woensdag 21 juni 2017

Not my 'piece of cake'

I almost did it: skip this week's challenge!
The only reason I didn't is that I never skipped one before and so I decided to join this anyway. Well, I hoped it would be sort of pleasant to overcome my aversion, but to be honest, it didn't.

Tangling (or doing whatever) with my left, non dominant, hand is a huge struggle and I promised myself that I never ever have to do this again.
Sorry Laura, It's a great idea, but absolutely not my 'piece of cake'.


I wonder what all of you, other tanglers, did and will try to comment, but we are (again) going away for a long weekend. This time near the Dutch coast. Today I have to work, so not much time left.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 13 juni 2017

Dansk, an UMT

After my time in Switzerland and the long weekend in the south of our country, life is a bit more normal now. Well, normal for only 11 days, because then we will go for a long weekend near the Dutch coast.
All so nice to do, but also quite weary.

The moment I saw the challenge of this week, I liked it. It's UMT and the tangle is Dansk by Margaret Bremner. I did use this tangle a lot some years ago, but had almost forgotten it now. Most of the time I use Sand Swirl, by Karry Heun, in stead.

I chose a colored tile (it is more pink and at the bottom yellow), started with Hollibaugh and filled most of the open spaces with Dansk.
It was a real zen time to do this tile.


Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

donderdag 8 juni 2017

Colorrun and beads

I came home from Switzerland Tuesday night, here is a photo of a beautiful waterfall in Giessen,
and have been so very busy since, that I could hardly find time for this challenge. There are a lot of reasons for that, but the main is that we are leaving for a long weekend tomorrow, so it was un packing two days ago and packing again today.

Tonight I just took some time to make my tile and I kept it quite simple. Just a tile with a lot of color and some beads.

Hope to have more time next week, also for commenting all your entries!

Blessed be!
Annemarie

dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Diptych (never heard that word before)

I did like the challenge Laura had for us this week!

It was quite different to do, but so relaxing. I LOVED it!!!
After finishing I folded the bottom part to let it stand, but that did not really work.

I will probably not comment much this coming week, because on Thursday I will travel to Switzerland, to my daughter for almost a week. Of course I'll take my iPad and phone, but I don't think there will be much time for commenting, because I like to spend all my time with her and her husband. Well, maybe in the train, if there is Wi-Fi.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

donderdag 25 mei 2017

Photo (!) string

First a BIG 'Thank you' for all your heartwarming comments last week about the story of my husband Kees. We both appreciate this a lot!

And now the challenge of this week.

I LOVED this challenge, just loved it.
Started with looking for a friendly image of a caterpillar on internet and printed that. Then glued it on my (green was appropriate I thought) tile and started tangling.
Maybe you wonder why I chose a caterpillar; well, I think they probably are the most underappreciated creatures. People hate them when they eat their bushes and most of the time kill them.
Later people LOVE butterflies and don't realize that there would be much more of those beautiful creatures if they didn't kill the caterpillars. That's why I have chosen the caterpillar and .... yes you think right: I don't kill them.


Thanks Laura, for this fun challenge!!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

maandag 15 mei 2017

My knight in shining armor and the weekly challenge

Last week was a hectic one; I'll explain why.
As some of you know, Kees (my husband), has CP (Cerebral Palsy) what was called 'spastic' earlier.

Sometimes when he is walking outside children or adults call him nasty names or deride him. With help of an organization for disabled people (if you translate this, it is something like 'Netherlands unlimited'), Kees went to a school nearby to tell a class of children (about 11 years old) what it is to live with a handicap like this.

There were also people from two TV stations (one national and the other one regional) that did interviews with him and filmed him in school and at home.

This all happened on Thursday, but also Friday was filled with reactions from lots of people known and unknown. Those reactions were heartwarming and something to be remembered.

This is a photo of Kees in the class


and this is a link to an article on the website of the regional TV station. Of course it is in Dutch, so hard to understand for most of you. If you want, Google Translate will give you some idea.

http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/1618778/gepeste-gehandicapte-kees-70-lucht-zijn-hart-op-basisschool.html 

No need to tell you how proud I am that he did this. Not just for himself but for all people 'different'!
As Kees said "We have moved a stone in a river on earth" (translated from a Dutch song).

So, and now to the challenge of this week: String Theory - Stripes!
I like this challenge and worked on it with a real zen feeling. Decided to leave the stripe in the center open and after finishing I think that was the right thing to do.


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 9 mei 2017

Molygon on pink

Laura asks us to make a 'study' of Molygon this week.
Well, I did not really study this tangle because my Mosaic App doesn't work anymore. It tells me that the password is not correct, so I ask for a new one and also with the new one they send me it doesn't work. Of course I'm doing something wrong, but what?????
Does anyone has had the same problem?

Anyway, I just did some Molygon in my scrapbook for trying and then started the tile. The result is not world shocking, but it's also not too bad.


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.


Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

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