Today is the official day to do something nice. What a good day to have friends over to coffee and talking!Continue reading “Day of doing something nice”
The ballet group in which my daughter dances took part in an exchange with Mexico. But my daughter, the youngest and smallest of the group, and one of the boys decided last year that they did not wanted to join. Of course this summer both of them were quite dissapointed when they saw the pictures and film and heart the stories. Nevertheless they went to the conclusion event today in order to know what to expect when they will take part in two years time.Continue reading “Viva la Mexico”
After our recrative holidays it was quite a shock to start anew with everyday life: job for the parents, school for the children and also their numerous sports activities as well as my honorary posts. That left neither time nor power for writing in me. Also there were a lot of activities at the weekends, like the artisan fair at Aachen two weeks ago, about which I will write during the next days. Even for embroidering there was little time.Continue reading “Happy to have a rest on a sunny sunday”
The daughter of a good friend turned 18 and her parents presented her with a short trip to Paris.Continue reading “Paris is always worth a visit”
When I found my UFO I was searching for a special fabric as a lining for a bag. Not just any bag but one as an envelope for a money present for a dear friend.Continue reading “Poppy Love”
When my embroidery machine was so long absent because of the necessary repairs I had feared that I would not have the time to make some embroidered presents for my children’s coaches. But as the repair was done in time I still could do it at the last moment. Und now that they are given I can show them here.Continue reading “End of school year presents for coaches”
Mother’s Day which we celebrate today was invented by the us-American and English womens’ movement. Beginning in 1865 Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis organized mother’s day meetings where mothers could discuss their needs i.e. that their sons would not be sacrifieced in war any longer.Continue reading “Of the luck on Mother’s Day”
Birthday parties are wonderful, not only for one’s own birthday but also those of friends and family. Such a party means good food, meeting with old and new friends, good talks, perhaps even some dancing. Presents are of course also an issue! And for me giving gifts is as precious as receiving them myself.
This weekend I had the pleasure of giving presents to three friends celebrating their birthdays. The first present was decorated with the piano zipper bag by Urban Threads with a zipper charm by RockQueen. Though this desgin is without a lining I managed to enhance it with a lining thanks to my experience with the zipper bags by Individual Pieces and RockQueen as well as the „Go To“ button of my machine. Originally I had intended that design for myself but have done it now thrice for other people. Last year for a friend’s voucher for concert and for my son’s classmate as a christmas present. Now I a wondering if I ever will have time to do it for myself.
The second jubilant whished for some funds to a journey. But a simple voucher card seemed not adequat. Therefore I sewed a sheath for 2 passports, credit cards, funds and tickets to put the money into. This is not only pretty but also helpful for a journey. I used cork fabric and snapppap which I decorated with two little embroidery designs by RockQueen.
The third present was adorned with a personal sign for a carnival lover (design by RockQueen).
All celebrants were very happy with the presents and I with them.
When a dear colleague with whom I have shared a bureau for quite a long time is retiring I cannot just say goodbye but also want to gift a little something (hand-made of course). During the times of us sharing a bureau we also gave us little gifts, i.e. something from our holidays or even something hand-made. Once he gave me a self-drawn picture of cats which now hangs in my kitchen. Every morning this is the first thing I see and it still makes me smile.Continue reading “How to say good bye to a retiring collegue?”
To be able to give self-made presents is a blessing. I am always happy when my children ask me to embroider or sew something either for them or as a present for their friends. But when they come in the evening and say „Mama, tomorrow I am invited to a birhtday party and need a self-made something“ than I sometimes wonder if it is not rather a curse.Continue reading “Mama, I need a cool birthday gift for tomorrow”