back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Thursday, March 27, 2008

* my blog is sleeping * because I am traveling *

Tomorrow I'm starting my big trip to "quilter's heaven": the States.

I'm part of a group of 37 lucky German quilter (mostly women, just to escorting husbands) traveling to:

Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Intercourse
Jinny Beyer Studio, Virginia
sightseeing in Washington
flight to Chicago
Shipshewana ( here I come again !!!! )
Nappanee
Holmes County - Quilter's Hall of Fame
Millersburg
Amish Flea Market in Walnut Creek
Chicago
International Quilt Festival in Rosemont
sightseeing in Chicago

I'm back on Monday evening, April 14th
Come visit my blog again, I promise to show you some pictures
Today you see my DH and DD
and Berlin in March
this was the place of a policeman, watching the traffic in the fifties



old meet new on the old mainroad: Ku'damm (Kurfürstendamm)



Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter


this little chickens went to my friend,
now I'll hurry up to sew 2 more for little tablemats .... we'll see if that happens. Actually I'm sitting in front of the TV and enjoy the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships in Göteborg, Sweden

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nelli & Nelli & Nelli

Our beloved American Cocker Lady is my theme today:
today, right under my sewing table



Saturday, March 15, 2008

international friendship / REDWORK

As many of you know: quilters are a very friendly species ;)Yesterday I got a cute 3dimensional card from Susan in IL
together with a generous sortiment of embroidery needles.

We talked on a Yahoo group about Redwork and I mourned about the missing possibily to buy needles here in Poland. She just offered to send some - for free
Isn't that real friendship? THANK YOU so much, Susan

I was working on 5 different "Winter Wonderland" blocks,
I presented to my friends at the end of January.

- Inter - National Quilting Day





Today I stretch the (American) National Quilting Day
to a Polish event!

My plan is:
to sew healing hearts for a friend - ( that's a secret right now, so no more infos )

- one is done already

to finish a little gift for a special person in my life - also secret, sorry

But I'll show you my little darling: Nelli, wearing the new Hurtta harness






Monday, March 10, 2008

taupe Japanese fabrics

this two fabrics are a present from my best friend Monika,


the first Japanese I actually I have.
Dankeschön, Moni!

I'll buy a whole bunch during my America trip soon

what do you think about chocolate brown?



help needed

today I'ld like to ask my quilting readers for some help.

I interrupted my first Dear Jane project because I choose the wrong fabrics. I still love the colordiagram, but the Batics and the handdyed popeline (I dyd them) are too hard to sew by hand. Insider do know, there are a lot of the 169 blocks are perfect for handsewing. I prefer the Linda Franz method, but not with this fabrics. Don't think about the quilting. My nearly 50 blocks will end in the center of a medaillion.


In less than 3 weeks I'll be one of the lucky German ladies, traveling to the "motherland of quilting" the States: Washington, Pennsylvania (Lancaster: Quilter's Heritage Celebration), Virginia (Jinny Beyer studio), Shipshewana, Holmes County, Quilter's Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, Millersburg, Chicago AND to the Int. Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Ill
I'll have more possibilties to buy new fabrics than my suitcase will take ;-)

But, I'l buy taupe, Japanese fabrics for a new Baby Jane

here comes the question:
which color may I take for the background ????????????????????

I got two interesting tipps, but before I show examples I would like to get your input

Goggle didn't showed my pictures right now, I'll try it later again

THANK YOU in advance
Brigitte