To hold even more groceries

After I finished the first, my mother and the girls started hinting that they'd like a grocery net too. So I made another one, in white.

And since I had quite a lot of both colors left I started a third one.

I'ts kind of boring to blog about, but luckily, they're actually quite fun to make ;-)


Well, I finally did some sewing. Months after promising one of the girls that I'd make her some pillows I actually did it. That's the good part.
The not so good part: it took me hours to just sew some squares... Oh, and zippers, that too, but still. I definitely need to practice a bit more. Next on the list: a tea cozy (the last one had a little accident on the stove).


Last week I finished my shalom cardigan. I had some trouble finding the right buttons (my mind was set on wood, but the shop didn't have the right size), but when I sorted throguh my own stash I found the perfect ones. Problem solved. And I kind of love that both the yarn and the buttons are thrift shop finds, so that makes this a rather inexpensive sweater...

The pattern is based on the Shalom, but I made a lot of changes. I used thinner yarn, so thinner needles, a bigger size (cast on more stitches), buttons all the way down and I added sleeves. It came out just the way I hoped.

Something to sit on

Somehow finding the right dining room chairs has been a struggle for me ever since we decided to get rid of the ones we bought when we got married.
It seemed logical back then. The chairs were old and cheap thrift shop finds and at that point we were buying modern and new furniture for our new house (the house before the one before this one -  this was 20 years ago, oh my).
I wasn't too happy about the new chairs and we switched them again and again and a few years ago I landed om some cheap ikea chairs because I just couldn't find what I really wanted within my budget. Oh well. They did the job. After all, you need chairs just to have something to sit on, don't you?

But every once in a while I thought about those very first chairs. Sturdy, simple oak chairs that probably would still be sturdy and useful. And that would fit our style once again (the modern look didn't last long - it just doesn't feel right for us).
So, last week I found these chairs at the thrift shop. They're less simple then our old chairs (that didn't have the woodcarving nor the cushioned back), but they feel the same. Old, sturdy, lasting a life time. So home they came.

It's like they've always been here. I love them.