Friday, April 30

Koninginnedag

Today it's "koninginnedag" (Queensday). The nation' s celebrating our Queen's birthday. Most of us have a day off, we dress ourselves in orange (the Queen's surname) and festivities are in every town. Markets, musicfestivals etc. etc.

I plucked this pic from the internet to give the Non Dutch and idea how nuts we can get here *lol*
This year it'll be her 30th year on the throne and I think Queen Beatrix is doing a great job.
I won't dress in orange and will probably not join any festivities but I do have the tv on to watch her visit to the province "Zeeland" today and I'm glad to live in our little kingdom!!

Monday, April 26

Time to smell the roses....

After visiting 2 doctors with 2 different opinions, an appointment scheduled for further tests and lots of hassle at work, i thought it was wise to step away from it all and try to get some peace and quiet in my mind. No blogging, in fact hardly any computer switched on, no quilting (restless minds make sloppy stitches..) and lots of naps..
The matter is/was that my doctor thinks I've got Meniere's disease (don't google that, it's depressing) and the specialist doesn't (which is a good thing!) Fact remains that I have a constant whistle/flute/rumour in my ear that drives me nuts from time to time. So more tests are needed: in june the 'hollow spaces" in my head will be examined (probably they'll find there's a lot of hollowness there *lol*) and my hearing will be tested. We'll see what it will bring!
Enough said about my health! What DID I do in the past weeks to take my mind of things?
I made a cake and Baking DD decorated with..polkadots ofcourse! Behold..the work in progress :)















I did some mindless sewing: Corrine wanted a new pencilcase and together we came up with these..














Then we decided we had enough of the mess in the big bags we both carry and after some calculating and prototype sewing we both have now an 'innerbag' Great when you want to change bags (hop the innerbag from one handbag to another) and now we don't have to 'dig" to find something like the carkeys..

Quilting DD needed one too (duh) and Corrine sold (!!!) another 2 to colleagues from her work. I finished those as well (while C was attending a PARTY!) 
And since we have lovely weather here, I really took time to smell the roses..
More relaxing days lay ahead: coming saturday Corrine, Quilting DD and I will visit the Open European Quilts championship AND after wednesday I will be having 2,5 weeks off ! So slowly but absolutely surely i'm surfacing  again :)                                                                                                                                             



Saturday, April 10

"Issues"

Since, let's say a week or so, I'm having some health issues. In short, I fainted and fell hard on my butt. I have now, I can safely say, THE largest black and blue spot ever recorded, on my delicate behind. (if it weren't my butt, I'd post a picture *lol*)
Yes I did go to the doctor (after a week...) and it can be nothing or it can be something. I have an appointment with a specialist in the hospital in a fortnight for additional tests. So we'll see where this will all lead.
I will survive for sure and to celebrate that ánd for comfort, C bought me a present..
Aren't these the best bowls??? They have the same print as the Dutch fabrics I used in my Holland quilt. I'll use them for sure every time C and I quilt together for serving "nice and responsible things to eat/snack while fondling fabrics"