Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Adventure continues

Much has happened since I last wrote. On Thursday and Friday I traveled to Den Haag (the Hague), the governmental seat of the Netherlands. There I met Caroline and Jacqueline from the Crazy Exchange. It is quite an adventure to meet, in person, folks you have only spoken to online. But we had a marvelous time. After some lunch and visiting, Caro took me to her favorite, local quilt store - the Quilter's Palat. Evy was most hospitable and made us a cup of tea to enjoy while we looked around her shop.

Jacqueline and her daughter came over to Rob and Caro's for dinner. We had a simply charming time, visiting, "show and tell" and a delicious dinner cooked at the table on an electric griddle. Lekker.

The next morning Caro and I ventured into Amsterdam for a visit to the renowned quilt shop, Den Haan and Wagenmakers. Look them up on the internet, it is a shop hardly to be believed. They are best known for reproducing old designs in the most beautiful colorways. I have been collecting reproduction block prints for the past 5 or 6 years and probably now, finally, have enough to make a quilt top. As you would expect, it is expensive and one can only by so much at a time. (approx. $30+ per yard)

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