prague july 2018

Once more I was visiting my Mum in Prague. I had super summer weather, sunshine and blue skies. Since I am living nearly 20 years in Spain, I am not anymore used to see such an abundance of green hues in the nature. Visiting different parks in the district of Prague 6 I found sooooo many greens that I couldn´t resist to take loads of photos. But lets start from the beginning : my favourite panorama view is, was and shall always stay the Hradcany – Prague Castle that overlooks the river Vltava nad Charles Bridge.

prague panorama view over the river Moldavia - skalabara quilts

prague Hradcany Castle - skalabara quilts

The Church and Monastery of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague town center:

prague church Maria Snow - skalabara quilts

The photo below is taken from the restaurant at the Garden Center Chladek overlooking their plant exposition and the quiet Hanspaulka district :

prague 6 garden center chladek - skalabara quilts

prague 6 view of Hanspaulka - skalabara quilts

Another “green” place to visit in Prague 6 is the restaurant/ coffee-house situated in the Kajetanka park :

prague 6 garden Kajetanka - skalabara quilts

prague 6 garden Kajetanka - skalabara quilts

Green impressions from the park at the Benedictine Arch-Abbey of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret :

prague 6 park at Brevnov monastery - skalabara quilts

prague 6 park at Brevnov monastery - skalabara quilts

1807 praha

Hope you have enjoyed this small journey through Prague, more about sewing in the next post.

Have a wonderful weekend,   barbora   flower small skalabara quilts

 

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