photos from alicante

Last week we went for a day to Alicante. This city is a small mystery to me – every time I go back it is like going there for the first time. Even though I know Alicante for 20 years now, there is always something new to see each time I go back. The marina and wonderful beaches, the avenues that invite for a stroll, the parks and plazas with centenary ficus trees that give a perfect shade and coolness in the summer, the castle of Santa Barbara with a panoramic view. Not to forget the bars, cafes and restaurants as well as great shops!

lion on guard in alicante spain - skalabara

marina in alicante spain - skalabara

trees in alicante spain - skalabara

paseos in alicante spain - skalabara

And also a few sunrise impressions when I walk the dog. All photos were taken with iPhone6, all sunrise photos are in original with no filters.

sunrise - skalabara

sunrise - no filter - skalabara

Thanks for stopping, have a wonderful Sunday and a good start into the new week!

Barbora

photos from Prague and Santa Pola

Instead of posting about quilting I would like to share here with you some photo impressions from my last visit to Prague. A late afternoon walk at the Petrin Park with wonderful views over the city, Prague Castle and the mini Eifel tower on top of Petrin Hill. The tower is worth visiting, the views in all directions are spectacular.

late afternoon in Prague - skalabara

Village atmosphere near where my Mum lives in the district of Prague 6.

Prague 6 - afternoon moments- skalabara

Enjoying a nice cup of coffee at the Pavilon in Prague 2 Vinohrady. It is an old market hall converted into modern furniture shops and interior design offices.

pavillon.cz - skalabara

 

Moments from our visit to Santa Pola marina and the nearby lighthouse on New Year´s Day.

1.1.2016 in Santa Pola Alicante - skalabara

lighthouse at cabo de Santa Pola Alicante - skalabara

Now, back to sewing and quilting. Have a wonderful weekend,

Barbora

merry christmas and work in progress

Since returning from my pre-Christmas visit in Prague I have worked on the twister quilt. Now I have all 12 blocks finished and they are ready to quilt, one by one. Yes, once more a quilt as you go termination. This is my WIP for the end of 2014 and January 2015. Maybe I can squeeze in some work on my Horizon quilt.

color twister 1 - skalabara.comI had a wonderful time in Prague with my mum and other family members. The weather was mild for the time of year, but one frosty morning.

a frosty day in prague - skalabara.comShopping was also on my agenda. Not only I visited some malls but also the Christmas market on the Old Town Square in the heart of the city.

christmas impressions from prague 2014 - skalabara.com

Herewith I would like to wish all my friends and followers a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015. Thanks for all your comments and support.

See you soon, Barbora

 

knitting and quilting

A few weeks ago I picked up the knitting needles (after 30 years of absence in the knitting world) and started to test my skills. Well, the easiest way is to make some small projects – like shawls or scarfs and so I did. Somehow it feels funny to put on shawl when we have 28°C in the sun. But winter will come sooner or later. Also a photo of my “favorite” shop at the moment.

shawls - skalabara.com

woolshop - skalabara.com

Not only knitting was on my agenda, but also some quilting. I was asked to make a sample of a Lone Star block. The result was not as good as I expected it – a bit too crooked for my taste. I suppose I have to practice more precise piecing.

lone star block - skalabara.com

And my last project over the last few weeks is another quilt for Joan : Lilac Drunkard’s Path. Once more a quilt as you go. I have all 9 blocks pieced, 5 are in lilac and 4 in orange/red hues, each block is 28″ square.

lilac drunkard's path 1 - skalabara.com

lilac drunkard's path detail- skalabara.com

lilac drunkard's path back - skalabara.com

We have spent a wonderful day in Alicante, just wandering through the city and marina, eating some tapas and enjoying an ice cream.

alicante explanada - skalabara.com

Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy quilting, Barbora

prague in rain

Last Thursday I came back home from Prague. I left the city in rain, had one day with full sunshine and since yesterday we have here also rainy weather. As we have had hardly any rain since November we are really happy to see some water come down from the sky. This gave me also time to sort all the photos I have taken. Here a collage with cloudy impressions of the city, on the biggest photo is Charles Bridge over the river Vltava.prague before rain - skalabara.com

We have visited the historical Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace situated next to Charles Bridge that is a part of the Prague Gallery. The palace is worth visiting as it is in a very original state, with hardly any changes made over the centuries.

colloredo-mansfeld palace in prague - skalabara.com

interior colloredo-mansfeld palace prague - skalabara.com

rague detail from colloredo-mansfeld palace - skalabara.com

And as last some photos from Prague 6, with its green spaces, parks and a village atmosphere.

prague 6 - skalabara.com

Next time a quilting post, have a nice Sunday, Barbora