As Cindy discovered with surprise, I still haven't updated my blog. And A LOT has happened since my last post about drawing blind contours of giraffes and other animals.
In fact... so much has happened I can't possibly tell everything or include all the details but I will let you in on what was going on in the past month (o my, it's actually really a month since my last post O_o ).
Hmmm, I'll go backwards. On tenth was my birthday and it was a lovely day here. I was still a bit tired from our recent trip (which I'll tell you about next) so we took it easy. I didn't have anything planned at all - except for lunch with my family - so you can imagine my surprise when I came to Lidl for some grocery shopping to see a beautiful, gorgeous, amazing sewing machine. I was looking for a new one for quite some time now so that's why, when I saw this beauty, I knew she was waiting for me :) I haven’t tried her out yet but I feel she’ll do great!
The trip. Yes. We (my parents and me) went to Netherlands to get a new Norwegian Forest cat for my parent’s new cattery. But instead of just driving there to pick her up and go back we decided to make it a little vacation first. We enjoyed the sunshine, beautiful landscapes, greenery, cute little towns, great shops (even though there wasn’t a lot of time for shopping), perfect little cottages in the countryside, busy Amsterdam and to top everything - we visited a place that was a dream home for me. Absolute heaven in the middle of nowhere, nature all around with all sorts of small happy places to just enjoy life and be. I really hope I’ll be able to visit the lady who lives there again.
|young Miss Quini|
|heaven on earth|
|typical Dutch wind mill|
But that’s not all. I met 3 of my on-line friends in Amsterdam! We met at the botanical garden, had some tea and chatted like we knew each other from high school. It was awsome to meet them all and I only wish we would have the means to meet up regularly somewhere. I even got a surprise present from Yvonne (who had no idea I’ll be having a birthday) - Micron pens, a pink writing fountain pen and a very sharp porcupine quill which she uses to draw and write with ink. Such a perfect surprise. I just had to get myself a bottle of ink and 3 of those brushes you can load with water to take around for some outdoor painting and sketching.
I shall finish now because this post is loaded with info as is but I still have two more things to tell :) I'll leave them for my next post which will be sooner then next month, I promise!