Thursday, 2 July 2015

Borduur Kerskwilt

Die laaste paar weke het ek aan die Kerskwilt gewerk. Ek het besef dat die eerste blok nou al meer as 2 jaar 'n "work in progress" is en so het ek besluit om 'n daadwerklike poging aan te wend om dit te voltooi.

I have been working on the Embroidery Christmas quilt the last few weeks. I realised that this particular block has been a WIP for more than 2 years and so I decided to make an effort to complete it.

 Blok 1 / Block 1

Ek dink daar was een probleem met Blok 1 en moontlik die rede waarom dit so lank geneem het vir my om te voltooi - dit is vaal. Ek is lief vir helder kleure en die kleure in hierdie blok is baie...vervelig. Die detail in die blok was ook baie oorweldingend wanneer ek aan die blok gewerk het. Maar, ek het vasgebyt en die blok is klaar! 

I think there was one issue that I had with Block 1 and probably the reason it took so long for me to finish - it is dull. I love bright colours and the colours in this block are very...boring. The detail in the block also left me with a daunting feeling whenever I picked it up. But, I prevailed and it is finished!

Blok 2 is intussen voorberei en ek het reeds daaraan begin werk.

Block 2 has been prepared in the meantime and I have already started working on it.


 Blok 2 / Block 2

My potloodmerke op my blok 2 is redelik lig in die foto. Dis hoe die blok sal lyk wanneer dit klaar is.

Soos julle seker kan sien, is hierdie blok baie meer kleurvol en eenvoudiger, dus is die vordering sommer baie vinniger en ek geniet hierdie patroon ook meer.

Manlief het sopas 'n beker koffie voor my kom neersit...ek dink dis 'n skimp ;)

Tot later!

My pencil marks on my block 2 is very light. This is what the block will look like when it is finished.

As you can see, this block is much more colourful and simple, thus the progress on this one is much faster and I am enjoying the pattern more as well. 

Hubby just placed a mug of coffee in front of me...I think it is a hint ;)

Until later!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Kwilt in aksie

Vanoggend kry ek 'n epos vanaf Broer 2, om dankie te sê vir sy kwilt, wat hy verlede week ontvang het. Hy vertel dat hy dit geneem het op 'n piekniek en dat hy baie komplimente daaroor gekry het. Dis mos wat elke kwilter wil hoor, of hoe?

Ek is bly, Boetie, dat jy jou kwilt geniet. Mag julle nog baie gelukkige tye saam beleef!


Geniet jul Sondag!

This morning I got an email from Brother 2, thanking me for his quilt which he received last week. He said that he took it with him on a picknick and that he received a lot of compliments on it. Isn't that what all quilters want to hear?

I am glad, Brother, that you are enjoying your quilt. May you have many more wonderful times together!

Enjoy your Sunday!
Foto met vergunning van E.M. Groenewald  / Photo courtesy of E.M. Groenewald

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Broer 2 se kwilt is klaar

Broer 2 se kwilt is uiteindelik klaar en hang op die wasgoedlyn. Dit is so 'n plesier om die kwilt kant-en-klaar te sien. Ek hoop om dit hierdie naweek vir hom te gee.

Brother 2's quilt is finally finished and is hanging on the washing line. It is such a pleasure to see this quilt finished. I hope to give it to him this weekend.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Dis hier! Dis hier!!!!

Na 'n lang periode van oorwegings, spaar, internasionale betalings, eposse, doane, bloed, sweet, trane, ens., is my nuwe naaldwerk masjien uiteindelik hier. Doane het dit vanmiddag vrygestel en ek het dit onmiddelik gaan haal - weens verskeie redes was ek in die area gewees.

After a long period of considerations, saving, international payments, emails, customs, blood, sweat, tears, etc., my new sewing machine is finally here. Customs released it this afternoon and I went immediately to pick it up - for various reasons I was in the vicinity.

Is dit nie te pragtig nie?! Ek het die tafelblad bygekoop om die kwiltwerk aan groot projekte te vergemaklik.

Isn't it beautiful?! I bought the extension table to make the quilting on big projects easier.






Kom ons gaan kwilt!

Let's go quilt!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

'n Reënboog

'n Reënboog vir julle. Hoop jul het 'n heerlike dag!

A rainbow for all of you. Hope you will have a lovely day!