maandag 29 augustus 2022


We will have a wonderful start for September :


in Baarn
(about 40 artists)

This time daughter accompanies me to help !
It is a first time over there too
and I hope it will be as much fun as the market in Zeist was.

I'm still busy felting right now :
all but one of the little belt pouches are sold
so I hope to take two new ones with me.

A turquoise one
again with a "stone" for closure.

Not quite finished yet :

the belt is still in the making.

If you live somewhere in the neighbourhood
it would be fun if you visit and we can have a chat !

I hope to see you there !


zondag 21 augustus 2022

100.000 trees and a threaded forest

Yesterday was the very last day
that the artwork, conceived and organized by
textile artist Sara Vrugt
was exhibited in the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam.
Daughter and I went to town
especially for that !
In November that exquisite artwork will be shown
in the townhall of The Hague.
(I wrote about stitching some leaves earlier see here)

all of it

the outside

the inside is just as beautiful !

Of the many birds that are in the trees,
this owl is the biggest and right in the heart of the spiral.
Next to all the extra leaves that came in from all over the world
after the standstill when Covid hit us all !

Stories and feelings about trees and Nature
were collected and written down
as roots of the trees.

All the steps taken
from idea to completion are to be seen here.

Some more birds
(all the red birds in the previous photo
are birds and listed who donated them)

The documentary
(in Dutch but with English subtitles)

We were really glad
that we've seen this amazing work in real life !!!

zondag 14 augustus 2022


After an early start
we had more than enough time in Zeist
to prepare and place all my items on the stall.
We were some of the very lucky ones
to have a place under the trees with lots of shade !
(and Man was very glad that the parking garage
was just next to the park where the market is held :
no long walk back and no car in full sunshine !)

everything ready to GO

Early that morning I was still afraid
that people might decide against a visit
because of the extreme hot weather . . . but
it turned out that many visitors made an early start,
and they even kept coming during the rest of the day too.

What I love most
(apart from selling my art of course)
are the many lovely chats with all the visitors
that are interested in how things are being made.
It was fun to see familiar faces too.

So many different ways people decide
if and what
to buy !
I KNOW you can spend your money only once !
Some people know it right away
and some need "to think about it"
(there are choices to be made !)
It is so rewarding when they do come back
(and even decide then : to take móre than one !!!)

And I love the "stories"

This fish for example, was to be a present for a dear aunt
who has a "sea" - theme for "the smallest room" in the house !

This belt pouch was seen and snatched up right away !

So many lovely customers !!!
I wish them years of pleasure with the items they bought !


A FUN day with lots of music too !

"the Nightingales" two great singers and sisters
(nót the British punk rock-band :
their Dutch name IS Nightingale  :-)  !)

And now back to some felting and stitching
for Stitch Club and for the next market in September !

donderdag 11 augustus 2022

August . . . and another ART market !

Sometimes there are busy times
and then
there are quiet times.

Now I'm definitely right in the middle
of a quiet time !
I'm getting used to the new kitchen,
lots of people are on holiday,
not much stitching lately,
and with this WARM weather it's also best to keep quiet


But, this Saturday
we have another art market
in ZEIST :

(Slotlaan, opposite number 48)

It will be a first for this market,
but I'm sure it will be lovely
with many artists.

Lots of textile jewels,
felted items
and also many small gouache paintings
will go with me.

If you live in the neighbourhood
please visit
and we'll have a chat !

one of my little pouches