Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I finished my little Christmasquilt! That is without the binding because my bf does not allow a sewingmachine in his house.. just wait till we live together, muhahaha :-D I called my mum to say how very annoying it was that I could not really finish the quilt and then she called me back to say it was even more annoying that bf does not have acces to internet either so I could let you all know that the quilt is finished and blaming bf for the lack of a binding. But I see that my mum made you all aware of my troubles on her own blog so I will post a picture of my Christmasquilt and pimped up tree. And a picture of our real Christmastree! I wanted Christmascookies in our tree and my mum bought them for me but I already ate most of them of course... The only addition bf made to the tree was hanging the self painted 'christmasball' his little niece, who lives in Australia, made for him last year and was sent to him up in the tree.. sweet!

I also started on another PHD yesterday. I started this little quilt I think almost 2 and a half years ago when the rest of the family went on a motorcyclevacation. I bought the pattern and only used the paperpieced bits of it because I did not like the original borders etc. I liked it so much because it reminded me of a spot in Leiden with a windmill and a little brigde exactly like in the quiltpattern. I have quilted all the paperpiece elements of the quilt and I am now working on the windmill, then all I have to do is quilt something simple in the 'borders' and I can call my mum to cut me another binding for when I come home with Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmastree, -party, -quilt...

This weekend we went on a search for a Christmastree. I always want a tree in the house, it makes everything very christmassy :-P, and because I cannot have one in my 10m2 studentroom I want one at my boyfriends house... Last year we got it from my parents and bf really liked it as well. So, this weekend we tried to find the perfect Christmastree. And it was a long search... First we went to Ikea, to buy the red Christmas decorations I wanted in the tree this year, something my bf doesn't really understand ('don't you like those decorations any more?' Of course I do, I just want something else this time!) Last year we had silver and green so it looked like a Christmastree which could easily be a Christmastree from the Slytherin common room from the Harry Potter books and this year I want a kind of a 'Griffindorlook' to balance things out :-P. They also sold trees at Ikea but they were not very nice and very expensive, then we went to a local store who had advertised with cheap trees but they were sold out and then finally we went to a garden-centre. The trees they had were little and overpriced or huge and even more beyond our budget and I could not understand all those people buying a 'half naked' tree! But of course I did not give up and finally we found the cheap ones, who I like best anyways, and now we have a beautiful Christmastree in the house! I really like it when you get out of bed in the morning and it is cold and dark outside, then you put on the lights of the Christmastree and everything is instantly nice and cosy.. And the old Christmascrib (kerststal) of my grandparents finishes it. All I need now is a Christmasquilt.

I still have no finished Christmasquilt.. I started the paperpiecing quilt my mum has finished this week (the one with all the stars) a few years ago in a time when I didn't use sewing machine and of course did not finish it. Then last year I wanted to make a christmasquilt and made one with scraps from my mums in an afternoon,(http://carpe-quiltem.blogspot.com/2007/12/pimping-tree.html), the one on the picture. I already made one real christmas tree with decorations etc but I still have to quilt one border. I am going to do that this week! So when it is christmas I can show you a picture of it hanging in the livingroom... :-D

And check this out... http://a.muglets.com/1UL7G-A

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sinterklaasje kom maar binnen...

Tomorrow is 5 december! 'Sinterklaasevening'! Very exciting.. tomorrow I am going with my boyfriend to his family and saturday we are going to my parents to celebrate 'pakjesavond', wich means 'present evening'. Last year bf's parents hired 2 zwarte pieten to come to their house because the little nephew and niece of my bf still believe in Sinterklaas of course. I am never ever going to do that for my own children (if I ever have children eventually..), every adult in the house was very stressed and nervous, waiting for the banging on the door and you know the ones who are zwarte piet know you and going to make you sing a song for them or worse... I am really looking forward to saturday, we all had to buy gifts for someone and I bought absolutly nothing from the person's wishlist I got. I think, or hope, he/she will like the presents I got or else I will keep them myself because I like them so much myself! I wrote a poem of 36 lines or something (sinterklaaspresents traditionally come with a poem) and am totally ready for it!! :D

Then for something else but also very exciting, bf and I are thinking of living together. I spent a lot of time at his place now and I discoverd that it is much cheaper to rent an apartment then a studentroom. And I would really like it! Bf has a one room appartment now but still rents it from the same student room company. For what he is paying now he could also have a 3 room appartment 2,5 times bigger than this one. With all our money together we can even rent a house with a garden and everything but, that may be a little to much :P I just looked at some appartments thinking, 'hmmm, three rooms, a livingroom, a bedroom and a quiltroom for me!', but I guess I can't claim a whole room for myself, haha.. It would be nice to have my quiltstuff at my own home instead of at my parents house and if we really are going to move to something bigger and better I will put up a little designwall somewhere so I can imagine I have my own quiltroom while bf is playing computergames next to me :D

P.S. Did you notice I got one official follower now (who is not my mum) and both Tactile pleasures in fabric and Cybele's Patch have a link to my blog on their site?
I did and thank you!! :D