Thank you

CH05BommelLighthouseCollector , established in September 2003, created designs with an unique style for over a decade and has now (25 October 2014) decided to close it’s doors.
I want to thank all my customers and friends for the support during those wonderful years, I enjoyed every minute of it.

You can still find me on this blog.





My favourite type of cross stitch patterns are antique and folk art samplers. It is for me never boring to look at a sampler with all the little different motifs.

For those among us that find it interesting too,  here  are some facts about samplers and symbolism.

Image from wiki


Notice the absence of the letter J

Had to show you…

…what Sari shared with me today. I love it when someone gets creative with my patterns, isn’t it wonderful what she did with ‘Under The Willow Tree’! 

Nothing else to share at the moment, I know it has been quiet, mainly because I’m working more hours and I’m just too tired to do anything else. Hope I can share something new soon.

Meanwhile I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holiday preperations at home and in your towns… don’t you agree that it is by far the most joyful season.


Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernating animals conserve energy, especially during winter when food is short, tapping energy reserves, body fat, at a slow rate.

Just in case you wondered where I was ~smile~.  Meanwhile… I finished one of my projects;  Tulip Manor by Blackbird Designs.

This year the – monthly-  free patterns are converted to  ‘2 monthly’ .  This means that the next free pattern will be available in March 2009.  Watch this space :)