After making the flight, this was one of the early morning views. The clouds were just breathtaking.
Holland of course! This windmill was in a town we visited while George was with us. He only decided to stay for ten days. We visited the cottage when he was there, and went to a castle in the North
Skipping ahead, one of the nights after Hazel, Angela and Joni arrived, the quilt group got together and we had show and tell of quilts Heidi taught them to make. They get a pattern and then choose their own way of making the quilt. This is an example of how different they look. On the right is Heidi and the one she did.
When they had one of their quilt shows, Heidi had a theme of the Underground Railroad. She made up a girl who went on the path of freedom. This is her quilt from that theme. The quilt told the people if they were safe to go on the way. Heidi read her story that night so the stitching ladies could hear it. I was able to attend both of the quilt shows and they were both wonderful.
One of the ladies, Jacomina, along with her husband, made these beautiful puddings. They looked to good to cut and eat, but we did of course. Jacomina and her husband also gave us tickets for a tour boat through Amersfoort. It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed it.
That night, we had wonderful dutch pancakes too. That was the day the ladies arrived. All of the quilt group brought traditional Dutch food, and we all ate some of each and were very full.
Thanks to all of them for treating us to a Dutch experience.
Well, here we are! Angela, Me, Heidi, Joni and Hazel in that order. I feel we all made friends and it was a wonderful week. Heidi did a great organized schedule, of course, she used to be a travel agent. She so knows Holland, you would think she was born there. This was taken at a castle we visited also. I took 148 pictures, but needless to say, they can't all appear at once. Holland stayed beautiful weather the entire time we were there. I had a wonderful month in Holland and now I am home and happy to be waiting for Kristy, Haali and Mitchell to arrive tomorrow.
I want to thank all of the Dutch ladies who gave me wonderful gifts and of course our small group of stitchers pictured above. We all exchanged gifts.