Monday, July 16, 2007

The contentment of good food and handwork...

We spent an extra day up at the cottage this past weekend. We were out looking around a couple of villages on Friday with our friends and then came back home to have dinner at the cottage. On Saturday, we drove to their campsite and had dinner with them there. This area of the provinces of Friesland and Drenthe are known for the waterways and many times you wait by the open bridges for the boats to pass by. This bridge we stopped at is actually operated by hand. There is a crank that raises and lowers the bridge.

My friend Sonja and I drove to a really fun shop in the village of Staphorst while our husbands took a bicycle ride in the area. We came back and had a BBQ meal. This is her slicing the bread.

More company! This chicken came by to try out the bread.

The meal was various kinds of meat on the BBQ and a couple of different salads with bread.

We then worked on our stitching. Sonja is stitching LHNs 'Season of...' and I worked further on 'Geranium House'. How fun to see how much further I am this morning. I now have the flower pot next to the fence also stitched and the right border also complete.


Nancy said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend Heidi! How fun that you and your friend are both working on a LHN design together. That chicken is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had an awesome weekend! I would love to visit with someone and eat, then pull out stitching!! How cool! I like your visitor, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonja and Heidi:
Beautiful stitching and good
food. I know you two and Mike
and Jos had a lot of fun together.
Love Mom

Suzann said...

Hedi -
Your weekend sounds wonderful. I love that you and Sonja are both stitching LHN designs. Your bbq sounds just spledid and how comical that the chicken came by for a visit. Thanks for sharing!!

Sachiko said...

Hi,I'm visiting from Margret's blog.Your weekend nice and wonderful! I like your stiches!!

Solstitches said...

I can't think of anything nicer than a picnic with good friends, good food AND companionable stitching.
It looks as though you had the perfect day.