Friday, 6 January 2017


Beginning a new year is always a time of introspection,
a time of projects, of hopes and décisions...
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 pièces 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 pièces 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,


  1. Great plan with doable steps!

  2. You have such beautiful projects lined up to work on!
    Each one a treasure in the making.
    I look forward to following your journey and wish you great success on all of these creative endeavors!

  3. Yes, your basket is full of blessings and gorgeous quilts to inspire!

  4. Wow, that sounds ambitious to me but moving forward at any pace is a good plan. I always look forward to your posts.

  5. Hello Nadine,
    I do wish you would post more. We have loads in common. I am starting my Jen Kingwell My Town quilt and I am hoping to complete Lucy's lovely CAL Moorland Blanket; I've done 3 of her granny square blankets. I also embroider and cook lots. So it would be fun for me to follow your activities. Anyway, happy stitching, cooking and eating(!) from me in Ottawa, Canada.

  6. You have so many beautiful projects on the go, Nadine, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilts! I especially love your Dutch quilt, such a precious way to remember your Mother. xx

  7. Lovely blocks. Spain at this time of year sounds like a wonderful idea to me.