Monday, June 30, 2008


Today I received this wonderful ATC from Florence in Australia, it is also one from the pot luck swap on Chains of Hearts. It is made in soft Victorian looking colors with lovely silk ribbon embroidery and stitched with nice variegated threads.
Thank you so much Florence!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Last Friday this beautiful ATC arrived at my doorstep. I have swapped it in the pot luck swap of the Chains of Heartsgroup on Internet. It is made by Margreet from the Netheerlands, I really admire her for her knitting skills!

I wanted to make some more ATC's yesterday but the weather turned out very bad. There was a heavy thunderstorm and suddenly it started to rain hailstones as big as ping-pongballs! Both our cars are damaged very bad and our new garden now looks like some dinosaurs walked throught it! We have been busy all afternoon to clean up the mess, all tomato plants are broken, the hydrangea's were just starting to bloom and most of them are broken off and the leaves of all plants have huge holes or are fallen off, boy, what a mess...........I just was so proud of our garden now everything starts to bloom!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Today I received this beautiful postcard from Anne in the UK. She is also in the postcard group on Stitchin Fingers
She read on my blog that I recently moved and made this lovely card with house and tree to wish us luck
in our new home, ain't that sweet!
Anne, thanks so much for this lovely card.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Recently I joined the fabric postcardgroup on Stitchin Fingers.
For the first swap I made this postcard for Ruth in Queensland, Australia.
The fabrics with flowers are from Dutch traditional costumes from a little town in the province of Overijssel, Staphorst.
I added the cobalt blue with the tulips and the orange stitching to give it a "Dutch" feeling.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Yesterday morning I was making some tea before going to work when I heard a whining noise coming from somewhere. And again I heard the noise, suddenly I realised it came from out of the cooker hood..... DH and I had a lot of work to pull down the cooker hood, never knew there were so many screws in it! We brought the cooker hood outside and saw a little bird disappaering behind the motor. We had to dismantle the whole thing to get the little fellow out, we think it was a little crow or rook. He (or she, who knows?) has been sitting on the terracetable for a while and then flew away. It took us quite a while to put the cooker hood in place again......and I was too late at work of course!

On Gerry's blog I found this test, look at the result, think I did a good job by moving.......LOL

You Should Live in the Country

You are laid back, calm, and good at entertaining yourself.

You don't need an expensive big city to keep you busy.

You'll take the peaceful life over the stressful life any day of the week.