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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 11:07 #145966

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As some of you have already heard, my dad has passed away on 2nnd August. He had been ill for a long time and I could spend a few weeks with him in May. Thanks to my mom, my elder brother and sister-in-law he could be at home and passed away surrounded by most of the family. Now we are collecting ourselves and treasuring memories. I think of him together with friends and family that have gone before - having a great time catching up on everything and reminiscing. That makes me smile.

Last week I took a day off to go back to my hometown and visit places from my childhood, and visit a few relatives and friends. Tomorrow my cousin (who spent all her holidays with us as we were growing up and is more like my big sister) is coming to spend a few days and we’ll do another visit of places that are important for both of us.

My dad, me and three of my nieces
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My mom and dad last winter
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The big house on the right is where we lived when I was small (this house is more than 1000 years old and is right on the Rhine River)
The villa on the left was one of the villas owned by the Bosch family - yes the Bosch electronics company - the caretaker’s daughter was my best friend growing up. While the rest of the family was generally only there for a few weeks in summer and for weekend parties, Grandma Bosch used to spend part of the year here. When we were small the two of us used to be allowed to visit her and watch special movies with her on her TV - two I will never forget are “Hawkeye and the last of the Mohicans” and “The King and I”. Yes she had the first color tv in our area! (The villa has since been sold and now houses a specialty library). The old house where we had lived is still in use, the grandson of the owner when we were there and his family live there now and work the farm.
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In the next “city” Stein am Rhein
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And from the vineyard overlooking part of my hometown and the valley above Unterstammheim, Switzerland.
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A couple of weeks ago was my godmum’s 65th wedding anniversary. I made them each a quilt - they love to sit out on the balcony enjoying the sun. On cooler days it’s good to bundle up ;)
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Look after yourselves and know there is always something good to treasure
Hugs, Lotti
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 10:41 #145965

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Sharon, sending lots of healing vibes. You’ve been very very busy and I’m sure the girls will have memories that will be treasured forever.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 10:40 #145963

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Geneva, so so so good! Congratulations! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 09:47 #145962

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Congratulations on your quilt being Grand Champion! It is beautiful. And your little granddaughters are too. Sorry about your fall - hope you mend well soon.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 09:26 #145961

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Hi all. Today is my month and it has been BUSY. My latest quilt, Spring Explosion, won Grand Champion in 2 county fairs (yes we can enter more than 1 fair in Colo). It will debut in Portland in Sept.

we have 2 grands that live in Cincinnati and daddy brought them out then went home. . First we went to see Great Grandma in the mountains. The girls dipped their toes in the Poudre River behind her house. We explained it was melted snow to why is was so cold.
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Son and girls
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We then went to Tiny Town in the foothills of Denver. It’s over 100 years old and great fun for children. Our single son in Denver spent the day with us. A lot of the buildings are not 100 years old.

We tie-dyed t-shirts and dresses

Then this happened. Well crap! I fell in the garage, didn’t break my hip, thankfully; I did dislocate my thumb and have cartilage damage on my right hand. I go to a hand specialist on Monday. I thought I was ambidextrous until this happened.

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With Poppy’s help we were able to make to Doll quilts. The girls sewed the seams and ironed and I lightly quilted them.
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I was supposed to fly back with the girls yesterday, but with my arm...our son in Denver took them home and he will be home tonight. Well, I’ve had enough excitement for one month. Summer break s nearly over.

Happy sewing everyone.
Sharon in, now using my left hand, Colorado
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Aug 2019 07:07 #145951

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Woo Hoo Geneva!! Congratulations! Doesn't get any better than that, does it? Yay!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Aug 2019 10:23 #145949

Thank you everyone! As you all know it is very nice to be honored by the quilting world for your work. And it's even more special to be honored by your quilt friends!

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 20:05 #145948

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Geneva, a ribbon and check!!! What more could a quilter ask for!

Congrats, Sharon
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 14:50 #145947

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Awesome Geneva!!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 13:12 #145946

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Congratulations Geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 12:17 #145945

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Wonderful Geneva congratulations. It must feel amazing :)

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 11:32 #145944

Hey! Look what I got when I received my 4 Ring Circus quilt back yesterday! I won 2nd place at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey Pennsylvania!


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And it came with a monetary prize too! Yippee!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 05 Aug 2019 10:17 #145943

Luann, I really enjoy looking over your monthly blogs. It's interesting to see what you've been up to. That church is amazing! Loved your colorful flying geese and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with those tables.

Thanks for sharing..... geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 04 Aug 2019 18:10 #145940

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I forgot to put a link for visiting my blog,,,

letscreatetoday.blogspot.com/2019/08/july-oh-my.html
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