Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Carnival (Kermis) Brights!

I was able to sit down to the sewing machine for a while yesterday and made these four Contemporary Jane blocks. Am happy with the first three .. but didn't realize until later how much D-9 and A-8 are alike. So I will probably re-do A-8 .. reversing the background and using a completely different color - like green!

Happy sewing to you all .. things are bright and colorful around here. Kermis is in town although I have to admit it's much more bearable this year. It rained the first couple evenings which meant things closed down much early. Today is the most important day .. Jaarmarkt .. so I sat on the sidewalk with handwork and drew quite a few onlookers eager to know what I was doing and Why? Oh, and by the way, how did an American end up in Kalken???

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Works (in Progress)

I've been sadly neglecting Jane too long ..

Dear Jane ...

Quite a few blocks are "in progress" but I have no finished to show ... hopefully soon. Please don't give up on me.

I've been holding my breath all week. "Kermis" comes to Kalken this weekend and we're hoping beyond belief that we can avoid a repeat of last year.

This photo was taken from our bedroom window - let's just say we don't sleep much for three days!  so far there's no sign of the bus stop being blocked and any set up at our end of the road/village .. but there's still tonight. Last year they parked up their rigs in the middle of the night with a lot of shouting "no, a little more Left. LEFT. I said LEFT!!!"

oi vey .. g'night all .. if all goes well I'll stay indoors and stitch and stitch away and have lots to show when the Kermis pulls out of town on Wednesday next week.  xox Jovita