The annual pilgrimage to the hand craft fair in Zwolle was last week. As has come to be expected, it maintained its reputation for being a crafter’s dream come true!
Upon entrance we stampeded our way directly to the ever popular, all time favourite; Bart & Francis. Not only to pore over their amazing selection of fibres, but I wanted to show off a project to them which I had made from their gorgeous yarn. (The details of which you will see in a coming post later this week!) Would you like to know more?
As much fun as I had wandering around the markets, I had in fact gone with a purpose in mind.
You see, now that I have a sewing machine again, this is a great place to go to find fabric! Would you like to know more?
No matter what the temperature tells me, Mother Nature is telling me that it’s Spring!
So much has happened since getting back from Prague! We still had our travel companions staying with us for several days once we returned home, but we continued on with our normal weekly routine as well, so there were still Language classes for me in amongst all the sight seeing.
When our friends headed back to Australia that was when the plague descended upon the household. I don’t remember much of that week. I was sick enough that I didn’t make it to my first Dutch Class. I had no voice, and I didn’t really think anyone else wanted to get my fever or cough.
That week though, ended with some other friends in town who I haven’t seen in years! It really is a wonderful experience to be able to show off our beautiful city to people we have known since childhood, but not seen or really spoken to in fifteen years.
Combining sight seeing with catching up is a great way to spend several days. Would you like to know more?
I appear to have inadvertently found my way into Amsterdam’s Fabric Mecca at the Albert Cuypmarkt.
I could draw so much inspiration from these furnishing fabrics! I can’t tell you how much it makes me look forward to all out stuff arriving!
But that’s just the beginning! Check these out!
And the jewels of the day were these …
I can’t wait to have a sewing machine again!
I’m a naughty blogger. I may have been a little slack on the posting last week, owing to the day job being very hectic. But I’m catching up! And here is the fabric I bought that was mentioned in the last post.
Very Hungry Caterpillar
I’m fairly sure this will go with goldfish …
And this final one fed into my current fascination with antique maps!
It’s receiving an embroidery embellishment now before I make it into a book slip cover.
More on Monday! I promise!