Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Looking good

 Now that the blossom is gone you can see how many cherries should be growig here. But usually the birds get to them before we do...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Lots of cleaning...

Monday, April 27, 2009


Weaving in ends is not my favorite task…

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... but it's worth it.
I made bags from the grannies I made from scraps. The last bits became handles and then I was all out of this yarn. I love making do with thrifted scraps.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A green tunic

It's done. Finally!
I'm no sure if Iike it though. Too green? Too tight? Probably the last. I'm working on that. ;-)

Thursday, April 23, 2009


or they will be, in time...

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Big and red

One of the girls is going to a fantasy fair. And though she promised me I wouldn't have to help her make a dress this year (like we did last year and the year before), suddenly plans changed. A different group of friends, a different idea about costumes. They were going as the seven deadly sins (I know - how do they come up with things like that?) and she was going to be "anger".
I asked her what kind of costume she was thinking about and she said: a long dress. Big and red.
We decided there was no time (or money) to sew a dress from scratsch, so I found this gem at the market.

Not "big" enough, so I added three layers of tule.

That sounds easier then it was, but the result was great. She loved it.
And, well, I've got to admit, these silly dresses are actually quite fun to work on...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A gift

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A few houses from ours there lives an old woman. I think she doesn't like how my garden looks, since she brings over plants from her garden almost weekly. And then we talk a bit. That might be another reason to come over. My garden is filling up fast though.
This afternoon I found these in my kitchen when I came home from running some errands.
I do like them. They're in my garden already.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009


After some (actually a lot) reorganizing and moving around this is how my yarn stash looks. Not as pretty as it used to look, but now I can clearly see that I don't need to buy anything else for a while...

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Pictures of blossoms again. I know. But I love it so much.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not yet

After finally finishing those endless fields of green in stockinette stitch, I found out I also had to knit about two meters for a tie. So much green, so boring... But now I'm really almost there.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Greenhouse flowers

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(taken while visiting "kom-in-de-kas" (which translates as "come into our greenhouse" and that's what this event is all about, gardeners welcoming public into their greenhouses) in our village)

One day...

One day I will be a normal woman with lots of different outfits to wear.
I found these vintage dresses and skirts on a market and just couldn't leave without them.
The good news? The skirt on the right fits.
The rest doesn't. Ahem. But one day...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


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(one more from that farm visit)

Monday, April 6, 2009

At the farm

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Had to visit some farmers for a newspaper item. These pictures will never be printed, but I couldn't resist tak ing them...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009