We presented Ria with a gift, which included a 'memory booklet' from the group, after which we were treated to delicious Swedish dishes. And a sign of the times (even Maccers is no longer the frontrunner!), when Ria showed us some pictures of her new house in Sweden, someone discovered Ikea Bedcovers!!! Which resulted in a number of people saying: "I have those too, I have those too!" Me included! Funny that.
Anyway, we had a lovely night together and all too soon is was time for saying goodbye for real, although we haven't seen the last of Ria, she promised.
On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to attend another workshop. This time in Elst at Annelies' place. Wim van Soest taught us how to make shopping bags with the use of real leather. We had a great time and I'll be back for the next one, when we'll be making college shoes. After my favorite start: coffee and cake, we worked seriously with only a break for lunch. Afternoon tea was taken during the workshop as we were too busy to be distracted....
|My two beautiful shopping bags - I am quite happy with the result|
|Annelies made a white one with a different, but effective, zipper|