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Meeting a diva

Yesterday I had a lovely sewing related day. I “took a day off” from work, or rather left work for what it is (I’m my own boss, so no one to ask for a day off) and drove up to the north of the Netherlands together with my friend Valerie where we met sewing diva Els.

We met at the store Beauty vof, specialized in notions for tailors. There the owner of the shop gave us a tour showing the things they sell. Great for future reference too, as they sell online as well, though the webshop is interesting only to readers who speak Dutch, as the site is in that language only. After that we had lunch first, came back to the shop to buy quite a few things, and had tea at Els’ home. It was a wonderful day, and Els is as nice in real life as she is through sharing her knowledge on the Sewing diva’s blog. It was great meeting you Els, thank you so much!

Me, Valerie and Els

Valerie and Els discussing sewing?

Now I really must get some sewing done, I’m being quite absent here….


  1. Lucky you! Worth taking a day off.

  2. Wow! What a treat. Totally worth taking a day off.

  3. It looks like you all had a lovely time. Thanks for shaaring.

  4. It was a pleasure to meet you and Valerie, I am glad your trip to the North was worthwhile for notions shopping.

  5. Oh, how fun! I was sorry she was too far away to meet in May. Can't wait to see if you selected anything from the tour!

  6. How wonderful to spend time with Els. I admire her work, too.

  7. How wonderful! She is such a talented lady.

  8. It sounds like a lovely day off!

  9. What a great day - looks like you had a wonderful time!

  10. It was a pleasure to meet you and Valerie. I am glad your trip to The North was worthwhile for your notions shopping too.


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