quilt IV

30/05/2010

I had a lovely sunday doing strawberry jam and handquilting, since the bad weather is still around…Have a nice week!

quilt III

23/05/2010

Yesterday, we spent a lovely day in Amsterdam with some family, friends, shopping and a sunny day!Today I had a nice day arround this quilt, it’s becoming beautiful!! And the best thing, tomorrow is a holiday, and apparently the good weather is going to stay!

Have  a nice week!

keep balance

20/05/2010

from her:

http://iloveccupcakes.tumblr.com

And I hate when I feel that I don’t have time to sew, to create, to dream, to blog…. There are moments that balancing all the things is difficult, and sometimes this little corner suffers and I miss it!

The best thing, I had my little sister for 5 days here, she is adorable…and she is growing (8 years…how is it possible?!). So I decided just to enjoy all the time with her and have a lots of fun, indeed I was needing some days off!

Have a nice weekend!

I’ll update some photos soon!

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Pfaff 130

04/05/2010

The Queens Day is one of the most famous holidays in the Netherlands. It’s on 30 of April and usually it starts in the evening of the 29. On the Queens day, Dutch people go to the streets to sell everything, always with something orange  dressed and of course with a lot of beer and music surrounding! The streets are pure open markets, it´s the only day where taxes are not charged (here you pay for everything,literally!),which means that everybody tries to sell the whole house, the garbage and all the stuff that they need to get rid of! There is a lot of junk and broken stuff, but you can find some beautiful things!

This Pfaff was what I got, I found it in the middle of the street! It´s perfect with some small age scars,it was really cheap (10 euros!!) and it works! I just need to clean it and put it beautiful, find a leather rope to make the connection, and voilá! It was amazing to find, in the drawer, the instruction book (in dutch…I’ll have some headaches, it’s good to improve my dutch skills!),  a lot of different feet, needles, a pincushion and some drawers and tools! I feel that the machine brings a story together, someone was using it for a long while (I hope so!!).

Carry the machine was also an adventure, cars are not allowed in the center, everybody is drunk and you can barely walk in the streets! Plus,it weights more and less the same as me! But with good friends,it arrived safe at home! Now I don’t get tired of looking to it and wonder about all the stories!And it fits quite good in my living room!!!

I’m happy!

Have a nice week!