Wednesday, June 22, 2016

house quilt

I started showing off the houses I made and received for the house quilt I did as a QAL with the Hellenic Quilting Guild. The houses are still looking lovely on my design wall. So....no quilt yet!!! Maybe a nice job for this summer !




These are only a few of them. I have 34 houses, and still need 2 more, to finish the quilt. 




This little Dutch milk girl was made for me by Mania Hatziioannidi. Isn't she sweet?



I also got into the Dutch mood and made this windmill with the grazing cow for one of the other ladies.



From Olga Spiridaki I received this lovely Greek balcony 



This is the place to be at the moment, at the beach, diving in the crystal clear waters of the Greek sea. This little beach house I made looks more Dutch, though.

Enough houses for today. I'm off to the market in Papagou, Athens, where they sell lots of secondhand clothes. I love to search for vintage cotton dresses, shirts and whatever other cotton I can use to cut into pieces!!!!
 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Here we go again!

Long time no see! I was just too busy with other things. My eldest daughter got married about a month ago, one week after the Greek Easter, which is a big celebration. So, the wedding guests from abroad came for the Easter celebration in Sparta, then went to Athens for the wedding and most of them continued to have a beach holiday on one of the islands. 


 Easter



 The happy couple!


Mother and daughter

It was a lovely time with family and friends, but, I must say, I was a bit tired after all the celebrations. We skipped the quilt group for one month, but we have had already 2 meetings again and the quilts are progressing. We basted two of them last week. Unfortunately my camera broke  down, and I still have an old-fashioned cellphone, which doesn't make proper pictures, so I can't show any of it. 
I am thinking now of buying a new camera or an I-phone. I am not sure yet.

At the moment I am in Athens, during a heat wave, over 40 degrees Celcius!! 
No good to go outside; time for inside jobs, like blogging!!!!
Left my husband in Sparta, taking care of the garden.A lot of watering to do, which I hope he will manage in-between the soccer matches on tv!!