I wanted to post some pictures of the oldest area of Stuttgart! Very close winding streets, with trees trying to bud out into spring, but it is a bit early yet here.
After teaching yesterday at Nadel und Faden, we walked through the area to look at the old buildings! There are also sculptures and carvings and I wish I had more time to take it all in!
Here I am sitting on a statue in the corner of a little square. The public areas are also dotted with really interesting water fountains that are old and still functional…clean drinking water! I hope you will enjoy flipping through the slide show.
This is the OLDEST building in Stuttgart! Don’t you just love the half timbered buildings? There are some wonderful ones here. This one was actually a Cloister run by nuns. From what I gathered they helped the poor women of the area…
It was built in 1463!!! 1463!!! Just pinch me…isn’t this WONDERFUL!?
Here is the rest of the photos….I enjoyed this trip so much!
There may be some duplicates in here….It posted before I could remember to remove what I wanted to remove…it’s late here and I have to leave for the airport at 4:30am so I’m kind of in a hurry to post this.
This is my sweet friend Aby standing next to the Old gate of the city! Crazy woman, it’s freezing out, and here she is in a skirt and pantyhose! Those who live here are a tough breed, that’s for sure! I’ve really loved spending the time with Aby…..we’ve spent the last 2 evenings sewing and chatting and singing to whatever was on the CD player! She always has a smile on her face and can be found whistling a tune at any given moment. I’ll miss her!
Valerie came from Paris with another friend Caroline from the states! Brigitte came and stayed for 3 workshops and a lecture, and we enjoyed a dinner out just the three of us chatting and talking. Brigitte and I figured out we have known each other since the beginning of the Dear Jane Explosion, probably about 11 years...this was the first time we met in person but it felt like I've known her forever.
I'm sure I've left some out...not intentionally, and I'll remember things and write more about them as I gather my thoughts.
Tomorrow my flight goes from Stuttgart to Heathrow in England! I wish I could get off the plane and do some visiting….I’ll be waving to my friend Karol Ann even though she is hours and hours away up in Yorkshire, at least I am in the same country! It was fun meeting her in person this week too.I fly from Heathrow to Chicago, and finally from Chicago to Greensboro, getting in at hopefully 5:30pm with NO DELAYS!
Some of the quilters said it was too bad I didn’t have more time to sight see….but I tell you what, the friendships I’ve made and strengthened while I’ve been here mean MORE to me than any touristy thing I could have done. I loved seeing what real life is like here and spending my time with these amazing women!
And I’m definitely coming back! Count on it!
Wednesday? I’m taking a well deserved JAMMIE DAY! Well except for late afternoon when I’ll be a guest on Mark Lipinski’s Creative Mojo radio show! Stay tuned for more details on that…you don’t mind if I do a phone interview in my jammies, do ya?