Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quilt inspired by an antique quilt I saw in Austin Texas.

 Finally I finished my quilt which is inspired by a quilt I saw in Austin TX. 
In 2012 I made a lovely trip to Texas with my DH. 
In an antique shop I saw a quilt which caught my attention immediately. Unfortunately it was too expensive to come home with me. So I decided to make my own version. On the same trip I bought the pink fabric and some fabrics for the blocks.
And now 4 years later I finished the quilt after it became an ufo for a long time. 
I'm happy with it. It is a lap size quilt. Hand quilted and machine pieced. 


Texas 2012

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thijsse's Hof

Today I went to the Thijsse's Hof to spot a kingfisher.  
I did.
Unfortunately he or she was too far away for a nice picture.

While waiting in the sun for a kingfisher I spotted these birds and a dragonfly.

Bruinrode heidelibel





Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today in the Dunes.

Today in the Dunes, my favorite place: 

What a funny tiny water bird. 

The always impressive Highland cattle.

A fallow deer drinking at a pool.

And at home a finished pair of plain grey knitted socks :-) 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's in my hoop.

Years ago I found a very nice quilt in an antique shop in Austin TX. 
Lucky enough I took pictures of it because I couldn't get this beauty out of my mind.  I even found the perfect fabric for the sashings and for some blocks on the same trip. 
 Finally I'm ready to quilt it and I hope to finish it soon. 

The original quilt I love so much. 


Monday, August 22, 2016


( About two weeks ago I found the little heart shape stone)

I love it when you cast on for a sock and you get to the point where you can actually start knitting.


Needles: 2,5 mm, carbon, knit pro
Yarn: Drops/fabel

(I took this picture in 'Oudekerk aan de Amstel' this summer on a boat trip)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Shetland Hap 'Hansel' (full version)


My Hansel Hap Shawl
Full version

Pattern: Gudrun Johnston. 
              (I took the crafty class of her. This was so helpful and inspiring.) 
Yarn: Jamieson's Spindrift

Colors: eggshel, natural white, stonehenge,sholmit/mosekit,mogit 

Needle size: 5 mm

It was a pleasure to knit. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amsterdam by boat

A few days ago we went  for the first time by our boat to Amsterdam. It took us 2 hours sailing from our home port. Which was very pleasant with this beautiful weather. 

I can tell you that this tour was so  fun, and I liked it a lot. Take a look yourself. I think the following pictures don't need words.

After a nice tour we went home again.

They are exhausted :-)

And my knitting work....... (socks, a project which I always take with me on the boat)... didn't came out of this pocket. Maybe next time.


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shetland full Hansel Hap

 When I'm not quilting I am knitting.

A little while ago I bought a Crafty class by Gudrun Johnston.  She teaches how to knit an original Shetland Hap Shawl.  I love to follow Gudrun's lessons. They are so clear and helpful!

I'm knitting the full Hap with Jamieson's Spindrift. At this moment I'm knitting the edge. I hope to show you my finish soon.

And here is my latest find: A vintage cross-stitch table runner.  I wish I would know the woman who made it.
She was very talented with her needle and thread.