Friday, February 29, 2008

Manuela, Margit

Da ihr beiden die einzigen seid die den 120ten Post kommentiert haben hab ich beschlossen den Gewinn aufzuteilen, die eine kriegt von mir das Schlüsseltäschchen die andere das Stückerl Stoff.
Dazu bräuchte ich dann eure Adressen. In meinem Profil findet ihr die mail-adresse wo ihr mir hinschreiben könnt. Sobald mein lädierter Ischiasnerv es dann wieder zulässt geht beides auf die Reise. :-)

50 years ago..

I just found this photo in an old album from my mother. That's me and my brother the first of may 1958, my second birthday: :-)
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Thursday, February 28, 2008


Today I visited some blogs and was very pleased to see that I got a "you make my day" award from Manuela! :-))) Thank you!

Now I have to give the award on to 5 other blogs, hmmm....difficult..only 5??

Ok, here we go:





And many others........ I can't visit all my favorite blogs every day, but at least once or twice a week.

Pass the award on, here are the details :
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the You Make My Day Award logo.
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

120!!! posts

Perhaps an inspiration for a new quilt? I like this the moment I miss the's cold here in Luxembourg.I really like the mood in this picture. That could be a great landscape quilt.
For the moment I have a sciatica, so I can't sew and I'm looking for inspirations. I made some sketches but for the moment nothing I would like to sew immediately.
Any ideas??

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No photos today....

I have no photos for you today but a hint....this is the 119th post!!!
So perhaps tomorrow or the day after tomorrow (who knows) you can read the 120th post.
Perhaps you remember that I will give away a little key bag and a piece of hand-dyed fabric to one of you who will comment the 120th post. You can see the little bag in my tutorial and the hand-dyed fabrics somewhere on this blog.
So, don't forget to visite this blog again the next days........perhaps just you will be the winner!!??

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cotton House quilters retreat

Our beautiful rooms in one of the best youth-hostels in Europe!


Countryside out of my window. Beetween the street and the hills in the distance you can see a little bit of the lake.
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Hmmm....the food in the class-room.....

the little coffee-machine

another view of the bedrooms
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Some of the fabrics everybody collected....

They were cut in 8" squares....

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The squares are sewn together, 6 in a row...6 rows...

all the squares are different in color, in quality...patchwork fabrics, deco-fabrics, old clothes, jeans, velvet and silk...

All this squares will become alzheimer quilts, "touch-quilts"
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we are busy....

a little break....

Some of us also made tiny preemie-quilts..
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The results after 3 days of sewing....

23 Alzheimer quilt-tops.....will be quilted in the next bees...

11 preemie-quilts, all finished and quilted.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

For the moment I have again some problems with my internet connection. I will have technical support next monday and hope to resolve the problem.
This WE, from Friday morning till sunday afternoon I will be on a retreat with my local quilt group to sew preemie and alzheimer quilts. I will take a lot of photos to show you our results of the retreat.
Have a nice week....see you monday :-)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Old photo

Two photos I found together with 2 dozen others in a cabinet.
On the right side this famous Dr Klein (uncle of my grandmother)
On the left a picture of one of his friends Nik Welter, with a dedication to Dr Klein.
Nik Welter is well known by the Luxembourgers as writer and
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Next furniture out of garage

This table is not so old, my parents bought it 30 years ago but it is soooo heavy, wee really had problems to get it upstairs :-)

This table has the same age and style as the cabinets ¨( about 100-150 years)

A very special little thing, a sewing cabinet.

A small children bed. I know that my great grandmother spent her first weeks on earth in this little bed, so did my grand-mother, my mother and me. Even my 3 kids slept in this bed....and hopefully my grand-children will.... (who knows??)
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Some older quilts

another Mc Kenna Ryan pattern I made years ago. This quilt allways come out of the cabinet in december. I will change it today for another quilt.

This quilt was made in 2000

Another one hanging for the moment in our living room. The idea for this small quilt came from a quilt I saw on the international exhibition in Val d'Argent. I don't remember the artist's name...sorry.....but I had to do a similar, I think it's totally different from the original, because I had no photo, it only was in my head. It's all hand-dyed fabric except the black and white stripes.
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The other side of our living room has still modern furniture but will change also a little bit during the next year I think.

Our cozy fireplace

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

My new "Old" Furniture

Isn't that beautiful?
All this is from an uncle of my grand mother. Dr Martin Klein. He was here in Luxembourg a very famous human doc.
Most of the furniture came back to his natal home after his death. A lot of this things were destructed in WWII by the german army.

another "vitrine", the same style than above.

A great ceramic dish with a hand-painted portrait of Dr Klein's best friend. Baron Raymond Seillière. After googling I found out that the Seillières are a very famous and rich family in France. I found out that Raymond Seillière lived for some years in New York City where he married. Perhaps someone, reading this knows something about this family? This portait is signed in 1894 by the painter Léon Lyon
de Schleifmühl.
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Crystal glasses

All this glasses are the same age than the furniture.....about 150 years

and I had to wash them all by hand..... and all the polish by hand too.....

A portrait painted on wood, that is my great grand mother.
More furniture is waiting in my garage to be cleaned, or for the next few weeks my sewing machine will be on diet! :-)
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