Monday, January 31, 2011

Small delights

Many hours cutting and trimming this time, but it was worth while!

I love how Mon Ami turned out!

It has to be quilted, but at the moment it’s hanging on the wall (with little pins). It looks so romantic, exactly what I wanted for Valentine’s Day.

I used Rural Jardin by French General (like Sherri, hers is gorgeous!), it is a beautiful collection and I was lucky to find a shop with almost all the fabrics.

I’m looking forward to see the other versions on the parade! If you are too, visit Sherri and Sinta!


I got myself in gear during the last two weeks, the floor in the sewing room is full of threads and tiny pieces of fabrics,  bags of scraps,  the table is covered with fabrics, magazines, templates (where’s the cutter?!)…

One would say “What a mess!”, but you know what?

That makes me so HAPPY!

A pristine room means no work in progress, no work done ;-)))

With this in mind…

I wish you a very lovely and productive week!

“Do what you love,

love what you do”!

signature Suzie 


Friday, January 21, 2011

Sew many blocks


After reading this post from my dear friend Ulla, I thought I should make some blocks and send to Jan in Australia. She has a very good tutorial of how you can use your batting leftovers to sew a “Quilt As You Go Block”, it works well and fast.  If you have some spare time, you could think about helping her.



This is (or was?…) supposed to be a wall hanging. Now I’m not so sure. But on the other hand, it should not become an UFO….I’m stuck.


The Le Petite project for this month is Mon Ami,  a lovely one, with lots of cutting!!

I’m using Rural Jardin from French General, a wonderful collection in beautiful colors. When I saw the one Sherri was making, I knew those were the fabrics I wanted to use, too.

Here are some of the blocks I’ve made:


Talking about Le Petite….

Something slipped through my fingers……

I forgot to post a photo from last month’s project!…

Shame on me!…

So, here it is,



Being a fan of scrap quilts I just don’t miss a chance of collecting magazines with more ideas.

This is another source of “new old” ideas!




Now I’d better go back to my sewing machine, more blocks to make!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

signature Suzie


Monday, January 10, 2011

Read and knit till I wilt…

When I start reading a book I know what comes next…


I simply cannot stop reading, I do nothing else….

Terry Pratchett is a fabulous author.


Do you know Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegles?

She is a witch, a very good one!

And that little folk, well, “…they are, strictly speaking, one of the faerie folk, but it is probably not a good idea to tell them this if you are looking forward to a future in which you still have your teeth”. (!) They make me laugh all the time!

 And I also got two books from Jennifer Chiaverini. Beautiful stories and amazing quilts.



With a cup of tea, a cozy quilt and the hours went by….

The weather has been calling for these quiet moments.

My friend Renate came for the holidays and it was nice she had the time to show me how to knit socks. She said I don’t need to because she loves to knit and she can always knit some for me, but I thought it would be a good idea to learn it.

Here is my first pair of self-knitted socks!!


I think a new hobby took hold!!!

I’m having a lot of fun knitting them and…

….yes, it’s like reading, it is hard to stop!….

Another one in progress!


And more yarn!



What else has kept me away from the sewing machine ?

(And from my computer?….)

My favorite magazine!


Comfy socks,

pretty winter outfit,

…..a reindeer on the back !


Need a place for the paint brushes?!



I love these patchwork cushions made with tweed.

The first picture is not a good one, it does not show the warm colors.

The second one has a problem with the flash, but the colors are not so pale.




I hear a low, soft weeping…

I think it’s coming from a small room….

I open the door….

It’s my sewing machine!

I’m feeling lonesome, neglected…nobody cares about me….”

Oh dear…

I’m going to spend some time in the sewing room and give my machine all my attention and love it needs!

Enough of  one-sided activity!

This week is going to be a well balanced one! ( at least I hope so!)

Until then,

have a lovely and creative week!

signature Suzie