We had a very full weekend!
I got the sewing bug pretty seriously a couple of weeks ago. I have been kind of anti computer lately (crazy right?!?) and all I want to do is sew. So last week I cleaned my craft room and bought some new fabric. Friday Corinnea and I made a quick run to Hilco, the fabric manufacturer in Echterdingen. I say quick... we were there about two hours. But I think we could have spent quite a bit more time there. Those fabrics will become clothes eventually, but I have to get my German patterns transferred. They are interesting. I'll have to post pics when I get those out.
Friday night I started a shirt for Ethan, but I couldn't finish because my machine won't do button holes. So I did this instead:
I brought home the dressmaker's form from the shop until I get my own, or until someone needs it. It was SO COOL to design on the form! Really really fun! I can't wait to show you guys this shirt in person!
Then Saturday Rob and I went to Switzerland. The kids stayed with friends. We drove down to Zurich for a Jamie Cullum concert. It was a GORGEOUS day!!!
Zurich is not really a touristy town. Or at least I don't think of it as such. The last time we were there we went and saw all the famous churches, so this time we wandered around the area where the concert hall and our hotel were. It was a very interesting part of town. The first thing we stumbled on was a bike sale. Some organization had brought out a TON of bikes and set them all up on a little market platz. They were new and used and there were lots of people shopping and buying.
Then we found a big flea market. I bought a tiny old iron that opens to put the hot coal in it. Didn't photograph... but I thought these pics were interesting.
We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day outside with each other. We had the Swiss staples - roesti for lunch and cheese fondue for dinner. Coffee in the afternoon at the cafe by the concert hall, then JAMIE!!!! It was hard to see, but he is such a good artist. It was a nice evening.
Sunday we took the kids to a little circus that was set up in Magstadt. This was a small family circus. The girl was a gymnast and the show was mostly her. The "dad" (I'm assuming) trained the animals, the "son" (again assuming) was the clown and did the plate spinning, and the mom was the ring master. It was cute. Haven now thinks she wants to join a circus.....
Today the kids were out of school so a bunch of us went to Sensapolis. I love that place.
And to end, here's a quick clip of the concert. Jamie said we were allowed to photograph and/or video tape and post to youtube or whatever we want! Hey, free publicity for Jamie!