Tuesday, July 27, 2010

baby quilt finish :0)

                              Left over blocks made a fine baby quilt for a friends great nephew :0)........I finished it yesterday, Debby Brown quilted it for me with her longarm.  It's made from striped shirting fabrics.

Monday, July 19, 2010

selvedge doll quilt

                            Ive been doing mostly hand quilting and hand sewing bindings down since I've come home from vacation so not much to share , but I did make this last week and backed it with flannel. I think it will make a sweet little birthday gift for Lily as she turns two on her big day in August.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Don't you love a chance to win?

that clever quilter SewCalGal is having a sweet fabric giveaway........... go join in :0)
Happy sewing,

Goodbye Netherlands

Goodbye fluffy  robe.

Goodbye king size bed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodbye Netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       goodbye wind mills 5 miles out from your beautiful coast............Goodbye Netherlands.                                                                              

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shopping on Sunday in Amsterdam

We were surprised by the number of people that came into town for the weekend.......
everyone was excited about the Netherlands doing so well in the world cup.......and they nearly won!
Lots of orange everywhere and soccer balls hanging over the streets.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sew Many Quilts: Just a Little giveaway!

Sew Many Quilts: Just a Little giveaway!

Sunday in Amsterdam

Yes all three kids got into the cart on the front of the bike and off Mom rode with a smile on her  face :0).           

This is the  Rijksmuseum....home to Vermeers, Rembrandts,
and many other master dutch painters........simply amazing.
Even with a major restoration underway there was a display of the best of its permanent collection. This museum was founded by Louis Napoleon, the bother of Napoleon Bonaparte, in 1801.   The present building was constructed between 1876 and 1885  in a style combining both neo-Gothic and neo-Renassance features.....its just beautiful.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Back to Amsterdam

Going into  old buildings for quilting designs and inspiration...........these tiles are in an old church from the17th century.............lovely colors and designs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Lelystad was created starting in 1960 after it was dyked and drained between 1950 and 1957.
So there is not much history in this part of the country but plenty of housing.
We went to visit friends and spent the day with them and their adorable son Quin.

I made this quilt for Quin and he had it before he was a week old :0)...........we loved playing Grandma and Grandpa with Quin!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hortus Haren

"Hortus" means garden and Haren is the name of the town where we  visited this garden.  This part of the garden is called the the hidden Empire of Ming, it recalls the period of the Ming Dynasty ( 1368-1644) and includes rocks, bridges, pagodas, hundreds of red carp and flowering plants, all brought to the Netherlands from China.  We were simply amazed at the beauty of this place!

Friday, July 2, 2010

bikes in the Netherlands

So how do all those bikes work in traffic?  They have their own lanes...see the red roads...for bikes only...see they even have their own traffic signals...and the bike riders follow them!  Another train station....yep they rode their bikes to work!