donderdag 28 juli 2011

Roof renovation.

Hello !

Today has been a day of hard work, renovating all the roofs of the so far sewn Homespun Houses.
Yesterday I posted about the 8th. house, with its new chequered roof and after today's renovation job there are eight new houses to show.
Here they are:

 Together they make a nice Zondagssteek-hamlet, I think :>)

 Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Hopefully BBQ can be poked up on Sunday.



woensdag 27 juli 2011

House number 8.

Hello friends,
 Hope you are fine and enjoying a sunny day('s evening). After many rainy days it was
  L O V E L Y
to see the sun again :>)
And my sunny news of today is: 
House number 8 is ready!
I love this one; yes, because it's red, my number one favourite colour.
 I've decided roofing every following house chequered over a flowered façade. 
I also made the memoboard for Martine:

And the two 'Winnie the Pooh' duvet covers for Loni Marije rolled from the sewing-machine yesterday evening:

Aren't they cute?

Now I'm off to sew House number 9.
 Have a nice evening.

zondag 24 juli 2011

House number 7.

Hello everyone,

 Tadaaaaaaaaaa, House number 7:

Another benefit from this rainy day :>)

Summer holidays?

Hello friends!

Where is the Summer?!
After two rather sunny days last week, which I used to clean my house from floor to ceiling, windows and garden included, we have to deal with loads of rain and wind again.
My stamp-size backyard looks like a parking lot after all the rain. It has bloomed for a while

 but all the beauty has gone with the wind and the cats and dogs..........
BBQ is no option with this weather

 so I made a tortilla wrap dinner yesterday, 
wrapping after dinner the present for my sister Stella's birthday:

...the benefit from bad weather...


zaterdag 23 juli 2011

July - Month of holidays and birthdays.

Hello everyone,

 How are you? Enjoying the Summer holidays?
 I am and I must say that in the last two weeks there has been only a little bit of sewing and quilting here in Zondagssteek House; just a few stitches...
The Homespun Houses project is sent on a Walk-In-Quilt-Closet-Holiday.

 For my granddaughter Nine I sewed a baby sleeping-bag:

Son-in-law Gerben had his birthday on the 17th.
My dear Aunt Lidy was born 86 years ago on the 22nd. 

A present for my sister Stella's birthday ( 25th.) is almost ready and wrapped:
Can't tell anything about it yet, because she might read it here.

There's a quilting friend's birthday, also the 25th.
And my son Hans is growing 27 on the 26th.

A couple of small projects are waiting on the creativity shelf: a memoboard for daughter-in-law Martine and a Winnie the Pooh duvet cover for my granddaughter Loni Marije.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


donderdag 7 juli 2011

House number 6

Good morning! 

 Only at eleven o'clock last night I finished House number 6. By that time I was finished as well :>).
After I had a good sleep first thing I planned to do was 'archiving' number 6 and show the picture:

I hope it is clear enough, because the batteries of my camera are finished too; no recharging possible any more, so I'll have to buy new ones.

  I'll be off until Monday, which means there will be no blogging for me.
 Enjoy your weekend!

dinsdag 5 juli 2011

House number 5

H@llo everybody,

 how was your day? The weather ok?

 Maybe you think I am a silly girl and maybe you're right, busy as I am race-sewing houses, but I can tell you it is great fun! 
Not dangerous at all, however I can not promise you it is not contagious.......

 This is House number 5:

Have a nice evening and I expect to be back by tomorrow with number 6 :>)


maandag 4 juli 2011

House number 4


Jetspeed I wanted my Homespun Houses project's start to be; I think I succeeded :>), because I can proudly present House number 4:

 Enjoy your evening!

zondag 3 juli 2011

Third house in a row.

Hello everyone!

 How was your day? Mine was fine. The weather is Autumn-like; rather confusing after the extreme heat of last Monday and Tuesday..........But alright for a bike ride, so we toured through the countryside around Dokkum for about one and a half hour. That was good :>)



 Back home I finished House number three. This one is made of chequered fabric and I doubt whether it's good enough, because some templates were just not exactly covering the chequers. What do you think?

 I think I'll leave it this way for the time being.

 Till soon, cheers!



Good morning to all of you,

foto permanent verwijderd

 This is the award  I received from Stella.
Thank you very much, sissy my dear, I feel honoured!
I understand there are some accept-the-award rules I have to follow, which means that I should:

 1:  Send a thank you to the person that awarded me, mention her on my blog and include her link.
Did I do it right, this way, Stel?
( And all by myself! )

 2:  Tell seven random facts about myself:

 - I feel blessed living a happy life, in a lovely house I can call HOME
 - I feel so blessed being a mother and a grandmother
 - another blessing is that the (grand)children are all in good health
 - every new day is a precious gift to me, always has been so, but particularly after I was diagnosed with colorectal  cancer in July 2010.
 - I feel blessed with five sisters and two brothers and with dear friends.
  -  It is a blessing to me that I can count my blessings
  -and last but not least: I'd like to share this verse with you; it highly inspires me:
 Count your garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall
 Count your days by golden hours, don't remember clouds at all
 Count your nights by stars not shadows
Count your life by smiles not tears
 And with joy on this your birthday count your age by friends not years.

3:  Pass the award on to at least eight other blog buddies.
 That is not so easy for me. May I pass this award on to all my blog buddies? You have been so kind to me, sending nice words in e-mails and comments. Thank you all so much for the joy, the sharing and the friendship!

 It is time to make myself  a nice extra large black coffee!

 Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!


vrijdag 1 juli 2011

House number 2.

Good evening,

 the second house in the block is ready too! 
Before I get to lean back with a drink a picture should be shared with you, I think.

Tomorrow there won't be any time for sewing, because unexpectedly and surprisingly my son Jan, who two weeks ago got his driving license, will take me for a visit to Nunspeet, where my daughter (his sister) and her husband and their newborn daughter Nine live. Grandma and uncle can have a lovely little sniff at and cuddle with that gorgeous little darling!

 Enjoy your evening and till soon!

First house in a block.

Hello everyone,

With pride and joy I present the first result of my Homespun Houses Project:

I made a start with the project using the best leftovers of a sixty years old pillowcase.
And with that in mind, I  wondered how many heads would have been lied down on this cloth.....
feeling happy, tired, worrying, dreaming, waiting for someone or something.....
  It feels a bit like I sewed some kind of soul in my quilt with this first block.
 There is some stretching of fabric here and there, due to the fabric's age and history ;>)

 The following blocks will be made of brandnew cotton, I bought at De Boerenbonthal in Amsterdam.
As you can see I keep the fabric pieces and blocks in my block book.

Wishing you all a joyful start of July!