zondag 6 november 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

Friday afternoon Ger and I went to Aachen, to enjoy the beautiful weather with a cappuccino and some lovely chocolate cake. After that, we took a nice walk through the city, and look what I found: Advent buttons. I knew directly how I would use them. So, today I made this little quilt for the buttons (o: Can't wait till it is December 1!

Vrijdagmiddag zijn Ger en ik naar Aken gegaan om van het heerlijke weer te genieten met cappuccino en overheerlijke chocolade taart. Aansluitend hebben we wat rondgelopen en kijk eens wat ik gevonden heb: Advent buttons. Ik wist meteen wat ik zou maken; een klein quiltje, dat ik vandaag gemaakt heb. Ik kan niet wachten tot 1 december!


I am entering this quilt in Amy's mini quilt challenge. Head over to her blog to see many very very cute mini quilts. You won't be sorry!

Note: I was too late LOL. But head over anyway. Lots of cuteness (o:


Yesterday I saw these geese flying over. I just have a small digital camera, so the pictures aren't that good. I couldn't even get all geese on the picture. The noise they make is always so impressive!

Gisteren vlogen deze ganzen over ons huis. De foto's zijn met een kleine, digitale camera gemaakt, dus de kwaliteit is niet echt goed. Ik kon niet eens alle ganzen op de foto krijgen. Het geluid dat ze maken is altijd zo indrukwekkend. 


And this is my dear daughter, with whom I skype on a regular basis. I am so happy that the modern communication works so well. Otherwise I would miss her even more. In a few weeks we will finally be able to be with her for several days (o:    Doesn't she look happy!

En hier is mijn lieve dochter. We skypen regelmatig. Ik ben zo blij dat de moderne communicatie zo goed werkt, anders zou ik haar nog meer missen. Over een tijdje zullen we eindelijk een dikke week bij haar zijn (o:    Ziet ze er niet blijuit!

"Of all the means which wisdom acquires to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is friendship."
- Epicurus

21 opmerkingen:

KaHolly zei

She's a doll!! I'm glad she is having so much fun in Mexico and that you will be able to take a trip to see her. Won't be long now! My daughter and I Skype, too, and it sure saves on the long distance bill. I am loving what you did with the advent buttons. you are so darned clever! Any idea what kind of geese those are?~karen

Ulla zei

Cute little quilt! The flying geese in formation always means a change of seasons as they migrate from up here in Autumn and come back with the Spring.
Your daughter looks happy - you must be able to see how she really feels when you talk to her on skype.

Patchwork and Play zei

Great little advent calendar! My son's girlfriend skypes with her family in Germany all the time! Makes being away from home a little easier. Looking forward to them being with us for Christmas!

carol fun zei

What a clever idea! I need to keep my eye out for some buttons like that - thanks for the inspiration! And I hope the time flys until you & your daughter are together again.

hetty zei

Great buttons! I love the little quilt you made for them. I don't think I have ever seen a long gaggle of geese like that. Many of our geese don't bother to fly south. As long as people put food out for them, they stay. Isn't Skype wonderful? Glad your DD is enjoying her stay in Mexico.

Sarah zei

ahhh modern technology - great stuff hey!

WOW That advent calender - you dont waste time!

We dont have geese here - so I am envious!

Suzie zei

Yes, she looks happy and I bet you too! Your little quilt is darling, the buttons are just perfect. Now that the geese are flying south we'd better have our quilts ready to warm us up!

Anoniem zei

Skype is a marvellous invention and whow look at the geese,unreal.Gorgeous advent buttons Simone

Stephanie zei

I love your little advent button quilt. That is as cute as can be. That is a huge flock of geese. I don't think I've ever seen one as big. I've never used skype but how wonderful to be able to see your daughter even when she can't be there.

Cybele's patch zei

Fijn he, dat je nu zo makkelijk met elkaar kunt communiceren. Nog even en je kunt Laura weer een big hug geven.
Mooie foto van de vliegende ganzen. Zelfs zij zijn veel later dan normaal.
Was er al kerstmarkt in Aken? Tot woensdag!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Oh Simone how gorgeous and fancy doing that in 1 day...well done...I have never seen geese flying like that! I bet you can';t wait to see Laura again...what fun you will have catching up with her xo

Linda zei

Love your little Advent quilt! It's so cute and perfect! You are so creative!!

Bev C zei

Hello Simone,

I like what you made with your advent buttons. Laura looks lovely.
I wonder where the geese are flying to.
happy days.

Stoff und Nadel ..... Jutta's Blog zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
das ist ja wirklich ein toller Advents-Quilt, die Knöpfe sind der Hit !!!!!! Wirst du Säckchen an die Knöpfe hängen, wie bei einem Adventskalender?
Fliegende Gänse habe ich auch oft gesehen, wenn ich im Garten gearbeitet habe, wie schön, dass du den Vogelzug gleich fotografiert hast.
Und das glückliche Gesicht von L. gefällt mir sehr, sie scheint sich richtig wohl zu fühlen.
Ganz liebe Grüße an dich, deine Jutta

Cattinka zei

Hallo Simone,
der Andventskalender sieht ja niedlich aus, Du hattest eine gute Idee für die Buttons.

Carrie P. zei

I know you are counting the days to see your cute daughter.
You are so smart to make that advent calendar with those buttons. Very cute!
Wow! that is a lot of geese. Never seen that many at one time.

Grethe zei

Skype is a great invention;yes your daughter looks happy. Bet she is waiting to start opening the Christmas Calender! Super geese picture:-)

Tracy zei

Sweet advent calendar... and LOVE the sight of those birds in formation. Skype is so amazing... So glad you get to see your daughter while she's away. :o) Happy Day, Simone ((HUGS))

ria vogelzang zei

Wat een prachtige kalender!! Leuk idee!
En met de moderne communicatie ben ik ook zo blij! We hebben eindelijk contact kunnen leggen via Skype (!!) met de familie van mijn man in Australie!!!! ;))
Quess who is very happy with the internet.......... ;))))
Geniet van de prachtige natuur en de ganzen in formatie. Wat een prachtig geluid is het toch, he?!
Groetjes, Ria.

Houseelf zei

How lovely- batallions of geese! We have 1000s of pink footed geese come in to Martin Mere each Winter.

Lovely little advent quilt- a perfect use for the buttons. :-)

Yes Skype is an amazing thing for keeping in touch. I hope you have a lovely time visiting your daughter.

elizabeth zei

Oh how nice, the advent calendar is lovely : )

Thank you for linking up to Little Quilt Monday!


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