Sunday, December 14, 2008


Yesterday I received my winter package from Lorenza in Italy. We are both in a group called the Sewpals. We had to sent out a package every season to one of the members(Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter)and buy something for each character.
Lorenza has sent me:
White and red napkins
Iridiscent floss
Needle holder
True handmade dresden plate
Excellent chocolate
Red Japanese fabric
Here a picture of both sides of the Dresden plate, love
them both!
Thank you so much dear friend!

Can you imagine, only 11 more days until Christmas?
Yesterday I went shopping for Christmas presents in Arnhem and this was no fun at all!
It was so crowded, it sure doesn't look like people have less money to spent! Now I have to start thinking about Christmasdinner, have only 2 more days to do my shopping next Thursday and Saturday, the rest I have to be at work, the next holidayseason is starting!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Sorry for not writing for such a long time, but life got in the way once again.

Susan,thanks for your compliments on the CQ block for Hideko.I made the little flowers with variegated DMC thread (think it was nr. 4110...)just like spiderweb roses, so nothing special......

At this moment I am trying to finish some CQ Christmas cards, here you can see some pictures from what I am sewing. I was planning to make a lot of these, but it looks like I get to finish only 2 or 3!
Time flies and we already received 2 Christmas cards , so I have to hurry!

Last week I did a great buy, it is a book about needlework from 1950. It shows a lot of stich variations, so you can imagine that I am very happy with it!