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In the past week Cidell, Trena and Lynn (who has a blog but I can’t find it right now, thanks Peter for giving the link) from the US were making a bike/boat trip through the Netherlands. An opportunity to meet those lovely ladies in real life, together with some of the ladies who attended the PR-weekend in Brussels last month: Joana, Sheila, Marta and Hilde. We met on Thursday night for a chat in Nieuwpoort, a small city near Rotterdam where their boat had anchored for that night.
On Saturday we met in Amsterdam for a visit to the famous Kantje-Boord shop, which is the  shop for lingerie fabrics and notions and went to the Albert Cuyp market.
What is it that sewing brings you together so easily? Thank you all again for a great time. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves mostly.
Group picture of Thursday evening Joana, Lynn, me, Marta, Hilde, Cidell, Trena

Joana showing and getting input for the bags she makes

Cidell and Trena, of course both in outfits they made themselves.

Browsing magazines.

At Kantje-Boord, the pictures say it all: there is so much to choose from.


Cidell, Sheila, Hilde and Marta

We ate some “poffertjes” at the Albert Cuyp market, these are small pancakes.

And I finished the evening together with Sheila and Joana in a Portugese restaurant. As Joana is of Portugese origin, she helped us with the menu. The starter was burning!


  1. hi sigrid, so nice that they were in holland. what was the comment they had of kantje boord? Surprised to see that much stuff?

  2. What fun to catch up with Internet friends. And love that lingerie shop. Lots of goodies:)

  3. Wow, I can't stop smiling :)
    Thanks for posting all the photos.
    It is great to see everyone together and the amazing views of kantje boord.

  4. How wonderful! Thanks so much for posting the pictures and for sharing your good times with us. Glad to see that Cidell and Trena are alive and well and enjoying their trip!

  5. Wow, a store dedicated to lingerie fabrics!?! WOW. What a fun trip!

  6. Fun! Here's Lynn's blog:

  7. Looks like you had a lot of fun. That lingerie fabric shop is amazing. Do that many people make their own lingerie?

  8. What fun! I am so jealous of Kantje Boord! We don't have shops like that in the States, at least none that I know of, totally dedicated to making under wear.

  9. How wonderful to meet up with like-minded people from all around the world. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    I've been following Trena's and Cidell's plans for their biking tour in The Netherlands and can't wait to see and read about it when they get back.

  10. Wow, you're fast with this blog post! Wonderful photos, they really show what a great time we had :-).

  11. Looks like you had a lot of fun! What a great lingerie fabric store - we can only dream.

  12. How wonderful! What a great experience - and that shop!!! WOW

  13. It was fun, people! It was great meeting blogs heroines in real life and of course the Benelux gang. And I managed to buy some stuff at Kantje Boord and I don't even make underwear!

  14. What a great day you must have had. Wonderful pictures. I would love to see that shop as well. Thank you for sharing !

  15. Nice photos! Nice to see many of you again.

  16. Ooh that looks like fun! And I'm so jealous of the Kantje Boord trip - I *must* get there next time I'm anywhere nearby!

    And is that Hilde from Utrecht who gifted me all those KnipModes via her sister, by any chance?

  17. Wow, Kantje Boord looks like a dream, I had no idea. What a fun visit with a fun group!

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  19. It was great meeting you too! Indeed it is a treasure to connect with people around the world who share similar interests. Many thanks to you, Sheila, Marta, Joanna, and Hilde for taking the time to meet up.

    Kantje-boord was overwhelming! There were SO many options. Wow!

    I had a wonderful time and hope that we will remain in contact.



  20. Looks like lots of fun. I would like to do the bike trip for one.. and then I want to go to that fabric store you guys were at! wow looked like they had a little bit of everything there!

  21. All star bloggers! That must have been great fun. Love the pics.

  22. Sewing and blogging connects! You had a marvellous day, I can tell by your smiles! And Kantje Boord is overwhelming indeed the first time.


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