And Wow - what a day I had!! Yesterday Axel and I jumped in the car for a quick (2-1/2 hour) drive to Germany. Before he went schlepping groceries for his parents, he dropped me off with a bunch of girlfriends who meet up every Tuesday.
I first met this crowd when we moved from England simultaneously into our storage-apartment in Geldern (about 45 mins from his parents) and back to the States. We knew we'd be flying over often enough that a regular place to stay would be important. It only took a little bit of research to realize this little apartment just a few minutes walk from one of Axel's best friends was cheaper than a storage unit in England. It meant I could sew and have a "normal" life when Axel was out touring and it gave me the opportunity to meet THE GIRLS.
They're all quite a hoot and keep each other in stitches. Somebody always has something new to share ... and more often than not there's 10+ things to show each week. They are a constant source of inspiration and ideas.
Gabi was working on her flower garden - isn't it gorgeous? Every tiny little scrap of fabric is Kaffe Fasset. The hexagons measure about 3/8" on each side.
I met Karin for the first time - a warm, friendly lady who can KNIT and I mean really knit. Gabi knits too and was working on a gorgeous shawl, but she had already put her project away by the time I pulled out my camera. Someday I'm going to get the two of them to teach me how to do this. First I need to finish sock of my socks. I have knit three, but still don't have a pair - the story of my life :)
And Angela dyes her own fabrics and makes the most outstanding quilts. She's been working on this one for a couple of years ... 9-patches made using the English Paper Piecing method.
It was a wonderful day ... packed with laughter, ideas, inspiration, friendship and best of all patchwork and creativity. I also showed the my GOT DOTS project and immediately "infected" three of them. I'll save those pics for tomorrow. I was exhausted at the end of the day mostly from trying not to mix up my German and Nederlands (which was pretty much a lost cause).
There was a semi (lorry) accident on our normal motorway so we came home via a different route. Quite tired and too three four-legged critters that were happy to see us. Today I've come down with *another* cold, the shop is open, our village is getting ready for Kermis (the ferris wheel will be set up across the street - right in front of our bedroom window).
I want to do is stitch, stitch, stitch - I have a few more Got Dots blocks to show you, another snowflake and more. But I need to take pictures of everything.
I hope you're happily stitching away! xox Jovita Pin It Now!