Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I like this shop

Georgia - This building has been empty for as long as I can remember. Just before Christmas last year a new shop opened - I love it! They have such a variety of things, from coffee beans and frozen homemade meals, to cards and prints and shoes and hats. Lots of things that I've bought online before too, and now they are here in my own little town. :-)

 Nicole- This is the shop I missed most while I was living abroad. The 'Hema' sell all kinds of things from their famous 'rookworst' (which is literally translated 'smoked sausage') to underwear. But also stationary and clothes.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I love the smell of...

Georgia - Citrus, vanilla, rain, toast, the beach, tomatoes, clean washing and... coffee. :-)

Nicole - Coffee (good coffee that is), Dutch Apple Pie, freshly washed clothes that have dried outside on a sunny day (I'm sure there is a shorter way to say this but I can't think of one) , salty sea air (except when it doesn't smell so good).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Favourite Crafty Book

Georgia - This is the one I've been looking through the most lately. 'Quilts' by Denyse Schmidt. I love the Flock of Triangles quilt.

 Nicole -  I think this is my favourite craft book up till now. I've made lots of projects from this book and it helped me so much mastering  basic sewing skills. I would recommend it to every newbie in sewing!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The sky today...

Georgia - Blue, and far too hot for this time of year. I've been waiting and w a i t i n g for some nice cool Autumn days, but it's been at least 30° celcius each day.
 Nicole - It's a rather good day here, even though the sky looks a bit grey. Almost time to put away the winter stuff I think! :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Today I need to...

Georgia - Clean the bathroom. Blergh.

Nicole - Return long overdue Library Books! And this is only half of them : /

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I love this fabric...

Georgia - It seems that I can't choose just one ... so I picked out two of my very favourites that are no longer being printed. The top one is from Freshcut by Heather Bailey , and the one underneath is from Cake Rock Beach. I think they are a perfect match.

Nicole - Sorry about the rubbish picture but at least I was able to take a photo outside today! These are just two of my faves, it was impossible to choose. I received both from Georgia actually. The top one is a Kei Honeycomb, dots are always great and these are especially lovely. The bottom one (which is hardly visible, it really is a rubbish photo, look here for a better pic) is from Shannon Lamden and has birds with keys in trees. I love birds with keys in trees. I really must make this into a cushion or something, it's too lovely not to use it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

At my front door

Georgia - There's someone trying to escape!

Nicole- I actually have two front doors, but only one opens and the other one needs a bit of paint! Guess which is which!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A wedding photo

Georgia - 13th October, 2001. Sorry about the terrible picture quality. I scanned the photos years ago, and we don't have a scanner anymore so I can't re-do them!

 Nicole - This is in my wedding photo album. All of our photos are in b&w (no, not because it was that long ago and colour photos were not yet invented, we just preferred b&w photos!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A pattern in my "must try" pile

Georgia - Or, three patterns because I couldn't decide which one to take a photo of. The first one I'm sure I could do, the second one... probably not, the third one... in my dreams!
Nicole- I've had the pattern for the bag for ages but I have not been confident enough yet to try it. I'd love to make one of those tops or tunics. I think I should be able to do that. And (not pictured here because it's a not printed pdf file) this summer I"m going to attempt this and this cross stitch pattern by WhatDelilahDid. If my chaotic mind can handle it that is. ;)

Monday, March 8, 2010

At 11:00am today...

Georgia - Pegging out the washing.
Nicole - Just put my wash in the washing machine, now drinking coffee and I'm trying to get some embroidery done. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Georgia: This is Pippi, just after I gave her a bath. She's getting very old.

Nicole: This is Pippin 'diving' into a fresh bunch of hay. Pippin is a very fine looking sweet guinea pig. I'm actually more of a cat person, but my husband is allergic to cats. :/

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Favourite floss colour!

Georgia: This blue is probably my favourite, and I use it a lot! I'm rather fond of the green too...and they look nice together. ;-)
Nicole: Only yesterday I blogged about my crush on DMC colour variation 4160 but I also love this Winnie the Pooh Gold floss so much!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Any sign of Autumn or Spring yet?

Georgia: some autumn leaves in the park
Nicole: maybe more spring inside than outside (or does lots of rain count as a sign of spring too?)