zondag 27 oktober 2013

Family gathering

In the last weekend of October there is always time for a family gathering.

Both my parents are celebrating their birthday. So all the children and grandchildren are there. It doesn't happen many times, because we are living all over the country, have busy jobs.

Sophie walking Mies, like Cesar Millan would say: Calm and Assertive.
And although the Netherlands aren't the biggest country of the world, we aren't exactly neighbours either. So it's good to see each other,  in our house were we grew up, and catch up.

 It's amazing how beautiful the weather still is. Saturday we sat outside drinking coffee. Well sunny days are over for this week. A south-west storm is going to hit the coast. So if you can, just stay inside and quilt ; ).

Granddad with Promise and Christian, the two youngest grandchildren.

The girls

The boys.

zondag 13 oktober 2013

It's quilting weather today .....

.... in the Netherlands, and especially in The Hague. They predict wind, rain and cold.

So quilters I would say hurrah!!!

 I have been doing some quilting the last weeks, but till this weekend the weather was so lovely that we spend a lot of time outside, walking the dog, cycling, drinking wine outside in the Theresiastraat. Enjoying the autumn sun.

I can't show you all my projects, because some of my finished projects are going to Seattle. And I don't want to spoil the suprise. Sorry Seattle-friends, still 5 weeks to go.
Work in progress
In the afternoon Emma is coming, and later on her husband and kids will join us for tea and dinner. I think I will make "snert" (literally translated "rubish"). But in the Netherlands it's another name for pea soup.

The "house quilttop" is almost finished, I'm working at the last border, one finished, three to go. Seems like a nice Featherweight project for this afternoon. The last border will be hourglasses.

Not to forget: We cycled to farm "Geertje" yesterday, needed some special things like pearjuice, cranberry juice and honey wine. Aren't those little piggies cute.

Farm / Boerderij Geertje, close to Leiden
Last sunday we visited a Nature reserve in Lelystad. I think the last time we were there was at least 10 years ago. It's lovely parc. You can make long walks, and it's free. You only have to pay three euro to park your car. So if you want to have a fun sunday, and don't want to spend a lot of money. This is a good idea. Dogs and bikes are allowed ; ).

Sun bathing otter family

Mies watching the wild cows in the reserve.

zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

My mum and dad .....

My french plates.
... in The Hague. It's still amazing how good the weather is here, about 20C and some sun.

So we split up, dad and Rob went away for a cyclingtour, mum and me chose the beach.

We found a very interesting knitting project. I wonder who made this little flags on our way to the beach.

Marne if you're sick of making cloths during basketball games. Here is an altnernative ; ).

Dinner "Chez Rob et Caro"