Second Results and Third Submissions…

In between busy day to day life and recent holiday distractions, I’ve managed to keep crocheting my samples to submit as part of the  International Diploma in Crochet. In August I received my second set of results and I was asked to resubmit two of them. At first I was a little disappointed but of… Continue reading Second Results and Third Submissions…

Liebster Award…

Many Thanks to Sharon from Creativity and Family for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award! I usually shy away from things like this but having read about the award and the history behind it I thought “why not!?” Sharon explains it really well in this blog post: https://creativityandfamily.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/liebster-blog-award/ It’s a nice way to discover… Continue reading Liebster Award…

Crochet Spotting on Holiday!

As many of you know by now, we enjoyed a lovely two week holiday to The Netherlands in August. And now that I am writing a crochet themed blog, I find myself looking out for crochet wherever we go for inspiration, blog content and also because I simply enjoy it. I love taking photographs too,… Continue reading Crochet Spotting on Holiday!

‘Gehaakte Gordijntjes’ (Crocheted Curtains)

A couple of months ago I wrote about ‘gehaakte gordijntjes’ (crocheted curtains) that had been crocheted by my Oma and Mother and are still hanging in our kitchen window today. These were very popular in The Netherlands in the 1970’s. On our recent holiday to The Netherlands I kept a look out for crocheted curtains still… Continue reading ‘Gehaakte Gordijntjes’ (Crocheted Curtains)

Family crochet…by my Oma.

During our August holiday in The Netherlands I enjoyed conversations about crochet with my dear Aunt (she is enjoying reading this blog). She recalled that when my Oma (grandmother) was alive she crocheted a curtain for her backdoor. That jogged my memory and of course I remembered that very curtain from my childhood visits to my aunts… Continue reading Family crochet…by my Oma.

A Different Coast… and a Crocheted Seagull!

We have recently returned from a two week holiday in The Netherlands. Being half Dutch, it is always more than just a holiday for me – it feels like a home coming! I get to spend precious time with my wonderful aunts, see friends and enjoy familiar surroundings which are all so dear to me! We took… Continue reading A Different Coast… and a Crocheted Seagull!