dinsdag 30 oktober 2007

Trijntje in Velsen

Yesterday I went to the Stadsschouwburg (theater) in Velsen.
To a concert by Trijntje Oosterhuis.

Together with guitarist Leonardo she gave the public a very fine evening.

She sang numbers by composers like James Taylor, Sting, Paul McCartney and her father. But most of the songs were from Burt Bacharach. I like them very much.

It was very pleasant and I enjoyed this evening.

donderdag 25 oktober 2007

Working hard on Monday

Inspired by Lucy, Karen and I joined in, in a tumblerproject.
So on Monday we went to Lucy’s house.

Thanks to Iris who took care of the catering, we spent most of the day behind the sewing-machine. Iris made delicious chocolatcroissants.

When I left in the afternoon Karen and Lucy were still competing.

Tuesday,Wednesday and today I had nice (tennis, coffee time with friends ) and not nice obligations (housework, ironing and cleaning).
But in between I made 6 rows. When I look at it, it gives me a very happy feeling.
I think I have to make at least 20 rows. So I will use every chance I get.

I am addicted.

And for the first time I am good friends with my machine.

woensdag 17 oktober 2007

Alarm bell rings

I saw my last blog was from last week. Time flies. I will show you some photos from my activities of last week.

Today I went to the city, because I needed a new wintercoat.

I saw one in the first shop I started but decided to go to the other shops I had in mind as well. If I found nothing better I would return to H&M.

When I was at VD I saw a nice bag that I bought. I asked the saleslady if I could use it rightaway and that was not a problem.

The only problem was that in several shops on my way back the alarm went off.

Everyone was very friendly but for some dim reason it did not feel nice. The saleslady in the last shop told me to look for a magnetic strip.

Well when I was back home I did look, but could not find anything, So I will keep the note with me and If the problem remains I will have to go back.

dinsdag 9 oktober 2007

Explaining guess what

I told you about my guess what. Well let me explain.
In spring we have renovated our bedroom. We stripped the room, placed a new wardrobe, wooden floor, wallpaper and so on.
We continued with the decorating after the summer.

So when I was taking the photos of my “dear Jane” I thought it was time for the decoration. I had an idea what I would like to have above my bed.

Now my DH is very handy (what his eyes see, his hands make) and I am good at giving instructions.LOL…...

So this is the outcome.

I am very pleased.

I made the sampler a few years ago, in a project at the LQS. There were several groups, and there is a show planned with all samplers. I am looking forward to it and I am very curious to see the samplers of the others.
I only have to quilt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dinsdag 2 oktober 2007

Market in Haarlem

Yesterday I started the day with running . I do that twice a week, 45 min. It always gives me a lot of energy.

Because I needed muslin, I went to the market in the centre of Haarlem. The market trader I was looking for was present so it was a succesful morning.

In the afternoon, when I came home from work, my DH surprised me with a bouquet of flowers. (It was our 31st wedding anniversary). How sweet !.