Saturday, June 19, 2010

Klosjes Saturday: From Holland with Love!

A quick update and a HUGE thank YOU!

Holland dressed in Orange for my arrival... Oh, not for me?
Oh yes, World Cup has Holland gripped in Orange Fever!
Hup, Holland, Hup!


For all of those of you wondering and keeping my sis in your prayers:
No Baby, yet! She is back under the care of her midwife and we are patiently waiting for nature to take its course--
In the meantime we are making the best of our time together: resting, preparing and having fun.

My niece is so happy to have me around which puts my sis at ease.
Not much stitching going on. But I did manage to make a few Klosjes in the plane, using my handy dandy dental floss to cut threads!


  1. Lovely pictures! Are you sure Holland didn't dress in Orange for your arrival......??!!!! ;)))
    Lovely to see you and your sister in the picture!
    It shows it will not be long for the baby to come!
    Hope everything turns out very well and it is great for you both to be together!
    Big hug!!

  2. So glad you made it there in time! I'm worrying about the parcel I sent to you there.....any sign of it? Michele

  3. Good to hear from you Valentina. Glad that your sis is doing well. Let us know the news when it happens. Enjoy orange and good luck with the game.
    Hugs Nat

  4. Yeppeeee, you posted ! I see that "the Captain never leaves the boat" ;>) Good girl...
    BIG (((hugs))) & smiles

  5. How do you cut thread with dental floss? And why?

  6. The excitement mounts! Lots of fun girl time while you wait! At least you didn't lose your treasured sewing scissor to the airport inspectors! I swear they claim they'll mail them back to you...but really must run a black market in sewing supplies from all the quliters who forget! ;-)))) Lots of hugs and prayers going out to Holland!

  7. OhhhValentina, ik zie de koeien in de wei, Hollandser kanhaast niet, veel Hollandser dan oranje......en wat heb je mooie hexjes gemaakt je logje hieronder!

    groetjes, jeannet

  8. What a good idea to use the floss dispenser to cut your sewing thread! Airlines are very strict about sharp objects being carried onto the plane nowdays and rightly so. I have a Clover pendant cutter, which doesnt seem to break the rules.
    Lovely photo of you and your sister, i wish her all the best with the birth of her new baby XX

  9. Thanks for posting pics of Holland. What a beautiful country! So glad you're having some time with your niece and sister before the excitement begins. :-) Looks like you are making the most of it!

  10. De laatste loodjes wegen het zwaarst... Ik hoor dat jullie het wachten goed besteden. En handig om een flosdoosje te gebruiken. Ik heb van clover zo'n handig snijrondje aan een koordje. Sleep ik ook altijd mee het vliegtuig in. Maar een leeg flosdoosje was goedkoper geweest ;-)

  11. Wat fijn dat je in elk geval op tijd bent, Valentina... En intussen gewoon heerlijk klosjes maken! Ze zijn weer prachtig!
    Ik duim voor je zus en jou!

  12. Hope baby arrives soon. She is obviously very snug where she is. Enjoy the time and glad you managed a bit of sewing.

  13. Thank you for letting us all hear from you. Yes, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. So glad you are having a wonderful time... What a lucky niece to have you for her aunt!!! XO

  14. Enjoy your time with sis and family and hope all goes well. Thanks for taking us along:)

  15. Have a fantastic time in Holland - hugs for the baby girl when she arrives. How wonderful that your sister will have you there with her :)...and for you too :)

  16. Wat een mooie echt hollandse foto's laat je zien. En wachten duurt soms lang maar jullie besteden deze tijd goed zoals ik het lees.

  17. Thanks for the wonderful pictures of Holland! That's someplace I'd like to go one day. Looks like your airplane trip was nice and productive :)

  18. I am so happy for you to be visiting your sister and Holland. Good luck with the birth, I hope everything goes smoothly and love the pics.

  19. The photos of Holland are fabulous to see! Brilliant use of a dental floss container!! :-)

  20. Good morning Valentina,

    I LOVE your klosjes, well done on the plane; I tried to, but I get sick :-(

    Your sister's baby keeps us waiting, but the good thing is that you and her can spend some 'normal' time together.

    Wish your sister and her family well!

    The flags were OFCOURSE because of your arrvial in Holland :-)

  21. So good to hear from you.
    thinking of you all and praying...

    Rob xx

  22. I'm glad that you've arrived safe and sound. Now for baby to make her arrival! :) Wishing you all well.

  23. Hallo Valentina, hoe gaat het inmiddels met je zus? Maakt de baby nog geen aanstalten om te komen? Wel gezellig om wat extra tijd met je zus door te brengen. (en de Nederlandse voetbalgekte mee te maken.Erg he!)

  24. Hi Valentina! How is your sister doing? Any news today? She must be so ready to see this little one into the world. Enjoy your time with her and your little niece. Glad you can take some time to do a little patchwork...

    Hugs en groetjes ~


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