What we do for ourselves, dies with us. What we do for others, will last forever.
Let me introduce my self
My name is Jessica and I live in the Netherlands. My native language is Dutch. I have a few hobbies.
My website is the website, I was looking for, several years ago
And did not find it. So I created one myself. I never planned it to be so big.
There are 19206 patterns now on my site.
There are thousands of hours, in building this website, creating charts, patterns and everything else.
I am afraid I created another addiction, it's so relaxing.
The internet should be; sharing knowledge and information ( in my humble opinion).
I am a doll collector, old dolls and replicas and I like to create doll dresses.
Collecting is in my blood, so I collect lace, ribbons, buttons, fabrics, anything I can get my hands on.
I love to knit, ( that is an understatement ) I have been knitting for 40 years now, you can find free
patterns elsewhere on my website.
I would not know what to do, if I could not knit anymore.
When I am shopping, I always check the sweaters in the store, to look for a nice motif or particular model.
I am always trying to get inspired, I also try to find beautiful sweaters, on the internet.
I have no patterns of designers, it is not permitted to have their patterns on my website, copyright.
For some reason, buying wool is also an addiction of me, when I passed away, I hoop not soon,
my children can start a wool shop, with the stash, I have at my home.
This disease is very common among other knitting addicts, like myself. I have read many times their confessions
on their website, about this phenomenon.
I have a brother chunky knitting machine, but like to knit by hand. It takes only 3 days to knit a sweater on
the machine, to fast for me and I can not buy that amount of wool, every 3 days.
I would like to motivate and inspire other knitters, the variations about this subject, are unlimited.
Updating my website and taking care of all the incoming questions, takes a lot of time, if there is any time left,
I like to be in the garden. Summer is only 4 months here in the Netherlands.
I do not want to sell patterns, I want to share them with other doll collectors and knitters and crocheters,
I hope you like them.
I never knitted socks, I do not have the time for it. I can hardly find the time to knit my own sweaters, sorry.
There is a new boy in town, meet Charlie Brown
2.5 month old from
www.trulyyours.org in Denmark
Piece of the wall of the Kat von D. shop.
My husband has been to the Kat von D. tattoo shop in Los Angeles, one of our friends lives
On photo with Corey, ( he is a great guy ) the tattoo will be finished in October, of this year.
Feeding the Koi's
They have grown quite a bit, in the last 10 years
my second son, Gabor, so proud with his carp
There always will be bigger fish to catch, this time a carp of 30 pounds, in the middle of the night.
Since the age of 5, he can't stop talking about fishing.
holiday Berlin 2005
holiday in England, Wales
Remembrance Day and Liberation Day
holiday Berlin 2005
The remaining pieces of the Wall stand for remembrance and warning.
They remind us of the second dictatorship on German soil in this century, and above all of the victims.
They admonish us to take energetic action in the cause of peace, freedom and justice.
There is a big part about the 2nd world war and I was surprised, the text and photo's are explicit.
It takes courage to be that honest.
My oldest son Mischa and my daughter in law Femke. In the ultra modern building of Sony.
Yes, that is what they really like
We are worn out, Berlin is a big city, and we walked for miles.
Behind us is the Embassy of the United States of America, under construction.
It is next the Brandenburg Gate, on the right side.
50 !!! 2004
they had something special planned for me
on my 50th birthday
a big sign for everybody to see, so now the whole neighborhood knows, I am 50 years old, thanks' children !
in the Netherlands
( I do not know if it is also a custom in other countries ) they put a big doll in front of your house
( she is always called Sarah ) to let everybody know, there is someone, celebrating her 50th birthday
when it is for a men, the doll is a male and they call him Abraham
England & Wales Wales is so lovely
Holiday in England and Wales in 2004
What a wonderful country, a land filled with history, beauty and culture. So much nature, green and
sheep’s and nice villages to shop. Rolling moorlands, glaciated mountain areas, tongue-twisting place names,
romantic castles and old mining towns.
my family I hope you like my photo album
I was born in Indonesia, in 1954;
Here I am with my father, ( who died in July 2005 , on the age of 102)
and my youngest brother, in front of our house in Djakarta
My father was Dutch and my mother English, we went back to the Netherlands in 1958.
caught accidentally knitting LOL
the pattern of my sweater is on the Colinette page and I am knitting the Harley Davidson sweater
for my husband, knitting pattern with chart, on the men's sweater page
On this site my grandfather is named, his daughter who married a Dutchman and who lives
in Holland with her
four children, is my mother and
father, so nice to read about my grandfather and exactly how I remember him,
puffing. So sad to loose your loved ones, I know, that's live.
I have 1 husband and believe me, that's more than enough LOL
( who has 1 hobby, you can imagine which one ) Hint: it isn't me
Haiku art form ( from A. S. Kline's FREE Archive ) to give a little thought )
Nothing we can explain, this power of tenderness
to conquer distance, be the strangest overcoming,
forces that bind tighter, mysterious inter-mingling,
deeper there and deeper, until there is no Other.
We join in the creation, weave the gossamer silk,
toughest in all Nature, the inner lines of feeling,
pull them, draw them tight, then let them float free,
in the deeper binding. Nothing we can explain.
Puppy Zoë, so adorable, why is a dogs life so short ? Thank you for all your love and kisses.
2 Dogs, American Cockers, These are my old dogs, they don't live anymore.
My new American Cockers are on the Charlie Brown page.
