Friday, 27 January 2017


Hello, dear friends  ­čśŐ

As promised, I'm back with some news...

I made a good progress on my "Emma Mary quilt",
with 36 new "Donuts" (as I'm calling them)

Also, some 6 new "Dutch Treat" blocks have been completed

Not too bad, I'd say...
I hope being able to keep doing so !

Some travelling is on the agenda. as well.
As you might know, since retirement, we use to
spend some months/year in Spain, particularly when
we need some light and sun, compared to our Belgian bad weather...

So we'll be heading to our sunny spot by next week,
coming back to Belgium to celebrate Easter with our kids...

I'll be taking my PC with me, so you'll get some
Spanish quilty news...

ENJOY whatever you create !

In stitches,

Friday, 6 January 2017


Beginning a new year is always a time of introspection,
a time of projects, of hopes and d├ęcisions...
Well I've been thinking, dreaming, pondering,
rumaging through my stash, including my Ufo's,
and decided to list some reasonable goals,
hoping I'll be perseverant,
and will achieve them heartfully...

This quilt, started in 2013, in loving memory of my mother,
who was of Dutch origin,
has been left aside long enough.
I've reached 62 blocks, up to now,
and I'm planning to make 2 blocks a week.

I'm planning to put "Les Sœurs" into the hoop,
and handquilt 3 threads a day.
Not much, but one stitch at a time, I'll get there.

A new handpiecing project (pattern by Judy Newman)
All pi├Ęces are traced and cut
(272 blocks in total + an applique center medallion)
I'm more than ready to start that beauty,
and I'm planning 5 blocks a day.

Another new,  handpiecing, scrappy project (pattern by Jen Kingwell),
yet I'm ONLY cutting some pi├Ęces for the moment,
stacking them into a nice tin box, for the future,
in case I've been a good girl and meet my goals  :))
But this will be a 2018 project.

(starting today, until end of February)

Our dear Lucy ( "Attic24 " Blog -clic-) had done it again,
with a gorgeous blanket, bringing you into the Yorkshire summer Moorland
atmosphere, with those heathers and heavenly colors.
Moreover, as usual, Lucy is guiding us step-by-step in her
weekly tutorials.  How could I resist ??

"La Route des Epices"
("Spices Road")
A very old Ufo (traditional embroidery),
that I really, really want to finish this year.
It makes me dream of those times,
when the ships sailed to far away countries,
and brought back such strange and tasty spices...
Spices are cooking's treasures,
and I'm planning to hang this in my kitchen.

I'm half-way through it.   I'm aiming one item a month.
(6 more to go)


Well, it looks like my basket is full of blessings, doesn't it ?
One stitch at a time, with love and perseverance ...

Last but not least, I've also promised myself to be a better blogger,
and to post on a more regular schedule.
I'm taking so much pleasure and inspiration in reading you all,
it would be nice from me to send you a smile,
and give you some news from my little corner...

Wish me luck !

In stitches,