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.

In the garden

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En gezelschap.

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!

Through the roof

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I really need to do something about that now...

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.

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.


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)

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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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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A tiny patch

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But still : home grown strawberries!

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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.

A little quilt block

Just experimenting. I do like making these  (log cabin)

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