back from a wonderful journey through California & Delaware

Thursday, November 26, 2009

SSCS 2009

Donna, our elf is the faboulous initiator and organizer of the
Secret Santa Christmas Swap 2009.
THANK YOU, Donna!!!!
She was mixing many swappers from ~ 15 countries worldwide and the rule is, to send the parcel at the 25th of November lastest. This is the 3rd year of the SSCS, in 2007 it has been 80, in 2008 we was 156 participants, 2009 - ???

I made it just in time yesterday - YEAH my parcel is in the air to somebody who - I hope - will open it not before Xmas. Of course I can't show what I sent, just a tiny, tiny detail .......

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Test

Today I searched, I told you and got to the blog of Tina, worth a visit!
I asked her how to add the watermark text into pictures
AND
she kindly explained it to me immediatly
So here comes a test picture ( for my header perhabs )

Thank you Tina!!

several obsessions

Not only quilting is my passion ( for 27 years now ), even beading, knitting, reading and ( fairly new ) scrapbooking.
To get impressions I search through blogland
and got to Lorie's site
She is giving away a fantastic lot of goodies, especially SU stampsets, not avaiable in Europe
finger crossed here


Update on my Secret Sister gift:
I'm working on it and it's nearly ready to leave its journey to
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Elaine's generous Thanksgiving (Quilting) Give-A Way!

Elaine just came back from a fantastic cruise to Alaska ( go visit her blog and see her pictures!! )
and now
she is giving away something quilty
thanks Elaine for the hope ;-) to win

Sunday, November 08, 2009

new layout

Before I'm going to take pictures of my goodies I played around with my blog-layout and got to the blog who has this lovely christmas themed layout. THANK YOU !!!
The picture on the header is the fassade of the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin. Very pretty building and in a real good shape.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Helpful quilters worldwide

Today I got a GREAT priority envelope from Carrie, an absolutly stranger to me.
We met on a Yahoo group, where the American ladies talked about a magazine with a Bonnie Hunter pattern. I tried to get it here in Germany - no luck. I asked on the groupsite if somebody was willing to help - AND I got several offers!

Carrie offered to shop for me for other items as well and I asked for special notions: Kwik Klip (to safe my nails), Karen Buckley's Bigger Perfect Circles and her Stems, Steam-A-Seam and the fantastic C Thru Ruler 1x6 inches (perfect for drawing Dear Jane blocks and I misplaced mine)

Today I opened her envelope and found even 4 pieces of lovely fabric ( 2 Amish plain violet and yellow AND 2 bright pink / GREEN )
AND
tiny silver charms: a thimble, a sewingmachine, and a little "I love quilt" with a starblock - so cute !!!!

Many, many thanks Carrie - you are so nice!
tomorrow I'll show you some pictures, I promise