Sunday, September 30, 2007

Back from a weekend in Germany

We visited Koblenz (Germany) for our annual family weekend. This picture was taken by me to see if it would show the two rainbows we saw, and it did. Koblenz is a very nice city, great food, very nice terrasses where you can tast the Mosel wine.

We try to make a picture of the kids cuddle toy when we are on vacation, so here they are, Peter´s beertje at a fountain in Cochem, which is a town about 30 km from Koblenz. Cochem has a very nice historic city center which a beatiful castle as you can see.

We took a picture of Nic´s schaapje in a vineyard where we stopped to have a very nice ice tea. No, no wine for us, as we had to drive back home.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Insulating the heating tubes at home

Yes, we avoided it for a long time, but it couldn´t wait any longer. We started the works in our cellar, this cellar is just high enough to move around in on you knees, so very good for the back and knees.
We have to insulate the heating tubes underneath our home, since they were last insulated 30 years ago or so and the insulation was in very bad shape. So DH and I took a week off and in we went. We had some help from my dad, so everything went pretty well.
We encountered some living creatures, like frogs, etc.. We took them out since we don´t know if they will find enough food down there now that we have cleaned the whole cellar.

Friday, September 21, 2007

4 Season Doll Quilt Swap

This is the gorgeous quilt I received from Rose Marie (
Rose Marie has chosen this design because she knew I love blues and because she lives in Canada, teh maple leaf tree was a given. I really love the quilt and will give it a nice place in my home. Thank you very much Rose Marie.

The next quilt is the one that I have made for the swap and I will be send off tomorrow. After it has arrived at my swap partner I will show you also the label. The picture doesn´ t do the colours justice. Hopefully the weather is better at my swap partner so she can make a better picture.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lazy sunday

We had a lazy sunday. This morning we went to Planckendael, a big zoo near the city of Mechelen.

In the lion monkey enclosure the monkeys are free to roam through a part of the forest, so it was really spectacular to see a monkey just a half meter away from the kids.
I have been busy quilting on my fall quilt for the 4 season doll quilt swap. But I don´t want to show a picture because it will ruin the surprise for my swap partner. So once it is arrived, I will show a picture.

Monday, September 10, 2007

It´s a Man´s bag

After the succes of the two handbags I made for the Birthday girls. One of my friends asked if I could make her son a bag as well, so here is my attempt on a ´Man´s bag´. It is not yet finished, but I can´t spoil teh surpise for here. So I will post a finsihed picture after Sil´s birthday, which is next weekend.

At the moment there is not much going on overhere, sine I have a strained neck and can´t turn to the right. I went to the doctor this morning, and it will heal in time, so I got Dafalgan for the pain and rest. Will however work tomorrow from home, because driving is not possible, since I can´t look to the right.