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October 30, 2011

Almost finished ...

My Lazy Katy shawl is almost finished! After a very busy week (again, I know, it gets boring) in which I hardly did any stitching I enjoyed a weekend full of quilting and knitting.

The quilting is something I can't show you, because it is meant to be a present, so be patient, somewhere in December I'm able to show what I did.

The Lazy Katy I am talking about is almost finished, I think I can manage this week. So here's an update. Do you see those lovely markers? A dear friend made them for me ...

October 23, 2011

Shawl , Tweets and a short break

Last week DH and I went on a trip. We left home on Monday and returned Friday, leaving DS and youngest DD at home (they were invited to come with us, but they declined). We hired an appartment at Fronhofen, near Simmern in Germany. And, as DH said, we must have had hard times, to deserve this beautiful weather! The days before we left it rained and rained all day long, but during our stay in Germany the sun was shining.
As usual, I'll add some pictures at the end of this blogpost, for those who are interested.

Of course, it wouldn't be vacation without my stitching and quilting. Having lots of space in our car I took several things with me. During the long drive I stitched and finished block 10 of My Tweets.

The third block of the Village of Hawk Run Hollow is finished too.

And there is a little bit progress on Vibrant Vista. I'm filling in the window with Kreinik, not my favorite stitching job, but, one has to do what has to be done ;)

And last but not least, a shawl was started, Lazy Katy, the pattern can be found by clicking on the picture.

Mine is like this now:

And now our trip to Fronhofen. Nature is beautiful this time of year and we enjoyed the coloured trees and little villages in the Hunsrück.

Traben Trarbach

We took the ferry to the other side of the river.


Beautiful tiles at the bath house

Bad Kreuznach

October 09, 2011

Rise and Shine

Normally I rise and shine with the help of DH. No cocks and hens are around, so the alarmclock does the job. DH listens to the alarmclock and I, as a good wife, listen to DH LOL.
In spite of that I really liked Rise and Shine, a stitchery by Lynette Anderson. I finished it today as a hanging quilt. If you look closely you can see I still have to sandwich and quilt and, in the end, add a border.

My stitching also has some progress. There's a townhall rising in Hawk Run Hollow.

And in Vibrant Vista some wheat is appearing outside the window of the barn.

October 02, 2011

Extreme make-over

For almost a year I looked in the mirror and wondered who that elderly woman was that looked back. She was familiar, but she sure was not me! Does one of you know this lady?

I am a much younger woman, sparkling and vivd. This lady looked tired and far from happy.
So, last wednesday I went to the hairdresser and asked her to do something about it. Not just something, but I chose a different colour and length. So, coming home I was a totally different woman. DH was surprised (but he likes it!) and when I look in the mirror I see ME!

As for quilting and stitching, I finished My Tweets block 9.

And I stitched quite a bit on Call of the Raven.