time:
to clean the ironing board, the desk, the sewing area, the floor and so on
to get rid of all the stuff growing in piles EVERYWHERE
YOU don't know this phenomenon??? lucky you
I know it very well, I have to confess. This studio is much bigger than every space I haver had - it's a dream !!! when it is clean and nice
It was a nightmare, even the lovely Jo Morton fabrics I bought in April
( yes, 6 months ago !! )
waited on top of the table to be stored.
From time to time I enjoyed how nice the colors and patterns are -
but today I mad the big change here.
I emptied a space in my drawer and put the Jo's into it.
I'm shure I'll open this drawer to look at the fabrics until they are ready to be used - no problem :-)
I cleaned the piles on the floore, magazines, books, patterns, scetches with ideas, samples .........
Fabric on different places from various projects, actual once and long ago once as well, good mixed.
Tomorrow 2 wood worker will show up with heavy stuff to clean the whole floor in the house and oil it. They plan to work 10 hours per day, 3 days in a row.
Tomorrow the dog is part of the "gang" again, no idea what I'll do with her the other 2 days. This is going to be interesting ...........
The resume: I am totally tired - but glad I did it
and to say the truth, without the men coming it wouldn't had happened.
no pics today - sorry
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A Belgium friend told me she did just amazing work on her Dear Jane quilt.
I was lucky to meet her in person in November 2005, when I attended the DJ Retreat in Shipshewana / Indiana. She is a very special person and it has a special meaning to me to have it done from Sue.
After sending a picture she had a fantastic proposal, I loved immediatly. The package will leave Germany in some days, stay tuned - I promise pictures when I have it back.
I'm not shure, if it is a Copyright thing to show the scan of the sewing themed pattern she suggested.
Just in case you want to know EXACTLY where I drove, this little road:
http://tinyurl.com/5uofzh to see a map
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
just to piece the packing: 4 seams - not too bad
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I did it - this time - the oldfashioned way: on paper, because I was at my friends home. Complicate as mostly, Monika declared :-)
I sewed the blocks 11" ready - easy
added the sashing 1,5" ready - easy
added a border - and the trouble began
BECAUSE I left the plan - tada
next border include 72 rectangle Siggies, the Janiacs signed for me, when I attended in November 2oo5 in Shipshewana - great memories -
And I realized my measurement wasn't correct ...........
What did the study told me??? not to store the project away toooo long
because of the short term memory - is that a menopause thing ??? ;-)
here is the actual stadium - watch for the next step
Friday, October 17, 2008
Helpful hints: Quilt measurements
This is more for the German readers –
which size the usual quilts are in inch and metric (rounded)
Crib 27 x 52 inches = 0,70 x 1,30 meter
Wall 44 x 56 inches = 1,10 x 1,40 meter
Twin 66 x 90 inches = 1,70 x 2,30 meter
Double 80 x 92 inches = 2,05 x 2,35 meter
Queen 84 x 96 inches = 2,15 x 2,45 meter
King 106 x 94 inches = 2,70 x 2,40 meter
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
- SURPRISE !!! -
the missing Dear Jane blocks from my first try popped up. Big fun
E 11 was appliqued from my friend Monika except the four little quartercircles in the corners, so I appliued them - looks great
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Yesterday I had a special experience.
We watched at the for ~ 2 hours at hundreds of Cranes, which stop by for 2 or 3 weeks on their way south. About 7000 birds return every year, not only cranes - also gooses
Here are some pics