Monthly Archives: July 2009

Decisions, decisions…

Some have asked why I don’t post a sketch of a new quilt design that I’m working on.  Here’s the reason why:  Even after I think I’m done with the design, having played around with countless versions on EQ6, things … Continue reading

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Survival of the fittest!

Well, I managed to survive being a Cub Scout Day Camp Counselor for a week!  I never imagined it would be so mentally and physically exhausting!  Fortunately, the weather cooperated.  There were a total of 90 boys at the camp … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

We arrived back in the USA on Thursday afternoon.  (My last post was actually written from home.)  Leaving after such an extended visit is always bittersweet.  Although the boys and I were probably ready to go home, it is hard … Continue reading

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Estonian Quilting Workshop

Although my friends often ask for advice on sewing and quilting related problems, I have yet to actually teach a class – until now!  Last summer, when my cousin, Ülle, visited me in the U.S., I took her to the … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Festival

I took 99 pictures at the festival before my battery died.  Here are just a few.  When I get home I will load them all into a photo sharing website. Dance Celebration:  Dancers entering the stadium from all directions: 7,500 … Continue reading

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Wow!!!!

In one word – overwhelming!  The Estonian Song and Dance Festival is an experience that is is truly difficult to explain without experiencing it first hand.  I am not sure where to begin so I’ll just start at the beginning. … Continue reading

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Laulupidu (Estonian Song Festival)

Tonight was the start of the Estonian Dance and Song Festival that I had talked about in a post before I left.  The festival is a very big deal in Estonia.  It is an occasion of national pride and solidarity. … Continue reading

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Kihnu Island

Finally, with this post I am caught up.  The last few posts all have the same date, but reflect our activities for the last 5 days. Yesterday, was a brand new adventure.  My cousin,Ülle, her husband, Mati, and I loaded up … Continue reading

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Beach Weather

Summer has really begun now and the weather has been perfect for the beach.  Each day the water gets just a bit warmer.  The beaches near Pärnu are all on the Gulf of Riga and the water is very shallow … Continue reading

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Tallinn

I am behind in my posting due to time and connection constraints.  My husband went home last week and so he is also waiting for me to update the blog.  I am not very good about journaling, so this has … Continue reading

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