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May 29, 2011

Yeah, I made it!!

Do you remember my goal to finish the stitching part of Holland Springtime? Of course you do :)
Well, I'm proud I can say: I made it before the end of May, the stitching is done! Now I can add the beads.

And another goal is reached. I wanted to finish Red Delicious this month and I did. The binding is finished and it hangs at my bedroon wall. I hope DH likes it, otherwise he will have to close his eyes entering the bedroom ;)

I have been working on this quilt for a year and a half and I think I will miss it. It's the first I ever actually quilted and I really love how it turned out.

May 16, 2011

Busy weekend and the benefit of blogs :)

You all know how I (as most people) value my weekends :) It's a time I need for me, my family and my stitching and quilting. This weekend I did hardly any quilting and stitching and yet I had a great weekend!

First of all, there was this motorcycle tour organized by colleagues. And I had the opportunity to join them! As it was my first time I didn't own any appropriate clothing, but lucky me, I could borrow the right suit and helmet. So off we went on Saturday for a tour of 150 km.

Second, I had a long birthday party on Sunday. Some visitors came in on Saturday evening, the whole bunch of friends visited us on Sunday. I have been spoiled with some great gifts, but there are only two of them I mention here.

A week ago DH and children asked what I wanted as a birthday present and I told them it was a quilt hoop stand. And they gave me permission to order ond LOL. It arrived some days before it was my birthday, do I had to control my curiosity.

Another gift was a very special one, as it came from eldest DD. She didn't know what to buy for me and she didn't want to ask because I would say I needed nothing and I like everything she comes up with.

So she visited my blog and scrolled through the blogposts and that's were she discovered the link to my favorite quiltshop. She took a picture of me with her to that quiltshop and showed it to the owner, telling her: this is my mother, do you know what kind of fabric she likes?
And yes, the owner does! So I was surprised by a perfect FQ and a gift certificate. Isn't that a great benefit of having a blog?

Now, at the end of this story I have to show another finished block of My Tweets. That's all I did this week.

May 08, 2011

We're back!

We're back from Berlin and it was great!! It wasn't the first time we visited Berlin and I hope it will not be the last time. It's a beautiful city, with a history you can see around you. Most special for us was being able to walk there in freedom on the fifth of May, Liberationday in the Netherlands.

For those of you who are interested in pictures of Berlin, I'll add a few at the end of this post. As we had only four days, DH and I were discovering the city from 10.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. And you can imagine I had little time to stitch. Yet I finished two blocks, mostly done on our way to and from Berlin.

My Tweets block three is done:

And Hearts Desire block two:

And here are the promised pictures of Berlin. Do you see that tile floor? Reminds me of flying geese....

Quartier 206

Neptunus Brunnen

Berliner Dom

Chinese Teahouse at Sanssouci, Potsdam

May 01, 2011


Tomorrow we leave for Berlin and we are looking forward to celebrate spring in this beautiful city! But first I owe you an update of my Holland springtime. The last tulipbulb is stitched and I started to stitch the border.

And, as usual, at the end of the month I have a 1000 stitches added to Call of the Raven. For now, that is all I have to show :) See you all next week!