Did some preparation before I left. The block I started on Wednesday was easy peasy and I knew I would finish it during our get-together.
I left a little earlier than usual to be able to take some pictures of the alpacas. Sadly the weather is a little bleak. Maybe I should go for a visit when the sun is shining. Still, as you can see they were pretty close to the fence. I absolutely love these creatures.
After the photo shoot I continued my journey. See the tractor? Yes, I’m travelling through the Dutch countryside
I will stop at this bakkery one day.
As you can see I took some pictures while driving.
Arrived at my parking spot! Most of you have see this shot before, although I can guarantee that the photo was taken yesterday.
Arrived on time! You wouldn’t think so after all those distractions.
There were not a lot of us, but that didn’t dampen the fun.
Admiring the quilt Di Ford left behind.
Busy with the next block.
One row done.
Petra Prins herself was in the shop. I had thought of taking her new book with me to get it personally signed. But I didn’t put the book in my basket when I left home. Stupid, stupid me!
This is what happens when you don’t put your thoughts into action. Now I still have a unsigned book. Maybe next time!
Have you had a chance to look through the book yet? Lovely quilts that makes me . I even know most of the people who made them! I’m pretty impressed with their lovely work and what amazes me how quickly they finished them.
I understand that my Australian readers can check out the quilts personally at Quilts in the Barn. I’m sure Linda Collins will be telling more about this in one of her future posts. You will also be able to admire the Dutch Chintzes and reproduction fabrics produced by Den Haan & Wagenmakers. If I remembered the information I heard correctly, both Petra & Nel will be there coming September.
After our get-together I decided to walk through ‘het hofje’, Oude Bornhof. A hofje is a Dutch word for a courtyard with almshouses around it. They have existed since the Middle Ages. This hofje is still in use. Lots of houses have become apartments. Hofjes are usually built in a U-shape with a yard or garden in the middle, and a gate as entrance.
My drive back was very uneventful. But I did stop for another photo shoot