Winter wonderland


This time of year the winter days are really lovely when the sun is shining. We have lots of snow and it’s quite cold at nights. This morning when I woke up, I stayed in bed for a minute and just listened for the traffic noise from the high way that are not far from our house. I could hear that it was quite cold outside! When I looked at the thermometer it said -18 degrees C. The noise from the traffic gets much higher and sharper when it is cold outside!

I have started to sow a lot of flower seeds but this year I will try to not grow as many plants as I’m used to. Every summer after planting out all the flowers I need, I always have loads of plants left over. I usually give them away to family and friends but this year I will try to just grow what I need and not so much more. Wish me luck with that task! 😉


A new hobby

One day some weeks ago, when I was surfing on the net I found something that really caught my eye, diamond embroidery!

You place tiny resin diamonds on a adhesive canvas with a printed design on. The diamonds are just 2,5 mm in square. I bought one from Aliexpress, just to try. The design is a picture of a fractal. Of course I had to choose a large one, 60x60cm. This means about 57 000 tiny diamonds to put in the right place on the canvas. Ha-ha!

When I got the package and opened it, I started wondering what I got myself into. This will take for ever, I thought. I started to work with it and it’s so fun!

Now I have spent less than a week, a couple of hours a day and almost a quarter of it is already finished. I will certainly buy another one when I have finished this!


8 responses to “Winter wonderland”

  1. Good Morning! It was good to check your site and see that you had posted a picture of your beautiful countryside! We have had an early spring where all the flowers are blooming that should be blooming later and the trees are starting to leaf out! We have had 70 degree days but then on Sunday, they are calling for snow! I love the diamond design but haven’t seen any of them around here! I’m so busy making cards that I haven’t really looked for them though! I hope you have a great day and stay warm!

  2. Wow Monica! You sure get into the most fascinating arts! My eyeballs are rolling just staring at all of the tiny little diamonds! And thanks for sharing how pretty your countryside is… I miss snow, but I get my fill seeing your beautiful photos.

  3. Hi Monica. I love checking into your site every once and a while. Your home looks beautiful and very peaceful & oh my word the snow is awesome. I love the snow but here in Northern Ireland we don’t get much more than sleet and rain with the occasional ray of sunshine. I love all your craft projects but I must admit I love your cutting files. Crafting is good for the soul so keep up the fantastic work and I will pop in again soon to see what your up to.. Hugs xx

  4. I hve just come across you Monica out are slot like me i also have the gazebo files and also I hve ought the mosaic pictures I am still awaiting the arrival of them ,,can’t wait to get started on one I’ve ordered a few of them ,l am pleased we have so much in common I’m into all sorts of crafts aswell would like to keep in touch on here ,and to share stories of our crafts Lorraine ..

    • Hi Lorraine, I hope you will enjoy the mosaic pictures as much as I do. I’m on my second now and I’m waiting for the third to arrive. I only buy the ones with the full area filled and with squared diamonds. I prefer the squared diamonds instead of the round ones because I don’t like the canvas to show between the diamonds. I also like big pictures, the bigger the better! 🙂

  5. Sorry some of my words aren’t spelt right your alot like me in many ways as in i love crafts to always looking for something new to try x

  6. WOW Monica! You know I usually eat everything you serve. I think that’s too much for me to get down 🙂 You go girl!

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