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February 28, 2010

We're back, heading for a Delicious Holland Springtime ;)

We returned from our trip to Germany safe and sound and so were the children when we got home. DH and I had a lovely time together (pictures below), DD had a great 'Sweet sixteen party' with her friends while we were gone and we found the house clean and tidy when we got home. Normal life is about to begin, tomorrow we all go back to school and work.

During holidays in Germany I had quite some stitching time. Most of the time I stitched on Call of the Raven. The shawl is getting some shape now and page 39 is almost finished.

While DH was driving the car I have been working on Red Delicious. Block two is finished now!

Today I finished the stitching in the upper onion of Holland Springtime. The sailingboat is finished now , so on to the right onion, but first I have some presents to stitch ....

Yesterday I visited a Stitching and Quilting Fair, the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle. I bought some wonderful fabrics and two gorgeous patterns.

And when I got home there was a package from Nancy, sending me the ordered floss. Isn't it gorgeous? The ones in the middle are called Spring Colours and oh, how I long for spring!

Here the pictures of our trip to Germany.

When we arrived in Germany there was still a lot of snow, when we went back to The Netherlands three days later, it was almost gone!

On our way to the appartment, we stopped at Tecklenburg for a walk.

Burg Tecklenburg. In it is a museum and a Youth Hostel.

Dinner for two :-)

Schloss Detmold

We also visited Lemgo, a small village with some beautiful houses.

Unfortunately the market place was under construction.

Snow finally disappeared and we had some sunny days in Germany. And spring is coming, look at the Snowdrops!


Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful progress on all the stitching! Lovely pics of your trip in Germany!

Blu said...

Wonderful pictures of Germany!
You've had a lot or stitching progress! The new fabrics for the quilts are lovely~ Can't wait to see them started. *hint, hint*

Margaret said...

Beautiful WIPs and stash both! And lovely pictures of your trip to Germany too. That's so nice that you can leave the kids home while you travel. Spring is far from coming here -- we just had a big storm with over a foot of snow. Sigh.

Vicky L said...

Hi Joke! I am glad to hear you had a great time on your holiday. The pictures looks so wonderful! Your stitching is so beautiful. You are doing a good progress on all of them.

Chrissie said...

Ha Lieve Joke,
Wat een mooie mini vakantie heb je gehad meid.
Zo leuk kom even mee te mogen genieten.
Je bent al zo ver met je RD, en dan koop je ook weer van die mooie stofjes, oh kwijl kwijl hoor.
Je bent qua borduren ook weer aardig veel opgeschoten, je slaapt toch nog wel he!!!
Dikke knuffel Chrissie

Debra said...

Nice stitching progress and your quilt is going to be beautiful. Great pictures from your vacation.

Giovanna said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of what must have been a lovely holiday. Great progress on your stitching and sewing!

Maureen said...

Great pics Joke! sounds like you had a great time. I love your Chatelaine piece - can't wait to see your progress on this

Terri said...

Your stitching is wonderful. I love the pictures :) Someday I'll make it there :)