Wednesday, October 28, 2009

“…my life is like a slow train crawling up a hill…”

 Sorry for this pause, it seems I’m always catching up, right?

After that nice Sunday I got a cold, nothing so bad, I thought.

My group had a Quilt Show and I got things ready and packed. I was really glad I could spend the day there and it was another nice event (I’m showing you the pictures down below!).

But that cold turned out to be a very bad sinusitis.  I was feeling sick and dizzy, headaches were putting me down and the couch was the only place one could find me. My old quilt was a good fellow, comforting me and keeping me warm.

I went more than once to the doctor.

I hate to go to the doctor. 

I hate to get sick.

I hate to hang around and do nothing.

Do you call it impatience?

Me, too!…..Terrible…

I’m starting to get better, no headaches today, so let’s call it “improvement!”

This picture is  part of my Fall decoration,  I love the wood toadstools, I bought some of them at craft markets.


The first sneak peak of a project:


Part of the machine quilting:


You want to see the rest of it?

Then come with me, I’ll show you the Quilt Show!


Early in the morning we started to hang our quilts all around the place.


As you see, we and our treasures were safe inside!


A lot of colors and different motifs,


something for Christmas, too.




Blues and a little bit of red,


cheerful yellow,




remember the Snoopy Quilt? I had a place for it:


And my Summer Stash Challenge!


Our group also had a challenge, a small piece of fabric (like a fat eighth) and we had to use it combined with other fabrics, it did not matter how big or small. The fabric was from Kaffe Fasset, in green colors, can you find it?

Here are some of them:










I decided to make many curves, mine is a small one:


That is the impression when people came in, they had to look up!

Everywhere lampshades, but not from glass, they were made out of fabric!


A closer look in blue:


Red colors:


A white one, unfortunately the photo does not show the details:


I love this one, it is a “knitted” quilt!



The sneak peak was from the table runner, it is on my table:


With some of the pumpkins I made:


And some of my other things:


A blue string pouch:


I also made some bright pincushions:


During the show we had another show!

A group of dancers cheerfully showed their dance, I was impressed and interested!



I hope you have enjoyed the little Quilt Show!

I’ve sent a friend something for her birthday and I’m glad it arrived safe and in time.

And I’m happy she liked it!!!

She loves greens and blues and she loves tea. What should I make for her?


Well, this is part of my collection and it gave me the idea!

A tea cup!


That goes fine with the collection, too!

Another picture before I sent it to Stephanie:


The pincushion is all hand sewn and filled with sheep wool, it keeps the needles and pins sharp.

I just HAVE to get better, there is a retreat during the weekend and I want so much to participate!!!! Please, cross your fingers!

Wishing each of you lovely, healthy and happy days!



signature Suzie

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A very nice Sunday


Hi there!


It is really early in the morning and the crafters (and myself) are getting the last things done before the visitors come!


A lot of fresh fruits, healthy and tasty!


What about some homemade marmalade and jelly?


And Brezel (Pretzel) !

Granny’s kitchen is warm and cozy, would like a cup of coffee?


And of course a piece of cake, right?

I recommend the Apple Pie or Cheese cake, delicious as always!



Please choose a place where you…


would like to sit down…


and chat with me!

Ohh, I hear somebody calling my name!

The visitors are coming!!!

I have to go to my market stall because some people are asking for me.

And then, no break at all!…

The weather was very kind to us, it was windy, but no rain and the sun even appeared for a short while!

It was incredible how many people came by, I had no time anymore to take more photos … But, that does not mean I sold everything!!! (If my family depended on that for money, we would starve to death!!!!)

I had a lot of nice conversation all the time, there were many women interested in how quilts are done. They want to know where they can take classes and how long does it take to learn ( Aren’t we always learning? I tell them it is a lifelong process, if one gets the “quilt bug” one will never stop learning!).

A nice woman came and wanted to know which kind of batting I use for wall hangings, she even brought a little piece she bought to show me if it was the right one. Another one described how she recycles old clothes to make “new” ones, but she never tried to make a quilt with them – I told her maybe it is time to give it a try!  A little girl thought that the place mats were Doll Quilts – I would think the same if I were a little girl, specially when she told me they only have “plastic” ones at home!.  And there was a man who took his time to look everything , he seemed very interested, then he said “ I can’t buy anything because my wife sews too and she would be mad at me if I did!”, that made me laugh!!! I only realized how late it was when it started to get dark and cooler. The day passed by so fast! I was lucky with my selling and I even got some orders! Some place mats with stars for Christmas, a little pouch with polka dots and a cushion.

At home I felt really, really tired (twelve hours non stop…), but I just cannot complain, it was a lovely day for me and I hope for all the others and the visitors!

Wishing you a lovely and creative week!