samedi 17 mars 2012

Going back to Amsterdam is

like taking a warm bath and such a pleasure to be able to take four friends with me , being spoiled by Joes and Isabeau  in their quilter's heaven...
Fun began in the Thalys' fast train with a bottle of TARIQUET and the delicious sandwiches made by Monique.
While waiting for Anne Marie who arrived 1 hour later,we spend some time in the nicely restored waiting room of the railway station, the ceiling is stunning, before joining our Dutch friends.
The next day we went with Joes to town, walked and walked, and went after lunch with bitterballen to DHEW to buy fabric.
Annelies took care of us in a great way, allthough she runned the shop all alone that day, she's a real trooper.
Annelies and Joes and a pic of the fabric boxes and bundles
Five happy frenchies on the doorstep of DHEW, carrying the fabric bags
This is what i baught in Marken on saturday, more about it in my next post.
And the Windham fabrics. The red-blue borderfabric is from the JOSEPHINE collection made after a very inspiring antique Dutch quilt, that belongs to Joes'mum, a family heirloom.
If you go to Veldhoven , you will see the quilt and Joes will be there to to give you further inf ormationI also found the striped fabric matching the blocks of what i call "the other Dutch quilt.See you in the next few days ,for more about our trip.
I also have a request: can anyone explain me how to link directly to other quilters blogs?, 
I think it would enrich mine very much, hope you can help me with this...
Take care, Will in Paris, spring is here, but all of a sudden this morning, the cold and a nasty drizzle is back again.....

6 commentaires:

Randy D. a dit…

Bonjour Will. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your wonderful trip!! Looks like it was great fun to be with your old friends.

martine a dit…

Wat wordt je andere Hollandse quilt prachtig.
Mooie rand heb je uitgezocht.

betty prins a dit…

Ohh, wat zullen jullie genoten hebben, heerlijke winkel in A'dam en Marken, prachtige stofjes heb je gekocht!

Annelies a dit…

Ik heb genoten toen jullie in de winkel waren. Wat een gezelligheid !

Kathie a dit…

beautiful new block, new fabric looks great, glad you were able to spend time with your friends.
Kathie

Corrie a dit…

Hallo Will, dank voor je leuke reactie op mijn weblog en nu hebben we elkaar terug gevonden! Ik heb je snel aan mijn blogroll toegevoegd.
Wat heerlijk om bij Annelies op bezoek te zijn geweest en zulke mooie aankopen te hebben gedaan, prachtige lapjes! Tot later weer. Groetjes van Corrie