Monday, December 30, 2013


In between the last bits of cleaning in the house and packing, I found a little bit of time to make a last post for this year. It has  been a strange year for my family, and somehow I’m glad it’s over. As for crafting it has been an awesome year. Lots of new ideas and finished projects. I’ve thought about making a mosaic representing this year, but as almost everyone seems to do this, I don’t think you are looking forward to yet another one.


This beautiful image is from a book I was spoiled with at Christmas. And there is a bit of a story to tell about that.

A couple of years ago I joined a ‘4 Seasons Swap’ and the partner I was assigned to came from Estonia. And every single package she included a pamphlet or magazine about knitting, crochet or embroidery in Estonian style. These were amazing and made me want to learn more about the traditions the Estonian have in this area. And of course internet is a wonderful source, but I’m as much a book-addict as a yarn-addict. So this is what I got:


A beautiful book filled with pages about crochet, knitting, embroidery and a bit of sewing. It’s mainly about the traditions on the Isle of Muhu. And that is just perfect because the style of this island  is quite bold with very bright colours and gorgeous motifs, flowers, curls, some geometric designs. Well, exactly what I love.





Well, before I show you all the pages in the book, I better stop. But I think you get a good idea about the beauty of this book. Browsing through the pages makes me wonder if I’m born in the wrong country?!

The book is going in my suitcase. We are leaving this afternoon with Fleur, for a few days. We found a place where it is not allowed to have fireworks, so hopefully we can finally have a nice New Years evening, especially for the dog.

Before I go I want to thank all of you for all the comments and support this year. It is always a joy to read your comments and I cherish every single one of them.

Best wishes for everyone!

Groetjes, Dorien


nelleke markesteijn said...

Allemachtig prachtig!! Helemaal met je eens over deze kleuren en motieven! Heeel inspirerend!
Groetjes, Nelleke

Deborah Hamilton said...

That is indeed a beautiful book full of beautiful designs. Happy New Year!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Dorien! That book, photos and colourful style looks fantastic and so much 'you'! I'm so happy to hear that you have found a place to spend the NEW year with Fleur. I have made plans how we manage the eve with fireworks. Nero is all time more scared about shooting and fireworks and this year I take care of friend's scary dog too. I wish you and your family Happy NEW Year! x Teje

Maxine D said...

Oh Dorien - that book is beautiful!!!
May you and yours know Gods blessings of Peace and Joy in 2014

knitalatte said...

Happy New Years to you and your family.
I've enjoyed visiting your blog this past year to see the lovely projects you've been working on.
The Estonian book looks like the perfect read on your holiday. Stay cozy,

Murakamari said...

You are always welcome to Estonia to check it out in person!