vrijdag, december 31, 2010


The New Year lies before you
Like a spotless tract of snow
Be careful how you tread on it
For every mark will show.

woensdag, december 29, 2010

Naked snowmen

2 naked snowmen  ,,,,,,,,, no embroidery yet
so there are 6 blocks now
still growing this snowmen quilt

the naked blocks need the embroidery
they look so cold and lonely
so naked

see you later when the embroidery is done

have a nice day

zaterdag, december 25, 2010

on a Christmas day

the children  are not here yet  so I have  some time to show you the progress of the  snowman quilt.
al hand dyed fabric and embroidery and lots of fun making this
If I am a child again playing in the snow
just imagination

have a lovely day

vrijdag, december 24, 2010

Christmas Cat

A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

warm regards

zondag, december 19, 2010

A star for a quilt ,,,, I have to finish it ,,,,,I will try to get it done ,,,,,,

She sells  the scissors aren't they lovely

have a great sunday

zaterdag, december 18, 2010

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel

I'm not the smallest angel,
Nor a perfect one 'tis true,
And I'm not always so angelic
In everything I do.

But when I'm sad or frightened,
Or happy and okay,
You're the ones who love me
each and every day.

And though often I'm mistaken
This I know is true:
That I'm a special Christmas Angel
For I belong to you.

zondag, december 12, 2010

A Chubby Snowman

A Chubby Snowman

A chubby little snowman
had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,
looking for some lunch,
Grabbed that snowman's nose,
Nibble, nibble, crunch!

woensdag, december 08, 2010

a christmas tree

a tree with the snowmen
I see lots of snowmen on blogs
this made me think
a snowmen quilt
by my own design


I'm a little snowman
Short and fat.

Here is my nose
And here is my hat.

When the sun comes out
I cannot play.

I just simply melt away!

zaterdag, december 04, 2010

it is cold out side

only hand dyed fabric's  on these 2 projects  A quilt to be and a pillow
it is snowing outside it looks great and I am sitting here in the warm room
stitching  a great way to spend the day .

dinsdag, november 30, 2010

Winter wonderland

In winter I'm rounder
and fatter than before.
I'm wearing coats and sweaters
and woolen hats galore.
My hands are as plump as kittens
when I'm wearing winter mittens.
My legs in thick, snug snow pants
look like an elephant's.
Indeed, I must confess
that when I do undress,
I feel as small and light
as a bird flown out of sight.

~~By Sandra Liatsos..~~

zaterdag, november 27, 2010

my Cats tail

This tail,
for your info,
is not to be stepped on.
I don't care what you were doing,
you should have been careful. Of course I'm down
here - a cat must inspect the drawers
at all times - it's my job!
Now watch out for
this tail!

Cat Tail

dinsdag, november 23, 2010

blue roses

Long before Autumn,
Long before June,
I sent you blue roses
Beneath a white moon.

zondag, november 21, 2010

zaterdag, november 20, 2010

Gift on a gray day

stitching on the forest quilt it is a gray day so a great day for stitching
the little box is a gift from my daughter she found it on a fly market
a lovely box for little buttons
and I found this lovely poem  Have a good weekend

a gray day
by Steve Patterson

Thursday, January 27, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
a gray day today
a gray day
done come my way
a little bit foggy
and rain
a little bit soggy
but i ain't blue
whatcha' gonna' do
i ain't goin' insane
ain't gonna' be mundane
ain't feelin' no heart pain

and though this day is gray
i remember yesterday
it was sunny
skys were blue
ain't it funny
whatcha' gonna' do
somedays are just that way
and somedays are gray

gotta' take the rain
with the sun
gotta' take the pain
with the fun
no need to go insane
no need to run

ya' can't appreciate
the darkness
'till it's too late
can't know it's starkness
until there's no light
until the day
is night
until the day is gray
until the Sun's passed away

a gray day today
a gray day done come my way
but that's OK
there's always another day

maandag, november 15, 2010

2 ladies

2 old ladies always at my side
for sixteen years my friends
i hope they will stay  a while

They like my quilts
sit on top of my work
help me were ever they can

I love these old ladies
my true lovely friends
always at my side

zondag, november 14, 2010

lets start again

slowly and with more care making Klosjes,,    Spools  ,,,
I was not neat enough sometimes that is my problem
I go to fast and want to much so I make mistakes
And that takes more time I know I know
maybe if I grow up and old enough ,LOL.
I do it the first time right
so lets start again


