Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Making plans

First of all I would like to thank you all for your warm and comforting words of consolation and support on the passing-by of our four-legged friend. These have been much appreciated!

On a merrier note I can tell you that I've been busy making plans for this year - executing them is another thing!

So what did I get for my birthday money last year (funny to say it like that) ...

A couple of books ... I just love those German designers!!!
(there are a couple of really lovely Christmas designs in them -
and not only for hanging on your wall)
 
To help improve my "growing" (ahem) sewing skills :-)

Bonheur des Dames - Flowerpots (140 cm x 140 cm)
I also have their "Décembre en fleurs" tablecloth (white flowers)
 
Bonheur des Dames - Janvier & Février (existing series but my start of collecting them)

Plum Street Samplers - Cinnamon Stars 
 
Plum Street Samplers - Harvest Delivery
(these are the first charts that I've bought from this designer - but I think not the last ones
 = I also adore her Wiener designs :-)

Plenty of things to work on - not even counting all the things that are tucked away in my chest of drawers, closets and other nooks :-).

I'm already considering Easter stitching - Valentine is too soon! Soooo ... I hope to show you some progress (on existing or new things) soon!

Have a nice day!
Ann

Friday, January 10, 2014

R.I.P.

Yesterday was a sad day for our little family ...

We had to say goodbye to our dear four-legged friend Rocky (a Cocker Spaniel) who was our companion for 13 1/2 years. His heart was strong but began to give in ...

Rest in peace dear friend. You will be missed!