27 October 2014

This is my 5th anniversary of Sewsewart

I just returned from 15 days in Malta and Amsterdam. Had it not been for this blog, I never would have been in Amsterdam. I was met at the airport by Nienke, who I met through this blog. What a small world we live in now because of the internet. We went to the Rijks Museum. Nienke had given me a ticket this past year during the worst part of my chemotherapy. I kept that ticket next to my desk and knew I would one day use it with Nienke; that I would go to Amsterdam. What a great trip and what an amazing and loving person Nienke is.

I am very grateful to the internet, blogs and the opportunity to meet beautiful people like Nienke. Folks can share their art and ideas. Distance barriers are broken down. Love of art and surface design is shared.


Outdoor cafe where we had lunch by sycamore trees which I had never seen before.

So I think this is a very appropriate post for my fifth blog anniversary. Gratitude for the lovely people met from all over the world, friendships made and ideas exchanged. 


  1. It was such a great pleasure to meet in person. This online world is said to be non-personal, but I rather say that it the perfect place to find people with the same mind-set and heart. We had such a great time, it felt like we have known eachother all our lives. Thank you for visiting our small country and the precious time we had together!

  2. Beth, how wonderful that you got to meet each other in person! I have had that happen as well, and it's lovely. Welcome home, and I hope to hear more about your trip!

  3. What a wonderful story. Yes the Internet has helped bring people together in the textile world. Love it.

  4. So glad you had a great trip, and how wise and caring of Nienke to send you that ticket! And those sycamore trees are wild. . .

  5. I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Malta and Amsterdam. And Nienke is a lovely person. Very generous. I am so sorry we couldn't meet. I hope to read and see what else you have done in Amsterdam.

  6. A magical experience & connection for you & for you both! I am in awe of how the internet can connect people who are kindred spirits even though geographically far away...

  7. I have just found your blog and am enjoying reading all your old posts.
    Just wondering if the name of the trees may have been lost in translation. These look like PLANE TREES (Latin name "Platinus") to me.

    reading http://www.londontrees.co.uk/sycamore.html may help and prove it either way.


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