November is here lots of rain and wind 
but also many festivities in the 2 months to come
we have Sinterklaas
He arrived yesterday a great day for the children

maandag, november 08, 2010


A ROSE, as fair as ever saw the North,
Grew in a little garden all alone;
A sweeter flower did Nature ne'er put forth,
Nor fairer garden yet was never known:
The maidens danced about it morn and noon,
And learned bards of it their ditties made;
The nimble fairies by the pale-faced moon
Water'd the root and kiss'd her pretty shade.
But well-a-day!--the gardener careless grew;
The maids and fairies both were kept away,
And in a drought the caterpillars threw
Themselves upon the bud and every spray.
God shield the stock! If heaven send no supplies,
The fairest blossom of the garden dies.

zondag, november 07, 2010

Rag Doll

The Little Rag Doll
Sally sat in a corner, a pretty Rag Doll
Molly loved her, Sally was hers, but once, Sally fell
Mother picked her up and loved Sally's frill a lot
'Ah! so nice for my little Jill' she thought
Mother mended little Jill's hem
using Sally's frill
It did look cute as Jill's white lace
But Sally was sad to lose her face
And now Molly did not think Sally was a gem
So she threw Sally
Behind her alley
Sally cried silent tears huddling naked washed with fright
in that empty can of Sprite
Jill picked her up and thought her dress was bright
It would make a pretty sight
when she cut her up and used her
to stuff her little Rag Doll.

dinsdag, november 02, 2010


I got  a request from Tineke  she likes to see the whole forest quilt

well here it is ,,,,

zondag, oktober 31, 2010

WInter Time

I did not like this piece in the forest quilt now it is better

this corner is also getting better
It is winter time the clock is back one hour
it is getting dark around 5
lighting the candles and stitching
have a great evening

zondag, oktober 24, 2010


The Art of Rain

© Mitchell D. Wilson

Falling Down, pooling up,
Out of the sky, into my cup.

What is this wet that comes from above,
That some call disaster, and others find love.

The harder it falls, the less it is nice,
The colder it falls the harder the ice.

The rain has an art that I may not get,
So I stand still here and get soaking wet.

zondag, oktober 17, 2010


A new block for the forest quilt
adding wool  to the quilt
it feels very soft and warm

dinsdag, oktober 12, 2010


I walk an empty coast
The only one I’ve ever loved the most

zaterdag, oktober 09, 2010

What am I doing

yes what is it, that I am doing

working on my forest quilt
this block will be added to the quilt

and I have 15 klosjes for the klosjes quilt

for the cloth to cloth course weaving and stitching

ooo and I almost forgot a little bit of stichery for a cristmas quilt
so you see
this is what I am doing

oant sjen

dinsdag, oktober 05, 2010

Home again


25 km east of Paphos.
According to legend, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.
we had  a wonderful  vacation  but now we are home again

dinsdag, september 21, 2010

no work just play

plenty of time to spend in my little room playing with cloth
It is my holiday and on Friday we go on a trip to Cyprus .

here is is autumn lots of rain and wind
on Cyprus it is sunny and warm
love to go to there 

for now I am working for the course  by Jude Hill
the first will be integrated in the forest quilt 
the second is just a try but i like it
the soft colours go well together

oant sjen

zondag, september 19, 2010

all these scraps

I want to make the Klosjes quilt from these scraps
so it will be a colourful piece
the first 4 are ready

A Treasure
A quilt poem by Mildred Hatfield

It's more than a coverlet,
More than a spread,
This beautiful quilt
That graces my bed.

It's laughter and sorrow,
It's pleasure and pain,
It's small bits and pieces
Of sunshine and rain.

It's a bright panorama
Of scraps of my life-
It's moments of glory,
It's moments of strife.

It's a story I cherish
Of days that have been,
It's a door I can open
To live them again.

Yes, it's more than a cover,
This much-treasured quilt,
It's parts pieced together
Of the life I have built.

oant sjen

zaterdag, september 18, 2010

klosjes quilt

I heard about this in Birmingham from Tineke  for the first time
and now I know a bit more about it
I never  ever hade in mind making one but here it is my first KLOSJE
and ,,,,,,maybe more to come ????
you never know

vrijdag, september 17, 2010


weaving a new cloth 2 pieces of hand dyed  cloth torn in to stripes
the start of the cloth to cloth 2 course by Jude Hill

zondag, september 12, 2010

dream on

dream on, dream on, dream on,
dream yourself a dream come true
dream on, dream on, dream on,
and dream until your dream comes true

vrijdag, september 10, 2010

woensdag, september 08, 2010

from a distant

whose eye is it ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side -
A friendship that takes time to grow -
Small wonder why we love them so.

to look at it from a distant
and  see what the next step to take

and now i see the bear ,I have to work on
give him a face
make him a live