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On Sunday 20th of Jan it was finally The day!! The day the whole village knew whom the new yought prince, prinsess and adjudant are for this years carnaval season. We already knew since dec 17th and it was very diffycult to not tell anyone. a week before we met the other parents of the prince and adjudant. Ohh boy were we excited that Sunday. Here that special moment of reveiling whom the new kids were.
Adjudant Stan, Princess Meg and Prince Bas the third
with the adult prince and princess
after getting all their decorations :
the prince his special hat and scepter
the princes her small crown and flowers to wear at her wrist
the adjudant his hat and wooden stick
it was time to get the parents on stage and honour them with a medal and red shawl.
A sisters chat: "why didn't you tell me something before??? "
a picture taken after a song with a famous local singer: Beppie Kraft
and a group picture with all the parents and children whom are in the guard of eleven. Wishing you all a very festiv an happy time upcoming weeks!! ALAAF!!
The website of this carnaval organisation with more pictures can be found here: www.haverzekskes.nl
or at a digital local newsite: http://www.marsnamagazine.nl/fotoboek/776
We had 2 lovely Christmas days, my husband and youngest daughter prepared many course dinner starting at 14h lasted till 20h . I cannot say I was hungry after that
I always love decorating my home for Christmas and even worked at a huge wreath for my gate/porch during these days, I couldn't sit idle....
Hope you had wonderfull days too and wishing you a very healthy, feltfull and lucky 2013
As promissed I will write again about my vacation as I also learned new things there. This post will be about blockprinting. Even my kids made their own pieces.
Me still block p[rinting while M-T just finished her Batik piece
Anna and Ashley focused and in the back Eugenie
The results of Meg, Janna and little of my fabric
On the last day my kids are enjoying their summervacation I will start writing again at my blog. sorry for being absent for such a long time, but I had a stunning summertime. On June 29th we left our house to go to India, the state Kerala and place Calicut/ Kozhikode. Planned to stay there for 5 weeks and particpate and teach in a textile event.
It was for my family the first time we were flying so long and far. So all of us were pretty excited
After flying for 6 hours we landed in Dubai. An amazing airport. (not that I have seen many but still)
so flying for another 3 hours to Calicut we finally saw the coast!!
and now after adding all the suitcases on the roof we were ready to take off to the Tasara weaving centre in North Beyore a 40 minute drive.
Was good to be back there again tomorrow more….
Yesterday it was a special Sunday, my sister’s oldest son did his Holy communion. Together with 46 other children in our village. The Harmony was guiding them with music into the church and as my husband is also with this group of musicians, as a marching instructor he was walking in front.
After the service at the church we had a nice lunch and soon after that I had to drive to another communion party in Vijlen. I am always amazed how nice that surrounding is, “hills”and nice views, only 30 minutes from my place
At the communion party I was asked to give a felting workshop with 2 children, 3 teenagers and 3 adults. I guided them in making a felted necklace. Results were all different.
I packed all my things and drove back to my sister’s party. There I was also going to felt with the kids. When I cames there soo many kids were playing everywhere I first thought: “Help, ‘but then I just started and when there wasn’t a spot left at the table the others just had to wait. Many kids were younger than 8 years so I decided to make little soaps with them and Oh boy did they and me enjoy!!
Me very concentrated didn’t even realised I was felting with the kids and some adults, for 3 hours at a stretch when it was dinner time. Even burns my shoulders and when I took off my necklace in the evening you could even “see ” it on my skin… This is how the table looked like whenI decided to quit
And to keep track of which soap was from whom, I wrote the name on a plastic bag and left it hanging in the sunshine, All kids were very happy with it and their parents very pleased.