Friday, 9 October 2009

Last Wednesday!

was a full fun packed quilt related outing. Where did we go? Amsterdam! We took the train, which I have to admit was a long time ago that I used this kind of transportation. IMG_3969

After a busy day walking through only a small part of Amsterdam, I think I would have preferred using my car on the way home.

I was with two other quilt friends, Tonny and Mirjam. We met up with Mirjam at Amsterdam Central and we walked towards Den Haan & Wagenmakers in heavy rain. But first we visited the Bijenkorf to have some lunch and so that I could by myself a new bag and a bag-in-bag from Tintamar. I prefer the other name they go by: Very Intelligent Pocket. It is so cute and handy.

The bag and VIP were found quickly and up we went to have some lunch. I really wish we had more stores like this one in the Netherlands, the other Bijenkorf's really can't compete with the one in Amsterdam.

After our lunch we continued our journey towards Den Haan & Wagenmakers. Lucky me, I had a little map with me, as I'm sure we would have gotten lots if we followed Mirjam's advice icon_biggrin .

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Relief, we found the shop.

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Another display on your left. Mirjam & Tonny looking and being creative in their heads. You can see Tonny thinking!

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Mirjam trying to decide. Feeling and touching is such an integral part of quilting.

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Some quilts and jelly rolls displayed

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The display unit!

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The fabrics Mirjam bought!

Next to Den Haan & Wagenmakers is another quilt shop. Why did we not know this? No one mentions this shop in the blogs I follow. Bird Blocks is a very well stocked quilt shop, with lots of notions and quilt fabrics. Tonny bought some lovely fabrics for het new project, the secret garden quilt. IMG_3980IMG_3981

After visiting both quilt shops we walked a little further and visited de Kerkhof Passementen, a haberdashery shop.

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I'm sure some are curious what I bought. I'll show you in a next post.

1 comment:

Tatkis said...

Thank you very much Helen, you helped me with this post to find this interesting shop in Amsterdam during my vacation!

Best wishes,
Tatyana