07 June, 2011

a visit to a castle..

On Sunday past my quilting buddies Janine, Diana and I went to Kasteel Cannenburch to spend the day  admiring quilts in a beautiful old castle, doing a bit of shopping (of course!), and enjoying each other's company.   It looked like the day was going to be a wash-out with heavy storms and lightning on the way there,  (even striking ground objects along the road as we drove along - making us jump, and almost landing Janine on my lap in the drivers' seat!),  but eventually the sun came out and we could enjoy our pleasant surroundings.

Unfortunately it was not allowed to photograph the quilts on display - apparently this was not the case the year before, and no explanation as to why not this year, so that's why I could not share the wonderful work with you.
There were some great shops there, all decked out in their finest wares, and naturally some souvenirs had to be brought back:

Something for the stash...

something to read....

and something just for the fun of it!

The catering was wonderful, yummy sandwiches and cakes and we indulged ourselves on strawberries and cream in the sunshine, what more could a quilter ask for?

...and now back to sewing!


Janine said...

het was inderdaad geweldig!!!
ik heb een heerlijke dag gehad met jullie, zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.
Wat zullen wij een plezier hebben in Frankrijk.....groetjes janine

cauchy09 said...

wow, gorgeous fabrics! i especially love the stack in the top photo.

looks like a lovely day!

Nancy said...

What a lovely outing. It's always fun to see where quilters in other parts of the world go. I like all the fabrics you purchased and especially the Sue Spargo book

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

The castle looks so enchanting. It must have been a lovely setting for a quilt display. Looks like you found some wonderful fabric treasures.


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