Well, I think my sewing machine is getting rusty, just standing on the table for the last six weeks with no movement at all. In the meantime I went to visit my mum in Prague and also visit the Prague Patchwork Meeting. I go there for several years now, but I haven’t seen the event so full like this year. I was trying to take some photos of the wonderful quilts on display, but after a while I gave up. It was totally impossible to take an “only quilt” photo. Visitor crowds were found in all sections of the location, well distributed between the quilt exposition, fabric and template shops or stands with sewing and quilting machines. This time I had a close look on the Bernina stand. I got detailed information about the high end sewing machines and could try my sewing and quilting skills. What a luxury, something to dream about! I think I must start saving for a Bernina 770 QE.
The Easter here in Spain was very cold and extremely rainy. But I was lucky to attend a golden wedding anniversary in Germany and we had the most beautiful Easter weather since years. The few days I spent near Bonn were a real retreat.
Two weeks ago I went to Alicante to visit a patchwork exhibition of the clubs in the Alicante, Murcia and Valencia regions. It was located in the old building of the Alicante railway station. So many nice quilts to admire and there were also about 20 fabric and patchwork shops. In the center there were tables and chairs so that the clubs could spend a day together working on craft and sewing projects.
Hopefully next time I can share with you some new sewing or quilting projects!
When I went to Prague a few weeks ago, I passed over the Charles Bridge on a wonderful sunny autumn morning. The light was incredible and there were hardly any tourists on the Charles Bridge, I just had to take a few photos. Here a selection of my favorite ones :
The National Theater with the river Vltava on a foggy morning :
And a few autumn impressions from Prague 6 – Stresovice district :
Thanks for visiting !
Since we had company holidays in August and the office was closed, this gave me the opportunity to visit my mother – especially as I found a direct flight from Murcia airport to Prague. Unfortunately only during the summer months. For the winter season it means waiting at airports for connecting flights.
This time I would like to share with you some great sites in Prague that were built in the 1930’s. All are in functionalism style. Below Palace Ara, also called Palace Pearl.
Some hidden treasures in Prague are the many passages under office buildings connecting streets. Below the passage next to the National Bank – today called the Passage of Czech Design. Many Czech designers exhibit their work in showcases on both sides of this passage.
The next passage is called Black Rose and is situated on the street Na Prikopech near Wenceslas Square. Here you can find many shops, diverse coffee shops and benches where you can just sit down and relax from sightseeing or shopping.
After sightseeing you need something good for the tummy : a visit to a coffee shop – for example La Boheme Cafe. Here you can not only enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea, but also purchase coffee and tea from small producers.
Or Erhartova Cukrarna – cakes and confectionery shop – with exquisite cakes and coffee
Autumn is slowly coming and the berries get their wonderful colors.
And as last I would like got show you one more place in Prague – the Malvazinky cemetery. Situated on a hill in the district of Prague 5. When you enter the cemetery you can feel the tranquility of the place, with many tall old trees and ivy plants on the ground.
Hope you have enjoyed my short sightseeing tour in Prague, I would love to hear from you and have a nice day,
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.
The Church and Monastery of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague town center:
The photo below is taken from the restaurant at the Garden Center Chladek overlooking their plant exposition and the quiet Hanspaulka district :
Another “green” place to visit in Prague 6 is the restaurant/ coffee-house situated in the Kajetanka park :
Green impressions from the park at the Benedictine Arch-Abbey of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret :
Hope you have enjoyed this small journey through Prague, more about sewing in the next post.
Have a wonderful weekend, barbora
Prague in winter, a magical city? Yes, I have been in Prague over the Christmas to celebrate the holidays with my mum. As soon as I arrived home, my mum had some health problems and I could not leave her alone. Since end of December I have done some travelling between Alicante and Prague. My mum is fine now, everything is back to normal and I am very grateful for that.
Prague in winter can have a magical spell. If you forget the snow, ice and frost, it can be very romantic. During all of my visits we had temperatures just bellow zero, so no chance for the snow to melt. I have experienced streets and pavements covered with a solid layer of ice. The Prague city center is always without these problems, but my mum lives in a quiet residential area and snow or are not cleaned on a daily base. No comparison to the climate near Alicante.
Today I want to share with you some “grey in grey” impressions from a foggy winter day Prague. The sun was hidden behind the clouds, no chance to see blue skies.
Have a great time and enjoy life!