vrijdag 2 augustus 2013

Time to enjoy a dinner at the waterfront!

After a few cooler days it is summer again in The Netherlands.
Yesterday night we had diner at the waterfront on a terrace of a very old cafe   'Het sluisje' (The little Lock). The cafe is more than 100 years old, next to a very old lock in a canal: one of the most beautiful places in Amsterdam. The street is on a very old, miles and miles long dike with many old, beautiful houses. It is a five minutes walk from our house to get there. When it is nice weather and we have dinner friends who like to walk, we go with them after a walk to this place for a drink.

The lock next to the café

The view we enjoyed on the terrace in the shadow of the trees.

Some houses on the dike next to 'Het sluisje' There are always a lot of tourists cycling over the dike.

I did not have much time to sew. So a only finished a giraffe doll quilt for my granddaughter Salijn, who is in the country again after holidays in France with her parents. I am always glad when my children return from their holidays! I did onbly stitching in the ditch, to keep the fleece back of the quilt soft.

The doll quilt is made with the same giraffe pattern as the giraffe quilt for the baby of my husbands sun and daughter in law. Next week both pattern are on my blog.

Another finish is a sampler with hyper quilting. Of course it will be used as a place mat.
This month I have a weekend with four friends from high school. We are four old ladies now. we all went to university, divorced after a long marriage, just retired and I am the only grandma! I like to give them a present so I have to sew eight samplers like this. So I can practice hyper and micro quilting a lot! I tried a new filler: double micro stippling with two colors. It looks nice, but I have to work on the pattern a little.

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Keep quilting!

Maartje Quilt

12 opmerkingen:

  1. I love the pieces you made for your friends. I hope they love them. This is a great gift idea!

  2. Oh I love your hyperquilting!!! Great work! :) Giraffe is cute too..

  3. I love the photographs of the waterfront!! Just lovely. I like your quilting!

  4. Very beautiful, the quilting and the blocks. enjoy time with your friends!

  5. Lovely work! What a wonderful idea to make placemats with hyperquilting. I'll have to try it too.

  6. Hi, Maartje. That hyper quilting sampler is really cool. The black background is very effective with the different colors of threads. Lucky friends!
    best, nadia

  7. I love these samplers! And love that you have stayed in close touch with friends from long ago. I'm sure they will love their presents!

  8. Brilliant quilting, Maartje! What a great idea - making placemats for your friends, especially as you have known them so long you will know what colours they like!

  9. Saw your darling giraffe over on Sarah's Whoop Whoop and had to see it for myself. Love your placemat of practice free motion. I never thought to do that - great idea!

  10. Such beautiful works of art! They are some lucky ladies!

  11. Beautiful quilting! Your hyper quilt is amazing, and I love that giraffe!

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  12. I really enjoyed seeing the shops and building along the dike. What a beautiful old street. And your giraffe quilt is so cute! I'm sure it will be loved! Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E