Now that we are past our QuiltBLISS coma, I can start posting more of the doors for you to see. Our quilt is finished and back from the quilter! Nicole Christoffersen did a terrific job, and to get a sneak peek of the entire quilt, check out her instagram feed @kwilter100.
On with the show!
Belgium and France have a special place in my heart for lots of reasons, and today I'd like to share a bit about Brussels. My husband, Paul, served a two-year mission for our church when he was 19. He spent half of his time in Brussels, and the other months around Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France. We have had the opportunity to go back as tourists twice, and are waiting for our kids to get a bit older to take them all over as well.
Brussels is a pretty cool town. Because of so many political and military headquarters, it's got a lot of diversity. Once a year the Grand Place is covered in an enormously beautiful Tapis de Fleurs, or a flower carpet, with a different design each year. Also in the Grand Place, high above the buildings, is a series of sculptures depicting the love triangle of a former king, his wife, and her lover, all pointing at each other for a story in stone. You can visit the home of Victor Hugo, buy some beautiful Belgian lace, and eating a gaufre with ice cream on top is a must. Nearby Brussels is the Butte de Lion, marking the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
Some of our dear friends live in Nivelles, Belgium, and to honor them, we gave their city's name, which translates to "she is born" to our daughter for her middle name. It's fun to have friends in another country, and I'll talk more about this in our door block from Normandy soon. Needless to say, they mean a lot to us.
Our Brussels Door's inspiration can be found here.