Sunday, May 9

Off the yellow brick road..

How time flies when you're having days off! I've been very busy with lots things but I didn't quilt a single stitch.
First Quilting DD, Corrine and I went to the European Quilt Contest. Lots and lots of quilts but we didn't get inspired. Artworks to put on a wall to be admired, intricate machinequilting (handquilting really is totally OUT) embroidered quilts etc. but nothing you'd want to snuggle under...nothing to keep you warm at night. I loved the show, don't get me wrong, but a quilt to me is something to sleep under! I was impressed however with the machinequilting on this small wallhanging...

I came home with 5 pics, no more..and they're not special enough to post.

The booth of Bohin notions was fun to see: crates full of pins and a dress with the gold pattern all made from pins too.

Then DH and I went to an oldtimer motorshow,

with Corrine I went to the market to buy buttons, polkadots and plaids :) (ahh no pic!) Quilting DD came by for an afternoon of sewing and....omg :I sewed  handbag!
Well, I sewed four to be honest. Once I set my mind to something, there's no stopping me :) I made 2 for myself, one for C and another one for a friend

And today is Mother's day! I wish all mothers, wannabe mothers, surrogate ones, mothers in law, grandmothers and every other mother you can think off...a very nice and perhaps sunny day!
 What's better on a day like this than a fq with my fav sneakers, a nice linen notebook and as much red tulips you can put in a vase?     
Perhaps I'll even do some quilting today. After all, following the yellow brick road of quilting does lead to a finished quilt in Emerald City!!


  1. Beautiful bags and omg the tulips are the color!

    Happy Mother's Day...enjoy!

  2. Wat een leuke tas, welk patroon is het?

  3. happy mother's day to you, Annemiek!

  4. Grappig, je bent een echt tassenmeisje geworden. Wel erg leuk!

  5. Love those handbags. But I see no more then two, where are the others?

  6. Sounds like a wonderful mother's day Annemiek!

    Love your handbags you whipped up!! Great fabrics! And that sneaker fabric would make a darling handbag too! 8-)

  7. I am assuming, again, the bag is for me. Wow you really shouldn't have, LOL!! They are really cute though.