Friday, May 9, 2014

Winnings & Ramblings...


I don't usually enter give-aways since the chance of winning is so slim and then I'd be so disappointed, but a few weeks ago a give-away crossed my path which I just couldn't have pass me by.

Janina from the wonderful  'Elke Dag Zaterdag' (Every Day Saturday) blog made this beautiful stitched 'postcard'. I just loved it from the first minute I saw it and now it is here in my house! {smile} She didn't just send me the card, she also added some lovely pieces of Dutch fabric to the envelope, what a nice surprise: Bedankt Janina!!!
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Let's see, what else has been going on? Oh yes, I knitted a small hat to go with my Red Raglan. It didn't quite work out the way I had planned, but I had fun making it... Some Dutch people told me it reminded them of Harry Slinger, the singer of Drukwerk.  <wink> (sorry, Dutch reference...)



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Lots of Evening Grosbeaks were spotted at the bird feeder the other day. We only see them certain times of the year and they fly in large groups. They look like super big finches and their coloring is just fantastic. I managed to take a few pictures through my office window...

Aren't they just gorgeous??!

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Last week we had several days of very high temperatures (up to 90F/ 30C!) and my new dress worked out nicely in that heat... (now we're back in the rain unfortunately with records nearly broken...)
Sorry, my mannequin is a bit crooked...
This is the third version of the same pattern and I still love it!  {smile}

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Well, I think that was it for now. Miss M. is taking her AP English exam this morning (4 hours of writing several essays and analysis) and Master C. has finished all his college finals for the year. Mr. G. will be driving to Spokane tomorrow to move him back home for the summer. That is a lot of driving in one day (about 9 hours there and back) and then it is High School Prom Night in the evening, for which he has to be a chaperon. (part of the job) Busy, but good, times!

10 comments:

  1. Hoi Marjan !
    Dat wordt een druk weekend daar bij jou !
    Wat fijn voor jou dat je dat mooie postkaartje van Janina gewonnen hebt - had het ook gezien op haar blog, het is prachtig ! (Ik durf ook bijna nooit meedoen, ik win ook nooit...) En die postzegelstofjes, die zijn pas leuk !!
    30°, je maakt ons hier wel jaloers... Momenteel is het hier 15°, maar met een stormwind dat een mens nauwelijks buiten kan... Niks leuke jurkjes hier dus... (By the way, dat jurkje is MOOI !)
    Een heel fijn weekend, veel liefs, Ingrid

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    1. Hier nu ook stormerig hoor, die warme temperaturen waren vorige week alweer, maar volgende week wordt het ook weer warm dus zo houden we het wel uit... :-)

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  2. En ps nog vergeten - die muts :-) ! Drukwerk, helemaal ! :-))))

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    1. Haha! "Je loog tegen mij, alsof ik een kind was..."

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  3. Lovely , all very lovely! The winnings, the birds, and beautiful dress (lovely fabric!!).
    And C already finished with his first year of college, can you believe it! Wow. Enjoy your summer with the family reunited.

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  4. Ja, dat jaar is inderdaad echt voorbij gevlogen! Hopelijk voor jou ook Margje? ;-)

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  5. How lucky to win such a wonderful prize Marjan! The bird photos are gorgeous, I need to look out for those around my neighborhood. I really love the dress, I'm looking that pattern up!
    Take Care!

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  6. Hihi, dat mutsje is inderdaad een remindertje aan Harry, maar bij jou staat het veeeeel leuker ;)!
    Mooie vogeltjes ook, wat gaaf dat je ze zo goed op de foto hebt gekregen!
    Ach, en dat mooie weer komt wel weer dan kan je superleuke jurkje weer aan! Fijn weekend!

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  7. Fijn dat ik je blij heb kunnen maken met mijn kleine cadeautje, heel graag gedaan! En jouw jurk vind ik prachtig! En ja, Drukwerk...haha, jeugdherinneringen ;)!

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  8. the postcard is amazing
    and the birds so cute

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