zondag 26 april 2015

Keukenhof 2015

Last Friday (the 24th of April) turned out to be a great day for visiting the Keukenhof.

zondag 19 april 2015


My birthday present for Jessica is finished! (although I'm still looking for a frame for it).
If you want to try something like this for yourself,  then there are several (free) programs that you can use, for example MyPhotoStitch (which I have used for this project) or Pic2Pat.

zaterdag 28 maart 2015

Vriendendag 2015 Textielmuseum Tilburg

Today I visited the Vriendendag at the Textielmuseum in Tilburg. This meant that I could do a lot of reading on the train first (and afterwards), which was nice. 

Then, during one of the presentations at the Vriendendag, we were invited by Anke Werker(who spoke about her children's book 'Blij als ik brei') to do some knitting on a mega-scarf while she did her presentation, so that was nice too. 

There was also plenty of time to stroll about the Textiellab, and to spend some money in the Shop, so I had a really good day!

woensdag 18 maart 2015


This week I've been home more than usual, and I've made a lot of progress on my cross-stitching project. 
 This is what it looked like 6 weeks ago
and this is what it looks like now :-)

woensdag 4 maart 2015

Exhibition 'Romantische Mode' ('Romantic Fashion')

Today I enjoyed visiting the exhibition of romantic fashion at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The exhibition shows romantic fashion from the end of the 18th century until the beginning of the 20th century, as well as fashion by contemporary fashion designers who were inspired by the fashion from this period. Also on display were some garments worn in the t.v. series Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. Being a great fan of both series, I really enjoyed seeing those too.

dinsdag 17 februari 2015

Handwerkbeurs Zwolle

Last weekend I visited the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle and this is what I bought :)

And again I also made some progress on my cross-stitching this week.

zondag 8 februari 2015

In de nijvere conste

'In de nijvere conste' is a beautiful little needlework shop, located in the Hamburgerstraat in Utrecht. This is where (several years ago) I bought the linen to make the cross-stitched Christmas presents out of that I finally finished last December. Unfortunately this unique shop will be closing after February. The lady who owns the shop is 88 years old, so in a way this comes as no surprise, but the shop will be greatly missed by many needlework lovers, I'm sure. If you enter this shop, it's like you enter a world from a different age. You won't find anything like a PC or laptop here, just beautiful needlework projects displayed everywhere.
This month 'In de nijvere conste' will be open on Saturdays only, from 11 a.m. till 4.30 p.m., and as of March 2015 the shop will be closed.
I went there yesterday, and after much deliberation I bought some kits (2 large ones and 2 small ones) and two types of linen for some future projects.

And here you see the progress on my current cross-stitch project. This was what it looked like last week,

and this is what it looks like now.