The get together with some of my online friends has come and gone. It seemed we were only just planning it thinking it was so far away and now before we know it, the time has passed quickly. Jos and I enjoyed showing them a little of Holland. There was some shopping and stash buying along with sightseeing. There was also much laughter. Now all that has turned to memories to be remembered by all of us...
I had a bag of gifts waiting to welcome them to Holland. A couple of things were items I had bought in the last few months. I also included three specially handmade things for them to remember this trip by.
The WIP (work~in~progress) roll above is made of fabrics from the local Dutch costumes worn by the people of the villages of Bunschoten/Spakenburg. I took them to the museum there on Wednesday last week so the fabrics became more poignant after viewing the museum exhibits. I hope these rolls will remind them of us stitching together here in Holland for many years to come as they use them for their projects.
This sweet little pattern is an online freebie which I stitched up with the help of my mother as a door hanger. Thanks for helping me stitch them mother! 'Welkom bij ons' translates literally to 'Welcome by us'.
Last but not least, I ordered some pretty scissors from France and made a blue beaded fob for each of them with a wooden shoes charm.
Note ~ This post was started back on May 11th but I had no time to post it. It is May 15th today and I completed the post so the date is not correct.