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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My 2nd Fleur de Lys Crocheted Curtain is Hanging

Well, by hand crocheting those huge Fleur de Lys Curtains; I learned anew about PERSEVERANCE.
Feeling so very happy to have this 2nd Fleur de Lys curtain up and hanging; after only some 50 hours of crocheting!
On March 14, Speed Crochet... My final 1.5 Fleur de Lys.
After all, it was only HALF the size of the first one I did crochet in about 100 hours.
The crocheted table topper with roses was a gift from my dear friend Ellie.
An elderly lady Mia Keizers, in her 70s, did crochet that one.
The woolen rug also has the Fleur de Lys pattern.
Both of us are very pleased with the new curtains.
Husband Pieter even called it our home's prettiest room. Also with the view we have from here.
Our proud collection of Delfware houses, earned on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
If we only had the time to sit here, relax and read...
Having done this task, I need to catch up on so many other things!
And we are getting slower as we age.
Cannot complain though.

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Related links:
Mega Task Crocheting DONE | previous post by me about the 100 hours of crocheting
{After 40 years Something's Gotta GIVE...} | previous post by me about the reason and the start...
{Our Veranda} | previous post by me
{Fleur de Lys in our Veranda} | previous post by me


  1. Hello! It is a pleasure to be able to make our own curtains and in crochet look so pretty and delicate! It is an art in fact, and the rug that you have given that is on the table I love!
    Hugs, Rose M

  2. Liebe Mariette,

    da darfst du sehr stolz seine auf eine solche wunderbare Arbeit. Ganz toll sieht es aus bei dir an den Fenstern.
    Ich hoffe euch gehts gut? Bin nicht mehr sehr oft auf dem Blog in den letzten Wochen. Wir sind immer noch in der Hand des Winters ab und zu. Dieses Jahr sehr ungewöhnlich lange. Heute am 29. April liegt tatsächlich schon wieder Schnee auf der Wiese. Zum Glück hat die Sonne genug Kraft ihn schnell wieder schmelzen zu lassen...wenn sie dann mal scheint. ;-)

    Ich wünsche dir eine tolle und schöne Zeit. Viel Sonne immer, und wenn nicht Aussen dann in deinem Innern. :-)

  3. Hello Mariette, In that sunny room, your new curtains filter the light exactly right, and the fleurs-de-lys add a classy touch. I still can't believe that you made those by hand, and so perfectly. By the way, was that supposed to be a movie clip of you crocheting? If so, I could not get it to work--it just enlarged like a photo.

    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, thank you!
      The video did not work directly from my iPhone, now it is via Youtube and is visible...

  4. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist dir sehr gut gelungen.

    Sonnige Grüße

  5. The curtains are a work of art Mariette!
    That sitting room looks very cozy and inviting. The rug is quite pretty too, just my type of colours as well - blue and yellow!
    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your finished room.

  6. Piękna jest ta firanka.Kosztowało Ciebie dużo pracy.Serwetka na stoliku piękna.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

  7. Grandioos!!! Wat een prachtig haakwerk weer, neem mijn petje voor je af, ik zou het denk ik niet meer op kunnen brengen om zo'n groot project op te starten..
    Je bent vast blij dat het klaar is...

  8. Sehr schön, liebe Mariette! Das würde bei mir wohl Jahre dauern! Ich kann einfach nicht lange sitzen und wenn, dann eher am PC. Meine Bewunderug!

    Ich wünsche Dir und Deinem Mann auch ein schönes Mai-Wochenende!

    Liebe Grüße

  9. These are so beautiful, dear Mariette! The room is so charming and I would never want to leave! You are so talented. Crochet, sewing, gardening, beautiful table-settings, fabulous fashionista.....you do it all so effortlessly. Truly, you are an inspiration! Sending hugs and admiration. xx Karen

  10. As the previous commenter said "truly, you are an inspiration". I can't get over the beautiful crochet work you created. I never could learn to crochet. Beautiful!

  11. Amazing Mariette! It was nice to see the video of you crocheting. Truly beautiful work. I don't know how you did it. Definitely my hands would be hurting. Pieter is right, it is a lovely room. So much light coming in. And a very pretty view. I hope you find time too enjoy it very soon.

  12. Dearest Mariette!
    New curtains sewing after all you did crocheting in about 100 hours. The crochet table in Roses a gift from your friend Ellies. Husband Pieter's has it home here with Mariette San!
    Hugs and love from both of you!

  13. Liebe Mariette,
    mir gefällt das lauschige Plätzchen.
    Hier lässt es sich gut träumen.
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start in den Mai

  14. What a grand job you accomplished. Your curtain looks fantastic!! Pieter is right, the room is sooo pretty! Curtain, the view, and I love the rug with Fleur de Lys pattern, too. I hope you get to catch up with other things and also relax!
    Have a wonderful new week, Mariette!

  15. These are stunning, dear Mariette! Absolutely beautiful. And really, I think that must be record time to finish them in. Your room indeed is very lovely. xo Deborah

  16. Dear Mariette,

    What a wonderful job of the crocheted curtains, they are lovely and all your time and work has paid off and you now can admire them
    Have a great week dear friend
    Sending hugs

  17. Liebe Mariette, Ihr habt so schöne unterteilte Fenster, da kann man allerlei unterbringen... es sind so kunstvolle Hingucker! auch hier ein wow! von mir, bin schwer begeistert!
    Liebe Abendgrüße von Traudi.♥

    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Danke und es stimmt ja mit die Fenster, wir lieben sie auch und sie bieten einen tollen Ausblick!
      Liebe Grüße,


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