Twice a year a stoffenbeurs (or fabric market) is held here in town. Initially the day was not looking too good. It was raining and things were somewhat miserable. I was not feeling crash hot. Still a left over of the flu and also the stress from my nearly over job (three more days to go and then I am out of that hole). But as it dried up a little I decided to go anyway and it turned out to be a good thing.
As a good Dutchie I took the bike into town. I got myself some money. The cash is as you usually cannot pay electronically at these markets, and also as protection: this is all you can spend.
When I arrived I took a tiki tour around the place and had a look around, iIt was good A lot of fabric and a variety of qualities and prices. Mind you the most expensive fabric I saw was about 20 euro/m, which is about NZ$40/m and that was pretty decent stuff. I managed to not buy the silk dupioni (10euro/m) and what surprised me was that the good cottons are almost as expensive as the cheapest silks. Weird or what?
After having had a good look around I decided to start purchasing some bits and pieces. And after my rucksack was full I went home. SO thought it was hilarious. He says I look so happy when I haul in these new treasures. And yes I do feel happy with it. After Wednesday I have a few weeks off and I am going to sew. I need a bit of a break. After that I am going to talk to some people and who knows what will happen? Nothing is certain yet, except that I am happy with the choice I have made and happy with my fabric and happy with my wonderful SO that is my rock and anchor.
Life is still good