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June 23, 2013

Finished exchange and socks

However I didn't get notice of the recipient getting her ornament I think I can post the exchange I made for the HoE Stitcher's Choice Ornament I was involved in. The exchange was mailed over a week ago and the recipient lives in the same country, so she must have it by now. This is what I stitched her, a design I took from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2012. It is  Mosey 'n Me Santa's Helper.
And just before leaving for my trip, together with youngest DD, I finished the KAL Galileo. Two socks, one pattern LOL The colour on the first picture is just the way it is, hard to catch!

June 19, 2013

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June 16, 2013

Another happy event

There is no ending on happy events this week! Last Thursday we breathed a sigh of relief, when we got notice our youngest DD has passed her high school exams! Now, in a few months,  she can move to Nijmegen and study at the University there. But first we celebrated!
After coming down to earth I took up my stitching again, Plantation Sampler. The house is done, a cow and a bird added.
And some knitting done. I have to main projects on my hands, the new Thistle o'Scotland and the KAL Galileo. As for the KAL, I am cheating a little bit. The (translated into dutch) clues come up every two weeks. Clue three is up now and clue four is coming up when I'm in NY! I know the pattern is available on Ravelry, English version. So I downloaded that and am knitting clue four now. That way I hope to finish this pair at the end of the week.

And here is another update of Thistle o'Scotland. If you take a good look, you can see the colour change.

June 09, 2013

Writer's block

Even if you're only writing a blogpost, you can stumble upon a writer's block, that is, I think that's what happened to me this morning.
I wanted to show several things and write a little message, but my mind is full of thoughts, so I couldn't find the words to start.
And as I sat down to tell you, I am finding myself back writing a blogpost LOL.

First of all this is a post of happy events! DH is celebrating his birthday today and I realize how happy I am to be his wife. So this morning started with decorating the room (while he still was asleep).

Second happy event is the good news I received about my friend. She is the special person to which I dedicated the flower on my blog. I now know she doesn't need it anymore, life turned out to be good again. So today I remove the flower, but not the thoughts I send to her on a daily basis.

Now on to needle work! I did some stitching on the Plantation Sampler, building a home. It's kind of symbolic to me, stitching houses. They make me feel safe and while stitching I often realize how good it is to have a home, a place to live, to celebrate family life and to rest from all kinds of social obligations.
There is a new project on the knitting needles, named Thistle o'Scotland. You can find it on Ravelry.
Clue two of the KAL Galileo is finished. Tomorrow clue three will come up, so I am just in time.
I almost forgot to tell you a third happy event! Only two weeks and DD and I will start her big adventure in the US, starting with our week in NY. I am happy for her, refusing to think about how much I will miss her!

June 02, 2013

The days after ...

The days after my blophop were filled with hopping from one inspiration to another. So many ideas, such beautiful flowered items.
There was no time for stiching, there was hardly time to knit, there was only time to block my finished shawl. I finished it just before the bloghop began ....
Here she is, Three Times a Lady!