I've been admiring some swans that have settled nearby my home for sometime. This morning I had a pedicure planned and drove by them again and thought I really must take my camera with me.
Getting a pedicure and foot massage is one of the perks of having a job. I cancelled my previous appointment (in March) when job security was at its low. As you can see I also had a French pedicure. Don't my feet look neat?
Here is mama & papa swan and their children. When driving to that mysterious place, I saw that they had just gotten into the water. Luckily I was able to park my car nearby and quickly take these pictures.
After an hours drive I arrived at this town. I think some of you will recognize it.
Yes, this is Zutphen. It has been sometime since I've been to Petra Prins, the quiltshop. Which is most likely the reason why I got lost twice! Twice, I had to ask which way to go to the Vaaltstraat. A little out of breath and sweaty (yes, it is sunny and 26 degrees Celsius) I finally found it.
I had to keep an eye on my watch as the parking meter was running. I tried to go incognito (trying to conceal my identity) but failed. Petra Prins recognized me straight away. The lady that helped me didn't at first, but than I wrote down my name (as I also ordered a kit) and all of a sudden I was this ''known'' person.
This is the sweet lady who assisted me. Sorry I didn't ask her name.
This is what I bought in Zutphen. I didn't only shop at Petra Prins :) I also bought two milk pitchers and a coffee to go for me.
I bought these lovely fabrics at Petra Prins and two quilt books. The books are to prepare me for the next quilt course. Coming fall we are going to make a Log Cabin quilt. I haven't yet chosen the color scheme or pattern. The books are to provide me with some ideas.
On the way back home I drove through our lovely country side and sang out-loud in the car. Love these little trips by myself. Yes, I'm happy & content.
Quickly dropped into the dry-cleaners to pick up Hubby's suit & my skirt, but as they weren't open yet, I let myself be distracted.
I also bought this.
How am I going to explain this??