Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- The Netherlands

The Inchie challenge has been taken over by two of the ladies who entered the challenge last year. So instead of it finishing, it's off we go again. The subject this year is : Countries, the first one being the Netherlands where the two ladies are from. When I was 16,  I had a Dutch friend who I met in Switzerland, and visited him and his family the following year, he lived in Zwolle. He came to the UK the next year and after that we just wrote letters. I lost touch when I went to collage, and haven't been to the Netherlands since, that's  54 years. Not very good is it !!!.
 I will try to do my usual two. this time one on card and the other sewn. I have run out of stampbord so back to card again.
I have drawn a windmill with rows of tulips in front and have sewn some tulips. It's hard to believe that in the early days of hybrid tulips they cost as much as a mans weekly wage for just one.



8 comments:

Margriet said...

They are both very lovely! I love the sewn tulips. It is indeed unbelievable how valuable tulips once were! Thank you for participating

Heather said...

Lovely tulips. Centuries ago men's fortunes could be made or lost over the price of tulip bulbs.

Jolande said...

They are both beautiful.
I cannot draw so I always admire people who can, but to sew things on an inchie that I can recognize is really very clever!

freebird7100 said...

I love both of them. I think it was awesome that you went to the Netherlands. That is very cool

Dianne Ayers said...

How lovely to have those travel memories. Both your inchies are lovely, we have a large tulip farm on the NW coast of Tasmania, they are amongst my favourite flowers. I have a large glass bowl that I simply love to have filled with tulips, when they are in season. I did not realise that tulips were so valuable, originally, so I have been doing some research...Always something to learn! Dx

Maaike Groenewold-Nicolai said...

Tulips, I looked for a stamp, but I didn"t find one. This was the first thing I got in mind! Lovely!

Maaike Groenewold-Nicolai said...

Tulips, first thing that came up, but had no stamp of it. Lovely inchies!

JennyJ said...

Two gorgeous inchies Wendy love your sewn one - cool you got three on an inch and I love your windmill and countryside - amazing x looking after Milly went on a bit longer than I thought so she only went home today still haven’t done mine and at the hospital all day tomorrow with Barry in Birmingham for a check up Re dialysis so maybe I’m going to be back to Tuesdays!!

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