Two of my favourite things!!
And I got plenty of both the past two weeks.
As mentioned in my previous blogpost I wanted a (hand)project to work on besides the second Featherweight project I am working at with Feathergirl Hubertine and I decided to work some more on Phebe. I have a difficult relationship with this project, I know I will not finish it this time, but working on it now and then for a period is probably the best way for me.
So I got everything out of the box, rearranged the fabrics and started prepping flowers for that (for me problematic……) second applique border.
Also, our bee was invited for the ‘house warming’ of the new premises of The Stitch Cottage, fellow bee member Sandra’s - now only online - quiltshop. She plans to be offering mostly BOM’s via her website (love this one!) , we loved her new workspace and hope to enjoy more bee nights there in the future.
Hubertine gave a little show and tell of the Jules blocks she is handquilting, using the big stitch technique
Food wise there was a lot going on, this is the time of year for outdoor events:
First , in one of our favourite neighbourhoods in The Hague, there was the Taste the Neighbourhood (Proef de Wijk) event where local restaurants presented themselves. For a few Euro’s you could try their food:
which was one
of our choices
With the weather being so nice it was great to enjoy all these different tastes with other people sitting on the benches in the evening sun.
Also we are lucky, living in one of the suburbs of The Hague it only takes a few minutes by bicycle before we are in a wooded area with farms and fields. On the Whitsun (Pinksteren) Monday morning during such a bike ride there was a surprise: a farmers market!
Lots of stalls with lovely produce
Unfortunately we did not know about this (and had already enjoyed a nice breakfast) else we certainly would have participated in this, a breakfast in the fields where normally the cows graze….
We love going to food markets (and street food) ,we did plan to go to this one last Sunday: Pure Markt in The Hague.
And since we planned this visit we had a small breakfast that morning so we could eat this…. pulled pork from the bbq
Also here, beautiful fruit and vegetables, love those colors!
And this…. was sooooo delicious!
The stall from the American Baking Company was irresistible, filled with beautiful cakes, cupcakes and pies, I had to have the peach pie, but since I really could not eat anything anymore at the time, it came home with me…..
To be enjoyed later on in the evening, together with more of this…. which is fun to do while watching the World Cup matches.
This was my view from the table enjoying my peach pie and crochet.
Whopper doesn’t seem that interested J !
But I will be back at the table with my crochet in a few hours’ time for the game, hoping our guys in orange win again, just like they did last Friday, wasn’t that just the most spectacular game?!!