Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

With Halloween just one day away it certainly is time to drop by and 'witch' you all a fun day tomorrow.

When we left The Netherlands eight years ago very little attention was paid here to this fun day. Now I'm happy to report I see more decorated houses and from the neighborhood notice we received yesterday the Dutch children will be getting dressed for the occassion and out collecting treats. I wonder if any of them will have discovered the Sarah Palin look? (LOL)

We are settled in to our house and it once again feels like home. Now it's just a matter of our car arriving. I would imagine it has left China by now as it is supposed to arrive in Rotterdam on November 13. After that another five days or so to get it through customs and we will once again have our own wheels. Thank goodness public transportation is excellent in The Netherlands and we only have a short walk to tram, bus & train. On top of that we live about a five minute walk from a shopping center that has everything we need.

Harmien has spoiled me with this lovely housewarming gift which is now proudly displayed on our autumn table. Isn't it adorable and my goodness she is such a wonderful stitcher!! She also sent me sweet autumn notes which I of course immediately used. Thank you so much Harmien, I love your gift. I hope you don't mind the fact that I stole your picture.

There are other pictures I really want to share with you but they will have to wait until my next post. Now that we are all settled in that shouldn't take too long.

Saturday we'll be Sipping & Stitching at Annemarie's as well as celebrating her birthday. It is going to be such a fun day and Harmien, Barbara and I will start our celebrations early as we are traveling together part of the way.

Hope everyone has a fun Halloween with lots of goodies.


Blogger Alberta said...

Margaret....sounds like you have done a lot to get settled so quickly! Glad things are falling into place.

Have you had time to stitch on a chair? I'm finally caught up on mine.

Happy Hallowe'en!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Sounds like things are falling into place. Lovely gift. Happy Halloween to you too.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Cindy F. said...

What a beautiful gift to receive!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

"Lovely" witch! Lol!
I guess you just can't wait to get your car back...
Harmien is a wonderful person, and I agree that her stitching is exquisite.
I'm glad you'll have / had a great time with Annemarie and Harmien this saturday.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

You sound very happy to be back in your home again! I love the sweet decoration from Harmien. Have a wonderful stitching get-together!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Oh, I wish Halloween would find its way over to Gouda!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Love the witch, Margaret!

Thank you for being there on my birthday! I loved having everyone around. And we got to do some stitching, too! Can't wait for December 13th :o)

4:00 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

What a fun Halloween piece, your witch is great. Harmien's Blessed Be piece is lovely, what a sweet housewarming gift. Glad that you seem to be settling in and have stitchers to hang out with.

2:30 PM  

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