zondag 9 mei 2010

A bit of everything

Two more siggies added to the collection this week. I've been busy wxith all kinds of things lately and didn't send out siggies, just will have to sew some and start to pick adresses soon.
I finished the first block of the quilt, the piece on the lower right seems to be bad. I don't know yet what to do, unpick and do it over, or let it stay as a reminder how it doesn't to be done. more blocks to go, the same ones as this one.
Birthdays in May. Saskia asked for houses, it looks crooked in this picture, it is better in reality. Mireille wanted her initial, I chose one with a teacup. My grandson Jelle is 3 this month, the Margaret Sherry cat was a SAL from a while ago, didn't know what to do with it, wanted maybe to make a glassesetui, but isn't this card adorable for a child?

zondag 2 mei 2010

Siggies, x stitch, paint

Here I am again. Many pictures to be shown.
I received lovely siggies lately, a nice addition to the ones already in my box.
Then there was the birthday of Patricia, she wanted a Margaret Sherry design. I loved this sketch of two little beetles under an umbrella.
I did another piece for the rainbowcushions. Wim's cushion has a theme of hearts. The designs were made by a co-stitcher. It was nice to stitch once again for charity.
Then there is the quilting project. Finally the reds didn't bleed anymore. Our second lesson was very nice, we were tought to stitch the pieces together properly. Our homework is to stich four blocks, they are all the same. A pic of the layout of them and of my first work of labour, the top half of the block. It's far from perfect, but I think for a first attempt, it isn't too bad.
I also had a second painting workshop.This time I painted a poppie, one of my favourite flowers. In July I have a 3rd workshop, I would like to paint a scene with a lighthouse then.
Today was another competition in our crossbow guild. I was good, had 93 points and was fourth. The first had 95, the 2nd and 3th had 94. A very nice day, although the weather was very wet after some beautiful warm and sunny days in the past week.