Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summerquilt


Curently, I'm working on this quilt.  


Lucy

Monday, July 10, 2017

Two lovely talented ballerina's


As you know I like to take pictures and I was looking for a new challenge for my photography. 
I would love to improve my skills in taking photoshoots of people.
For me taking pictures is something like making a quilt or knitting a sweater.  It all has to do with creativity. Finishing a shoot has the same feeling as finishing a quilt. 

A few days ago I was so lucky to do a photoshoot with two very talented ballerina's with this result.













 I will end this post with this picture.
It is one of the most beautiful pictures I ever took. 
To me it is almost perfection. The pose of the ballerina Rozemarijn, the train, the clock, the light, everything at this picture makes me happy.
Thank you Rozemarijn and Bente for your impressive posing, your smiles, your patience and the lovely afternoon we had.


Lucy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Simplicity


"Simplicity"

(my view from my kitchen table though the hallway on my, for this moment, favorite quilt)

Lucy

Monday, June 19, 2017

This and that

This post is a mix about everything.


A swatch I knitted last week for a cardigan I want to knit. 
It would be a lovely memory to Iceland.


My never ending love: Perlagoniums.


It's always a pleasure to quilt a part of the quilt with lovely fabric combinations.


Fresh picked flowers from the garden


 This is my youngest daughter. 
I'm trying to improve my photography skills. At this moment is my focus on people.
This picture is taken at noon. The light was harsh(photographers don't like this light).
 I put my daughter in the shade in front of a shed. The sun still caught her eyes. That was what I was looking for. Bright natural eyes and not photoshopped eyes. (thank to Cozy Clicks). I'm so happy with this result.




The weather is hot and dry these days.

My 4 children on our way to our boat for some refreshment.






Lucy

Monday, June 5, 2017

Potholders done



New fresh potholders from leftover yarn.

yarn: drops paris cotton
hooksize: 4.5 mm
I used a waffle stitch.

Lucy

Friday, June 2, 2017

365 days......

On my 365 days blog you will read that I quit with this challenge. 
In that post I'm talking about what I've done the last few weeks. 
Let me show you some pictures:

Well, I read a book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (it's very good)

I finished two shawls.

First my Ka'ana Shawlette by Jennifer Weissman
I saw it at the local yarn shop and I fell immediately in love.
I knitted it with Shetland Lambswool Rennie yarn (yarn held double)
It's a lovely, lovely fast knit.


The second finish is my Nordic wind shawl (pattern by cabin four) 
Yarn: Lettlopi, I recently bought on my trip to Iceland.


 I'm crocheting potholders (a perfect project to do in the sunny garden)
I will use up some cotton yarn I have in my stash.



and I'm working on my quilt which has a summer feel to it too :-) 


And I spotted a spoonbill (lepelaar), man what an ugly bird..




Lucy

Monday, May 8, 2017

Iceland II

 I went to the Skogar museum.
It shows how people lived in Iceland years ago.
 There are moss/turf houses and there is the first timber house built from driftwood.

I love the folkart designs in the crafts. They knitted their shoe soles .

The mittens are an inspiration to me. Just simply beautiful.

And o ooo, the color blue is everywhere, on the walls, furniture....
I have something with this fresh color blue. The color of the sky.

My kitchen at home is almost the same color as the kitchen in the museum :-)




Knitted  shoe soles.






Mittens.















 I took these treasures home with me. 
The little horse reminds me to the horseback riding we did. 
It was a highlight of our trip to galop on an icelandic horse in such a beautiful scenery.

Lucy



Friday, May 5, 2017

Iceland

My youngest daughter and I went together to Iceland.

How do I love this country.
It is 
B R E A T H T A K I N G

We visited South East Iceland. Some day I will come back one day to visit north Iceland too. 
With the following  pictures I hope to give you a little impression of this country.




























Lucy