zondag 30 augustus 2015


In case you're wondering why I haven't been posting anything........ 
I have been painting my socks off!

Yesterday we moved the cabinet to the living.... finally!

It should transform this cluttered corner in my working space....

Then I discovered the shelves aren't as white as the cabinet itself...

Still not done yet (sigh)
I just know it will keep bothering me so I'll have to paint some more.
Can't wait to place my books! Grrrrr

maandag 24 augustus 2015


Do you see the little black spots?

I love these swallows with their white tummies....
but it's so difficult to take a photo when they're really close...
Swallows are excellent flyers and sooo incredible fast!

Even this big much slower crow was difficult to 'shoot' because of the harsh wind.

vrijdag 21 augustus 2015

woensdag 19 augustus 2015


I can use some help identifying this caterpillar...

It's sitting on Salix exigua (narrow leaf willow). Underneath are my tomato plants.
It's no tobacco hornworm because the colour of the tail isn't red
It's no tomato hornworm because it's tail isn't black
Lime hawk moth? Don't think so.

My final guess: it's Smerinthus ocellatus (eyed hawk-moth, Pauwoogpijlstaart)

zaterdag 15 augustus 2015

vrijdag 14 augustus 2015


Can you find something hidden in this photo? Nahhhhhh

perhaps you can see it better now.....

Now you can see we had this Redhead (Piet Hein Eekhoorn) visiting again :)

donderdag 13 augustus 2015


Wishing my best friend a sunny and wonderful birthday today!


Over ten years ago I started using mail bags as pillow covers for the cats.
Now I have been using grain sacks. The blue stripes are handstiched!

zondag 9 augustus 2015

Project XVII

I've been searching for a long time but we've bought a vintage laboratory cabinet.
It used to belong to the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (TU/e nowadays) and it has
two sliding doors with glass. Finally our books will be protected from cat nails.
But first we will be sanding and painting for days...