Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Almost time to go

Last day in Germany. We are on our way back to Australia tomorrow. The photo is of the Schwerin castle ...very impressive. The castle is in Eastern Germany, which used to be the DDR before the borders were opened.
Wishing everybody a Happy New Year or as they say here " Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr".
Karin

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A few more photos

Very cold over here!

Went for a day trip to Ratzeburg...bit of a trip down memory lane as I used to spent many summer holidays here at my aunt's place. Took only a few photos with my phone as my hands were freezing cold. It's about 2 degrees here at the moment.

Still have not found a quilt shop...instead spending lots of time on the Christmas markets drinking Gluehwein...

Missing my sewing in the evening.

Karin

Friday, 6 December 2013

Arrived!

Just a quick check in. After a few days in Dubai, we are finally in Germany. We are staying at my brother's place close to Moelln. Ventured out today to brave the elements...very cold over here...

Karin

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Greetings and Quick Update

Dear friends

Have not been on the blog recently as I had been trying to finish off my Disappearing Four Patch...we are off to Europe this evening and I really thought that I would manage to knock this off. That was until I encountered the rippling effect in the inner border. Could not believe it!

Well, of course, I set about to fix this. Even worked out what the problem was. I had used the wrong bobbin thread with the Monofilament thread in the top which affected the overall tension. Yep, this is what happens when you try to do things in a hurry. Re-did the inner border and subsequently have to re-do also the outer border. This will now have to wait until we come back in the new year.

So, the quilt is still not finished...however I am much more happy with the borders.
















Have still not packed...old habits die hard. I am one of those who packs in the last minute. We are going to Germany to visit my family. My blog may become a travel blog over the next month if I am able to upload some photos...we'll see. I have not been home for the past 23 years, so this should be interesting.

 
He is coming, as is the baby quilt...
 
Well, I better get going. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and great start to the New Year. Looking forward to joining in the various activities in the new year. This break might give me some time to sort through the various projects that I have planned for the year (which have grown to alarming proportions, as usual).
 
See ya...
 
Karin
 
 

Karin