woensdag 18 mei 2016

Beautiful, sunny Zutphen

With the weather having changed to that familiar greyness again, I thought I’d cheer you (and myself!) up with a few pictures of a visit to beautiful Zutphen 1,5 weeks ago. Most Dutch quilters will have been there, so this will look familiar to them, but for those readers of my blog who haven’t had a chance to go there, here are a few pictures of a lovely day. I have been to Zutphen quite a few times by now, but with the beautiful springtime weather and the blossoms on the trees, this is the prettiest I have seen it.

A visit to Petra Prins’ shop is a must and with the weather being beautiful I think even quilters were doing other things, it is the first time I was the only customer in the shop, if only for a short time.

Really, the municipality or local tourist board should give Petra a prize, with quilters from all over flocking to Zuthpen the amount of Euro’s she is bringing into this town also to other businesses…. Because we quilters need to care of our inner self too, don’t we?

Ah, the terraces of Zutphen, not to be missed on a sunny day.

Usually I go to Zutphen by myself or with a fellow quilter, but for the first time I went with the Mr.
Funny enough for the past few years he has to go to Zutphen now and then for work, but when he does he never has the time to walk around the town, so this was a first for him. As he is usually too busy to think of original gifts and with it being two days before Mother’s Day, the combination of Mother’s Day presents and Petra Prins’shop was a win-win situation for me!

Let’s hope the beautiful weather returns soon, in the meantime…. they call this ‘stitching weather’ for a reason!


10 opmerkingen:

  1. That's what I call a perfect spring day!

  2. What a lovely outing! It looks like such a pretty place to visit in the spring. I can only imagine how fabulous Petra Prins's store is :0)

  3. You have done a lovely job of showing Zutphen at its best. Thank you. Enjoy some productive, non-sunshine time.

  4. mooie boeken phyllis, ik heb toevallig beide gekocht op de beurs in Nantes. Voor de rest benik het helemaal met je eens. De winkel van Petra is een waar Feestje!

  5. Jouw mooie foto's en leuke verslag over Zutphen doen me eraan denken, dat het al weer veel te lang geleden is, dat ik daar was. Terwijl alles daar zo geweldig is, van het stadje zelf, tot die verrukkelijke winkel en het welbekende terrasje van De Pelikaan. Je hebt er mooie aankopen en een fijne herinnering aan overgehouden!
    Groetjes van Ageeth

  6. What a charming town to visit on a day trip and how nice you had some good weather for your visit.
    It looks like you had a very happy Mother's Day! I am waiting for the Lury book to arrive in the U.S.

  7. Dat is een heerlijke dag die je gehad hebt. En Zutphen ziet er heel aantrekkelijk uit. Ik kan niet wachten tot ik het boek in kan kijken :-)

  8. Lovely, Thank you for sharing. I was able to get Jane to sign a book for me last week. It's a wonderful book. Enjoyed this post!!

  9. Mooie foto's! Ik was er net geweest vlak voor jij ging, grappig. Ik heb ook genoten, wat een mooie winkel en plaats. Super cadeaus heb je gehad! Het linker boek heb ik ook e nog steeds kijk ik er vaak in, echt de moeite waard.