Wednesday, 3 June 2015

WOYWW 313 Holland, Friesland and a felted scarf

Hi everyone,

It’s Wednesday again and time to do some desk hopping. Via Julia ( we get to see each other’s desks and say our weekly hello.

Well, I am not at home, in fact, I’m still travelling. At the moment I’m in Holland visiting my mum who will be 91 on Friday.

 The desk I’m going to show you belongs to my cousin’s wife Ina. 

She loves sewing and has recently done a course in felting and has made this scarf. She gave it to me as a present. I love it!

 Ina and her husband live in the north of the Netherlands in an area called Friesland. Friesland has its own language and is famous for its black & white cows (Friesians). Also there are beautiful lakes so sailing is very popular in Friesland.

On the way back from Friesland we visited friends who have a farm (beef cattle, not Friesians).

This is my friend's vegetable plot

Here are some pictures of this typical Dutch landscape.

That's it for today. Thank you everyone for following my travels in spite of the non-crafty content. I will try and visit as many of you as I can politely get away with. (I have internet as I am staying at someone's house, but I believe it is quite rude of course to be on my tablet all the time when I am visiting someone....)

God bless you all! 
See you next week,


  1. what a beautiful scarf a lovely gift lucky you :) enjoy the rest of your travels
    Happy WOYWW
    Charlie #1
    or find me here

  2. It's so good to share your travels with you. I love Holland...we have special friends who live there :-) That scarf looks gorgeous.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x # 16

  3. Oh, lovely photos of your flat! Love your scarf! And I hope your Mum has a wonderful 91st birthday. That's pretty awesome!!!

  4. beautiful photos and the scarf is amazing
    Jill #35

  5. A very happy birthday to your mum.
    Now that is a vegetable plot and a half.
    Glad you are enjoying your travels :) #31

  6. The scarf is gorgeous - what a love gift from your friend. So glad you have having a great time on your travels and I hope your mum has a lovely birthday.
    Diana #28

  7. Hi Lisca, seems like your holiday is going well, you have been to so many places. Interesting to learn where Freisians come from- didn't know that. You see them pretty much everywhere in the UK. Scenery is beautiful. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

  8. What great travels you are having, love all the pics and that scarf is fab, Thanks for the snoop
    Jac x
    N0 24

  9. how fun...thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Wish your Mother a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY...91 is amazing she deserves a HUG too. Oh we are having thunder, lightening and now heavy rain...I must sign off and system off. #39 Happy Times Together. and Safe travels.

  10. That stamp is so pretty! So it the scarp but you expect that! :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

  11. What a beautiful place! Thank you for that peek into another world, loved it. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #44

  12. Lovely holiday! Your scarf looks awesome! Happy Birthday to your mom! - thanks for sharing! Lindart #51

  13. Thanks for taking the time out from your holiday to show us some of the beautiful country in which you were born. What a gorgeous gift you received too, that scarf is fantastic. Please pass on my best wishes to your mu for a lovely birthday, gosh, 91 is some age to be celebrating. Hope she is well.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx and for your mum xx

    1. Thanks for the best wishes for mum. Her birthday was today and she has had a lovely day.

  14. I'm so glad you decided to take us with you on this beautiful journey. While there, be sure to wish your mother a happy birthday on Friday. What a milestone.

    That's a beautifully felted scarf. What a wonderful gift. and of course I enjoyed the geography lesson, especially about the cows, which are art themselves.

    Thanks for visiting me, and appreciate you took the time. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

  15. Lovely post today! It's just a nice to read about other people's travels! Happy birthday to you Mum on friday!
    Have a happy week and enjoy the rest of your visit.
    Lynda B 10

  16. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos of your travels. Holland looks lovely. Love the scarf too, it looks like nuno. I had a go at that at night school last year.
    Hope your Mum has a lovely birthday on Friday.
    Hugs Lisax #20

  17. Thanks for sharing your pics....I know very little about Holland so it's really interesting to see. And Ina us a very talented woman, I live that scarf :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

  18. Wonderful photos from your trip. Never been there but would love to visit. Such a beautiful scarf.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW #6

  19. Holland looks like a very beautiful place, have a wonderful trip. I love your scraf too.
    Have a great time,
    Von #13

  20. Pleased to see you are still enjoying your travels,
    Jan no 49

  21. It looks like you are having a great time Lisca. Angela x 27

  22. That's a beautiful scarf, Lisca.You are fortunate to be the recipient. :) How nice to be able to be with your Mom for her birthday. Thanks for sharing your travels. Nann4