The new Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Easter themed and perfect for some long weekend crafting. Jan has provided us with a “Choose Two” Challenge. You can choose out of Bunnies, Flowers or Crosses.
Although I am not participating in this Challenge – because I am away from my craft room, you can check out all the Design Team projects at Just Add Ink. And you can play along with the Challenge too – enjoy!
So what have I been up to this week??? I’ve had a super week – work, sight-seeing and some Crafting…….
One day during the week I worked in a place called Amersfoort. Amersfoort is a city in the province of Utrecht about an hour or so by train from Rotterdam. I finished work a little earlier than expected so I decided to check out the sites.
And WOW – what a beautiful place……..The city grew around what is now known as the central square, the Hof and parts of city/area date back to 1000 BC. The city had a defensive brick wall that needed enlarging, so a new wall was built (around 1380-1450). The second wall, included a combined land and water gate called the Koppelpoort (pic below)
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren (Tower of Our Lady) is one of the tallest medieval church towers in the Netherlands at 98 metres (322 ft). When it was built, it was the middle point of The Netherlands. The nickname of the tower is Lange Jan (‘Long John’).The construction of the tower and church was started in 1444. But the church was destroyed by an explosion in 1787. The tower survived the explosion which is strange because when you walk up to it, it’s a huge tower standing all by itself.
Kinderdijk is about 15 km east of Rotterdam. I got there via Water Bus – which was fun. Kinderdijk was built around 1740 and is a systems of 19 windmills that were built to drain water from the land. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.
And here is this funniest thing I saw all week……while I was on the Water bus, I saw this man who took his Cat to Kinderdijk in a bag around his neck! Once we got off the boat, I caught up with him to see if I could take a pic. His cat seemed quite happy.
I also got to do a bit of Crafting too……. Here I am with Lotte Noordzij-Walther.
Lotte invited me over for Coffee and we ended up Crafting all afternoon. We each made a few things (that I will share soon).
Lotte gave me this sweet Easter Card that she had made me. When I opened it, the Bunny spun around in the centre of the Oval.