Busy as a Bee


Sometimes nothing really happens, and then all of a sudden everything seems to happen at the same time. This last week was such a week. I’ve spent more hours in the chair of the dentist then I’ve ever done before; really, this man needs another hobby! Then on Friday I went to the annual exhibition of the National Quilters Guild. It was only 5 minutes walk away from my home, so I couldn’t resist.
Now there is this funny thing about this exhibition, and every time I go, I come home with the same feeling. The quilts are really beautiful, and very well made (far better than I ever could do), but the style is very conservative. There are only a few quilts you could call innovatory, and that makes me a bit sad. Maybe it is just the wrong place for me. But I do want to show the masterpiece of the exhibition.

It is called ‘Hot Africa’, and made by Janneke de Vries. On her website you can find more detailes from this beautiful piece of art.

Sunday was special too. For the first time in a few decades, my husband and I went to a concert; The Wall by Roger Waters. It was great!! I really hope it’s not going to take this long before we can go to another concert, because it really is such a nice way of spending time together.

As for crafting: I received a package I ordered, and I can’t show too much, because it is going to be a gift for someone who reads this blog occasionally.


Actually, it is about the yarn, but the fabric might give a little clue.

Then on my table: fabric, lots of fabric.


These fabrics don’t match at all, but then they don’t have to. I’m making new blouses for myself.

And last but not least, I think I found a new hobby for myself, or maybe it is just Midlife Crisis??


Well, I guess this is enough for now. Hope you are having a great time too!

Groetjes, Dorien

4 thoughts on “Busy as a Bee

  1. What an amazing quilt Dorien! We have a quilt exhibition about an hours drive away every year, and there are lots of innovative quilts there – the exhibition is gathered from New Zealand and Australia and some of the quilts are amazing, and a lot of them are 'scenic' like the one you shared.
    Enjoy your new hobby 🙂

  2. Hi Doreen! How fantastic you can go to a quilt show! I know what you mean with the traditional quilts – that happens to me so often in the internet – there are photos from exhibitions but most of the quilts are with similar patterns and colours.
    Good luck for your new hobby – I need desperately new shoes! x Teje

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