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Welkom op mijn blog waar ik vooral schrijf over mijn passies appliqueren & patchwork, haken, aquarelleren en fotografie.

Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt over mijn projecten te lezen en dat je een berichtje achter zult laten voor je mijn blog verlaat.

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Anne Marieke

Monday, 6 September 2010

My Garden BOM # 1 & Other Things

First of all my apologies for ignoring you!
I'm working on a translation assignment together with a fellow-translator and it is so much fun, but it does have the knack of taking up too much time. It is lovely to be working together with someone, since being a freelance translator can get a bit lonely at times.

Still, the pennies to spend on all my pastimes have to be earned, so....

.... Saturday our lovely lady postie brought Ineke's and my package with fabrics for the My Garden BOM by Lynette Anderson and of course I had to send Ineke her share and use mine to complete block #1, since the stitchery had been ready for several days:

A detail of the flowers, the button and the birdie:

And a few piccies of the fabrics which we chose. One didn't make the cut, because it is a bit too purplish to work for My Garden. This range, by Moda Fabrics, is called Evening Mist, a beautiful name for a gorgeous range of fabrics. Have a look:

A while back, Ineke and I went fabric shopping at De Sampler in Haarlem.
I fell in love with this stitchery, also by Lynette Anderson. It is called The Quilt Shoppe and it comes with a cute cat button.
Ineke helped me buy the kit (her present for my birthday) and I chose the same fabric to do the finishing as the people at the LNS used, this pretty pale blue fabric with gorgeous flowers:

And I keep saying to myself, 'I'm not going to start this, I'm not going to start this......'
Not that is doing me any good, but for the moment I have been able to leave it be.
Instead I worked on block #7 of Le Jardin by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs:

Block #7 is the big one bottom left. It is now nearly done and I will share pictures soon, I promise.
Anne Sutton posted a new cute snowman for Snowbound yesterday and I still haven't made the snowman for August drive his cute little cart, so I had better get to work!
So sorry for all the cat lovers: no cat piccies this time. I'll make it up to you soon.

And last but certainly not least: please send healing vibes, spare a thought, or light a candle for my SIL, who is currently having an operation for thyroid cancer. Fingers crossed she will pull through and make a full recovery.
Thank you.


Giovanna said...

Lovely block, and the fabrics are truly gorgeous.

Very best wishes to your SIL, I hope everything goes well.

Michele said...

First ~ all my best thoughts go out to your SIL for a quick and easy recovery. :)

and second, your "My Garden" block is beautiful! Love it! All your fabrics look wonderful (and a few familiar, too!). Good luck with Block #7 of Le Jardin.

Isabelle said...

I can' wait to see your new appliqué block and your fabrics are really gorgeous: I think I love all of them :-))
Have a nice day !

Erna said...

Zoals altijd weer prachtige foto's en stofjes