This little birdie is part of a new pattern which has some subtle chinese/japanese references. I think the pattern will have this design and a bookmark design as well. No idea when I will be able to finish it though because since the flu and colds and so on have entered the house (and haven't left yet) progress on everything is so slow.
Hopefully all of the sneezing and coughing will be gone before we enter the busy December month! In the Netherlands we not only celebrate Christmas but also the feast of Sinterklaas (almost pronounced the same as 'Santa Claus' what a coincidence!) on the 5th of December. As Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands last weekend the children are already very excited. Every couple of days until the 5 th of December or so children can place their shoe by the fireplace (centrale heating in our case) in the evening. In the morning usually a present and/or pepernoten (small ginger spiced cookies) can be found in the shoe.