• Paris I

    Et me voilà de retour de ma visite à l'Aiguille en Fête !  Je vous raconterais en détail la semaine prochaine ce que j'ai aimée, qui j'ai rencontrée,....

    Vous saviez déjà que j'y allais avec pas beaucoup de sous ... et que je rentre à la maison avec encore moins de sous ....

    D'abord mes petites babioles : des petits macarons et chocolats en breloques, sur un badge, un ruban de macarons,  et .... des épingles à tête de macarons ! Admettez que cela ne pouvait manquer à une 'macaron-addict'


    Ensuite j'ai craqué pour cette fermeture de 20 cm en noir qu'il ne faut surtout pas coudre pour qu'elle devienne invisible !!


    Et puis, il y avait des françaises et des anglaises et des américaines avec de superbes laines .... dont mon coeur m'a dit de choisir celle-ci


    Et encore quelques autres petites laines dont vous verrez plus tard ce que j'en ai fait !

    Maintenant un peu de repos avant mon escapade vers Rijswijk en Hollande .....

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  • 2010 ... the beginning

    First day of a new year and it's already the year 2010  !  All the festivities we had for the start of the year 2000 are already a decade ago.
    There's a saying about the fact that time flies fastly, and that you've to hurry to use it right .... and indeed time has flown very quickly, because it looks to me as it was only a couple of years ago that I went to the center of Brussels to see the great light-shows and fireworks for that special event.

    However, we start now a New Year and when I look back at 2009 I notice it has been a very busy year.
    I spend a lot of time by taking care of my mum, unfortunately I lost her at the end of the year,  
    I made a book about Cro-Tat (see right column),
    I met great people at the fairs during my demonstrations,
    I lost some weight - even with all the macarons and chocolates I eat ... (that's great !),
    I've got Vanessa, my fantastic daughter,
    who gave me gorgious fabrics and threads from her journeys of 2009 (she and Mathieu travelled many kilometers on this globe this year !),
    and they both still give me much support in these festive days, where everyone is happy, but where I feel even more the pain of my loss, 
    I also lost a friend and colleague just before christmas,
     thanks to you visitor(s), the counter of my blog is on more than 40.000 visits right now, and that's something I find super ... and encourages me to go on scribbling. 

    So : in a nutshell :
    my year was filled with many happy and some sad things. 
    Thus I can say that I lived good in 2009.

    My goals I made a year ago ? ... well they were rather realistic and I've done quite well !
    Much better than the very-well-paid-people-at-the-Copenhagen-Climate-Summit !!! Did you know that they used about 1200 limos and among that number of cars, only FIVE were electric or hybrids !!!!
    And they went to plan doing something for our earth ...  Is it typical of the job of politician that they loose all faculty of being consequently in their acts ??? A little common sense ???


    I would like to say to the whole world and all the persons living on this little globe :


    My goals for this year will be in the same line than 12 months ago ...
    I'll try to be reasonable with all the sweet things on earth : chocolates, macarons, cookies, ...
    I'll be exuberant in feelings like love and friendship, ...
    I'll continue to take my own bag for shopping, ...
    I'll try to post interesting stuff for you, so that you'll have also a great 2010. 
    Many ideas and creations are in my head and I just need the time to realise them.
    And free time is something I'll have more in 2010 !!!
    Because I start working half-time.
    Starting today, but because it's a holiday now and tomorrow is a saturday and then sunday, my 50%work-50%free-time will officially start next week !! 
    That gives me many hours to spend with my threads, fabrics, projects on going, ...   wauw !!!

    I'm going to start a new scarf in crochet with a little break ... not an aperitif, but this ....


    Not all the macarons today of course  .... though you all know me enough to realise that I'll stay a "delicacy-girl"  ....

    Have a very fortunate 2010 and a happy first of january !


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  • Blog's Anniversary

    My "blog~vidertextil
    celebrates   its  very  first   birthday !!!

    Created on 08-11-08,
    it has had more than 31.300 visits in 12 months !

    Blissful ....

    So,   I'm happy to share with you
    this big  bunch of  flowers.

    My daughter & friend
    gave me  this bouquet   ...  just before there departure
    to Mexico for a sunny & warm vacation.


    A huge  "thank you "  to all  of  you  
    who visited    'vidertextil'   passed year.

    I hope you'll  still  visit me
       time to time  or  very regularly,
    perhaps  each day  or  every week,
    or  maybe only once a month,
    many times   or   unexpectedly ...

    Thanks also for the comments, the mails and
    all the support you sent me during these 52 weeks,
    especially last days .

    SO ... 

    let's  enjoy  this little chocolate-patisserie...   

    anniversary cake

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  • Springtime

    It's been silent last days on my blog, I know......but  I've been very busy with some fairs (public and professional ones) always in this period of the year. I've done Creativa Brussels - less visitors, but interested people - and I was showing the knitting ring set and crotat (of course) at the booth of Jeu de Dames, a big shop in Wavre with a very large diversity on needlework articles. Then quickly leaving Brussels for Paris (luckily I have something like a Thalys !) for the profesional fair SMAC (demonstrating the new items at Prym Consumer stand, and also promoting my book and crotat-hooks from Prym) and, then yesterday visiting Koëln, the big  Handarbeit&HobbyFair, also a profesional one, saying hello to the Prym girls and boys, looking for cotons for my crotat, and also trying to announce my book to interested persons... 
    Still, despite my busy agenda, I noticed, just like all of you, that spring is coming gently ! Not at night, where it is still freezing cold. But we got sunny days and everywhere I can see some daffodils growing and buds breaking through; it won't take long before we'll have more coloured flowers and green leaves everywhere. 
    It was also high-coloured at the fairs : much beautiful yarns and warm colours for next seasons, a lot of knitting and crochet, more variety in stitches and patterns (for ex. collars and borders in another type of yarn), many lace-looking-patterns, colour-varying threads..... I'll post some more news about it in following days.
    First I have to un-pack everything and arrange stuff and documentation I brought back home,   also clean the house a little (not my favourite thing Onbeslist)
    and then a lot of  shopping to do because my fridge is rather empty.
    Meanwhile my daughter is once again on the move : a short city-trip to Porto... good filled agenda's, for mother and daughter.

    And for the finish : Eastern is approching and after the chickens and rabbits, here we have the eggs. The best ones ? of course the chocolates... bon appétit !


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  • MMmmmmmm

    I received this week-end a box of good delicious very tasteful heavenly Belgian Chocolates, a beautiful box wrapped with a wonderfull ribbon & flower. I'll let you enjoy the view of the packaging, I will enjoy the chocolates !! Lachen


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  • Brussels Winter

    Je rentre de ma visite annuelle au marché de Noël de Bruxelles, avec le grand sapin scintillant comme chef d'orchestre sur la plus belle Grande Place au monde. Eclairage dans les tons de bleu, chaque année selon un thème différent, moderne ou classique, peu importe : je ne m'en lasse pas.






    Et puis il y a tous les magasins et les échoppes qui nous présentent tant de bonnes choses et pour une fois, on ne compte pas les calories (d'ailleurs il en faut pour résister au froid!). Les magasins de dentelles nous offrent les plus belles vitrines. Quel régal pour les yeux.






     Après c'est le tour à la place Ste Catherine à émerveiller petits et grands par une piste de patinage (spectacle gratuit pour les spectateurs....), la grande roue, une sculpture de glace, toutes les lumières et pour la petite soif et le petit creux : un choix à faire, car l'on ne peut pas goûter à tout.


    Vous avez encore quelques jours pour venir le voir .....

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