Tuesday, May 27, 2008

“The Journey of August King” and ecology cloth

Several women came with the same title for the film I am looking for.

“The Journey of August King”

In reviews of the film I recognize the man and the story. So this must be the movie! I saw the movie is an adaptation of a book. I ordered the book and I’m looking if I can borrow the movie from the videoshop.

I will let you know if the book and movie were good! Thank you so much for your help.
A lot of you asked me what ecology cloth is and where I use it for.

Well, it’s nothing more than a higher quality muslin. I heard of it for the first time from Kathie.

Bonnie and I saw it in Paducah at the booth from Bellwether Dry Goods. We saw quilts made with ecology cloth. We first thought they were antique quilts. I was impressed. I bought a couple of yards to try and I LOVE it .

I used it in this mini quilt.

These blocks...

And as the background for an appliqué.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

In need of some help :-) Who knows..

A month ago I saw part of a movie. My daughter was very upset by that part so we switched to another channel. I thought it was a very interesting movie. I don’t know what the title of the movie was or who made it. The part I saw was about a covered wagon that went across a river. A white young man hid a black woman in the wagon. It was her escape. While crossing the river they lost a pig in the river flow. Does anyone know which film I’m talking about? I would love to see that movie.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sinterklaas in Spring

The doorbell rang. Through a little window in my door I saw the mailman.. Wow, a package!!

It's from my friend Dawn. She went to Paducah and asked me if I needed anything.
Well, offcourse I needed something. ---quilters always do hè ;-)---
I would love to have ecology cloth from Bellwether Dry Goods. I bought it last year and I love it. If they had a booth again this year I would love her to buy me 9 yards of the ecology cloth.
I couldn't find my redwork needles from Jeanna Kimball so if she find them, maybe she could buy me a tube... and maybe also Jeanna's new needlecase ??

After her trip to Paducah she emailed me that it was easy to find the stuff I wanted.

Now back to the mailman he handed me the parcel from Dawn. What a surprise :-)

WHAT A SURPRISE!! Boy, it looked like it was Sinterklaas in Spring...

This is what I asked for....

and this is what Dawn gave me! She didn't only buy me the things I asked for. She gave me also these presents, and she made me this adorable mini quilt and a lovely needle case!

Ohh Dawn , thank you so much. You made my day!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pim's Quilt

Once a week or so I pick up Pim's quilt and do some handquilting.
I have to quilt 2 more blocks and the border. I'm thinking of practicing freehand feathers on the border.


Lady of the Lake

The kids are back at school after a two-week vacation. The weather was awesome and we had a great time.

Today the house is mine again. I should do some cleaning, laundry, etc. Should ... but I did not... I started a new quilt.

This is my inspiration: an antique quilt, dated 1910/1920. It's offered on eBay.

A happy Lucy sewing

Sunday, May 04, 2008


I live in a country where we can feel the seasons. This past weekend was so nice, sunny and warm! In a few days it felt as if we went from the cold weather of winter to the warm sunny days of summer! What happened to spring? It was a perfect weekend to spend on our boat.

My daughters picked the first flowers of spring. The flowers made me so happy.

It's always fun to play with a little boat behind ours....

Everywhere there were “pulletjes”..that's what we call little ducks...we could not stop looking at them!

For me, a special sign of summer are the freckles on my daughters faces, soooo cute!