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June 28, 2010

Two finishes and holidays

Two finishes this week, HOHRH was finished last Tuesday, so I had a happy, happy dance. I started this one in February 2009 and now it's done! And I am so happy with how it looks :-)

I also finished a small one, Betty W. asked me to stitch it for her, as part of a quilt-to-be. It has to be done at the end of June and this afternoon it was sent off to the USA.

From this week on my holidays started, so I don't have to go to work until the end of August. Lucky me!! I have plans to start a new quilt, I want to finish Red Delicious and I want to start the Mirabilia I showed you some time ago.

And today we celebrated our wedding anniversary of 20 years! DH had to work all day, so this evening the family had a lovely dinner together .

June 20, 2010

Last house and a happy family

Last Thursday we got notice our DS passed his final exams on high school. He did very well and so we are the proud parents of a student-to-be!
Yesterday evening I finished the last house of HOHRH. One final block to stitch, but that is only the saying, so I expect this to be a quick stitch.

Now I have to think about what I'm going to do for a new start. I have some WIPS, but every BIG finish needs a new start, don't you think?
I have kitted up quite some things, but among them a Mirabilia, Christmas Flourishes. I won it in a give-away at our HAED blog several months ago. Maybe I'll start that one.

June 13, 2010

Ruby Tea

This week I have been quite busy, but mostly non-stitched related things. House nr. 11 isn't finished yet, although I made a fair progress. I started a small one from LHN, Pear Tree. I also prepared for stitching block 11 of Red Delicious. So actually I did quite a lot, but little to show.
But.... I can show block 10 of Red Delicious, Ruby Tea.

The weekend was filled with quilt stuff. Friday I took a day off from work and together with some members of our internet quiltgroup I visited a Quiltfestival in our beautiful province of Groningen.

In several small churches quilts were exhibited and we had a wonderful time ooh-ing and aah-ing. It all started with this bike, isn't that great, having those bags?

Saturday some of the same quiltgroup and I went to Zutphen to visit a quiltshop. Of course we sat around the table, chatting, showing, laughing (picture isn't mine, in the right lower corner, that's me).

And of course we bought several FQ's. I have been buying browns and pinks lately and now this is waiting to become a quilt.

I think it will be a Fat Cat Pattern, I think about Baltimore Bliss, or Southern Gentleman. But you never now, it might turn out something else as well ...

June 06, 2010

Friendship exchange

Last week I told you I was involved in a Friendship exchange of the Crazy Exchange Group. Well, my exchange is with its new owner, Caroline, now. She told me she loves boxes, especially this one ;) the little thing on top of the box is a pincushion.

This week I have been busy stitching on HAED's Call of the Raven, but only if I finish the page I'm working on, I will get a picture of it, so be patient!

Yesterday we went to The Hague. DD and some of her friends wanted to go to Amsterdam, to visit a concert. As she is 'only' 16, we didn't allow her to visit the concert (that lasted until midnight) and come home (a two-and-a-half-hour trainride) after that. Imagine three girls in the big, mean world! So, being the greatest parents of the world, we decided to bring them by car and to pick them up after the concert.

That way they had a great day and so DH and I. We went for some quiltshops and after that we had a stroll on the beach, had dinner in an Italian restaurant at the beach (the weather was great so we could sit on the terrace!) and after that we drove to Amsterdam to pick up the girls.

Given the fact we had a long carride, I took the latest block of Red Delicious. I almost finished it! Again, a picture will come after finishing LOL