Thursday, 17 July 2014


We arrived safely in Austria but the weather did not like us at the beginning.  Yesterday we finally had a nice and warm day to climb high on the mountains.  One of my favourite tours is the "3 Seen.

Wanderung" (3 lake tour). There is so much  to see for the children that they do not get bored. Today ee made it up to 2400 m and i am really proud.  They ran up and i had to try my best not to lose them...

... and we do it again tomorrow without the help of the cable car! Berg heil!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Finish A Long Q3 List

Actually I should be packing the suitcase and getting ready for take of but I do not want to miss the fun of Finish A Long Q3 so I have to write my list. It is going to be short as I am at home for a long time and do not take the sewing machine with me.

1.) Challenge on the Lazy Bums

it moved to the sewing alias kitchen table and is patiently waiting to be finished
2.) Nordica 
waiting to be appliqued but think I need to iron again first
3.) Hexagonquilt
decided on the pattern and ready to go but ran out of background fabric
4.) Big Stitching Swap
packed my swap bags for the secret swap ready for stitching on the way
5.) Triangle Wall hanging
already started sewing but .... don't know! just not finished
That's it! The time slot to finish the projects is quite small and who knows how the weather will be in Austria. How many things are on your list? Or are you going on a summer break and just do nothing?

Now I have to run and get the bags ready. I am sure the plain is not waiting for us but hopefully a good friend at the other airport. Have a great summer (or winter)!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Finish A Long Q2

Oh no! Q2 is already coming to an end and I feel terrible now. There have been so many things going on at the end of the school year that I did not have much time to sew.

I also rarely look at the list I write until it is time to check what I have done. This quarter had to be better than the first (you remember? I did nothing!) and I know I made at least one item from the list (waving to Rhonda). So lets face the truth!

1. Spiderweb block from templates - DONE and soooo happy with it! Why did it take so long?

2. Use the fussy square blocks - DONE

3. Nordica EPP - made some progress but it is still not finished

4. Embroidery - no way

5. Florence Triangles - cut, started sewing and put to the side

I only had 5 projects on the list and finished two of them. Not really a lot but at least I made progress in all of them (the embroidery moved to the table to get finished). I am happy with the two I have done and can see the others to be finished after the summer! So how did you do?