Saturday, 26 February 2011

taking a break

I've decided to take a short break from posting.
I haven't been feeling very well lately and I certainly don't feel very cheerful
so until I chase these blues away...
take care!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

right now

:: sunday afternoon::
my quiet time begins
(by the way, my blanket is not complete yet; it needs a border, but I thought we could enjoy it for the weekend)
ps. have you read my previous post? if not, please do!

meet Janice

After reading her interview ovet at Kim's,
I think you'll agree with me that Janice is a very interesting lady.
Thank you all so much for your supportive comments about my husband.
He's got an appointment at the neurology section of the hospital tomorrow and we'll take it from there.
My son has a bad cough now and I'm praying for spring to hurry; not possible, I know!
So sorry I haven't been leaving you notes, though I've been reading your posts.
Have a great Sunday!
(and don't forget to read the interview)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


~ hubby's been suffering from severe migraines lately; his brother took him to hospital a few hours ago, where they checked a couple of things - he's going back on saturday for another blood test and i don't know what else; i wish there was something i could do; i feel terrible for being so far away! he started homeopathy treatment which was the only thing that helped him in the past but somehow we both feel it's worse this time.

~ meanwhile, my son (who has just fallen asleep) has been complaining of mild headaches and he's a bit too warm; i hope and pray it's just a cold and not the flu again!

~ and because i really need to find a silver lining right now, i have to admit that my knee, which hurt quite badly for a week - especially when i went up and down stairs - has been much much better today.


now i'll go finish this amazing book! loving it! please read it if you haven't done so already; you won't regret it.


could you please send some positive energy over here?

thank you!

take care!


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

in love!

I got a parcel full of 'scrumptious' fabrics today!
I ordered them on etsy a little while ago and they arrived on this sunny, beautiful morning. I'm totally in love with them! If you're into sewing check this shop. Love, love, love it!

I'm planning to make a quilt for my son's room with the bundles below and there'll be lots of the red ones left for a few more decorative touches.

As for these beauties... no plans for them yet. They were just too beautiful to resist (plus they were 'free shipping'). Yes, definitely, too beautiful to resist!
I've already started working on a throw with some upcycled sheet fabric I bought in the summer, so I've absolutely no idea what to do with them. Any ideas?
Of course, I could just lay them on the sofa next to me while I drink my coffee and feel happy. You know, something like the effect of a bunch of fresh tulips in a jug!
I knew you'd understand!

Anyway, I'm going to make a cuppa and delve into the wonderful, oh, so wonderful book I'm reading (more on this to follow, stay tuned).
Have I told you we went on a school visit to another school today and got home earlier? No?
Well, what can I say?
It's a good day!
Take Care!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

sunday breakfast for two

{click on the mosaic for a closer look}
~ pancakes a la jamie for breakfast! yum! i love this guy! we have a date tonight at 8 (i hope i remember to switch on the tv!)
~ beef stew with green beans cooking as 'we speak'
~ lots of sunshine outside
~ i'm thinking of a walk by the river before lunch (we haven't done this for ages!)
~ and now it's coffee time
("mum, we didn't finish the book last night")
duty calls! coffee right after that!
have a wonderful sunday!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

just because I've missed you!

oh, how I've missed having little posies
of delight around me!

nothing fancy; no, not for me - just a couple (ok, maybe more!) of stems in a jar or mug...

maybe a ribbon as well, for additional cuteness..

little splashes of colour and beauty...

hurry spring!
i need your jewels to brighten my days!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


{calendar bought here }
welcome february!
I love you so much!
it doesn't matter that you came to me with fever and aches to my whole body;
I forgive you.
you know why?
~ because you'll bring me my love. oh, yes you will - sooner or later.
~ you'll also bring promises of spring (I have the first shoots to prove it)
~ I expect lots of little parcels from you (etsy love + friends' love)
~ longer days come with you, right?
~ how about some sunshine? do you promise to stay as sunny as today? if only...
welcome february!
I've been waiting for you; I'm ready for you.