Sunday, December 24, 2006

I have made a couple of these for christmas gifts.
They where nice and easy to make.

I have survived the most busiest time at the bakery! We began at 4 at night till 4 in the afternoon. It was a madhouse all day long!!it looked like everybody that lives here came to us for their shopping .But it was also a nice day, all these people where allready in the holiday mood.

Here is another flower arangement I made.

I want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and all the best for 2007.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I have received some beautiful things from the pincushion swap. I'm real spoiled by my swap partner Katy. She send me these wonderful things! Some beautiful cards with flowers,cuticle creme,a beautiful paterned tape, flower pins and the most beautiful pincushion I have ever seen.
Here is a close up of the pincushion teacup, complete with a cookie!
Isn't it beautiful!!!!!!!

I have seen some beautiful photo's on other blogs about their christmas decorations. I just love looking and read those great blogs.

Here are some more photo's of my decorations. I have made another Christmas flower arangement but unfortunately it's too dark to take photo's with our camera. So I will make a photo tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I have started to decorate for Christmas.Here are some photo's of it. Hopefully we get our tree tomorrow, then I will take some more photo's.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I have 1 more photo of a swap .
This is what I send for the vintage christmas swap to Lia . I had a lot of fun making things and searching for vintage items on fleamarkets and thriftshops. I still have to make some extra photo's of the wonderful things that Lia send to me.

Recently I have completed my magic yarnbal and it's send to my swap partner ,it's a Dutch swap and we have secret partners.It was such a great swap! I can't place a photo of it here because then I won't be a secret swap partner anymore Ü........

I went to a couple of bookstores here to buy some Christmas magazines from other countries. I couldn't find them anymore!!!!!! They just have stopped selling Christmas magazines from other countries .... can you believe that!
That's so sad for me cause I love those christmas magazines.
Is there anybody that might be interested in a christmas magazine swap with me????
I would be thrilled if there is , please let me know.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I went to the first Stitch and Bitch day here in the Netherlands last Saturday, and I had a wonderful time!
It was held in an old factory and there was room for lots of knitting and talking, you could buy lots of beautiful yarns and knitting books. And there where lectures and workshops. The big event for me was that Debbie Stoller was also there.I have one of her books and I love it. Of course I had to buy her latest book , the Happy Hooker.
She also signed her books there. I went to one of her lectures and to her workshop about crochet. I had a great time.
I also went to a shadow kniytting workshop.
I had a lot of fun that day and also learned some things.I forgot the bring my camera with me so there are no photo's of that day.....
I will make some photo's of the lovely yarn that I bought when the battery is loaded afgain.

I bought this lovely snowman head last week, it's so cute.
I was in a wonderful swap for the elves: a vintage christmas swap. I will post photo's of what I send when my swap partner receives hers. Here is what I received from my swap partner Lia. I will make more photo's of it after the batteries are loaded again. I loved all the wonderful things she send me.

Here are some christmas cones I made for another swap. I also want to make some to send to friends and for myself.

Then another swap. I found a wonderful site about swapping a little while ago, it's called gimme your stuff. I found a nice lady from Singapore that wanted to swap with me. She sended lots of nice things. I specially LOVE the japanese knitting magazine, it's full with lots of beautiful things. There is no photo of what I send to her , becuase I forgot to make a photo of it..............

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Look what I received in the mail last week!
I recently joined a yahoo group for a magic ball swap.I was very happy when I opened the parcel and found this lovely ball of yarn in it.There are a couple of gifts put inside the ball and some where on the outside.Now I'm searching for a pattern so I can start knitting with this beautiful yarn and of course so I can see what my swap partner has put in it..........exhiting!!!!!!!
She also made me a beautiful patchwork card.I'm very curious who was my swap partner, as it was a secret swap.
I'm still working on mine but I hope to have it ready in a couple of days.

And here are some brooches I received from another swap I was in. It's the pin/ brooche swap from swap-bot. I have received some beautiful crochet brooches and also a bird brooche but I seem to have lost that photo. And of course the batteries of our digital camera where empty.......But I will post a photo of it in another post.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I wanted to place links of my favourite blogs on my the sidebar for a long time.But somehow I couldn't get them there. So now I have switched to another background and suddenly I was able to put the links where I wanted them. And they all work as well......
I have only placed a few so far, as I'm not very fast at it.But soon there will be lots more.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The KMKS Questionnaire:

Are you allergic to any fibers? No

What are your favorite colors? Warm fall colours, blue, purple, pink.

Are you a new mitt knitter? Yes, very new.

How long have you been knitting mittens? I still have to start knitting my first mitten.I'm hoping to get started with some mittens in a couple of days.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? I like both solid and multicoloured yarns.

What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn? Soft wool ( not itchy), tweed or blends of wool.

Where do you usually knit mittens? I usually knit in my chair by the window in our livingroom.

How do you usually carry/store small projects? I carry small projects in a bag I made of vintage fabrics and I store my small projects in old baskets.

What are your favorite mitten patterns? Don't have any yet.

