Tuesday, 31 August 2010

yesterday...

there was....
a birthday card for a friend made by little hands

a happy, cosy mess on the kitchen table


a little quilt and a tiny pillow made for a special bunny


a simple meal of spaghetti and tomato salad


a mum-son movie night ...in (a bit of furniture rearrangement made it more exciting)- Garfield was fun but I slept half way through, anyway

plans made over afternoon coffee;
we'll be leaving tomorrow morning
to go find a new (temporary) home here.
~~~~~
Happy Days!




Saturday, 28 August 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

you're full of flaws, but I love you! (2)


If you've read this post,
you know I learned to crochet this year.
I love it and have a crochet project in progress;
but summers in Greece are too hot to work with yarn.



Meanwhile, I've been drooling over several sewing projects I've seen in blogland, quilts included.

So, how do I quench my creative thirst?

Well,

ta-daaaah!

my first ever (apart from the lining for the crochet bag, that is) sewing project:

a baby quilt!!!



I loved, loved, loved making it,
even more because it's for a special baby-to-come (not mine, by the way)...
well, all babies are special, but you know what I mean.


Now I need to ask: how do you call these boards I've seen around for cutting the fabric properly? I really need to get one of these
(look at the picture below and you'll know what I mean)






So, what do you think?

Should I invest in this 'board', some fabric and , hmm, some pins?
Do I have a future in quilting?

Monday, 23 August 2010

words

~ in the car, on our way home ~
mum: baby, look at the sun! aren't the colours of the sunset amazing?
son: wow mum! stop, stop! let's take a picture!
mum: I can't stop here but by the time we get home, the moon will be out and we can take a photo of that from our balcony.
son: good!
~~~~~
have a wonderful week!
xxx

Friday, 20 August 2010

thank you!

* these are all in one big pot on my balcony;
aren't they sweet? *


this summer, I'm taking it slow ~
a bit of housework, a bit of cooking,
a lot of mum-son time,
a lot of reading,
very little TV,
quite a lot of sea-time...
and some blogging ~
honest, I've been blogging less than I did when I worked,
even on the days I am at home ~
reading blogs has been a part of most of my days,
but as I wanted to limit the time I spend in front of the screen
I've hardly left any comments ~
yet, you've been here,
reading my thoughts,
admiring my pictures (oh, you're so kind!)...
~~~~~
thank you for knocking on my door - the light is always on;
please know that my absence from your comment sections is only temporary
~~~~~
Take Care!
xxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

our kitchen table

a little while ago,
I noticed that little one and I were spending a lot of our indoors time
at our kitchen table...
~
... colouring and doing crafts

... sewing (can't reveal anything yet)


... mummy ironing at one end and little one 'working' at the other


... making traditional greek pie



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has there been a popular spot at your place lately?


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

waves

Mount Athos in the background


video

playing with the waves just before the sunset

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more soon

xxx

Monday, 9 August 2010

August

just got home
and felt like saying 'hi!' ~
we'll be leaving again in two days
so more when I'm back next week
~~~~~
Happy August!
xxx