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October 25, 2009

Holidays and Halloween Exchange

DH and I have been on a short trip to Germany, last week. We fancied a week's holiday, as we used to have at the time our children were still children, but since they grow up they are more and more getting different opinions about what is fun! And a week's holiday with your parents is definitely not fun! So we compromised and left the youngsters at home and left for three days to Germany, Teutoburgerwald. We had perfect weather, no rain, a little bit sunny now and then and we enjoyed being together, preparing on how life will be when DS and youngest DD are going to leave the nest...
Of course we went out for dinner, we took a swim in a Wellness Centre and before we knew it was time to go home again. Some pictures are shown at the end of this post.

There's no holiday without stitching, so I can show some progress on Call of the Raven. But I'll start showing what I received and sent on the Halloween Exchange from the HoE board. This little treatbag went to Tracy, together with some goodies. It's a Prairie Schooler Design, Trick or Treat.


In return I received a beautiful pinkeep, stitched by Marie. She added some lovely goodies too, I sure can use them!



Call of the Raven

And I have been quite busy finishing block 5 of A Kitten's Tale. I did the embroidery during the carride to Germany and today I was able to sew the other parts of it. I have been quite productive!






And now Germany again ...


We couldn't help ourselves, had to write a postcard to them, LOL.


After some shopping we got hungry and enjoyed a 'Deutsche Bratwurst'


Corvey, here's a famous royal library with 74.000 books


Paderborn, Hasenfenster

12 comments:

Claire said...

Great photo's, love your Call of the Raven.

Daffycat said...

A wonderful exchange, Joke. I really love the treat bag you made!

It's great when the kids get old enough to stay by themselves. Sometimes it's nice to be just you and not mom & dad. Glad you had a little get-a-way!

Margaret said...

Oh lovely WIPs! I love that quilt!! And your exchanges are lovely too. I envy your being able to take a trip without the kids. Our kids are almost there but not yet. :D

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely pictures! COTR is coming along beautifully. Love your exchanges and your quilting is adorable!

DJ said...

Wow, you've been working hard, and your stitching is wonderful! Glad to hear you got a little time to yourselves, it's always great to get away! Thanks for sharing! *Hugs* DJ

Sarah Lindfield said...

Great photos Joke, call of the Raven is looking fantastic and i love your exchange pieces.

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching, Joke - and from your pictures the holiday looks great too!

CindyMae said...

Your stitching looks great. Love all the pics. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Janaina said...

That treat bag is looking awesome! Love it! =)

Debra said...

Great pictures, it is always good to get away. Pretty stitching and nice progress,the quilt piece is really nice.

Brigitte said...

What a great exchnage this was. I love both exchnage pieces. Your treat bag is terrific, the design you chose and the fabric you used. And yes, you were sooo busy with all your crafts.
Your stay on Germany sounds like fun.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Joke, I wish I could have come along with you on your holiday. I love Germany so much and long to take a trip back there one of these days...You make me "homesick." Most of my school years were spent in Germany.
Your exchange with Marie was wonderful! Marie is so awesome. And your Call of the Raven is looking just magnificient. You're a wonderful stitcher, Joke.
Hugs, Deb

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