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I hope you enjoy reading about my projects, and that you will leave a comment before you go.


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

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.

Als je vragen hebt, aarzel dan niet om ze te stellen.

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Anne Marieke

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Few Little Blocks

Since I told you about 'The Biggest WIP of Our Lives" in my previous post, we have been very busy packing and doing DIY to get the house ready for sale.
Sinds ik jullie in mijn vorige blogje heb verteld over het grootste project van ons leven, hebben we het erg druk gehad. Uitzoeken en inpakken en klussen om het huis klaar te maken voor verkoop. 

In this picture which I took on Saturday, Kruimel expresses how I feel after another day of sorting and packing :)
Op deze foto laat Kruimel zien hoe ik me voel na weer een dag uitzoeken en inpakken.

I have done very little stitching, but managed a few blocks from the ones I had prepared for Scotland. And I'm still working on those. Thank goodness I had so much prepared.
Ik heb erg weinig kunnen handwerken, maar heb toch dankzij de voorbereide blokjes voor Schotland een paar blokjes kunnen maken. Gelukkig had ik best veel voorbereid. 

First these two Stonefields blocks:
Eerst maakte ik deze twee Stonefields-blokjes: 






No. 78 - Pyjama Party

And no. 80 Neil's Dairy

And the day before yesterday I finished block A2 of Dear Jane: 
En eergisteren heb ik blokje A2 van Dear Jane afgemaakt: 

The cream fabric with pink flowers is one of Mum's, which she gave me a while back.
40 little pieces in a 4 inch block! Very fiddly, but so much fun to make.
I have 32 blocks completed for Dear Jane, of 169.

De crème stof met roze bloemetjes is van Mam. Ze gaf me die stof een tijdje geleden. 
40 kleine stukjes in een 4 inch blokje. Erg priegelig, maar zo leuk om te maken. 
Ik heb nu 32 blokjes af, van de 169.

It was exactly 100 days until we officially own the new house. In exchange for two signatures (and some money ;) ) we will become the owners of our dream home. We are hoping to sell our current home before then.

Het was gisteren precies 100 dagen geleden tot we officieel eigenaar worden van ons 'nieuwe' huis. In ruil voor twee handtekeningen (en wat geld ;) ). We hopen voor die tijd ons huidige huis te verkopen. 

And on June 20th, Elvis celebrated his 10th birthday. We don't know exactly when he was born. A date was chosen for him by the vet, who checked him over just after we got him from the shelter at about 12 weeks old. 

This photograph is not very sharp, but he looks adorable in it. A few days after he arrived home.
Deze foto is niet heel scherp, maar hij staat er zo lief op. Het was een paar dagen nadat hij bij ons kwam wonen. 

Back soon with news of my projects, I hope!
Hopelijk ben ik gauw weer terug met nieuws over mijn projecten.
 








6 comments:

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Anne Marieke,
good to read that everything has worked out for you. How exciting for you to move to your dream home.
Your Stonefields blocks look gorgeous. I am just about ready to work on the exact same blocks, funny.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Glenda said...

Oh Anne Marieke 40 pieces in one 4inch black oh my goodness I'm not looking forward to that wee one!!!! Lovely photo's of your wee pals, I bet they know some thing is going on around the house but how they will love the new garden. Kruimel is tired out just watching you LOL. Hugs Glenda PS Lovely to see you blog again as I do miss your blog when you are to busy.

Glenda said...

Oh Anne Marieke 40 pieces in one 4inch black oh my goodness I'm not looking forward to that wee one!!!! Lovely photo's of your wee pals, I bet they know some thing is going on around the house but how they will love the new garden. Kruimel is tired out just watching you LOL. Hugs Glenda PS Lovely to see you blog again as I do miss your blog when you are to busy.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm enjoying following your progress on the Stonefields quilt, so pretty. I'm also piecing a Jane but I'm in the home stretch. I hope to finish the right side border triangles this week then I have the bottom border and the corner kits blocks. I sure hope the border fit on the center! Packing for a move can be tiring and I hope your house sells fast.

Esther Aliu said...

Hi Anne Marieke, I have missed you but I know you've been busy with this new special adventure in your life - I just adore that pic of Kruimel, I often feel like that myself!

I love your blocks, the fussy cutting is exquisite!

You WILL sell your home before then, I'm sure it will all fall into place as it's meant to be.

Marika said...

Welch eine Arbeit die vielen Kisten zu packen ... Die Katzen .. Zu süß .. Der Tiger oder Tigerin liegt ja ganz schlapp auf der Kiste .. Soe hilft wohl schwer :)
Liebe Grüße Marika