...in Heidelberg verloren. ...
Actually I didn't lose my heart in Heidelberg, though it surely is a very lovely city.
We went there this weekend because my sister got her bachelors degree at the UMUC.
She's one of the students who continued their studies via the internet after leaving the states, and in spite of not being a native speaker she repeatedly made it to the National Dean's List over the last years and is member of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa.
Guess who's a proud sister!!! (Hint: She has red hair and owns a blog...)
The graduation took place in Heidelberg, so we took the chance and included some sightseeing in the trip.
You may recognize another familiar face - I met Charlotte in Heidelberg and had a very nice evening together with her and Betty (pictured in the middle) *g*.
It's wonderful to meet a "kindred spirit" now and then, chatting away the hours, knowing she'll understand at least some of your madness.
I got adorable presents from her, including a blue/green fat quarter for my stash - as if she knew what's up next on my table...! She also made me some of the most awesome bags for my shoes (remember I have too many?), a wonderfully stitched purse and brought me a "pink & kitschy kitty notebook" - I LOVE IT! It's just perfect for my pink mad hatter inside.
We went through the city, had dinner and some ice cream, and she showed me places where no tourist would look at. *eg*
Es war mir wie immer ein echtes Vergnügen - Danke, Charlotte! Bis zum nächsten Mal! :)
The next day was filled up with visiting the Heidelberg castle, the old bridge and having a boat tour on the Neckar. We were also strolling around in the old city of Heidelberg, lurking cool shops and seeing some of Kristins awesome quilts live, including the lovely "Fliegenpilz II".
And .... Guess what! ...
YES, on sunday in the evening I met the artist herself! XD
Silly me had no camera at hand, so I didn't take a pic, but it was very nice meeting Kristin in person. (To be honest: I was so nervous about it, I almost died. The same feeling like meeting E&K for the first time.)
I really enjoyed our meeting and surely will let you know when I visit HD again so we can have a coffee! ^.^
Our family had much fun this weekend - more impressions of our trip on flickr.