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Sonntag, 24. November 2019

Christmas Wreath - Weihnachtskranz

Dear friends,

I love the Christmas Season, always have. Fairy lights, twinkling stars, candlelight, glittery ornaments everywhere, The Tree, cosy music, Gemütlichkeit, the thrill of anticipation, people being friendlier, joy and happiness all around, a smile on many faces. When you‘re out at night, you see lights everywhere, beacons of welcome and friendliness (just wait till the festive season is over – suddenly the world outside is dark and forbidding).

Be it as it may: I love the Advent and Christmas Season, but I‘m only allowed to start decorating the house from the 1st of December on. And NO Christmas music before this day either. Men… Sigh…

Don‘t ask me why, but this year I feel a deep longing for the festive season, I am yearning for all the above mentioned, and I find it very hard to restrain from getting Christmas ornaments out. So, yesterday I put some fairy lights up and two lighted stars in the window. The hubby couldn‘t but notice this on his return home from work, but he didn‘t say anything about it and that made me brave. I started working on a Christmas Wreath yesterday afternoon and finished it today. AND the hubby even hung it up (have I ever mentioned he is the best hubby of the world?).

So, the first Christmas ornament is up! Let‘s roll up our sleeves and get started on the rest…

I‘ll keep in touch!

Liebe Freunde,

ich liebe die Weihnachtszeit, habe ich schon immer. Lichterketten, funkelnde Sterne, Kerzenlicht, glitzernde Ornamente überall, Der Baum, heitere Musik, Gemütlichkeit, die Vorfreude, die Menschen sind freundlicher, Freude und Glück rundherum, ein Lächeln auf vielen Gesichtern. Wenn Sie abends oder nachts unterwegs sind, sehen Sie überall Lichter in der Dunkelheit, wie Leuchtfeuer, die Willkommen und Zuflucht verheißen (warten Sie ab, bis die Weihnachtszeit vorbei ist - plötzlich ist die Welt draußen dunkel und abweisend).

Wie dem auch sei: Ich liebe die Advents- und Weihnachtszeit, aber ich darf erst ab dem 1. Dezember anfangen, das Haus zu schmücken. Und Weihnachtsmusik ist vor diesem Tag ebenfalls absolut Tabu. Männer… Seufz…

Frag mich nicht warum, aber in diesem Jahr verspüre ich eine tiefe Sehnsucht nach der Vor- und Weihnachtszeit. Ich sehne mich nach all dem oben genannten und finde es sehr schwer, mich am Riemen zu reißen und den Weihnachtsschmuck nicht doch hervor zu kramen. Aber, gestern habe dann doch ich ein paar Lichterketten aufgehangen und einen leuchtende Stern in das Erkerfenster gestellt. Mein Mann hat es bei seiner Rückkehr von der Arbeit bemerkt, aber kein Wort darüber verloren und das machte mir Mut. Am späteren Nachmittag habe ich die Häkelnadel gezückt und an einem Weihnachtskranz begonnen. Heute Mittag war er dann fertig. UND mein Mann hat ihn sogar aufgehängt (habe ich jemals erwähnt, dass ich den besten Ehemann der ganzen Welt habe?).

Also, der erste Weihnachtsschmuck ist raus! Lasst uns die Ärmel hochkrempeln und nun den Rest vom Dachboden holen…!

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

Samstag, 21. September 2019

I‘m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…

Dear friends,

I know, many may find I‘m out of my mind thinking of Christmas at the end of September. Maybe I am, but truth be told: I‘ve been in some kind of Christmas mode for most of the year. In April I joined in the 100DayProject and the topic I chose this year was Christmas ornaments (do have a look at the hashtag #100DaysOfCrochetOrnaments on Instagram).

Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2019

#100DayOfCrochetOrnaments (Part III / Teil 3)

Day / Tag 60

Dear friends,

The #100DayProject days 41 till 60. We have passed the half-time mark and are now nearing the finish line one step at a time. True: day 100 is still miles away!

Samstag, 11. Mai 2019

#100DayOfCrochetOrnaments (Part II / Teil 2)

Dear friends,

unbelievable! The #100DayProject challenge is already running for 40 days. And it no longer feels weird crocheting Christmas ornaments in the middle of spring either. After all, I'm keeping busy with a few other things too. Dyeing wool for instance and crocheting thistles.

Montag, 22. April 2019

#100DayOfCrochetOrnaments (Part I / Teil 1)

Dear friends,

I know it‘s weird to make crochet Christmas ornaments in Spring – just ask me! Christmas ist still many months away and the world outside my window finally turned into Spring-mode. The dull garden suddenly is full of flowers and colours and I‘m either indoors or on the patio industriously stitching away humming „Jingle Bells...“.

Freitag, 21. Dezember 2018

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer…

Dear friends,

just four more nights to go till it‘s Christmas. Isn‘t that exciting? Now that I‘m ready with the accounts for the business part of Atelier Marie-Lucienne, I‘m really looking forwards to it. I love the Christmas time, the sparkle, the tree, the music, the candlelight, the fairy lights, the cards, …

Freitag, 30. November 2018

Myriads of Stars - Sternenhimmel

Dear friends,

you might remember I took part in the Friendly Challenge N°106, hosted by Mia. It was so much fun I asked Ana, who is hosting the Friendly Challenge N°107, if I could take part here too. The topic being „Preparing Christmas“, I simply could not resist.

