Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fresh colours

After two weeks of sunshine, and a very warm day yesterday, my garden is starting to explode. This is the time of the year, when I really don't know what to do first. All the borders need weeding, I buy a lot of new shrubs and flowers to put in the garden , my windows are very dirty, and so are the shutters, and so on, and so on...

But in the evenings there is still time enough left to do a bit of crafting.
My new granny blanket is ready to be used, I made it for my daughter's room.

I only used yarn leftovers to make it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweater love

Two more projects finished!
A striped sweater for Lucy (I already gave it to her with Christmas, but forgot to show it on my blog...)

And a blue, cabled sweater for me. I'm wearing it now, because it's so freezing cold!

The cross-stitched mouse is finished too, and with all the fabric, trims and ribbons prepared, I hope to get my sewing machine out and make me a cute laundry bag. Wait and see...
Strange, but on photo, my desk seems less messy than in real life.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

An empty sky

This is a rare sight: a sky without planes.

I can imagine how terrible it must be to get stranded in an airport, but to be quite honest: I enjoy the silence, and for the first time in my life, I see a clear blue sky without white stripes.

In the meanwhile, my son is back home after two days in hospital. He's recovering very quickly, and that makes me a happy mum.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Not as quiet as expected

For the first time in months, it would be a quiet weekend without visits, parties, etc... But fate decided otherwise: my poor son was taken into hospital and had his appendix removed last night. So after this blog update, I'm off to the hospital again, and I'm taking my knitting needles and a new pattern for me and some DVD's for him.

My granny blanket isn't finished yet (all the loose ends, sigh...), but already in use.
In the meanwhile, spring is starting to show off, flowers and buds and birds.

And this is something I want to finish very badly, one day this little mouse will be used on a laundry bag I have in mind.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Back in time

Look what I've rediscovered! A lot of old pictures of my family.
Before they fade away, I want to scan them all. So from time to time, I will post these old pictures on my blog.
Here's my mother with her parents, she was an only child.

And my grandmother, I love the clothes of that period! (1930s)

Sunday, April 4, 2010


My daughter made a big decision last week, she became a redhead instead of a blonde!
I'm already used to it, and so is the rest of the family and her friends. But it's quite a change.
This weekend, she had an army theme party. Immediately, I had an image in my mind of the Andrew Sisters or Vera Lynn. After looking up a few pictures, this was the result of our efforts:

Only the skirt is a bit too short from an historic point of view, I guess...

And here for the real thing:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter duckling

I just wanted to show off my new cookie tin, isn't it lovely???