back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Sunday, November 30, 2008

4 days old

Today I would like to show you Imi with Jette, Jule and Jupp
aren't they cute???
Imi is a mini dachshound and this is her first motherhood, she is doing a great job. Their weight is between 250 and 293 gramm, imagine!
I was lucky to see them today and she was very friendly even to me

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Santa's deadline


Yesterday my parcel started it's journey to .............

( unfortuneatly I can't write the name) and I am lucky I finished exactly at the deadline. Finger crossed the long trip will be safe and lucky.

Who don't LOVE to get a suprise in the postbox???

A very nice lady on the other side of the ocean (in Canada) I'm swapping with sent a nice surprise. I read on our Yahoogroup some days earlier that she asked how to make a fabric postcard, never dreamed about to get this first beauty.

the question of today is: what blocks are we swapping????? any ideas?????

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Siggies

Yesterday, when we came back from our wedding anniversary trip to Krakow I found several parcels. One was a Birthday gift from husband - a very stylish carrycruiser from Reisenthel to transport all the stuff to Retreats.
Great help

Speaking about Retreats - actually are ~ 90 lucky ladies together in the Amish village of Shipshewana/Indiana enjoying their company, the lovely quiltshops Yoder and Lolly's and Rebecca's antique store (where I bought the old Log Cabin Quilt for my husband in April). They had snow on Friday

We too here in Szczecin, can't remember snow that early in Berlin............... I tried to make a little movie, but I flipped the camera and I'm unable to turn the movie :-(

Now to the other important parcel I got, it came from Judi who was our fabulous swapmom. Imagine she swapped ~ 150 x 150 Christmas Siggies ( that means around 22500 blocks ......... )

Once I swapped Siggies from ~ 45 women, that was a job from one afternoon

To give you an idea I'll show you only three Siggies
thanks Susan !!

still thinking (dreaming) this could be a SPECIAL one ???

love this "tree"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

unbelievable giveaway

Dana from OldRedBarnco.blogspot is unbelievable generous, she is giving away 3 - YES: three !!! quilts, one is better than the other
.............. visit her blog and see - but PLEASE
don't let a commentar, that would reduce my chance
;-)
;-)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Giveaways are always special, but this one

is it much more than others I saw. Read the touchy story here.

If you are the lucky winner you may get a similar quilt in colors you choose.
Great, isn't it?

DJ Secret Pal gift of this month

Members of the worldwide DJ community are playing the Secret Pal thing throught the whole year on a monthly manner. Each paricipant has to send once per month something to another quilter, the reciever don't know from whom she gets her packages, evenlopes or parcels. They are all mixed up, means: X send to A, A get from G - as example.

This month I got lovely Laurel Burch Christmas fabrics

Thank you "Betty Boop" ;-) that's how she sign her letters


I'm still unable to post pictures of the project I'm working on - due to the rules of SSCSwap 2008. It has to be a secret until Xmas and the package arrived and was opened.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Photo - FUN

Rosa posted a funny picture,
Paris Hilton posing with a CD which shows her DJ ...........

I played with photofunia and had a lot of fun,
here you see the result:
our Nelli observatored by two cats, lovely cats BTW

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Future

The best thing about the future is
that it only comes one day at a time.
— Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Quilter's Shorthand Acronyms & Hearts

While "traveling" in www blogland I got to this blog, she translate the acronyms quilters are using in their groups and mails. Most of them I knew, but not all. An example: do you know what TGIF is???

Yesterday I was very active in my studio and finished the piecing of a TOP secret present. Unfortunatly my beloved Bernina 440 QE wasn't cooperative - the BSR function didn't work like it should. But I maschinequilted it the oldfashioned way - will try to fix the problem later. In the evening I handquilted special parts of the blocks AND I got really in trouble. PLEASE: don't eat chocolate while quilting!!!
How do I know? I got dark brown soft chocolate on very light plain parts of the central block!!!

I was in shock at first, decided to wash the UFO (still no binding)

Do you imagine my relief - the chocolate was gone in the morning?

To tell a good news:
My participation in a 6 inch Heart block swap was accepted -
I waited until the very last minute ( some hours more, to tell you the truth ) -
BUT I got in ....
I thought about, but was afraid to make that many blocks like in the Christmas Siggy Swap I'm in ( 165 blocks !!! ) Now I have to do 45 heart blocks - until March 31, 2009

BTW: I am the only one waiting for the Xmas Siggies, it seems to me (and I paid $ 40 to get them quick)
My friend Monika and I are swapping heart blocks as a longterm project for around one year now. All in different sizes, even some are rectangles. I started dreaming about a 6 inch heart border: