Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Four More Sleeps

My sister recently had a special birthday and as our DHs don't want to travel overseas again we decided to celebrate with a trip. On Sunday we leave for a 4 week trip through Italy, Switzerland, Bavaria and Austria, finishing with a 2 night stop-over in Hong Kong. So only 4 more sleeps before we're off. I've been very busy checking schedules etc online as we're doing our own tour using Eurail and have planned it to include as much spectacular scenery of the Alps as possible. I will try to keep my blog updated but it will depend on our internet access.
In the meantime I've also been trying to get as many quilts finished as possible and I just have a few more boxes to pack and post before we leave. I did manage to deliver all the quilts for the kids' camp and now I just have some fleecy blankets and quilts to finish for Qld.
I also received some lovely QAYG blocks from M. Towler (NSW) and the bright colours will be great for more kid's quilts. Sophia Frankan (Vic) has once again been very busy knitting beanies for the needy and she has sent in 8 this time which will be very welcome in our cold weather. The last parcel came all the way from The Netherlands and was sent by Barbara Bourree and her group of quilting friends. They sent a large pile of string pieced blocks and they will make more beautiful quilts.
Many thanks to everyone for all their donations.
Hugs, Jan Mac


Lynne said...

Have a wonderful time away. You certainly deserve it.

Maria said...

The trip sounds wonderful and a wonderful treat for all your hard work. As hubby really wants to do a trip to Italy and I love tall mountains, I will eagerly be waiting to see how your trip goes. Just might have to take notes for future reference

Maria said...

Have a great trip Jan! :-)