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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dutch Sunday

Cross-stitch couple in Dutch costume. They are part of a large wallhanger.

danspaartje

Two thrifted windmills. I love the dutch blue one!

blauw molentje kruissteek molen

Tulips on a little girls apron.

apron for little Dutch girl

And little Dutch girl, I start sewing her today. She's waiting for a face and two legs and her arms aren't stuffed yet. But when she's finished I'll have to kiss her goodbuy. This little Dutch girl is going to the U.S to life with Sandy and her cute dolls.

little Dutch girl

Last photo has non Dutch links what so ever....I just like this plant on my windowsill.

lidcactus

It's called a lidcactus in Dutch, not sure what de English name for this plant is.


25 comments:

Ellen said...

I know that plant as a Christmas cactus...I love them too!

Brenda said...

Yeah, that's what I was gonna say. Don't know the proper name. But it's known as Christmas Cactus. I love all your colorful linens and projects!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

My grandmother called it a Christmas cactus also. So I guess that's the english name for it. I love the windmills. My mom stitched me up some as placemats for our blue and white kitchen and I never finished them. I should get them out and make them into pillows or something.

Julie said...

I love the dutch blue also and I can't wait to see the doll with a face.
We call it a Christmas Cactus also!

Sandy Shirley said...

Weeee - I'm so excited to swap dolls! I'm going to put your little Annie in the mail to you this week!

Christy said...

So dutch and sooooo sweet!

Lee said...

Love the cross stitches. the popje is really cute. I wish her a safe journey across the sea/air.

LiLi M. said...

Jij doet je naam wel weer eer aan, wat een gezellige hollandse spulletjes weer! Die lidcactus vind ik zo'n ouderwetse plant, heerlijk! Fijne start van de week!

Wipso said...

Gorgeous. The plant is often called a christmas cactus or Easter cactus depending on when it blooms. Guess yours is either an early christmas one or a late Easter one hehehe. A x

Tabiboo said...

I love the blue windmill too and even without a face (yet) your doll looks adorable.

Nina x

ps. It's a Christmas cactus.

sewkalico said...

The doll looks so promising!!

Lily Boot said...

lovely! lovely! lovely! There's a huge Dutch cross stitched wall hanging in a nearby secondhand store - each time I go in, if I should indeed by it and take it home :-) Your apron is beautiful as is your doll. Ahhhh such lovely colours.

Connie W said...

Lovely things in the photos. What a sweet doll and apron too.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Cute doll and of course I love the apron :)
I don't think my "lidcactus" or Christmas Cactus has ever bloomed like that...Beautiful!

She'sSewPretty said...

That little apron is so cute Corry. Your cactus is beautiful too. I am always trying to get them to grow.

Anonymous said...

I love your stitch and enjoy to read your blog. My name is Patricia Newton from Somers in Victoria., Australia. I will keep touch your blog. Tricia

marigold jam said...

Have just found your blog via Anna's and love it - will be following it now.

We also call it a Christmas Cactus and I have one that is 37 years old - it was a present for our first Christmas together! I notice that Viota on http://shellsbellsflowersshowers.blogspot.com/ has one too!

Anna said...

There is always so much inspiratione here, lovely to stop by!

Anna x

Heidi said...

What a sweet doll! That apron is adorable. Your Christmas Cactus is blooming so prettily. Ik heb geen vensterbanken in mijn huis en die mis ik heel erg. Ik kan nooit wat leuks in de raam zetten.

Weet je dat ik twee nieuwe blogs hebben? Mijn oude waren vol dus dit was het makkelijkste.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

RoseMary said...

I know it as a Christmas Cactus.
But my has bloomed for Thanksgiving and Halloween, just depends when you stop watering it and then start again.
Love your work.

Maria Amélia said...

Here in Brasil it's named "flor de maio" or "may flower" because the flowers open on may.

MARCIE said...

You blog always makes me smile! Lucky Sandy to be receiving that darling doll!

Cerejeira said...

Tha blue windmill looks sooooo pretty!!! I really enjoyed my visit ...thanks!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Any update on this sweet doll? She looks absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

My Mum used to have a plant like this. I think we know it in Australia as a Zygocactus. Lovely aren't they? Love your blog. My fingers are itching to do something crafty. Alas I have to work. Sue, Victoria. Australia