|Canal in Amsterdam|
|Pottery houses and tiny clogs, Amsterdam|
But the best part of the trip was visiting the art gallerys, seeing my favourite paintings for real, especially The Girl, you can guess who I mean...I'm sure lots of you have seen her too....
|The Girl with the Pearl earing|
|Ground powders for mixing oil paints, Rebrandt's house Amsterdam|
and the brushes with which they achieved such delicate textures.....
|Rebrandt's brushes, Amsterdam|
We walked for miles along the canal paths, looking in windows shamelessly and sometimes people looked back at us too....
I hope my friends and I will have many other holidays together until we are like this.... but still travelling!
|elderly ladies in a shop window|
Now I am back in the sewing room and today I have finished this quilt:
|Ronnie's Seaside quilt by Green Star Quilts|
|Little train on the pier|
|seagulls, tractor and trailer|
The retro style fabric its in the middle of the big stars, with the promise of long days playing on the sandy beach, the quilting in the middle suggests a sea shell....
I have also used it in the fill-in blocks....
And the last thing I want to share with you is this painting by Iaasc Israels, my second favourite memory from Amsterdam...
|Donkey Rides on the Beach by Issaac Israels|
Just the thing to look at on a very wet winter day here in Lincoln. Some of you will have lots of snow now, so I hope this blog post makes you feel a little bit warmer for a few minutes,