back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

quality time with daughter and friends

actually I'm back home in Szczecin -
after spending one week with my friend Monika AND visiting my daughter and having great times with my friends Angelika and Gaby. So many new ideas, good moments and heartwearming memories - THANK YOU friends
A nice fabric package from Ohio, and two Secret Pal envelopes waited on my table!
Actually my luggage isn't empty now but I'ld like to invite you to Camille's blog, she has a unbelievable giveaway for her one-year-anniversary: one of us can be the lucky winner of a great quilt! YES: a quilt
this was a fantastic tip from Jeanne
have a sunny day - I'm away with Nelli (my Ami cocker) and the Dachshund gang (6 of them!!) for a nice walk

Pictures are promised for tomorrow

Saturday, April 19, 2008

very last " H i G H " - light

this journey had several personal highlights, one of them was the spectacular view from the 94th floor of the Hancock tower in Chicago. It's a breath-taking feeling to stand on a high of 304 Meter and to look down to the other really high buildings, in Germany so called "Wolkenkratzer".
To remember this special moments my roommate Annelore and I spend some $$ for this picture.

back from "Quilter's heaven"

Thank you for your patience, I'm back on earth - but haven't arrived in reality ;-) The trip was a dream, even the weather was very cooperative, just 1 and a half day rain
I haven't counted the quiltshops we stopped at, but I was able to find enough fabric for the very near future. My main interest in buying fabric was to start my taupe stash for the new Baby Jane. Now I need to order the background, it wasn't avaible, what I was looking for: a Buggy Barn fabric my friend Monika use.
I made many, many pictures - just safed them to a DVD
Firstable I want to show you my thank-you-present for my DH, who sponsored my journey very generous. It is a Log Cabin variation from Mishawaka (near South Bend), made ~1890-1910

I bought it in Shipshewana, Indiana from Rebecca Haarer (here with her mother) - this village is a very special place to me
this is Colleen how'll do the longarmquilting on Monika's French Braid. She did great work on several quilts from Monika, her friend and me in the past and we are sure to get good results again. It was fantastic to meet her again in person.
More later - I promise!