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November 08, 2009

Time flies

November already, another few weeks and it is Christmas again ;) I have the feeling I have to wink my eye and another week is gone by. We had a busy week last week. Work is asking a lot of attention and I did quite some hours overtime. Yesterday my DD's bike was stolen. My DH was at work (he is a librarian, working at the library of the Court) and DD went to visit him as the courthouse had an Open Day for the public. DD left her bike outside (of course, can you imagine her lifting her bike on her shoulder and take it inside LOL ??).

An hour later she came back and her bike was gone! In front of the Courthouse, in broad daylight and even a policecar standing in front of the building. This must have been a very courageous (or stupid??) thief! DD was in tears when she came home, poor child! As she needs a bike to go to school we lent one from the local bikestore for the next days.

Today DD and DH went to look for her lost bike again, you never know, maybe the thief got tired lifting her bike (it was locked) and left it somewhere to pick it up another day. And guess what?? They found the bike, left (still locked) in another street, not far from the Courthouse.

DD hurried home to get the keyes and they took her bike home again! No damage at all, only the cable-lock was gone. The thief managed to get that open and removed it and tried to remove some other things too, like the little red and green ribbons DD had secured on her bike so she could recognize it from a distance. DD was so happy (and so are her parents, as it also saves a lot of money LOL).

On to stitch-related items. I am doing a lovely Christmas design for a dear stitching friend and I have to pay attention to it most of my stitching time. Otherwise I fear I'm able to finish it in time.

Fridaynight I was able to join Becky's SAT and I can show some progress on Chatelaine's Holland Springtime.

But I had a little time in the evenings to stitch on Call of the Raven.

Page 25 almost done (I prefer stitching from right to left)


I also have been busy quilting on a Christmas panel. I sandwitched it and the blocks are quilted by machine. Now I am quilting by hand around the different figures.


Margaret said...

Oh wow! So glad your daughter found her bike again -- how awful that it was stolen in the first place! Love your WIPs. That quilt is so pretty!

Claire said...

Glad your daughter got her bike back.All your stitching is looking great.

Giovanna said...

Glad the bike was found, what a relief! Your Holland mandala is growing very nicely, and what a great quilt!

Maureen said...

that's so good that your dd got her bike back - what a relief! Loving your Chatelaine - can't wait to see the progress on this.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - so glad DD got her bike back! Love Holland - what fabric are you using? COTR is coming along - nice progress. And I love your quilt!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness Joke. The quilt is gorgeous. And your stitching is gorgeous. Especially the Chateliene. Just beautiful work.

Sorry to hear about your DD's upset. I'm glad she got her bike back.

Debra said...

I am so glad she found her bike! Your wips are looking good.

Brigitte said...

Your WIPs look great. Very nice progress on them. And your quilt is a beauty.
Fortunately your DD found her bike again, undamaged.