dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

When you have nothing to blog about....

…then don’t blog.

Well, that is what I think, so it was a little quiet here.

Not that I haven’t been busy, I have, but with things I did not care to blog about, so it has been a few weeks since my last blogpost.

Also, unfortunately, I did not have much time to stitch, but I did find time to square up 3 blocks of my King George III quilt, so here they are:
Block 1:
Block 2:

Block 3:
And I attended a workshop at the Quilterspalet, all about the Marti Michell templates. I found these really handy and apart from learning about these, Evy gave a few tips to improve my way of using the rotary cutter, very helpful indeed!

On non-quilt related matters, we visited the new Markthal in Rotterdam and were impressed. What a great building! And the artwork on the ceiling!

Those square windows you see …. They are from apartments, people actually live there! And are able to look down at all the hustle and bustle down there.

Silly us, we went two days after the Markthal officially opened, so it was just too busy to really enjoy the place and look at all the market stalls with food. We were lucky to find a place at the Vietnamese stall, where we enjoyed a lovely Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) , but other than that we did not stand a chance. But I will return soon!
Also – sort of food related – Onno and I attended a coffee tasting workshop at our local Nespresso Boutique and we were amazed. We learned so much about not just the taste of coffee, but also its origins and the way Nespresso conducts its business (Fairtrade) , now I understand why politically correct George Clooney is in their tv commercials, I always wondered about that….

Early October it is my birthday, a quiet affair, but I was spoilt with lovely presents from friends and family and my better half surprised me with a gorgeous, huge bunch of red roses.
The roses lasted for nine (!) days, I could not resist another picture of the last day, look how big they had become!
This week it’s a school holiday week over here, so I will be spending time with my teenager (shopping…) , hopefully I will find some time to stitch as well…  and you do too!

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Geniet ervan Phyllis, het shoppen with your girl! Die markthal staat hoog op mijn lijst!

    1. Helaas niet mijn hobby.... al dat wachten buiten pashokjes. En dan in dit weer vandaag.... maar ja, dan maar schuilen in de Markthal en wat lekkers eten!

  2. Als eerste nog van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag.
    Soms dan zijn rozen zo mooi dat je er wel naar kunt blijven kijken.
    Leuke/mooie blokken en tja die mallen werken heerlijk.


  3. Gefeliciteerd nog met je verjaardag! Prachtig boeket rozen, mooi als ze zo mooi uitkomen. Je blokken zijn mooi geworden, prachtige kleuren!

  4. Love your King George blocks! Some day I will get brave and make some similar blocks.:) Those templates look like good ones. I really appreciate the ones where the tips are cut off--they seem to match up very well. Always great to get a peek into your very interesting life.:)

  5. fijn dat je weer even in je bloghuisje bent, heb je gemist!
    En,............ hieperdepiep hoera!

  6. Heerlijk toch zo'n tijd die je hebt besteed aan andere hele leuke dingen. Prachtige rozen en zo groot. De markthal wil ik zeker bewonderen. Architectonisch lijkt het me een uitdaging. Ik wil ook voelen wat het aan me doet als al die ramen op me uitkijken.

  7. Wat een mooie King George blokken heb je gemaakt. Het is zo een leuke quilt om te maken en dan de mallen lijkt me ook geweldig om mee te werken. De nieuwe hal in Rotterdam lijkt me erg bijzonder en dat er ook nog mensen wonen. Alsnog gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag.

  8. I especially like the block shown in the second picture.

  9. Nou ook al heb je volgens eigen zeggen niets te melden het was toch een lekker blogje! En george wat lijkt dst lang geleden masr was wel echte topper om te maken. Nice day nice girl

  10. The King George quilt blocks are very pretty, I have not heard of that quilt before. My goodness what a beautiful thing the roof of the market is ! What about the windows on the very top....are the apartment windows in the floor ! Hmm I wonder....I would love to see that.

  11. Prachtig, die King George blokken! En wat een prachtige rozen, alsnog gefeliciteerd!