vrijdag 23 december 2016

Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017!

Hello everyone,

As my last post for this year I’d like to wish you a lovely, warm, cozy and merry Christmas time!

And best wishes for a healthy, happy, wonderful and creative 2017!

At Christmas time so many places look pretty, my home town The Hague is no exception, so I thought I’d take you on a little tour and share with you some of the beautiful Christmas trees on show here this Christmas season.

At the Royal Theatre, Koninklijke Schouwburg: 

At the Prison Gate museum, De Gevangenenpoort: 

At department store De Bijenkorf:

At shopping arcade De Passage:

Along a canal - yes, we have those too in The Hague -  at CafĂ© Hathor….. (oh, I remember way back when….. J ) : 

One of our main squares, Plein:

 And last but certainly not least the beautiful Mauritshuis museum:

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas tour of The Hague and thank you so much for visiting my blog this last year. Again, have a lovely Christmas and until we meet again in 2017!


zondag 18 december 2016

Have yourself a merry little Christmas bee

Meeting up with other quilters is always fun, to share ideas, to be inspired by their projects, to discuss plans, to help each other with ‘technical’ tips. But to find a spot in a few busy agenda’s that you are able to see each other can prove difficult. When late in summer we talked about meeting up, we found that the first available date was near the end of December! So a Christmas bee it was, small but sweet, at my place with Yvonne (click) and Judith (click).

The girls came bearing gifts, sweet, handy and much appreciated:
We munched on chocolates, pannetone and pumpkin soup while we sewed and chatted and chatted.

Juud gave both Yvonne and myself a board that can be used for shaping your block but is also great for just working on, she uses it herself too:
And Yvonne started using it straight away too:

Yvonne had brought her beautiful Dear Jane quilt, made from Minick and Simpson fabrics:
Whopper loved it and the cuddles too!

I always have to look at the pincushions quilters use… this was mine, I always bring it out in December (made it during a Christmas party at Dorry’s (click) a few years ago, from a Primitive Gatherings  kit :
these were Juud’s:

and this one was Yvonne’s, a ring pincushion, much loved and used:
It was a lovely day girls, let’s do it again sometime…… maybe next Christmas ;-)) ?!

Also last week I attended an Aurifil Masterclass. All about the history of the brand, the actual production of the thread, the types of thread etc. etc. It is being organised at several quiltshops, I went to the Masterclass at the Quilthoeve in Naaldwijk (click), as always we were well looked after by the ladies there and it was nice to see some familiar faces that I had not seen for a while. And there was a nice goody bag J. The whole thing is very interesting so if there is one near you, do try and attend.
Now back to some quilting this Sunday, a calm day before the Christmas madness starts next week.
Thank you for visiting J !
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