Thursday, July 10, 2014

Moving on with an empty house, rain and silence...

Clogging around in my new Greengate clogs. They are not so comfy yet but they are very pretty. :)
Coffee outside whenever it clears up for a moment.

Thrifted cross stitch embroidered table cloth.
Round Shell Stitch pillow in Tilda yarn no 541, Chalk pink. Pattern from the book Haken & Kleur.

Well, I hate the Donate Button i my sidebar. It is ugly. Just plain ugly. And it doesn't belong there. It felt like an ugly painting in the hallway and I just had to take it away. It has been an interesting bunch of comments to read on the topic Blog Donations... I am surprised not more people got fired up and joined in the discussion though. Hmmm. However. I have decided to keep my donate buttons on my tutorial pages for a while just to see how I feel with it. The last thing I want is to make anyone feel uncomfortable and a certainly want to feel comfortable myself as well.

My Rose Valley is a place for anyone to pop in at any time without pressure. The Donate button is not me begging in a corner on the street, it is just a possibility for the one who really feel like making a contribution to my blog. I won't judge anyone, I just love you all and the greatest reward is the interaction I have with you through my comment field, no donation can replace that. But a girl has to be able to experiment and try her wings. To figure out what works out for her and not. I'm just testing the waters... Everything will stay the same, despite form buttons on my Tut pages...

So, I'm moving on. The Mother in law and the Uncle has returned to their home base on US ground. It is empty and weird in the house with lots of space in the sofa and around the dining table. The weather is awful. Grey and rainy and we are all hanging out inside making rainbow bracelets, watching TV, building Lego and me - packing yarn orders and trying my best to get a new pattern together before vacation starts...

Next week we take off for a well deserved vacation in Sweden and it will be quiet around here. I will disconnect. And come back. In the end of August I believe. I might schedule a blog post or two but most of the time I won't be connected to WiFi or Cyber world to respond on questions or orders.

I have added the last row to the Shell Stitch Pillow from the book Haken & Kleur by the Dutch duo Saskia and Claire. It is gorgeous and I really enjoyed making it. The ruffles makes it stand out around all my other pillows. She is a treasure for sure.

Now I'm taking a walk to the post office to ship some yarn. You still have the chance to order some Tilda yarn before I close down store for the summer. Check out the color chart in my Yarn Shop and send me an email with your order and I will ship it this weekend.

Kärlek
Annette




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12 comments :

  1. I can see on bloglovin that you wrote about repairing your granny blanket, nut I cant seem to find the post here on your blog! I am intrigued by the technique you used to repair your lovely blanket :)

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  2. I love your shell stitch cushion in chalk pink! I'm wondering where you got your round cushion from over here in Switzerland? I wanted to get one once and not one single shop sold them!
    That cross-stitch embroidered tablecloth is beautiful.

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  3. You must always feel free to do as you want to do despite comments from people like myself and to feel good about your choices. You do have every right to make them. One of the reasons I like your blog is that you do allow discussion and views from others to be heard without vilifying them. That is very rare for a blogger. One of the reasons I vented so much on your blog was because it is breaking the rules to do so and I have had views on the donate button for so long and nowhere to put them. Nowhere are we free to say what we really think, unless we want to be shouted down. On Ravelry, facebook, and blogs we are under orders to be nice, so people do not always say what they think. Nice is considered by most people to be that they agree with the poster.

    I am not surprised that you didn't hear more about the donate button. People don't like to be opinionated for fear that it is confronting so they stay quiet. I'm sure people do have opinions though. In the end though it is good to listen, it is best to hear ourselves too and trust what we hear is right for us.

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  4. Enjoy your trip to Sweden. I sailed past there recently on a Baltic Cruise - very beautiful.

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  5. Hi Annette, I hope you have a fun vacation with your family. I think the nearest I've been to Sweden is Goteborg many years ago, when my cousins and I dropped off from Stena Line on the way to Oslo, Norway. I hope to go back to Europe sometime next year. I have some cousins in Hamburg, Germany with whom I shall be staying. I will just wait for you to get back from your holiday before I order my first set of Tilda yarns. Have a great holiday ahead of you. Take care.

















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  6. Love the clogs, table cloth and pillow! Have a wonderful vacation! We'll miss "hearing" from you, and look forward to your return.

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  7. Oh lucky you...enjoy your vacation! You'll be missed here <3 We're going away for a 4 day weekend to the Finger Lakes Region of New York to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday...should be alot of fun as that is 'wine country'. I'm bringing along my friendship bracelets to work on during any rainy patches, but I'll miss not knitting or crocheting :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  8. That pillow is absolutely gorgeous.
    Miss.

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  9. I love your pictures today! Those clogs are to die for!!! I want some! Love the pink frilly pillow. I haven't made one of those yet, but I will. Lucky find at the thrift store. Wish I'd be as lucky.

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  10. i don't know if i've told you already, but i adore your blog. thank you for all that you share. the haken & kleur book looks luscious! i'm not sure if they will ship to the US but i'm going to see if i can get it

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  11. and i want to take a nap on that gorgeous pillow!!! :)

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  12. Your pillow is AMAZING! I wish I had the skill and patience to make such a thing :-) ....and maybe I am crazy (which is usually the case) but I have never seen a "donate" button

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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