Posted on juni 19th, 2009 @ 9:09 am in daily life by Meike

O, I am still here. I am up to my neck in building dust and paint, however. No time for crafting! Things will get back to normal after our move, at the end of July. Until then: enjoy the (almost) Summer!

(P.S. I am also up to my neck in The Sims 3. It’s all too much, I think I need to lie down!) 🙂


Posted on juni 7th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm in daily life by Meike

niet blij With excellent sense of timing, Nynke has decided that now is the perfect moment to have an outbreak of chicken pox. Poor little mite is going insane from the itching (and so am I, after a night of screaming fits). Ugh! Luckily, she’s asleep now, catching up.

We tried the oatmeal bath yesterday evening, but it didn’t seem to do much, except make Nynke cold. Any other ideas? I read something about bicarbonate soda somewhere, but what am I supposed to do with it? Another bath? The itchiest bumps are on Nynke’s scalp, and (of course) she hates  getting her head wet… O joy!


Posted on juni 4th, 2009 @ 7:25 pm in daily life by Meike

I’d forgotten how tired you get from manual labour! 😆 First day of painting in our new house today, and I’m completely wiped out! And we only worked for half a day, what with all the driving to and from, getting stuff. Go figure. I am SO out of shape!

This, by the way, is what our house looks like now:

our new house

(click the picture for more)

The bathroom’s already gone; it was knocked out today.

And now, I’m going to fold laundry, and after that, I imagine I’ll just collapse on the couch and watch tv – something that almost never happens, not if I can help it! 🙂


Posted on juni 1st, 2009 @ 8:07 pm in daily life,knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

Mima's new tunic Thank you so much for all your kind words about my grandmother. She is at home now and seems to have rallied a bit. She can eat some small bits of soft food again, which seems to have bought her some time. Still, when my sister and me went to visit her last Saturday, it felt like saying goodbye for the last time, and it probably was. 🙁

In other news: the weather’s been so gorgeous around here! Sunny with just enough wind not to make it feel too hot. We took the kids to sea this morning; the perfect little bike tour. I spent the rest of the day knitting in the garden. 🙂 Mima’s tunic is done, and I’m also making great progress on her pair of Picky Pants.  If you ever feel the urge to knit a pair of longies / shorties / soakers for your little one, this is your pattern – I love it. No math, just very clear instructions and a great number of shaping and finishing options. And – on small size needles, using sock yarn – perfectly suitable for Waldorf dolls. Excellent!

And last but not least: tomorrow is the day we’ve been looking forward to for so long – we’ll get the key to our new house! Yay! So if I drop off the radar for a while these coming weeks, you’ll know where to find me. I’ll be painting, painting, painting, and o, did I say painting? 🙂