The blond one is Zoë, she died on march 10th , 2009 ( I will miss her so much ).
yin & yang
The black and tan is Tessa,
She was blind since the age of 3
( eye disease in dogs, glaucoma and cataract ) and she was deaf too, but her nose was fine.
She did very well by smell. I always kept a clear path in my house.
She walked with her head downwards and slowly. I didn't leave shoes or anything she could trip on laying in
the middle of the floor. I made sure there were no sharp objects my dog could walk into. She was so sweet
and humble and loved her half sister. She was a half year younger than Zoë.
They shared the same father, who was imported from America. They were 12 years old when they died.
I will miss them both so much.
I have 3 sons
Don't let these lovely pictures fool you, they are BOYS.
Please enjoy the time with your young children, time is going so terrible fast.
Wish I could turn back the clock. It is so silent at home now.
Is it the sound of other kids outside your house and the ping of the doorbell when they come calling to ask if
your kid can come out to play? Is it the sound of little feet, or the word "mam" echoing in your ears ?
knitting, dolls, my website and gardening
a little robin in my garden
my brother 270 chunky knitting
Here is where I live; in the Netherlands
Remembrance Day and
the 4th of may we remind and honour the soldiers who died for
our freedom here in the Netherlands.
We call it Remembrance Day.
And we remember and honour, every men, women and child, who died in the
Second World War.
For the Netherlands this was from 1940 to 1945.
Netherlands has its own way of commemorating the Second World War and
celebrating the country's
liberation from five years of occupation.
Unlike most countries, it sets aside two days to mark these events,
Remembrance Day and Liberation Day.
Since the end of the Second World War, the Dutch have honoured the
victims of war without large military parades.
On 4th of May each year,
people all over the country gather at local war memorials, and at 8pm
the entire country
observes a two-minute silence. All these events are
broadcast live on television and radio.
20.00 hours sharp, we are silent for 2 minutes;
that means; we don't
if you are driving a car, at that moment, you stop,
this worth while after 64 years?
I think it is and a lot of Dutch people
We stand still on the 4th of May, by the fact so many young men died in
a foreign country, in a war they did
not start and gave their lives, for
people they didn't know.
Isn't that something?
Yes, it is more than you can ask from anybody and worth remembering.
Soldiers from all over the world come to remember their fellow soldiers,
you can imagine what age they are now,
and every year there are less and
national ceremony is held in Amsterdam, with a memorial service at the
historic Nieuwe Kerk in Dam Square,
followed by the laying of wreaths at
the foot of the national war memorial.
The Queen, members of parliament
and representatives of those affected by the war all attend.
Three special wreaths are placed: one for members of the Resistance, one
for victims of persecution and one
for civilian casualties. A separate
wreath is laid for those who fell in Asia, and another for those who
lives in the line of duty. The close of the ceremonies then
signals the start of Liberation Day festivities,
capitulation on 5 May 1945.
War veterans gather
in Wageningen, where the historic documents were signed, and then parade
city in celebration of the anniversary of liberty regained.
Special Liberation Day events are organised all over the
two highlights include the official launch of the celebrations (held in
a different part of the country
each year) and the open-air concert to
mark their conclusion (traditionally held on the Amstel River).
Senator Johnny Isakson made this comment after he visited the
Netherlands and France in 2006;
We travelled through Europe and northern Africa paying Memorial Day
tributes to the men and women buried
on those foreign shores.
I have to tell my colleagues, it was a life-altering experience for me.
I am a patriotic American.
I love this country more than anything on the
face of this Earth. I have teared up more than once at the funeral
friend who died in the service of this country. But I have never seen
the outpouring of love and respect for
our country or for our servicemen
than I saw in the Netherlands or in Belgium or outside of Paris or at
Bellewood outside of Paris or in Tunisia at the American cemetery in
I think it is appropriate for us to memorialize today what those of us
who travelled on this trip saw to hopefully
inspire other Members of the
Senate, and hopefully every American at one point in time in their life,
to travel to
these marvellous memorials. I have been in elected office
for most of the last 30 years.
I have done more Memorial Day ceremonies
than one would want to count.
They have all been beautiful, they have
all been meaningful; but, quite frankly, they usually aren't very well
attended because Americans more often than not take Memorial Day as a
3-day vacation or a 3-day weekend.
But I would like to tell you what the
people of Margraten in the Netherlands take Memorial Day as.
When we went to the American cemetery in the Netherlands and saw the
over 6,000 graves of the American
men and women who died in liberating
the Netherlands, we were moved. We were more moved by the fact that
every one of those graves is adopted by a citizen of the Netherlands who
cares for that grave, leaves flowers
at that grave, and attends the
ceremonies on Memorial Day, the American Memorial Day, which we conduct.
On that day in the Netherlands there were over 7,000 citizens--7,000
Dutch--who came to pay tribute to the
men and women of the United States
of America who died on their soil so they could be free.
The royal Dutch
Air Force did a missing man fly-over formation, and the senior men's
choir of Holland sang
"God Bless America." It was a moving scene unlike
anything I have personally seen.
the 5th of May, we are celebrating the liberation by the
American, the Canadian and the English soldiers in 1945.
Until 1990 we
celebrated the 5th of may every 5 years and from 1990 on, we
celebrate it every year.
Now this day is really changing to a day of
looking to the future.
We have in Utrecht at noon a liberty-concert, every year.
"Real peace and real freedom,
can only be there, when the fear of war will be famished from the earth,
that is our
Prince of the Netherlands, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld,
29, 1911, died December 1, 2004