Monday, September 24, 2012


I'm knitting a bag. (Let's hope it looks like a bag when it is finished ;-) for now I looks like a hat.)


Friday, September 21, 2012

And the winner is....

 ...... Carla from A few of My Favorite Things. Congratulations Carla. I hope you like the book as much as I do.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts Giveaway

A little time ago Mary Elizabeth Kinch asked me to be a part of her blog book tour. I met Mary Elizabeth and Biz Storms at Gwen Marston's retreat. I have such good memories of sharing the week with them.  I love their first book Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts.

Mary Elizabeth and Biz both make incredible quilts from incredible small pieces. Mary Elizabeth recently started  a very nice blog

When I browsed through their new book Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts my eye fell immediately on the Wassenaar windmill quilt.  As a Dutch woman who loves windmills was directly inspired by this one. 

I choose some fabrics and decided to make a block. Wow the pieces are small. Smaller than you think at the picture.

Aren't these blocks adorable? I hope to make more coming week and I will share with you my progress.

The book has many projects I like. When you visit the blogs which were a part of this tour you can see more inspirations from different quilts from this book.
You can read more about it here <-click

Did I tell you that you can find beautiful antique quilts on the first pages of the book? 

Mary Elizabeth was so kind to send me two books and one of them you can win with my giveaway. 
If you leave a comment on this post I will draw a winner this Friday evening. 

This is  'De Zandhaas' a windmill in Santpoort near by my home. It still works. I love to buy my flour for my homemade bread from them. So I will name my quilt Sanpoort's windmill :-) 


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Two accomplishments

Ta daahh!! Two days ago I finished the ripple blanket for my oldest daughter.  If you ever consider to start one, be prepared, to me it was addictive from the first row till the last :-)

Yesterday was my second accomplishment. I took a picture a day for 365 days!  <- click
Another Ta daaahh moment :-)