Friday, February 19, 2010

International Siggy Swap - Stanislava Simon

Stanislava's siggy is my first siggy from Croatia.  I first heard from Stanislava after she sent my former Secret Pal a siggy.  Terry posted about it here and I left a comment on Terry's blog wishing that I had one like it, only with an "S" for Susan.  Stanislava contacted me to say that she had sent me a siggy before she read my comment!  Now the siggy swap list has hundreds of names on it, so even if she was just swapping with US swappers, that's still an amazing coincidence.
I realized once again that geography is not my long suit when I googled Varazdin, Croatia.  Not only had I never heard of Varazdin before, I was even a little fuzzy on just where Croatia is, though I knew it used to be part of Yugoslavia.  I determined that Croatia is around the coast from Italy, near Venice.  Varazdin is a small city northwest of Zagreb, about midway between Venice and Budapest.  Stanislava lives near the border with Slovenia, and apparently within walking distance of the Davra River, one of the main rivers in that part of the world.  I also saw that Croatia's western sea border, opposite Italy is called the Dalmatian Coast.  Do you suppose that's where the dogs come from?

Before I sign off today, I just wanted to say how saddened I was by Monday's terrible train wreck in Belgium.  My heart goes out to my fellow bloggers there, and to everyone touched by this horrible tragedy.

4 comments:

Nanci said...

Oh Susan, I don't do these but just love looking at them.

The embroidery is always so original.

Terry said...

YEAH!!!! You received yours :)
How many do you have now? Have you started putting them together yet, or have any thoughts on when and how you are going to put them together? I have to get some more made, I am completely out!
Hugs

Sue-Anne said...

Another wonderful block, and a geography lesson as well!

retdairyqueen said...

JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND WONDERED IF YOU WERE THE SAME sUSAN IN TEXAS I WAS SWAPPING A SIGGY WITH
I SEE YOU DO COLLECT THEM SO IT PROBABLY IS YOU
ILLENE