Tuesday, 31 August 2010


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?



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


~ 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!

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!

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


has there been a popular spot at your place lately?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Mount Athos in the background

playing with the waves just before the sunset


more soon


Monday, 9 August 2010


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!