Friday, January 23, 2009


We have almost reached the final stage of our redecorations in the house. I wanted to go for a completely different colour on the walls, so instead of red, green it will be!

The cat approves with our choice.

Monday, January 19, 2009

My New Year's resolutions

A bit late, but here we go:
1. For every new thing that comes into my house, I want to give away, recycle or throw away 1 thing.
2. Read at least 1 book a week, and more non-fiction.
3. This is maybe the resolution that everybody makes: loose some weight and exercise more.
4. Try to use my cookbooks more, try new recipes.
5. Finish my embroidered quilt and my Christmas sampler.

Only 5 resolutions, this will be hard enough already.
For your own lists, check these: 101 things and 43 things.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bye bye snow!

For the past two weeks, it has been very cold, with snow and ice. That was quite a long time ago over here and I really love the beauty of a white world. Since yesterday, the weather has changed, now it's gloomy and wet and I don't like it at all! Luckily, I took some pictures the past days.
Red boots:

And more red:

And a red house, where I would love to live:

These paws are so cute, the cats made these imprints on our frozen pond. They look like a scene out of Ice Age.

And here's a glimpse of our new terrace and windows. I have to wait till February to paint the walls in our new room.

And now it's time to start dreaming about spring!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A day out

Yesterday, I went to Ghent, the city where my son studies. I really like the medieval houses and churches, and very important: there are no cars allowed in the touristic centre.

We also paid a visit to the lace-shop of my husbands niece. I couldn't resist this apron and towel, embroidered with a cute chicken. In case you want to take a look there: the shop is on the Koornlei, and it's called "Home linen".

Friday, January 2, 2009

Sleeping cat

First of all, a happy 2009 to all of you! And lots of creative ideas!
I was a bit late finishing the last project for the "Pay it forward" game, but a few days before Christmas, I managed to send a little parcel to Lily of Japonisme. She has the most marvellous blog, a must-see for all art-lovers.

I made her a drawstring bag with a little cat embroidery. And a long time ago, I made some felt anemones. I sent these as well.