Tuesday, January 31, 2012


the hand warmers I made a few days ago

I knitted for a very special friend

a blog friend to be precise

Molly from beautiful birdie blue

we were lucky to meet her and her wonderful husband and daughters

they were all so sweet and we were very happy to meet all together

we unexpectedly exchanged beautiful gifts

I made the hand warmers and little crochet flowers for the daughters

and she surprised me with a beautiful package

full of craft material with endless possibilities

so generous

so beautiful

and the glass blue bird paper press will get a special spot in my craft room

thank you Molly and family

we are lucky to have you as our friends!


the bright wings and bird in a cage are pretty wall art in Chicago, close to the beach


  1. You are back already. Boo-Hoo, it's going up to close to 60 today. But, glad you have a fabulous time visiting our Windy City. You know it's not called the Windy City because of the winds. It's the politics..he-he...Love all you colors today.

  2. Wat een leuke ruil Maaike!

    Fijne dag!

    Madelief x

  3. such quite gifts!!! love that little blue birdie

  4. Such beautiful gifts ~ all of them! :)
    Vivienne x

  5. Hi, Maaike! Want a beautiful gift! You`re lucky to have it :o) Love the blu birdie and all materials. And your crocheted flowers and knited mittens are cute! Love the colors.
    P.S. Please, came to enter into my giveaway (if you like :o)

  6. Hello Maaike...How wonderful for you to meet Molly and her lovely family...Your gifts are beautiful...I am sure you had a fabulous time!
    Susan x

  7. Hi Maaike,isnt that so special when you get to meet a blogging friend.What nice things she has given you.I just love the bird, sooo sweet.I think those gifts were given from the heart.Enjoy them they are special keepsakes.

  8. Hi Maaike, how nice to meet up with a blogging friend, and what lovely gifts you gave each other, Have a creative week.
    love Jillx

  9. All so pretty!
    Wish you a wonderful day

  10. I can feel a desire for pastels coming on... Is it the longing for spring time maybe. Wonderful gifts. Lucky you! Kram.

  11. Oh such joy...another sweet friend you where able to meet!!!! Isn't it so much fun!? I am so happy you had such a special time with Molly....hugs to you for a wonderful creative day! xoxoxo

  12. Wow Maaike - beautiful images and lovely gift that I am sure you will make into something beautiful.


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