Saturday, September 30, 2017

Antique quilts

A few of my antique quilts

'Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it'
Gwen Marston


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Finished quilt

S i m p l i c i t y

I finished my quilt...yes :-)

Machine pieced
hand quilted
cotton batting
size: 130 x 210 cm


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fabrics and a new quilt

What was I thinking years ago when I bought all these fabrics?
(believe me this is just a part of what I have)

Now, years later I found out that I can't sew them up.
Fabrics are similar to fashion, it comes and goes. Some are timeless and some are old fashioned.  

So let's start a new project and who knows I may get room for new fabrics. 

As you can see I'm inspired by this picture of a quilt in the book:


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

     Spain, Galicia
It's the little things in live 


Sunday, July 23, 2017


Curently, I'm working on this quilt.  


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Amsterdam by Ttv photography


Monday, July 10, 2017

Two lovely talented ballerina's

As you know I like to take pictures and I was looking for a new challenge for my photography. 
I would love to improve my skills in taking photoshoots of people.
For me taking pictures is something like making a quilt or knitting a sweater.  It all has to do with creativity. Finishing a shoot has the same feeling as finishing a quilt. 

A few days ago I was so lucky to do a photoshoot with two very talented ballerina's with this result.

 I will end this post with this picture.
It is one of the most beautiful pictures I ever took. 
To me it is almost perfection. The pose of the ballerina Rozemarijn, the train, the clock, the light, everything at this picture makes me happy.
Thank you Rozemarijn and Bente for your impressive posing, your smiles, your patience and the lovely afternoon we had.


Thursday, June 22, 2017



(my view from my kitchen table though the hallway on my, for this moment, favorite quilt)


Monday, June 19, 2017

This and that

This post is a mix about everything.

A swatch I knitted last week for a cardigan I want to knit. 
It would be a lovely memory to Iceland.

My never ending love: Perlagoniums.

It's always a pleasure to quilt a part of the quilt with lovely fabric combinations.

Fresh picked flowers from the garden

 This is my youngest daughter. 
I'm trying to improve my photography skills. At this moment is my focus on people.
This picture is taken at noon. The light was harsh(photographers don't like this light).
 I put my daughter in the shade in front of a shed. The sun still caught her eyes. That was what I was looking for. Bright natural eyes and not photoshopped eyes. (thank to Cozy Clicks). I'm so happy with this result.

The weather is hot and dry these days.

My 4 children on our way to our boat for some refreshment.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Potholders done

New fresh potholders from leftover yarn.

yarn: drops paris cotton
hooksize: 4.5 mm
I used a waffle stitch.


Friday, June 2, 2017

365 days......

On my 365 days blog you will read that I quit with this challenge. 
In that post I'm talking about what I've done the last few weeks. 
Let me show you some pictures:

Well, I read a book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (it's very good)

I finished two shawls.

First my Ka'ana Shawlette by Jennifer Weissman
I saw it at the local yarn shop and I fell immediately in love.
I knitted it with Shetland Lambswool Rennie yarn (yarn held double)
It's a lovely, lovely fast knit.

The second finish is my Nordic wind shawl (pattern by cabin four) 
Yarn: Lettlopi, I recently bought on my trip to Iceland.

 I'm crocheting potholders (a perfect project to do in the sunny garden)
I will use up some cotton yarn I have in my stash.

and I'm working on my quilt which has a summer feel to it too :-) 

And I spotted a spoonbill (lepelaar), man what an ugly bird..