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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

dear bloggers
best wishes to you and your families for 2008 !!!!
Health, peace and time - that's what count to me
my daughter Ines
stayed with us for one week and we had a little foto-ralley through the town

we call this Allee, what's the english word??

Here is a big cemetery in Szczecin,
there are only 2 in Europe bigger: Wien (Vienna/Austria) and Hamburg-Ohlsdorf. You can drive with the car on roads - I have no idea how many people are buried but its really huge with old trees. It was a very cold, wet day: looked great
Szczecin's best time was in around 1900 - 1920, there are many buildings with stucco and iron balcony railings, most of them in bad shape. But some are reconstructed already, we found this

see you "next" year ;-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry Christmas

We celebrate a very harmonic, quiet Christmas,
just my DH, DD Ines, Nelli - the American Cocker and I
a real tree with real candles and electric once
the nativity scene was bought from my parents about 30 years ago,
I still love it





A lot of time was needed to open all the nice wrapped parcels, one after the other - this way each of us was able to see what we got and participate in the joy



DH with his present ( the frame to a picture he own for years without)
A simple meal ( potatosalad with sausages ) in the evening - no stress - that's great
at the end two of us crashed on the sofa: Ines and Nelli
I hope you had a pieceful Christmas also






Friday, December 21, 2007

Xmas is coming

This is the decoration at the window I'm looking at while I sit at the screen .......... one handmade bear "peppermint lady" (with the hat) and an old Hermann bear, a present from a very special lady - she is gone for some years in the age of 79

Just in time today the first "snow" arrived, it is just like powder to give an idea of snow ..... this is the view from my studio. I have windows in three directions:
NORTH: garden vis a vis





SOUTH: our garden with neighborhood



EAST: our little street



Just in time - because of Christmas AND the arrival of my daughter. Ines just sit in the train and I'll pick her up in 1,5 hours !!!










I wish everybody a pieceful Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2007

Babyquilt presented

The babyquilt I promised to show was presented on Tuesday to the young mother of Laura.

Glad it was finished just in time



The quilting is done with a little help of my BERNiNA BSR - great tool

Off to prepare the house for FiL, SiL and her husband's visit tomorrow.

Monday, December 10, 2007

busy, busy here

Unfortunatly I can't show, what I'm working on these days.
It's a baby-girl-quilt I have to present tomorrow evening.
YES, I am a just-in-time-worker ;-)

Had time enough, but after some major mistakes I worked hard this weekend and right now I have about 20 inches of binding to handsew (on the back)

I promise a picture after Wednesday. In the morning we start to enjoy the Christmas market in Berlin with the International Ladies Club members. I'm going to meet my "oldest" friend, we know each other for about 35 years now ! wow - I'm that old .....
Some Xmas-shopping, some Glühwein - some atmosphere
But I would like to show my latest DJ block: D 4 Crystal Star

it's done with 3 different fabrics, sewn by hand

that's hard work with the handdyed fabrics WiTH Batics

But this too will pass
have a nice evening!