Monday, May 31, 2010

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone..”

And it was “a bright, sunshine day” last Saturday.  My Schnibbles for this month was finished and I was lucky to take a picture of it outside.

I used Boutique by Chez Moi for Moda, a beautiful collection in delightful colors.


And here is “Hot Cross” (31 1/2”  X 31 1/2”):


Though when I look at this wall hanging I think I could also call it “Waiting for the summer”, the colors remind me of  warm sunny days and ice cream!

But it is raining again since yesterday…..I ordered the batting, washed  batik, drank tea, did a little sewing.

Today I can show you what I’ve made with the lovely fabrics I got for my birthday from Anne Marie:





My dear friend Annie sent me three old issues from Miniature Quilts, a magazine that unfortunately no longer exists. Miniature fascinates me, they a challenge and they are lovely, and you can hang them everywhere.  Flipping through these magazines makes me think about sewing  a miniature again…..To sew or not sew, that’s the question!…

Enjoy your day!

And have a lovely and creative week!


signature Suzie

Thursday, May 27, 2010

High and low tide

That’s how it has been going around here.

Spring is supposed to be here, but don’t ask me where!…Maybe hiding behind the clouds, hiding behind the pouring rain…the flood…..May is almost gone, too many cloudy, rainy days….. June?….Heaven knows….

But that is not the real reason for my “low tide” days. I’m still learning not to fight against it, instead, it is better to make the best out of it. Instead of sewing, when my mind skips from one thought to another and I make more mistakes than I can  count, I go for a walk.  Instead of stitching or crocheting  I have been reading books, baking cakes, drinking tea. And that’s good too.  “Don’t ask for more, take it.”

My best girl friend phoned in the afternoon and asked if I would like to go to the theater in the evening with her.


………………..When was the last time I went there?…..

…..What should I wear?…………………What do I need?…..

…………………………………….Why not?

“I’ll pick you up! Be ready!”

A spontaneous decision, a nice evening, a lot of laughter.  “Appreciate the moment to the fullest and be thankful for it.”

High and low tide……

I went to the sewing room, swept the floor, sorted out fabrics, magazines.

Batiks in bright, beautiful colors, I’ve been collecting them for a quilt. “Don’t step back, jump into it!”


Squaring them up and that’s what’s left over:


Have to decide which color for the border, I want to show it complete.

I cut much more strips than it was necessary for the quilt. The colors swing, they make me happy and I want to play a little bit more with them.

Liberated sewing, liberating me


…….”Savour the high tide”…….

I was lucky to get Carrie Nelson’s Schnibbles times two last week.


The project for this month is any quilt from the book.

Which one??? They are all so beautiful, it is hard to decide….

But time is running out…..

Ok, “Hot Cross” is the one.

I cut all the pieces yesterday and started sewing. It should be done until tomorrow, but no commitments.

Nothing is worth more than this day” (Goethe)

Wishing you a day you are enjoying yourself and enjoying whatever you’re doing!

signature Suzie