donderdag 3 oktober 2013

In an other country, 250 km from our house!

We are a week in Belgium. Only a two and an half hours ride and we are in an totally different country! We rented a small city house in Jodoigne, a small village near Brussels. We enjoy lovely weather with a blue sky and we walk a lot. The landscape is so different from The Netherlands!

We zijn een weekje in België. Ik verbaas me erover dat op nog geen twee en half uur rijden het landschapen de plaatsjes zo verschillen van wat we gewend zijn.
Het is heerlijk weer en de lucht is strak blauw. In de omgeving maken we heerlijke wandelingen.

We rented a house for a week at this market place in a small village: Jodoigne. We bought delicious fish this mornig.

In the evening it is dark early and too cold to sit outside. Although we have a tv and computers my husband is reading (or sleeping with his book in his hands) and I .... sewing. I took my machine with me, so I can sew every evening.Just free motion quilting with beautiful colors. Of course with a glass of wine!  Not too much, because I do not want to make mistakes. I finished two samplers and two postcards/mug rugs. A gift for some one. I do not know who yet.

Het is ś avonds al vroeg donker en te koud om buiten te zitten. En hoewel we tv en computers hebben, leest mijn man (of slaapt met zijn boek in de hand) en ik ... naai. Ik heb mijn naaimachine meegenomen. Alleen quilten uit de vrije hand met een heerlijk glas wijn bij de hand! Niet teveel wijn, want dab gaan de steken verkeerd.Ik heb twee oefenlappen af en twee kaarten of onderzetters. Een cadeau voor iemand. Ik weet nog niet wie.

I love these autumn colors although most leaves on the trees are still green. In October! I think I will add some dark red binding when we are in Amsterdam again. On my hollydays just fun stitching!

Ik vind dit prachtige herfstkleuren. Maar de bladeren zijn nu nog groen aan de bomen. En dat in oktober! Ik ga voor een donkerrode bies, maar dat doe ik thuis. Op mijn vakantie alleen naaien voor mijn plezier.

There went someyhing wrong with the bidding for the house. So we had to look for anotuer house.

Met het bieden voor het huis is iets fout gegaan. We moeten dus een ander huis zoeken.

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Keep quilting!

Maartje Quilt

19 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow Wow Ilove your quilting !!So fantastic!!hugs Bambi

  2. I am so in awe of your beautiful quilting Maartje! It is just gorgeous, and the person who receives this as a gift is so lucky!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. You know you're a quilter when you take your sewing machine on vacation with you. I can relate. Your quilting is gorgeous !

  4. Hello Maartje,

    What a lovely little place for a quick holiday.

    Great quilting, as always. Perhaps I should forget about tea when I work up a thirst at the sewing machine and just crack into the wine. It would be interesting to see what patterns turn up when I start seeing double.


  5. They are absolutely beautiful, love the autumn colors. Nice vacations :)

  6. Oh, my, Maartje! Those are COOL. It's all done on solid fabric, right? So all the color comes just from the thread? love it!

  7. I really love your quilting design. I'm working on that this year and each picture I saw with a new quilting design is interesting me. Have a nice week-end! From Quebec

  8. Beautiful. Love your work. The colors are so warm and perfect for the season.

  9. Such beautiful quilting! So lovely! I am always impressed when I drop in to see what you are up to. : )

  10. Beautiful quilting! I need to brach out and try some of the shapes you are doing as they look incredible.

  11. Maartje, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I don't know if you realize that you are set to noreply.

  12. Absolutely beautiful quilting. Enjoy your vacation!

  13. Beautiful quilting. Enjoy the beer and chocolates :)

  14. Your quilting is always so beautiful!! Sorry about the house and I hope you find another one! Thanks for sharing.
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  15. That looks like some fun free motion stitching! Your work as always is beautiful.