Yesterday was the optional World War II tour. I didn't go. Howard did and said it was even better than he had expected which was excellent since he'd really been looking forward to this tour about the beginning, middle, and end of the Natzi regime. It included touring the building where the first world court ever was housed. I... on the other hand... had a totally different theme for my day.
In the morning, I was sitting on the front deck and looked across to the wall where the name Alex was written and then, in our suggestions for the day, was listed the Cafe Alex. This was all rather strange since...
... I spent the day with Alex of Studio-Alexandra who drove three hours the day before and stayed overnight in a hotel nearby so we could spend the day together in Nurenburg. WHAT FUN!
We started out by risking life and limb to drive into the city and then visited a wonderful wool shop that was top to bottom filled with gorgeous yarns. I bought some! No surprise there I'm sure.
I bought four balls of a silky feeling cotton in a charcoal grey to make a scarf and some purple tinged buttons as well as two copies of a knitting book which features patterns written in German and in English. A friend wants to learn how to knit following a pattern and ordered the Verona magazine to follow the German which is her first language only I don't read German which makes it hard to help her. With this magazine, we can both follow along in our first language. YES YES.
Alex and I also went to a department store that had an entire section for sewing and other handcrafts. That's something I haven't seen in Canada in years and years. There was a discount table - and you know how I love those - and... of course...
... I bought some of that too - a heavy cotton with a brushed feel that is not twill and not denim but a firm fabric suitable for pants. The colors are gorgeous. After shopping, we had lunch and then wandered the town looking into several of the shops, stopped to have ice-cream, drove back and toured the ship, and then visited for a bit in the lounge with Howard before Alex had to leave for home. It was a DELIGHTFUL day and one of the great things I love about the sewing community and blog world - the way it connects us with those who love what we love and do what we do.
THANK YOU Alex for a wonderful day!
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - new friends