zondag 29 augustus 2010

My second blogaward

My blogfriend Ann gave me this blog award. I'll tell you more about it when I am back from Holland.

zaterdag 28 augustus 2010

Off the needles

Today Carolus came off the needles, i started to knit him yesterday night. A quick and easy knit.
And here is the finished cedarleaf shawlette in blue/green.

In the meantime I knitted this shawl in green. It's a present for an old lady in Holland. I am going to visit her next week. Some weeks ago I showed you another one that I knitted for her. But i am afraid that one is a bit too small so I searched another pattern. This is the  'simple but effective shawl' pattern.
Easy and mindless knit with nice result.

vrijdag 27 augustus 2010


Last days I knitted Jacobus, the monkey. The pattern was so well written with many pictures, a pleasure to knit. I bought the pattern in Dutch but there's also an English version, you could buy it here.
You also could find on her blog  Carolus, Suzie, Victoria and Lodewijk. The patterns of  these cute little animals are free.
Here is Jacobus:

donderdag 26 augustus 2010

Sewing machine

I need to buy a new sewing machine. yesterday I was in town to test a Bernina They only had the 440 QE in stock. An expensive  one, but I was rather satisfied . Next week I'll be in Holland and then I'll try more sewing machines? Pfaff, Brother, Janome. If you could advice me......please do. It's such a difficult decision.

maandag 23 augustus 2010

An artist

The mother of the cute little boy in Holland is a nurse but also an artist. They asked her to decorate the walls in the child unit in the hospital where she works.
Sorry, the pictures are not great.

maandag 16 augustus 2010

Japanese bag books

Today, the 3 Japanese books, which I ordered in Nelie's Etsy shop, arrived. They are just gorgeous, the pictures are great and the patterns are very special.

zondag 15 augustus 2010

Giveaway present

Some weeks agoI told you about the giveaway on Cara's blog, The Quilt Nook. And I am the winner of the fat eight bundle Maison de Garance from French General.  The package arrived this week.
Imagine there are 38 fat eights in the bundle! And the fabric is so lovely, the design is really exclusive and the colors (especially the reds) are beautiful.
Here are some pictures:

I already have two projects in mind with this fabric.

zaterdag 14 augustus 2010

A walk in my garden

Although it's very dry here and most flowers are already faded there still are some.....

woensdag 11 augustus 2010


I finished the two cedarleaf shawlettes some days ago. While they were blocking i knitted the dark purple one, it's the 'Annis' pattern.
Which one do you like most?

maandag 9 augustus 2010

Motocoeur/Motor-cycle heart

Yesterday was the 12th Motocoeur in a small village  20 kilometers from here. It' a motor-cycle event with a social intention. Besides this  good intention they try to beat the record each year. Last year there were 1140 motor-cycles and this year 1260!!!!!  And imagine all these  in a small village  with a church, a school and some houses.... Wherever you looked you only saw(most) black vehicles and black leather .......
My companion also was here, so he participated with the black labrador in the side-car.
Some impressions:

And of course there was music.....Rock and Roll music.