Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What a long travel

Wow, sometimes I don't understand why postal services can take sometimes that long.

My very dear friend Lisa sent me a package for my birthday, she posted it on may 29th in her town (close to Pittsburgh). We already thought it got lost, last week I had even to sign an inquiery where I declared never having been delivered this package and now ........... or better yesterday I had a notification in my letter box that some package was waiting for me at the local post office.

I went there to get it this morning and look what was inside





She's crazy, sorry my dear, all these goodies just for me, I liked everything, but my favourie item is the center fabric, the repro one with the red flowers.

Thanks a lot love, you're a true sweetheart, glad I've met you and honored being your friend

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cherries for my honey

Yes, sure, ......... but not my honey, by the way, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, do I have one, ;o)))?

And no real ones, just little tricky colonial knot cherries.


Ok, I tell you the secret, it's the name of my summer quilt for the 4SQS.
Still have to iron it and tomorrow I'll run to the post office and post it to my secret partner.
I hope it will be appreciated, as I had just very little information about that person's likes.

Here's a full view, taken this afternoon on my balcony.




And for the very curious ones, one where you can see the details and embroideries a little better.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I want it, I want it

Go and check overhere, Dana is giving away an incredible quilt.

Yes I know, by posting this on my blog, I attract more people, but that's part of the game.

Mr Random picker, lol, maybe you want to be very nice and choose me, please, ;o)))))

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some little handwork

I am a member of the 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap on flickr and this month's theme is triangles.

In this post I told you about Ruth Tschudy, a swiss lady who is an expert in Korak quilting, a very special technique (The word «Korak», meaning «patch», is today’s applied word of an old technique from Central Asia, mainly Turkistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.)
She sent me her book and now I'm proud to present you my very first little Korak, I thought it would be the perfect choice for this month's swap, as there are a lot of triangles.

Here are some pictures of the making

first I had to trace a grid on the background fabric, cut little squares of fabric , fold them in rectangles or triangles and choose the color layout



and then, add pins, some pins, ......... no lots of pins before sewing these little pieces by hand to the background fabric



ok, all the strips are sewn to the background, ........ and yes, I like it


and tadahhhhhhhhhhhh, here it is, pretty colorful and I'm in love




but it's not for me, last week I posted this quiltie to .......... someone overseas
hope she likes it

I think I have to do one like that for myself, it was so much fun and it is a perfect technique to use all those very small fabric scraps that accumulate in the scrap bin

you're interested in this technique? go and get Ruth's book, the explanations are described in german and english and easy to understand, have fun like I did

Sunday, July 6, 2008

PLEASE, PLEASE sign

Hi folks

Today something really different, maybe you've heard of this horror already, it's just unbelievable, disgusting and criminal, how can someone be that cruel?

There'a a so-called artist who is nominated for the "Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008", Guillermo Vargas Habakkuk (http://www.marcaacme.com/blogs/analog/index.php/2007/08/22/5_piezas_de_habacuc)
In one of his exhibitions, he tied a dog with a tight rope to the gallery's wall and led to the death of that dog by starvation during the event and this was intentional.

I don't want to show a picture of this poor creature, my stomach is revolting and my mind gets mad just by thinking of this. Where does our world go?

I beg you now, PLEASE, PLEASE sign this petition, in the name of that poor dog

It's overhere, already 1.416.222 total signatures up to now
Boycott to the presence of Guillermo Vargas "Habacuc" at the Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008

Thanks

Friday, July 4, 2008

Look what I've got

You remember, sometime ago I won at Stacy's give-away and now I got that package.



Already opening the package was pure delight, everything just smelled awsome.The wool is great, the ribbons cute, the jam perfect (didn't know that), the ice cube maker cool, the little angel amazing, the chocolate yummy (already gone, ;o))))))), the batik fat quaters very nice, ......but the best of all are those vintage fabrics, gosh, they make my heart sing, such happy prints and colors.This package was way more than I expected, girl, you made my day.


Stacy, look, the little angel is always with me when I sit at my pc desk, he's protecting me, thanks so much.




And now, gosh, you should have seen my face opening this package, Kathie told me that she had posted it and I got already excited by the idea of discovering what was inside.

I sent her some african fabrics a while ago and I got all these beauties in exchange from this incredible woman. There are some fabrics from her stash (lol, wish I had such a stash) and some very new ones she bought especially for me.

Kathie, you're a sweetheart, many thanks for all that.



I wish ...... and more

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I wish all of my my friends in the US a happy 4th of July


And now, look at this, I got it from my Partner at the 6-12" Mini swap at flickr, it's so cute and love the postcard as well. She even joined some fabric scraps in turqoise, gorgeous.


I've also worked on the last Dear Jane blocks, I can tell you, the last one was tricky, such tiny tiny pieces but I'm glad with the result.

G-8 Justin's Comet (handpieced, too many Y-seams to do it by machine)




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