Have you noticed the gifts we
received from Mother Nature?
Yes, yes, Spring is here to stay
and flowers in all colors are popping up!
Our garden is a small one and the grass is covered in weeds
and wild flowers. I think, for now, I like it.
Yellow and purple are dominating the scene
so when I needed to choose the colors for a
little rebel knitting project, I was inspired by nature!
Knitting did not kill me…
In fact, I really like to knit!
But since I can only do the basics, I never made a real thing you can use.
{I don’t count the barbie duvet, made by me in an effort to make a shawl….}
That’s why guerrilla knitting or urban knitting or wild breien,
however you want to name it, is perfect for me!
It doesn’t matter what color you use or how neat it is,
it’s all part of the plan!
Sweetheart took a double look at me while I was knitting…
(“it’s weird seeing you like this…”).

I made a little rectangle for Ingrid from the blog Het Bovenhuis,
which she can use in her guerilla knitting project.
She wants to decorate the streetlight
in front of her house!
If you want to see more pictures
with inspiring ideas
to give your surroundings a little more color,
have a look here.
So what’s a girl doing with
 fresh wild-weedy flowers
from the garden?
Well, put them in little pink bottles ofcourse!
Instant styling for those little corners in the house, voila!
I also want to give a big Thank You to
She is one of the kindest ladies I’ve met here in Blogland,
if you don’t know her yet hop to New Zealand, she will give you a warm welcome!
Carolyn was so sweet to give me the Stylish Blogger Award!
I already received one,
and passed it on to more stylish ladies,
so if you want to know more about me,
you can click on the Q and A label on the rightside.
I received some more Blog love,
and a beautiful hand made make-up bag,
but more about this in another post…
Because one of you will soon be receiving something from me,
I have a give-away coming up soon…
I’m linking this post to Sarah’s
Good Life Wednesday

Enjoy the day!
{extra note to all who’ve noticed in last post:}
 Yes, it’s called knitting needles,
but you know me, I like to call them knitting pens….
it’s dutch with english mixed together,
you know, Maureen language….


13 thoughts on “Receiving

  1. Blondie's Journal

    I never got the hang of knitting, it seems much more complicated then crochet. I love the bright colors you used…they go well with your pretty flowers in those darling vases!!

    Off to visit your friend, Carolyn! Have a great day, Maureen!


  2. T's Daily Treasures

    Hey there Maureen! I went to Ingrid’s blog yesterday to figure out what you were talking about but couldn’t get the translator to work. I kinda figured she was working on an outdoor project but didn’t know how you figured in. Now I get it! :) I tried knitting but just could not get the hang of it. Crocheting is so much easier, at least to me. A knitter may say otherwise. I tried to teach a friend today to crochet … ha, we laughed more than anything. She just couldn’t get her fingers working properly. I love wildflowers — anything is allowed to grow around here since it is so hard to keep anything in these harsh weather conditions. Hope you are having a fantabulous day. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. Thisisme.

    How lovely that you picked those wild/weed flowers and put them into those delightful little glass jars. The result is awesome, so I shall be out there in my garden picking away tomorrow and creating my very own little masterpiece to put in a little jar. Thank you,as always, for the inspiration and the beautiful photos. I feel a bit stupid now, pointing out yesterday that we call them knitting needles here in England!! LOL!!

  4. vintch

    maureen, you deserve all the lovely awards you’ve been given! that knitting looks fabulous! purple and yellow are two of my favorite colors! i love how they look together:)

  5. Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    Maureen language? I love that!!

    Well, it looks to me that you’re a pretty darn-hot knitter. Darn. Geddit?!

    Our garden has lots of yellow and purple in at the moment. It looks so vibrant and gorgeous.


  6. Draffin Bears

    Hi Maureen,

    I love the pretty coloures flowers in the pink bottles and and like how your knitting is the same shades too.
    Many thanks for the kind remark you left for me on your post.
    You and your blog are always so Stylish and love visiting you.

    Enjoy the rest of the week

  7. Jane

    Congrats on your fabo award, Maureen – you truly deserve it, my dear friend. And now I’m off to email you about a certain little parcel which arrived on Planet Baby today…J x


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