Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday update

Yesterday (Friday) our buddies left town, headed back to Great Britain, by way of Calais and the Chunnel.  Some of our day was spent doing laundry - without an adjustment the normal washing runs for about 2 hours!  No kidding!  We don't have a clothes dryer in this house, so we are dependent on the sun shining onto our clothes rack.  It did!  While all of that was 'doing', I worked on sewing 40 or 50 blocks that Caro had left for me.  [she had arranged for me to use her second machine].

  A quiet evening of sewing and watching (again) "Julie and Julia".  Quite fun.

We awoke to rain, but Caro wanted to visit a newly opened quiltshop in a little town about 8 km from Delft, De Quilthoeve. (the Quilt Farm).  I must say that the buyer for this shop does a really marvelous job of selecting fabrics which all work with each other - lots of Civil War and reproduction fabrics.  In addition they have extra fun bits and pieces.  As is typical of Dutch quilt shops, there is always coffee and tea available,

Caro took her antique quilt top, looking for the perfect binding fabric,
and of course we found it!  I found a very sweet stitchery surrounded by quilting, so I did buy the kit. 
"Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest is surely home and home sweet home for there the heart can rest".  Lots of kits there also, from our friend Simone - go take a look at her lovely things.

In the afternoon, it was still raining, but as none of us melts, we headed out to visit the Saturday market,

It's Holland - everyone has fresh flowers at home.  Also checked out the Gipsy Festival in the Markt,

To my Dutch readers, thanks for your nice comments.  You have a fascinating country with many wonderful things to see.

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