Reverse operation

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It’s like an amputation in reverse.

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I’m really struggling with this one, I don’t know why. I’ve made plushies before and they always turned out fine. This pattern though has the various bodyparts connecting in really small places, so the whole thing feels more wonky than I’m used to. Not really enjoying the process right now, though I still love the colors. It will probably turn out fine, but it’s not going as well as I would like it to. Hope the baby (and more specifically, her mother) will be pleased with it anyway…

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Rondje langs de dijk

Time for another photo post. Summer is here, and it’s here with a vengeance. That means many walks in the sun. This time we walked straight out of our own little village along the dike. wpid-20150620_172232.jpgA sneaky crawler in the hedge.wpid-20150620_172242.jpg The grass is so tall right now! From a distance you can’t see all the things it’s hiding, it just seems like one thick mass of flowering grasses. Which it is.  wpid-20150620_172802.jpgBut look!

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I love all those flowers.wpid-20150620_174143.jpg

And the poppies went “Mayday, mayday, abandon ditch, our feet are getting wet!” wpid-20150620_175857.jpg

There used to be a castle here. Not too long ago the muncipality rebuilt the shape of the grounds, with its star-shaped moats.wpid-20150620_180553.jpg

Secret little bridges!wpid-20150620_180932.jpg

And what’s hiding underneath them is great, too. No troll this time.wpid-20150620_180958.jpg

The light was weird this day; this strange mix between not quite sunny but very bright. My camera had trouble dealing with it. I love the play of the leaves against the background though.wpid-20150620_181113.jpg wpid-20150620_181134.jpg

And we stumbled along someone’s pretty garden, right next to a potato field.

Oh poppies, you must be my favorite flowers. Sigh.wpid-20150620_181839.jpg

I’m fighting with my crochet project, grr. Maybe a few pictures in the next post, though.