Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 - 2010 Happy New Year

My last posting this year. I cannot believe it will be 2010 in a few hours time, it seems like yesterday that we were preparing for the new millennium and fearing what it might do to our computers.
In Holland the tradition is to eat oliebollen en appelflappen on New Year's Eve. Have a look at this site though I think the recipe is slightly adapted as I think there is no ginger in oliebollen but raisins, but you can see what they look like.I've never made them myself but rather buy them :-) to smelly to bake them is my excuse.
The appelflappen are my favourite, made very thinly. My father's wife used to make them really nice like that.

There is already lots of fireworks been fired, what a pest that is. Youngsters who like to thow them when you are just passing and you get a real fright. I do watch the fireworks at midnight but we have never bought any ourselves. I just heard that fireworks for 68 million euro have been sold this year, 2 million more than last year. What a waste and the cats always get very upset.

2010 is going to be a weaving year I have decided. It is now 4 years ago that I started with the 2 year HNC Handloom Textile Design Course at Bradford College but I had to stop after one year. When unexpected things happen around you I find it difficult to be creative. But it was good to meet up with so many talented weavers and keeping in touch with them like Doni and Cally.
So this seems to be the right time to put weaving on top of the agenda and push myself further. My next (new) course will be on January 9th about colour and weaving, also given by Marian Stubenitsky.
I started this blog a year ago on 1st of January to keep track of my weaving. I never envisaged to meeting so many other bloggers, very inspiring. Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.
Tomorrow will be Woodyarn's first aniversary.

Have a Happy New Years Eve and wishing you all a wonderful creative 2010.


  1. Happy New Year and Happy Blogoversary!!!

    I hope many good things come your way in the new year, not the least of which is a great weaving year!!


  2. Sounds like a good plan for the new year and what a wonderful class to begin the year with. I'm envious!

  3. I love the fact that you have a traditional New Year's food, we don't have anything like that in Canada; but we are known to be doughnut fans too. We had a green Christmas this year, but it has started snowing here now, so we will have a white New Year. Congratulations on your blogaversary....a year really does fly doesn't it?