Said the French writer Marcel Proust once. Though he left this world almost 100 years ago his word are timeless correct as we had to admit during our Easter vacation on the Canary Island Lanzarote.Continue reading “A little journey is enough to renew ourselves and the world.”
During our summer holiday in denmark this year Marianne Blomgren took me to a craft fair. What inspiration that was! All the colours, ideas, supplies: different types of thread for knitting, crocheting and embroidering, buttons, fabrics, woven baskets from Africa, sewing supplies, inspirations for hand embroidery.
Furthermore there was the danish supplier Kauni with wonderful knitted products: cardigans, ponchos, beanies, stockings, scarfs. We liked especially the cardigans so that we tried several though it was so warm in the fair hall. But either the size did fit and not the colour or vice cerso. So we each ordered a cardigan as they were really a bargain. Probably because they werde made in Belarus.
Since the summer holiday so much has happened – the daily frenzy with school, job, sports and also our short autumn holiday on Malta. Therefore I had almost forgotten about the cardigan until it was delivered a week ago. And I am still very happy with it. The cardigan fits well and looks even better than I remembered it. And it gives so much warmth in these cold winter days! I would love to wear it every day.
Thank you, Marianne, that you took me to this craft fair!
Our weekend was dominated by my daughter’s preparation for her big presentation at school tomorrow. Her geography teacher allowed her to choose our journey to South-Africa in 2017. Therefore we have been Continue reading “Happiness is – to reminisce about a journey”
Fast a week of holiday is over, but I will not forget my Marilyn Monroe moment wearing my new dress (pattern by pattydoo: Marie with sleeves from Chloe) – sadly without picture. When I went up the stairs to the red tower of St. Agatha the wind turned my skirt up. Fortunately we were the only visitors and so only the children had fun, when Mum Continue reading “Packing my suitcase I take with me … a selfmade dress”
For the absolute necessary – camera and tissues – I have made an ITH-backpack (design by Dekoland). But it did not stay long as my daughter thougt it perfect for her mobile phone. A very good idea, hopefully with that Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … a small crossbag”
Before I had a machine the children painted T-Shirts in every summer holiday. But since my machine moved in, I have to embroider T-Shirts before we go. And we are happy to Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … embroidered T-Shirts”
Yesterday I have reported that we stay in a holiday flat in ancient walls. Lately here had lived the grandmother of the actual owner. On the ground floor there is still her old gas oven, which was her wedding present. This oven is incredibly neat, it does not show its age. It would even operate today but the new gas cylinders Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … a dish towel”
During our summer holiday we missed our mugrugs. Now we knew that our holiday home here was having glass tables I absolutely needed to make some mugrugs. And as Halloween is in the middle of our holiday the mugrugs had to be themed Halloween (embroidery designs by FruBlomgren, Kreative Kiwi and EmbroiderLibrary). Also, the little skeleton doll (design by FruBlomgren) that Marianne Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … Mugrugs”
As a child I loved to go shopping on the market on Saturday after school. Therefore I had to visit the market in Birgu (every Tuesday and Saturday) today as we needed some fruit and vegetables. Of course I had packed for this occasion my new, self-sewn Siren Tote with the turtle. There was so much Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … a shopping tote”
When the four of us go to the beach then we need a big bag for our picnic blanket, towels, swimsuits, drinks and all the other stuff necessary for a good stay at the beach. Of course I have several patterns for such a bag and maybe some fabric, too. But as it is the time was missing to sew and so I jazzed up our simple, blue, bought bag and took Marianne for a stroll at the beach (design by FruBlomgren). And in doing so, I brought Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … a beach bag”