sleepless nights and no mailing

I spent the last two nights there ...

my home for the last two nights

... and the days catching up on sleep ... because of this:

So I'm sorry but there will be no mailing till May - sorry to the Bee-people waiting for the blocks from the last post ...

BusyBee - Aprilimprov windows - bowlegged curvy bee - April

I don't think I already put the sneak-peek up for my April Round Robin part
(sorry Kirsten you need to wait too

Vorschau für Monika



Sunday Sewing

I did get some sewing done - yay! go me! (?go I?)

First of we have this beautiful origami paper crane, ehhh fabric crane

StasBee - Hive#1 - April

Followed by a hmmm it's supposed to be a flower with green leaves ... it's not always easy to "see" what blocks are supposed to be ... 

BusyBee - April




So far spring has been a more or less sewing-free time. But I did some gardening oer Easter ... sort of the spring high-light so far.

digging a hole ...

I dug a planting hole thingy for the newest garden-addition - a peach tree that's supposed to not mind the cold winters - well you see patch of land is in the valley, close to the river so ... you can dig about 10 inches until you get to the old rier bed - I guess - it's all pebbly and not nice to work with ...

But I also got to enjoy the early spring blooming things - theese blue hyacinths more or less grow wild all over the garden, there are also a few white/slightly pink ones that smell absolutely fantastic, if you liek the smell of hyacinths that is ...

growing like weeds ...



The big bad ugly

In autumn 2013 there was a one block wonder QAL I was reluctant to join, because I was not really looking forward to buying a big print fabric only to cut it up in pieces ... until I found one of the most ugly fabrics in my (inherited) stash.

the beautiful ugliness I'm goign to cut up for a one block wonder

I had no qualms whatsoever to cut it into tiny pieces and make a complete mess out of it ... but somehow the fabric worked and I started puzzling and tryign to find placements to get that colour flow within a squarish-shape ...

puzzling all night - and the next morningfinished top - OBW!!

Once I had finished the toop I had to look for the most fantastic backing ever - I mean with that front, it needed to be extra garish ... and I did find something ... more nightmare-ish flowers

basted the big bad ugly ...

now that I finished quilting ... I need to wait for nice weather to take some shots that show it's grand ugliness in its best light ...

quilted the big bad ugly ...


sewing weekend

I spent a weekend sewing an catching up on things ... with some lovely Ladies


I only did the pinkt block on the rigth side and one of the grey-yellow flying geese blocks - I did help (ehmm by watching an handing pins etc) to finish off the left sweater ...