|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.