Tomorrow we fly out of Bremen with a six hour layover in Amsterdam then on to Toronto. Today we had one last walk around the Schnoor.
Low and behold, I finally found a small fabric shop, the smallest shop on the Schnoor stocked with goodies that made my heart sing!
The store is called “Feine Stoffe” and is located at Wustestatte 3, if you’re ever in the area, Releana has some wonderful goodies in store! Sadly she does not have an online store, not many do here, it seems…
And these are the goodies I’m bringing home!
The red check is woven linen and yes, those are gnomes you see below that and ibex on the bottom.
Can’t wait to use my new goodies in various projects!
I’m sorry I missed the Sew Mamma Sew giveaway, I wanted to participate this year but it just didn’t work out. My favorite part of this trip was driving to the top of Austria’s tallest mountain, Grossglockner. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Not to mention the view from our suite in Hallstatt.
Although the weather was horrible today — rain, wind, hail and a tiny bit of sun, we ventured out to the Schnoor again to look for gifts.
A cute little wooden, hand made girl holding a flower.
I had to go back and get these crazy critters, also handmade.
And a pop art mug for myself, what I love most is all these things are made in Germany!
Tomorrow is a holiday here, we plan to rent bicycles and ride along the Weser river. Let’s hope the weather is better!!
Hurrah, I stopped in at the Bremen sewing shop, they had many different brands of sewing machines including Singer, Pfaff, Janome and Bernina. Lots of thread, needles and wool but no fabric! I haven’t been able to find any fabric stores here, makes me wonder what they sew?
There are tons of arts and crafts on the Schnoor (a very old part of Bremen), this cute little mouse is a hard boiled egg warmer.
I think I’m going to go back and get one of these little guys, so cute!!
After shopping today I had a big long nap and feel like I finally passed jet lag. After dinner tonight we’re going to meet friends for drinks.
All photos in this post courtesy of my darling husband.
Fueling up at Pearson Airport, Terminal 3
Waiting to board our flight.
Just in case!
Ready for take off!!
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, the longest 4 hours EVER!!
Tot ziens Amsterdam!
I finally cut into my cherished Tula Pink Poseidon stash to make this bag. This is another fun pattern by Michelle (previously Keyka Lou) I bought last weekend. It goes together very quickly once you have all the pieces cut out. I really like using plain cotton instead of fusible interfacing, it allows the fabric to remain soft but still gives it enough structure to stand on its own.
After making the bag, DH and I spent three + hours planting four new cedar trees in the front yard and spreading top soil on the lawn. It’s been awhile since I did that much yard work and my entire body is aching, even my finger nails!
This is the last really productive weekend for awhile, next weekend my son is coming to visit then we’re off to Germany the following Friday. I’ll be blogging on the road during our vacation and will try to get as much sewing related info as I can.
I hope you all had a wonderful and productive weekend too!