Long time no talk

Lots of pictures to show, although unfortunately of poor quality. After the beautiful wheather we had a while back this week it has been like autumn outside. Lots of rain, wind and cold. The heating is on again!
It's been a busy week, but full of nice things.

I started working on my BackTack softie since the package is supposed to be in America before the 10th of June. I hope to be sending it on Monday.
The colour I chose to go with the black and white is yellow and I'm happy with the result so far.

I'm working on a cushion and doll for Amber's birthday, too. Also planning her party, thinking about the dress I want to make and all the other things that need organising for a birthday.
I had some lovely mail this week.
My sister- & brother-in-law gave me a year's subscription to a knitting magazine for my birthday and this week the first issue arrived.

It has some wonderful things in it, like this cute doll.

And I love this teacosy:

And would really like to crochet a cushion like this:

First I have to learn how to knit though! But with my Stitch 'n Bitch by my side that shouldn't be a problem...

This morning I had another fantastic package but I think I'll save that for the next post... I don't want to bore you with too many photos!
I signed my contract on Tuesday, so it's official now :))
I have an introduction-day on Friday and my first proper day of work is on Saturday. I'm going to be trained in Breda which is in the south of The Netherlands. It's going to be a busy time, but I'm still really happy about everything that's happening.

Amber is staying with oma at the moment, since she is off school (again!). I really think that Simon is missing her, so yesterday they had an essential brother-sister chat. Aaaaawww....

Well, back to the sewing machine before Simon wakes up!


Wendy said...

What a lovely birthday pressie get those needles clicking. I love the black, white and yellow.

Megan said...

I've never heard of a mug hug, what a neat idea! I always leave my tea too long and it gets cold and I hate that. I love wht you have done with your backtack fabric and I am looking forward to seeing how it looks when you are done.

Hope your first day of work goes well.

blair said...

Your backtack project looks amazing!

littlesnoring said...

Your back-tack project looks cool - can't wait to see the finished product!

Julie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely - cant wait to see your finished Back-tack!

capello said...

Your backtack is lovely!

weirdbunny said...

Oh I need a tea cozy like that, But I can't knit either!! Good luck in the new job!

jojo* said...

I learned to knit from SnB too...great book! I like your back-tack fabrics.

hannah said...

congrats on the new job!!! One of my friends subscribes to that magazine and it is really lovely, I am always borrowing copies off her!!! Your back tack project is coming on well - dont forget the ears now!!

Carmen said...

I think your bunny is looking great! Can't wait to see when it's all done!

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