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.