Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In the moment

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I sometimes wish I could be "in the moment" more. Be more mindful, notice things better. But I just don't most of the time. My mind is like that water. Always moving.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

In the garden

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Bloemen

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Onkruid

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En gezelschap.
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Green and gold


I knit a scarf in two shades of green. Just simple garter stitch.


Of course I wanted a matching hat. So I knit another one of my Soulemama's favorite pattern. I think it;s the seventh I made, but I lost count. I still love making it.


I still have a lot of that green yarn left, so I started a shawl again. This time I am following the pattern I saw at soulemama's and I do hope this one will turn out better than the blue one.


And then I'm going to decide what to make with this beautiful yarn I just bought. I love it!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Through the roof

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I really need to do something about that now...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thrifted treasures


I read the best excuse in a comment at Soulemama's: "oh, but buttons are so small and fabrics are flat, you can always buy those."
So I did.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

In the garden

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An apron


This vintage fabric just begged to be an apron. Or at least I thought so. I kept it simple, just straight lines, but I like the result.


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Passed!


They were so scared they flunked after all. I wasn't and of course they didn't. Two bags on the flag, wow!
(that's custom here when you pass your highschool exams)



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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A quilt


I finally finished the quilttop that has been lying around for nine months or so...




I just quilted near the ditch. I do like how that turned out.
The borders are from a thrifted cotton sheet, the back from a flanel sheet. The quilt top was made from thrifted vintage pillow cases and the filling is an old molton.
It's so cosy and warm!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Canning

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My tiny garden doesn't get us surplus to save for winter. So I try to make do with veggies that are cheap now in the stores. Still gives me that feeling of self sufficiency that I'm longing for ;-)

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Geraniums

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Monday, June 15, 2009

A tiny patch

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But still : home grown strawberries!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

In the garden

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

A blue shawl


Well, it looks okay from a distance, but it's not. It's scratchy (synthetic yarn), there is a slight color difference (thrifted yarn) and it's too small.
Still, it was fun to knit and watch it grow. Let's try that again with better (and more) yarn.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mirror

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A little quilt block


Just experimenting. I do like making these  (log cabin)
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Cherries

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Rain clouds

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

In my knitting basket


Working on

:: a blue shawl (inspired by Soulemama's)

::  a scarf in two shades of green

:: socks (light blue)

::a hat (brown)
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Honeysuckle

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(yes, it's growing through the roof. I need to do something about that soon)
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In my garden

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Harvest!

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