Monday, November 14, 2016

Teddy Bear making on a Sunday.

These kind of Sunday's are the best :-)


Pattern by Annemieke Bears 
Bear is 18cm

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Red and white spotted mushroom and knitted socks.

It's a beautiful time of the year. Nature has a lot of surprises like this Red and White spotted mushroom. 

I finished another pair of socks. This time I used the pattern: 'Hermione's everyday socks' 
It is a great pattern, although it has some challenges for me. These socks have a few mistakes. Next pair will be better :-) 

Yarn: Drops fabel (not my favorite yarn)
Needle size: 2,5 mm

A few days ago I went on an excursion to watch the European Bison (Wisent)
Such an impressive beautiful animals. 


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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