Thursday, 29 August 2013


Today I had one of the most amazing surprises. Deb from  Frog Cottage Designs visited my blog sometime ago and saw some of the "Kim Diehl " projects I made and how | like her work and fabric.
She sent me the most amazing e-mail, she asked if I wanted some of her Kim Diehl's fabric and she would sent it to me. Can you believe such generosity.
Well the mail arrived this morning and I was absolutely speechless when I opened it. She sent me some gorgeous Kim reproduction fabrics , some wonderful patterns and a lovely kit. She also has a web site with some great stuff to us quilters. Be sure to make her a visit

Now delight yourselves with the great gifts I got. Ain't I a lucky girl ? I can't wait to start a new project using these awesome fabrics!

                            Thank you very much, my dear friend Deb 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

I've been missing but I'm back!

First I have to warn  you my dear friends that this will be a long and heavy photo post

It's been more than a month since my last post but I've been really busy.
First it was my daughter's Graduation. She is now officially a Certified Nurse. It was a beautiful ceremony, it seems that it was only yesterday that she was just a little girl.

                                              Catarina between her PROUD Mom and Dad

                                                     Catarina after receiving her diploma

                                               My daughter and a couple of good friends of hers

After the Graduation I have a small vacation with all the family ( that mens the four of us)
We went to Algarve, to a place we love and have been going there for almost 15 years.

                                                            Walking  in Monte Gordo

                                               And my favorite place ... The pool

 We stayed only a week but it was great, I relaxed by the pool, got some sun and forgot all the problems of our daily lives.

My great friend Célia came to Portugal again. It was her brother's birthday and she came to celebrate with the family. She lives in Australia, her brother in South Africa and their mother lives in Portugal.
Of course we didn't miss the chance to meet again.
She came to my house and we had the most wonderful time. I got spoiled by Célia for she brought me so many fabulous gifts. She is a really generous and kind person.
                                    Me, Célia and Blackie in my livving room

                                              Posing in front of one of my quilts

I think I'll stop right here. I've done a little sewing lately but I will show it in a another post.