I am inspired for years by a little picture in the book: The Amish Quilt by Eve Wheatcroft Granick. (If you like Amish quilts I highly recommend this book!) At that picture are a few Huswif's, an antique sewing case. While searching for inspiration I came along the picture and thought it was time to make one myself. You can also find huswif's in this book: Pockets and Rollups for my red cape by Edith C.O'Neill. They are made by left over fabrics and so useful.
This huswif is a class I'm going to teach at the shop.
A few weeks ago My DH and I were so lucky to go on vacation to Texas just the two of us! My DH loves music especially The blues and Austin is the place to be. So I booked a flight, rented a car and for a week we drove on the roads of Texas around Austin. In the mornings we didn't know where we sleep that night.. For us it is the perfect way to travel. I would like to show you a little peek of Texas through my eyes. Skyline of Austin Everywhere is live music. And I loved to see all the oldtimers. We have seen so many of them. Can you imagine?? Bonnie was also in Austin the same time. We didn't plan this. Isn't it amazing. We spend an evening together. It was so good te see her.
Everywhere there were flowers along the road. So beautiful. We visited very nice little towns. On mainstreet the old buildings where just incredible.. Some places are just like in movies.
and look who's there ;-)
We went to a few little State Parcs. Beautiful!! We saw a lot in one week! We had a great time.
I think I'm addicted to antique malls. We visited a lot of them. We also found very nice little antique stores in the little towns. Do you see the blue vase with roses in the picture? That one traveled home with me. I was also able to bring an old picnic basket home. The one with a lid. I had an eye on those baskets since the first time I saw them in the US. I hope I will fid the next time an antique Yellow Bowl. We don't have them here and I love them.
I wanted to share with you my appliqué wall hanging. I am so excited that it is published in Quiltmania. They took very lovely pictures of it. You can find my Flower Applique Quilt in their Spring Special issue.