January 30, 2014

just a small mix of things that makes me happy:
reading in bed & woodland walks
... and singing :)
love this one

goodnight & sweet dreams

January 27, 2014

new potholders



after the trimming
pomponpotholders :)

January 24, 2014

new smyrna's

happy weekend all!

January 20, 2014

Romanian point lace

I've got an interesting tip from a fellow blogger about the mysterious macramé crochet I was showing you a few posts earlier; actually it is very well known in Romania and is called Romanian point lace.
You can find every information about this technique here and many tutorials how to make the cord here
thanks for the tip Ana :^)

the droplet above is the only thing I've ever made in this technique so far, but there are also parts of the embroidery below that are very similar to Romanian point lace, such as the padding of the black leaf and the figure in the bottom center; both are examples of a crocheted border that is filled with needle lace,
for larger pics, please visit my flickr pages

the bottom pic is an illustration from Anna and
Eppo behind the chicken wire feeding the chickens

hope your weekend was Top!

January 13, 2014

some random images

I like the Borges quote on the wall, saying
'Nobody knows whether the world is realistic or fantastic, that is to say, whether the world is a natural process or whether it is a kind of dream, a dream that we may or may not share with others'
middle gate
the expo runs until Januari 19

seen in a book on minerals, dinodress girl holding giant blocks of quartz

good night & sweet dreams!

January 10, 2014

sunny walk

I went for a walk this afternoon; it was so nice and sunny that it would be a shame to stay inside,
many people were thinking the same I guess, cause I met many with their dog(s)

I took a branch of Alder back home.

January 09, 2014

macrame crochet

I wanted to show you these images for I have only seen this technique once, namely in Anna, a craft magazine that my mom bought regularly in the nineties;
the technique is called macrame crochet, but is has nothing to do with macrame actually
the outlines of the figures are crocheted and the padding is some kind of needle lace, but with fairly thick thread
in the picture below you can see two examples of such string; I had made more but couln't find them today, so I will show them in another post together with my first attempt to fill in a figure, but don't expect too much!

making new potholders :)

January 05, 2014

things I love

dinner parties with friends and plenty of laughter and good conversation & music, and yummy pancakes for dessert and every now and then we try so sing along and make plans to start our own song club and then probably eat more desserts etc, etc....
ok :^)
our first attempt will be 'Three Ravens'
love the interpretation of Peter, Paul and Mary