Sunday, December 31, 2006

The last day of the year.....

On this day I take a look back through 2006. This was a joyful but on the other part also difficult year. It started
perfect in January with my first trip outside Europe. DH Robin and I went on a 9 days trip to Orlando, Florida. We had a great time, visited Universal Studio's, Seaworld and Disney where I met one of my big friends, unluckely he wasn't accompagnied by little Piglet..... In March I celebrated my 50th birthday and had a visit from my friend Imi, who brought as a surprise Christa from Denmark and a big bag full of presents from the Sewpals, an Internet quiltgroup I belong to. We spend 2 days together, visiting nice places, quiltshops and had a High Tea. In May I went to Ontario, to a quiltmeeting of the Engelbees, another quiltgroup I belong to. The Canadian members had organised this meeting and I have had the time of my life over there! We visited so many quiltshops, restaurants, the Waterloo Quiltfestival, the Niagara Falls and met quiltfriends from Canada, USA, Norway, Denmark and England. Dear Bonnie, Barbie and Lola, once again thanks for your wonderful organisation and friendship!
In June the bad part of the year started, I got seriously ill but recovered, my DH got operated for the 4th time, a 5th time followed in November and I got pneumonia for the 3th time, also I lost my job, I am now working for a temporary employment agency and searching for a new job.
But let's forget that, a good thing is that I stepped in the world of Crazy Quilting and this brought me a lot of diversion. I joined the CQForNewbies and ChainsofHearts list and did great swaps and got acquainted with a lot of nice people over there...
From this place I wish for everyone that the coming year may be the best ever!


Saturday, December 23, 2006


This is the last heart I finished this Christmas time. It says "To wish you a Happy New Year". The first one who wishes me a Happy New Year on my blog
gets it as a present!!!!


This lovely Christmas postcard I received in todays mail. It is from Angelika in Germany. The picture doesn't do it justice, it has wonderful shiny golden parts on it, thanks so much Angelika!


I have decided to join Sharon 's Take-a-Stitch-Tuesday challenge.
It starts on January 2nd. 2007. Sharon is each week going to work a stitch and experiment with it and will blog the results. Of course we have to do the same!
I am really looking forward to this challenge for the coming year.
The last weeks have been very heavy for me with a lot of work, I am really happy to have 4 days of rest now. It smells wonderful over here, I just baked a Christmas cake, it is a pity that I have to wait 2 more days before having a piece of it...........


Maybe you remember that I participated in the Paisley Bauble Bag swap on CQForNewbies. This is the lovely bag from Christy I received in return, I am only not using it for sewing, but to carry my make-up stuff with me......

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Today a picture from a little Amish quilt I finished some time ago. Haven't had any time to finish something "Crazy", I am working for 2 companies at this moment to help out for the Christmas rush, so when at home I only sit and rest my feet..... LOL

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I visited a big collector's fair in Utrecht and found these things for my Crazy Quilting over there, I just love the porcelain images, cats, fishes and of course the peacock.........