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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! And Happy Dance

Merry Christmas to all BBers! We've had our gift exchange last night, Christmas Eve, as it is tradition in Germany. I finished all the quilted gifts in time (4 pillows for family members), after having removed my quilt blockade - the queen size wholecloth quilt I had started at least 4 years ago, I lost count of the years somehow. Well, that one is finished, washed and ready to use. It was part fun, part effort, part duty, but I am really happy that it finally is finished. I don't know how many times I put the audiobook Jane Eyre (18 CDs) in the player and listened to it while quilting, but I know most dialogues by heart now - "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day...." - what a great book! I have taken a few closeup pictures of the quilt when still not washed. It seems uploading photos won't work this morning :-( so I'll try again later.
Sue in Germany


  • At January 5, 2009 at 4:16 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Sue - Where in Germany are you located? I just returned from spending Christmas with my son and his family who are stationed at Hohenfels Army Post in Bavaria. It was so beautiful there and such a nice, slower-paced lifestyle. Loved the Kriskindlemarkts at Nurmberg and Hexonoger (I hope I spelled them correctly). NancyH

  • At January 6, 2009 at 4:11 AM , Blogger littlefrog said...

    Hi Nancy,

    I live at the edge of the Black Forest area, close to Stuttgart. Hohenfels is about 3 hours east. The Christkindlmarkt in Nuremberg (we write N├╝rnberg) are very famous but I've never been there. Hexonoger... never heard of that! Hexenagger in Bavaria maybe? Castles and such?

    Happy New Year!
    Sue in snow-white Germany

  • At January 6, 2009 at 10:34 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Sue - Yes, it's Hexenagger - and it was wonderful. Lots of homemade items and people actually doing the woodcarving, etc., on site. The other one was in Nurnberg (or Nurnburg?). Both were very large. I thoroughly enjoyed both. And I've also been spelling Christkindlmarkt incorrectly - thanks for setting me straight. My DIL is a wonderful tour-guide but even her English spelling is wanting! I'm still waking up in the middle of the night hearing German being spoken in my dreams - I guess I was there just long enough! Happy quilting. Nancy


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