What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques? Don't have that yet either.

What new techniques would you like to try? Don't know, love to try a lot.

What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens? I think circular needles.

What are some of your favorite yarns? I like wool, tweed.....

What yarn do you totally covet? home spinned wool.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? ??????

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? metalic or plastic needles and circular needles.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?I think I would love to be a home spinned wool.

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I just love all kinds of candy.

What’s your favorite animal? I like dogs and cats.

Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts? I prefer super warm mittens.

If you were a color what color would you be? Blue

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? Herbs and the sea.

Do you have a wishlist? No I don't.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? I'm really glad that I have joined this great swap.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Here are the pictures that blogger wouldn't let me post yesterday.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I don't know what's wrong with blogger, but it won't let me post pictures......
I wanted to show some pictures of some wonderful things I found at our thriftshop yesterday.
I found a lovely white pillow with a small flower on it, a blue baby blanket that I might turn into a bag, a lovely piece of fabric, some pink vintage knitting needles and a small yar with some beautiful buttons in it. All this only costs 2 euro and 10 cents.

I was real happy when I went home with my treasures.
I hope that I can post the pictures soon.

On 18 November I'm going to the first Dutch Stitch and bitch day in Rotterdam. I just can't wait !!!!! There are allready a few SNB groups here in the Netherlands but unfortunately they are not in my area.... So when I found out about this day , I was very happy.They have aranged a couple of things and 1 of them is that Debbie Stoller is coming. How great is that!!! Unfortunately nobody I know likes to knit and want to come with me to that day, but I have decided that I will go anyway.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

There is not much going on here lately.

But I have to show you this. I found all these nice pieces of fabric at a thriftshop! I thought I was in heaven Ü.

I have washed everything so hopefully I can start making some things out of it this weekend.
I hope that all of you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It's such lovely autumn weather that we decided to take a walk through the forrest last sunday.I was hoping to see lots of beautiful colours, but most of the trees where still green.I was told that because of the mild weather most of the leafs where still green.When it turns colder and starts a bit to freeze the leafs will turn in those beautiful colours.We still saw some beautiful things.
I really like this picture with the horses.

Then we also saw lots of beautiful mushrooms.

Soon I hope to make some pictures of a forrest in beautiful colours.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Look what came in the mail today!!!!!!! A wonderful tea towel swap from Lori.I was so happy when the mailman gave it to me.

This was what was inside it.A beautiful embroidered tea towel by Lori with dancing spoons on it and 2 beautiful vintage tea towels.She also send me 2 recipes that I'm certainly going to try soon.Then she also send me lovely fabric and some beautiful buttons, a great magazine and a lovely....I can't come up with the correct english word......Stupid of me! I just love everything very, very much.So Thanks Lori.
By the way, she has a wonderful blog that is worth visiting. It's called

Here are some photo's of the teatowels.

I have made some more photo's of the other things she send, but I did something wrong putting them from the camera on to the computer. it's now too dark to get good photo's so I will made them again tomorrow and post them on my blog then.

This is a brooch I made yesterday. I found the pattern in a book from the library , and I like it a lot. My daughters already told me that they want one also.

I just joined a brooch/ pin swap over at swap bot and I want to make some of these for it.

Here it is on a knitted bag I recently have found at a thriftshop for only 1 euro.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

This is for the tea towel swap I joined.I had so much fun getting it together.And I just came back from the post office to send it to Lori.
I just hopes she likes it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I have been to the thriftshop last week and there I found a nice vintage towel.I don't know the correct word for it , but they used to hang them in front of the tea towels.Here a close up of a small part of it.

Isn't this lovely!!!!!!!!

Then I found a lovely vintage Dutch tablecloth.I haven't found such great things for a long time.

I'm so thrilled!

This is a potholder I made for my mother.I don't know what happened to the colour? It's a lovely light blue but in this photo it looks grey....I have made another one in a darker blue colour but I haven't made a photo of that yet.

At this moment I'm allmost finished with a tea towel swap.I have bought a vintage Dutch tea towel and I have bought a new one that looks like some of our vintage ones.I'm allmost finished with embellishing it.Then I'm going to include something extra and 2 lovely recipes........When my swap partner received her package I will post a photo of it.

Friday, October 06, 2006

This past week I have been busy knitting, knitting and some x stitching....I have joined a knitted purse swap and the purse is almost knitted. Then I'm going to try and felt it. I'm also knitting some potholders for my mothers birthday tomorrow. I will make some pictures when they're ready.

Here a couple of pictures from our dogs.
This picture was taken after a nice swim.

Here are mother and daughter.

Isn't she cute!!!!!!!!!!

I aslo participated in the pincushion challenge. This month it hat to be recycled, and I choose an old canning jar filled with old buttons. The pincushion is made from an old pillow.Next we will have a pincushion swap , I can't wait to get started with that.

And finally some x stitching. I found this lovely freebie for Halloween at San Man originals.They have more nice freebies and I also joined the forum. It's a great group!

I hope that everybody has a lovely weekend.