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Monday, March 24, 2014

March 14, Simon is ONE Year Old!

What a wonderful year it has been! It is so much fun having this little boy around. He celebrated his birthday with a luncheon downtown Chicago, checked out the Bean at Millennium Park, and he enjoyed it all.

On Saturday he was the star of his big birthday party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. Even though he really didn't care for his cake too much, he loved everything else, especially all the attention of the guests and the new toys to play with.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Shoemaker

It has been over two months since I posted last. A lot has happened.

My Dad passed away on December 23rd. He had just celebrated his 88th birthday on December 4th, and he seemed to be in good spirits. But, he ended up in the hospital and after 10 days sadly passed away the day before Christmas Eve. I do think Christmas Eve was always one of his favorite holidays. He used to decorate the tree for us, ring the little bell, and announced that Christkindle has been here to bring us our gifts. So many memories. He still lived in the house he was born in, and enjoyed watching village life on main street from the balcony.

Christmas was bittersweet, but we enjoyed it very much with a baby in the house!

Happy 2014!

I went to Germany for my Dad's funeral and to help my Mom with a couple of things, but, thankfully, my brother and my sister live close by.

I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with my brother, his family and my sister and her boyfriend in the Swiss Alps to regroup and enjoy each other's company.

My Mom turned 81 on January 20, and in no time January was over! We celebrated Dan's birthday on February 6, and also wished Casey a Happy Birthday two days later!

Here are some samples of  quilts I finished for my wonderful customers:

Eagerly awaiting Quilt Retreat starting on Thursday!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas is Right Around the Corner

I can finally see the light at the end of the 'quilting customer quilts for Christmas' tunnel! Three more (or maybe four) and I'll be done until after Christmas! Needless to say, life has been very hectic, but we also had lots of fun moments.

Since I last posted, Simon turned 9 months. Where has the time gone?

We had our yearly outing to Christkindl Market in Chicago. It was bitter cold, but the Gluehwein and the Schnitzel are always good!

I also went to my annual December retreat at the Hampton Inn to finish all those Christmas projects; four days of sewing, laughter, cameradery and good food!

And, last but not least, Sandy, Deb and I went on an outing to attend the taping of ABC 7's Windy City Life. They taped a life show, and they taped segments for the next day's show. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

All in all it has been a very busy 2013!

Have a Very Merry Christmas