Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A day out.....

I seem to be absent on my blog right now. I am stitching away and will share a progress photo tomorrow but today I was really absent. I went to Elburg with my friend Sonja again. Here is a photo of one of the houses in this fortressed village. It is such a pretty village to walk around and there are a number of wonderful shops along with some great cafes to stop for lunch or coffee and tea.

We first went to the shop that carries only beads which I have told you about before on the blog. We decided we needed to dress more of our scissors. We get carried away and spent about 2 hours searching for the right combinations. Then on the way back to the car, we stopped in once more for me to pick up a few more for an idea I had. It will be announced for my other blog CelebrateTheSeasons' birthday in November.

Yes, mother, I did it again! I have a real thing for pretty shawls! I can't pass a shop selling shawls without stoppng to have a look. Funny but Sonja says I stop in mid~sentence if someone walks by me wearing a pretty shawl. This pretty one in my hands is cashmere and silk and was a bargain at only 10 euro.

We had a delicious bowl of Dutch split pea soup for lunch but with all this shopping, we had to do the Dutch thing and go have a cup of tea and apple pie to refresh us from our retail therapy.


Solstitches said...

I really enjoyed this post Heidi :)
I don't think I've ever seen a picture of you so that was nice.
It sounds as though you had a wonderful day out with your friend.
Mmmm, split pea soup - yummy and as for the apple pie that looks so good.
I love shawls also and bought a black beaded one a couple of weeks back when we went on a short trip to Salamanca.

Nancy said...

OH OH, you better hide that shawl. How many does this make? Guess you won't want anymore then.
Looks like you did ok in the bead store too.
I love pea soup and that dessert looks yummy. Now, it too Sonja to get your picture on your own blog. I have you on mine though.
I miss you, boo hoo.
Love you, Mom

Nancy said...

What a lovely day for you Heidi! The bead shop looks amazing, and the desert. . .well. . .yum!

The shawl is beautiful, and I love seeing your picture. You look so sweet!

Nancy said...

She is sweet Nancy, of course, I am her Mom.

Kristen said...

It sounds like so much fun! I miss you very much! I also think that the more I hear about Sonja, the more wonderful she sounds. I am so glad that you have her as a friend! Split Pea Soup is my FAVORTIE!!! YUMMMMMM!!! The pie looks great too!

Teresa said...

What a beautiful bead shop. I am looking forward to seeing what you make. The shawl is lovely and the pie makes me hungry. :))

Anonymous said...


It was amazing to see a picture of you. And what was more amazing, you look almost exactly as I had you pictured in my head! Now is that cool or what! Love the shawl!! I love shawls also - which reminds me - I need to start working on mine again tonight (the one I'm knitting).

Linda in VA

Anonymous said...

What a great day out. I love shawls too - there's a lot of us about..haha! There's nothing nicer than spending a day shopping and snacking with a friend. I love the look of that bead shop and want you to show me how to make the beaded scissors fobs, when we meet :>)
Hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Hallo Heidi,
Leuk om de foto's in jouw verhaal te zien! Het was een gezellige dag! En de reacties op jouw foto's zijn ook leuk! Groetjes vanuit Deventer. Sonja

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to finally see a picture of you! I didn't really have a picture of you in my head yet, well, it was fuzzy and it is VERY nice to now have a clear one. LOL!!! I wish I could be right there with you, sharing in the fun of shopping AND eating! You and Sonja look as if you had a great time together. Can't wait to see the fruits of those bead purchases!

Mandie said...

I'm going to fall over!!!! YOU actually posted a picture of yourself???? Mark it on the calender! ha ha ha

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Heidi, I love your blog and will have to visit it more often. You inspire me! Since there is already a Diane on here, I'll have to sign mine as Diane (LLL) so you'll know I'm from the Lilacs group. I love the beauty you've created in your life.

Diane (LLL)

crazyhaberdasher said...

Oh I love going shopping for crafty things as well as treasures!
I have added a little to my blog. I have gone through all of my reference books and haven't had a great deal of luck but there is a some information there. I am currently waiting on another expensive reference book to arrive - called Pins and Pincushions - so I am hoping that I might be able to uncover more of the pin card mystery!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Oh and thankyou for telling me about your tutorial on pinkeeps. I have printed out a copy for my sewing files!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day spent with your friend! Love your shawl that you are wearing and look at how lovely you are!!!! Thanks for sharing the photo of yourself! Oh, and that apple pie looks like it was delightful....there goes my hankering for a sweet treat! xo, Becky

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