I thought of a few projects, actually started three, but I‘ll only share this one with you.

Samstag, 17. November 2018

Time flies – die Zeit rennt

Dear friends,

I honestly do not know why it‘s been three weeks since I‘ve posted last time. And if you‘d ask me I frankly couldn‘t really tell what happened in between. Too much for sure, and too little time to spend in the studio for some mindless crochet.

Samstag, 23. Dezember 2017

December Blues

Dear friends,

it's been a while since I wrote the last post and even though I haven't been idle in the mean time, I just didn't feel up to blogging.

You might remember the Christmas Fair at Gaby's on the 26th? We had bad luck with the weather: It was wet, it was freezing and nasty. As a result not many people showed up. Mind you! We did have lots of fun that day, but it left me absolutely drained.

Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – December (Part XII ) / Dezember (Teil 12)

Dear friends,

it's the 2nd of December, first Saturday of December! It's time for the Granny-Spiration Challenge – the last one this year!

Let's start with sharing our top link ups from the last Challenge:
   1. Donation for Sahel eV III (A Granny Square Blanket) from HakelLine (here)
   2. Dean's Day Blanket is Done from Liefs van de Breimeisjes (here)

Freitag, 24. November 2017


Dear friends,

the fair is the day after tomorrow. I have been busy all day with last minute preparations at home. Tomorrow we meet at Gaby's to put up the pavilions and decorate the place. On Sunday morning we'll finally take all the stuff we've made these last few weeks out.

Samstag, 11. November 2017

Running out of time – In Zeitnot

Dear friends,

a week from now it's my birthday and I'd like like you to have a piece of my birthday cake! Therefore there's a 10% birthday sale on all my items listed in my Etsy-shop from today till next Saturday!

Frankly said: don't really know whether I feel like celebrating my birthday at all. There is still so much to do till the fair on the 26th. I simply haven't got any time to spare for any cosy get-together and eating cake (BTW – still haven't got rid of those 2 kg!!!)!

Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

A month from now … / In einem Monat …

A month from now ... and the advent season starts!

Dear friends,

it's the 1. of November. Guess it's time to start thinking about the Advent as well as the Christmas season. Sometimes I already had gathered all Christmas presents – not this year though...

Having two days off I spent the first one (yesterday) on Etsy, uploading items. Uploading Christmas Baubles, to be precise!

Sonntag, 22. Oktober 2017

Easy Christmas Stocking – Einfacher Weihnachtsstrumpf

Dear friends,

you haven't seen many tutorials on this page lately. As Christmas is a time of giving, I thought could share my Christmas patterns with you. Let's start with my current favourite: a Christmas Stocking!

  • scissors, yarn needle
  • crochet hook (I used a 4mm one)
  • yarn (Stylecraft DK and Katia Gatsby)

Dienstag, 17. Oktober 2017

Like a Madwoman – Wie eine Verrückte

Dear friends,

I've been doing crochet like a madwoman. And that's why: not yet two weeks ago Gaby (with whom I went to that fair in May) decided she and I were going to have a small Christmas fair of our own. It's not going to be called „Christmas fair“ but „open day“ but as it's to be on the last weekend before the Advent season starts – what else will it be...

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016

Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten

All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.

Weihnachten stimmt die Menschen milde,
Sie legen die Hektik des Alltags ab
und nehmen sich für einen Moment Zeit für die Dinge,
die wirklich wichtig sind: Freunde, Familie und Kinder.
Ein frohes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest!

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2016

Christmas Bauble Makeover 2016 - Weihnachtskugel-Umstyling 2016

Dear friends,

I've never been pretty up to date. Most of the time I haven't got a clue of what might be fashionable or “in” at present…
Therefore I was surprised by the amount of Christmas decoration in pale pastel shades (next to the traditional red-golden decoration).


Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

It's finally getting Christmassy! - Endlich wird es Weihnachtlich!

Dear friends,

last Friday I stumbled upon a cute and glittery little deer in a shop and it had that „You definitely have to take me home!“ look on it's face (my husband just rolled his eyes and sighed meaningfully)...
As chance would have it I stumbled upon this skein in the studio shortly afterwards.

Dienstag, 29. November 2016

Christmas Presents (Part II) - Weihnachtsgeschenke (Teil 2)

Dear friends,

I'm not getting on well with the Christmas presents – got sidetracked by other projects...

Luckily enough these present just needed the buttons sewn on (since two weeks though).

Donnerstag, 24. November 2016

Christmas Presents (Part I) - Weihnachtsgeschenke (Teil 1)

Dear friends,

nearly done with the Christmas presents – at least those I wanted/could make myself and except those I haven't thought of so far. These will probably end in last-minute-nightshifts...

Luckily enough these shifts are still miles away and I'm able to show you the first load of finished presents.

These scarves I've made for my men – but only one volunteered to model...