Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm getting over my bad attitude

I've received two lovely things in the mail - great fun. 1. I have been part of a round robin with two women in the Netherlands and another person in Belgium. Unfortunately the Belgian member hasn't been the most dependable participant and we feared that one person's center had been lost. But at last - the lost has been found and arrived on my doorstep. So I will add the last border and my houseguest can take it home. (see below)

2. When I was lucky enough to travel to the Netherlands in February of this year, I met Caroline Dijkerman. She and her husband, and English cocker spaniel, live in the Hague. We just "hit it off" right away and have been mad correspondents ever since. Of course I invited her to come for a visit and she decided to take me up on it (accept the invitation), so she will arrive on September 3rd. Of course, this is just terribly exciting. I think she will not be allowed to sleep in order to squeeze in all the things we want to do while she is here. She has also been looking forward to coming with me to my quilt groups and has prepared "kits" for them of some typical dutch design fabrics, to make a pin cushion and a needle case. So she has sent me a sample of what she has put together. Aren't they so cute! I'm sure they will just love these.

So, she will take the round robin back with her, as well as bringing mine from its last addition. This is special delivery!

And I haven't anything particular to show you (or can show you right now)on the quilty front. Later.

P.S. I just realized that this is my 100th post. Now that should deserve something special, shouldn't it? You send me a note and I'll figure out something that would be a nice momento. Great!


Anonymous said...

Seattle here I come, it's so exciting, counting down has started really now. groetjes Caroline

jacq said...

I am so happy, that my RR arived save at your place, and I think you and Caro will have a lot of fun, next time I will come too!

Janaina said...

Yaaaay! How exciting to get visitors! =)
The kits will surely be a blast! Its looking very delicate and cute!
Congrats on the 100th post!

Marika said...

Congratulations for your 100th post !!! I love those snowmen and those blue works look fabulous.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! A real milestone. I so enjoy reading your blog.

Ballard quilter said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had time to quilt on this special day.

chook said...

congrats on your 100th post
i wish you many more
hugs Beth