travelling

Review on the last few weeks

We had a sudden spring outburst here… and so I was a bit lazy and had not much motivation to hang around in front of my computer…

In our Easter holidays we spent few wonderful days in Bruges, Belgium. Bruges is less than 300 km away from us and I love this old city with its lots of ancient buildings. We have visited Bruges several times and so we have a favourite accomodation there – our most beloved B&B is “De Sterre” – a historic summerhouse in a backyard in the middle of the historic centre of Bruges, built in 1789 in a wonderful green garden. And┬á Francine – the owner – has spoiled us with breakfast she brought in the morning…. with fresh juice and fruits, cake for the afternoon……

I didn’t make much photos this time…. it was a really relaxing stay without any sightseeing (I think every step you make in Bruges is sightseeing all by itself ­čÖé ). Beside relaxing evenings in the wonderful house and afternoons with cake and coffe in the wonderful green and calm garden we visited our favourite shops – I bought some English books at FNAC (some novels and a small book about colour theory), we visited Rombaux – our most beloved music shop in Bruges (specialized in classic & jazz)… and I discovered Gobelin a lovely fabric shop where I bought some fat quarters (always thinking about the upcoming F2F block swap) and some books. (Here is a link to the website of Arnaud Cosman – who lists a lot of European fabric shops… and I added “Gobelin kreatief” in Bruges now ­čÖé ).

We had warm and sunny spring weather so that we could visit De Haan one day – a small town at the┬á Belgium coast.

Back at home I baught a lovey woolen fabric scrap – do you see the woolen vest I wear at the beach photo? I love that old vest so very much that I tried to draft the pattern… I know we have a lot of sun and summer temperatures – but I couldn’t restist to add some wrist warmers and a loop out of the leftovers…

Last but not least I finished my “Dancing Squares” quilttop… and hope I’ll get the batting & basting done this weekend…

"Dancing Squares" is going to be a birthday present for my stepfather's round birthday we'll celebrate in the middle of May

“Dancing Squares” is going to be a birthday present for my stepfather’s round birthday we’ll celebrate in the middle of May

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