A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 18 July 2011

Hexing along

I've now officially enrolled for the Hexalong hosted by Lynne and Gayle
Information here's the introduction and here's more information.

Sewing by hand gives me peace of mind, makes me ponder over things, not fret, but ponder.
It's reassuring, too: you have an almost instant result when you've make something small.
I also love the portability of it: in the back of the garden, in front of the telly, or on holiday: you can take it anywhere.

So to me it's about relaxing, having fun, laughing about a silly or rude joke (what else!) and perfecting skills. So next time this'll look even better:

And then yesterday as the mister (as Kirsty says) and I had a cup of coffee, he looked out into the garden and saw this:
O, I know, form here you have to look really hard, but perhaps you can enlarge the photo by clicking on it? And there on our own dike (leftovers from digging the pond) .... 
He's looking left, turning his head away from us.
Yes, can you see him?

Well anyway, WE were exited: deer in our own garden! 
Here in the Netherlands there are 17 (?) million people living together on a bit of land where the seawater was pumped out. Nature is MADE here, because there's nothing left of it's own accord.
So when we made our own bit of nature, we planted a small clump  of trees right behind this dike. So that deer could wander from the cornfields straight into our garden where they would have shelter.

Could this one be hunting for new territory, perhaps?

Have a great week!


  1. So happy you're hexing along- I don't know if you ever get responses from me to your comments on my blog - I always seem to get a message saying my email is being delayed which I don't understand. I do respond 99% of the time though!

  2. I just found you through the Farmer's Wife Yahoo Group and had to laugh at this post! Your yard is beautiful, but here I paid to have a fence built to keep the deer out. Every evening a whole herd of them walks along the back of my property eating everything in sight. With no fence I would have no vegetable garden. I do enjoy watching them though. I also am enjoying the projects you have accomplished and the accomplishments of your children. I have 2 boys and my first grandson was born in April. Fun times!