Saturday, October 25, 2008

Taking a working holiday.....

Yes, you read that right. There has been so much going on for us this autumn. Jos quit his job and yesterday was his last day. He will be starting a new job in November. We are now taking this coming week off to relax at Cranberry Cottage and it will be a working holiday for me as you can see by my packing. I just cannot be without my handwork. I had spent a good deal of yesterday helping a quilting friend with her swap blocks so ended up trying to pack my hobby bag later in the evening. I just could not decide what to take so I am taking everything. I did leave the kitchen sink. *grins* I have my Centennial Sampler and a new version of Christmas Spice which I have to sew as a sample for the next quilt evening. I have my Ohio sampler and Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler along also. When I get back at the end of the week, I should have some progress photos to share.


I have received a couple of awards that I have seemed to kept hidden away for a while. I think it is time to bring them back out and pass them along to a blogging friend or two...


This award was given to me by Meari. Thank you so much and I would like to pass this one along to Lucy who I think is a kindred spirit who knows that beauty is in the image of an old quilt.


This award was given to me by Linda and she is someone I have discovered through my mother. They have visited each other for some time now and she is such a nice person. Thanks Linda! I am passing this award on to again one blogger and that person is Carolien. This was easy as it was because of Carolien commenting on my blog that I 'met' her. She decided to start her own blog after that and eventually we actually did meet since she lives in the same city as I do. Commenting on blogs can lead to things and I will be meeting another blogger, Annemarie, next weekend. If we hit it off half as much as with Carolien, I have a wonderful new friendship again.


And finally, I received this award from Mary Kathryn just this week. Thank you very much! I am passing this award on to another friend of mine who started blogging. Her name is Saskia and she was my very first member to join my quilt group. She has become like family to me along with the other ladies in our group. Stop in and say hello to her...

20 comments:

Ginny said...

Enjoy your week away, Heidi. We'll be waiting to see what you accomplish! (And maybe I'll get around to answering your email while you're away!)

Barbara said...

Have a GREAT working weekend!

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi, what a surprise! Thank you so much for this award. It's such a nice sign of our friendship, which is precious to me!!!
please greet Jos and I hope you will have a great week up north. Happy stitching & hugs, Carolien

P.S. I am making a little quilt for the cradle now, yes!

Elizabethd said...

Well done Heidi, well deserved. Have a restful time at your cottage now.

Becky K in OK said...

Enjoy your holiday and stitch alot!

faerieeva said...

Sometimes the world is a small place. I started reading your blog a few months ago and when I moved my own, I even linked to it, because I so admire the beauty of what you write and post. I noticed that your name sounded European but didn't really think about it, probably because I associate quilting so much with the United States. Then today I noticed that so many of the other names when you presented your awards sounded Dutch... and only now I'm taking the effort to find out that at one time we were 'neighbours'. I just moved to the US from Belgium (I even went to university in Utrecht for five years) and just moved to the US two years ago after marrying. It still always gives me a jolt to see someone from 'back home' amongst the blogs I frequent.
Now I will have an extra reason to love your blog!
Enjoy your holiday and I am looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Be loved and blessed,
Eva

Nancy said...

BOY, I know your are very serious when you take your sewing machine to the cottage. It hardly ever gets to go. LOL. I hope you have fun with all of your projects.
Glad you got the awards too.
Love you, Mom

Saskia said...

Hi,
How sweet of you to give me this award.
Thank you!
there is one more thing of my to do list done, so I can almost start a new block of the centennial sampler.
But first my christmas presents and the medallion quilt.
Hugs from me and Rover
Have a great week in Appelscha!

Anonymous said...

Wat moest ik lachen Heidi om die foto van all that stuff,maar je hebt gelijk,ik sleep ook van alles mee naar ouddorp.
Geniet van jullie vakantie groetjes aan Jos.
Hugs Joke.

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your awards, Heidi--well done and so well deserved! I just love your blog! :o) Enjoy your time away and working...a working holiday, I like that! ;o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

diane said...

I say it's best to take everything and then you will have forgotten nothing!! ha ha Enjoy your time with Jos. I know you will "work" away the hours and stay cozy!

Meari said...

Curiosity has me.... What's the white thing? Enjoy your holiday :)

Solstitches said...

I hope you are enjoying your time at the cottage and getting lots done on all those projects in your bag!
The awards are well deserved. Your blog is always a pleasure to read.

Miss Jean said...

Have fun! Hey, when you get back can you do a step by step on how to do a folded yo-yo? Thanks.

Debbie said...

Hi Heidi. Thanks so much for the cross stitch pattern (Welkom). I hope you and your hubby had a very relaxing week off and I look forward to hearing about the progress on your projects.
I enjoy your blog so much.
Blessings,
Debbie - Ogden, Utah, USA

Jennifer/OH said...

Hello,
Yes, I did switch to Wordpress on the advice of Barbara in Gouda. I had tried for weeks to post photos and it just went around and around back to the blank posting page and never a photo in site. So I gave up on Blogger and switched. I am still working on posting photos, as Wordpress (for me anyway) only uploads one photo at a time and I can not continue writing while it is uploading. A lot of wasted time, but then I go and sitich while the computer does it's work.
My sewing machine has made it as far as the picnic table in the yard today. "Indian Summer" in southwest Ohio, 68 degrees F!!! Love your Ohio samplers. Of course you know my blog is named after that wonderfulbook. I am about 20 miles from Waynesville, where many of the samplers are from. DId you buy the charts or did you designs these yourself.
BTW, I have not forgotten my PIF to you.......someday it will arrive.

Jennifer/OH said...

The Ohio Samplers...."Historic Stitches" of course. How stupid of me not to notice what is plain in front of my face!

Beatrice said...

Wish Jos good lick with the new job. Enjoy the break at the Cottage. I hope the weather stays good for you.
Happy stitching.

Beatrice said...

P/S I'm glad you like the ort box...enjoy and Congrats on the great awards..well deserved!

Saskia said...

Well????..
Are you home yet?!
I'm so jealous of ALL the "free" time you have to spend in cranberry cottage.
So I decided to switch my working friday, with my free friday and the last weekend in november, well try to push me out!.. It won't work, I'm comming to appelscha...
And I'm bringing my guy with me
Talk to you wednesday night.
Hugs Saskia