vrijdag 28 juni 2013

I made a doll and her name is Isabelle

When I saw her new book with crocheted doll I immediately ordered  the book.
And here she is, my Isabelle....., in her party dress.

She does some gardening too......

And here she is in her new pyama,ready to go to bed.

Last sunday i visited again a brocante(fleemarket). I found there a small suitcase for Isabelle. I will make her a bed inside .

zondag 23 juni 2013

'Mignonne allons voir si la rose...' and some garden pictures

Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585) was A French poet . The poem 'Mignonne allons voir si la rose' was an ode to a 15-year old girl Cassandra.
(source Wikipedia)

A free translation of the poem is:
darling, let's go for a look at the beautiful purple rose ,
look it's already loosing her flowers
how nature is cruel, a beautiful rose like this last only one day
so, believe me darling enjoy, enjoy your youth
because like this rose, becoming older you also will loose your beauty.

In 1985 Meilland created the now famous climbing rose 'Pierre de Ronsard'.

My first French teacher, 12 years ago, thought that learning French included also learning famous French poems. I learned by heart some fabels of Jean de la Fontaine and this  more than famous poem of Pierre de Ronsard. I think nearly every French know the first strofe of this poem by heart.

In my garden I have a lot of very old roses. Here are some pictures.

Constance Spry

Buff beauty
Ghislaine de Feligonde

Gipsy Boy/Zigeuner knabe


Phyllis Bide


I don't remember whether this is Yolande d'Aragon or Jenny Duval

woensdag 19 juni 2013

What I saw at the fleemarket

This weekend family from Holland was here and we went to a French brocante/ fleemarket. Weather was perfect, sunny and warm and there were a lot of things to buy. I only bought some NEW plastic containers from Tupperware for 1 and 2 euro!

zaterdag 8 juni 2013

Yoko Saito Mystery quilt top and SUMMER arrived in france

This week summer arrived here in the center of France.  I did not visit blogs, did not make blogpost, I was Outside , working in the garden, drinking coffee outside, crocheting outside. This sunny weather is so good for our body and soul, we really needed it!
I finished the Yoko saito top .

And here are some gardenpictures....

Enjoy summer!

zondag 2 juni 2013

Three elphants for the market and a pillow for me

I am already working for the Christmas market, not that I am in hurry (lol) but when I saw this free pattern, I thought that it might be a cute in-between project.
 Here are my three elephants:

And I made myself a pillow in my favorite colors. Another easy peasy in-between project.