Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday in the shade

Happy Easter to all of you!
I spent my day embroidering in the shade, because it was too hot in the sun. We're having the most summery April month in decades, I guess. Yesterday, Belgium was the warmest place in Europe!

And my daughter has her own blog now: "Mrs. Spikky Sparrow".
Crafting and drawing, the next generation.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mother and daughter

Don't know why, but they don't get along.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I made an important decision (together with our doctor): I will have one day in the week all for myself! No work at the computer, no telephones. Because I kept feeling tired and stressed at the same time... So there will be more blog posts from now on (I hope).
Little by little, I started working in the house and the garden. And my energy is slowly coming back.
Last year, we planted this Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis', and now we can adore its blossoms.

This is a great woodblock print by the Japanese artist Itō Shinsui, two girls walking under a blossom tree.

And of course, Van Gogh's blossoms.

And this brings me back to the disaster in Japan. I got a comment from a fellow blogger, about an "Embroidered Veggie Market Quilt for Japan". This is such a sweet idea to raise funds, so I decided to give it a try!
Here is already a little detail of what I'm embroidering.

You can find all the details about the quilt on Mom Wald's Place blog.

And while I'm busy embroidering, someone is getting very sleepy...