Sometimes you simply have the best of days and yesterday was one of them.
After an early start and a gorgeous drive from one side of our country to the other side (unfortunately on my own, so no pictures of the beautiful sunrise over the frozen fields) I was early to arrive in beautiful Zutphen for the trunkshow and workshop by Edita Sytar that Petra Prins organised.
As usual Petra took really good care of us, look at the goody bag that was waiting for us!
And the mug in the picture was part of the goody bag too, we used it for our coffee/tea, Petra said to take it home with us afterwards, because she ‘doesn’t like washing up’ J !
The morning was taken up by Edyta’s trunkshow (with some help from her husband, Michael) ! Soooooo many beautiful quilts:
And can you believe that this was just a selection of the quilts we saw, very difficult to make a choice for the pictures in this blogpost. This is a hard working lady, Edyta told us she owns more than 500 quilts she made herself…… and a loads of antique quilts too (I forget the number she mentioned… was it over a hundred?)!
She gave a great presentation of various techniques some of which she also demonstrated during the workshop after lunch.
In our goody bag we found a little kit to make a pincushion, I did start on mine, but was too busy chatting and looking at the quilts again to finish it.
After all this of course I visited Petra’s shop, always a pleasure as was seeing some familiar faces during the workshop.
And visiting Zutphen, such a beautiful town.
After the long drive back home I had half an hour to change before a very special evening: a wonderful dinner hosted by a friend who decided she would celebrate her 50th birthday in style, by booking a complete restaurant for all her girlfriends and female family members!
A special menu:
and little cards she made to put in front of our plates so we would know each other’s name and our connection with her, a great idea and so thoughtful!
I got home well after midnight and a just a little worse for wear, after the champagne and the wine, but hey, it was a special occasion and a special day!
And while I was making this blogpost just now my (very wise) friend sent me two pictures which I thought I’d share with you:
Thank you to Petra, Bep, Gerda, Esther, Edyta, Michael and my friend (50 is the new 30, I know it is ;-) !! ) for such a wonderful, memorable day full of fun and inspiration!