Sunday, November 28, 2010
I love this, but I don't know what to do with it. It's brown and white and really unique. It doesn't appear to be a hand-dye, and I have no idea how old it is. It was given to me about five years ago. I'd appreciate your suggestions!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Amelia is so ready to have this baby girl, but obviously baby girl is too content where she is! Since we are on baby watch, we are staying here in town, and I am home from work. I am getting lots of quilting done. I ordered some pattern boards a couple weeks ago and found the perfect quilt to practice with. I love these boards! I am going to order some clam shells when they offer another sale. The vendor is R & S Design. The quilt is different - I probably won't make another one, but I love the quilting.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The idea came to me last March... I knew exactly what I wanted in a retreat, so I organized one. I personally invited all but one woman (and the one I didn't invite was a great addition to our quilting circle). I knew exactly what I wanted in a retreat: lots of uninterrupted sewing time, lots of light, lots of room, no cooking, no cleaning, my own bed, and NO DRAMA!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
One of the many canals in Amsterdam. What a beautiful city! Dean had to convince me to go there. I don't know why I didn't think I'd like it, but it was fantastic. We had less than 24 hours to visit the city because Dean had to get to Ringkobing Denmark for a meeting the next day, so we woke up early and arranged for bicycles from our small hotel. Then we rode around the city for five hours. What a fantastic way to see a place. We didn't try to go to any museums. We stayed in a hotel that once was seven homes and had been combined, I believe they were built in the 1700s. I would really love to go back to Amsterdam.
This is Michelangelo's Madonna in the cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. I had a fantastic tour of this cathedral. I believe I've been in five now and had yet to take a formal tour. The guide was so informative, and new so much about art history. She also spoke four languages, which is very typical of Flemish people of Belgium.
We traveled to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in August. It was brilliant!