maandag 2 september 2013

How did I manage years ago?

It was topsport this weekend. Taking care of two childs. A very sweet baby, Huub,  and a sweet, cheerful girl, Sascha,  of almost four years. We enjoyed every minute, but we were exhausted! When my two girls were that age, I had to deal with it every day and I went to university to study chemistry while the father of the girls was away nine months of every year! We had this weekend not a moment for ourselves, busy every minute, sleeping very little, how could I study while raising two kids?
But we were so happy to be with my husbands grand children, to walk hand in hand with a little girl with all her questions and stories, to see the smile of the baby boy when he saw us when he awake or when we played with him. 

Het was topsport dit weekend. We pasten op twee schatten van kinderen, de kleinkinderen van mijn man. Sascha wordt volgende week vier en Huub is negen maanden. Het zijn schatten van kinderen en erg makkelijk, maar toch vraag ik me af hoe ik het vroeger deed met mijn twee dochters. Ik had er een studie bij en mijn man zat negen maanden per jaar op zee! 
Maar we vonden het heerlijk om met die twee kleintjes te zijn en hebben van elke minuut genoten. Sascha met al haar vragen en verhalen en Huub met zijn stralende glimlach als we hem uit zijn bedje haalden of met hem speelden.
The center is OK the other blocks better than before/Het centrumblok is prima, the rest kan nog wat beter.
But today it is back to normal again and we are sitting at the big table. My husband busy reading all the papers and I sewing another block for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along. I just finished two. Of course I made some mistakes which I could have avoided when I have read the tutorial well and I had to rip some seams, but it is not too bad and it takes less time! I introduced some blue fabrics. 
There are more blocks to sew, but I had to prepare dinner and I had to sew a dress for Sascha. It is her birthday next Saturday and she wwants to be a princes with a pink dress. We bought yesterday together the embellishment. Everything pink! I have the fabric already, so I start right away.

Maar vandaag weer de gewone routine. We zitten samen aan tafel. Mijn man leest de kranten en ik naai block drie en tien van de Aiming for accuracy quilt along.  Het blok is af, dus ga ik eten koken en beginnen aan de verjaardagsjurk voor Sascha. We hebben de versiering zaterdag samen gekocht, de stof heb ik al en alles voor de prinsessenjurk is natuurlijk rose!  Ik ga snel beginnen want het is zo zaterdag.

And another one!/En nog een!

Four blocks finished/Vier bloken af!

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Maartje Quilt

10 opmerkingen:

  1. I love your blocks, very pretty!! It's getting to a fall routine here.

  2. Very nice blocks!!
    Thanks for your comments on
    Hugs Bambi

  3. Dropping by from Better Off Thread - more great blocks and I'm looking forward to seeing your pink princess dress, I hope you'll share photos? :)

  4. Hallo Quiltfriend! So lovely to read about your thoughts from when your kids were small and nowadays when you have grandchildren. It´s so true what you write.
    Nice blocks you are doing.Look forward to see when the top is ready.
    Lots of greetings from Lena in Stockholm
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  5. I know exactly what you mean. We have three grandchildren--7, 5, and nearly two. We enjoy every single minute when they are here. At the times they stay overnight, we are totally exhausted after they leave. Your blocks look great. Thanks for linking up!

  6. Your blocks are lovely and that dress is fab. I think Sacha will be delighted! I hope she has a lovely birthday :)

  7. Hi Maartje so gorgeous that you are looking after your grandchildren. I love the dress it is so cute. I am sure she will be beautiful in it. Gorgeous blocks as always. Thanks for sharing. Marie

  8. Beautiful blocks and it is amazing the energy we had when we were raising our children! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Hi, Maartje. Lucky Sascha--what a beautiful dress for a little princess! Beautiful blocks, too. I suppose there are reasons why one should have children when one is young.
    I had two granddaughters with me most of the summer--was I exhausted!
    best, nadia

  10. your blocks are so pretty Maartje! I especially love your pinwheels!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation