Part of my world is in the Netherlands, part is here in the US
Still have friends and relatives in the European world
I have the advantage of taking the good of both worlds!
This is heaven for artists. The request I made to my friends
was to bring us there...to Heerhugowaard,
close to Alkmaar (known for the cheese market)
Supplies for every possible branch of art,
we could have spent hours here,
but our hubbies were with us
Stones go by weight, per kilo or pound
I got me a piece of 7 lb., otherwise my friend would take it!
Soapstone is not readily available in the US,
except for the building industry and very expensive!
So we braved customs and put it in our backpack:) to the US
In her living room stands one of her lovely soapstone creations,
with a hint of pink brought out when the stone is waxed.
Her choice was to leave some rough edges.
Right in front of her house, like many, there may be a dyke, a canal,
or a body of water. So one can see boats
in the midst of a residential neighborhood.
Now I live in the US, I kind of miss that feature.
In her gift package to me when I left, was this lace heart
which is the lining for a heart shaped glass dish
Handmade in Holland - with love!