Wednesday, 29 April 2009

back from Paducah

today I want to show you some pictures I made in Paducah.

I was so lucky to meet Anne Oliver, she is very famous she won, (in the past) in Paducah best of show and also in Houston,
She was the one who introduced Freezer paper in the quilting world.
When I visited the USA for the first time in 1991 she took me on a quiltshopping- and sightseeing tour in Washington DC
It was nice to see here back after all that years.

We had diner with our friends Judy and Kathy.
it was Judy's birthday , so she was the Queen

the quiltman with Vicky (our tour guide from Country Heritage Tours).

antique quilt Isabeau and I liked very much, we first saw him in Houston,
too expensive to buy, but very beautiful.
One day i am sure that Isabeau will make one like this.

the outside footcourd with the boys scouts strawberry short cake

the famous Dogwood tree

Thursday, 16 April 2009

on the way to.... Paducah

Tomorrow I am leaving with my friend Isabeau for Paducah
First we spend a few days in Nashville,
go to the grandold opry
and do some shopping at the quiltshops
near Nashville and cope with the jetlag.

After that we go with Country Heritage tours to Paducah.
We like to go on the tour,because it is easy,
it is so much trouble to find a hotelroom,etc.
I think it will be my 7th time for Paducah,
we will meet old friends , go to Hancock ( a few times) the Rotary show
and a lot more.

Now I have my suitcase packed and my cat Saartje want to go with us.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

spring in amsterdam

I want to show you pictures of spring in The Netherlands,
flowers you see now everywhere.

this ia a flowerstall near my house.

2 pictures of my "geveltuintje" I don't know the word in english , but it is a small garden in the pavement in front of the house.

a few of the in gardens at the back of my house

this tree is in my little garden in less then a week it changed from flowerbud in...

ow it is in full bloom

Sunday, 5 April 2009


I am in baskets, a lot of people are doing the same,
Mine is a patern from Block Base, the block is 9 cm.
All the baskets are in blue.
In a few weeks I will show you how I want to do the setting of the blocks.