Saturday, May 14, 2016

One of those days..

Some days you do a lot. There's much to do, things to do (and make), and time flies by. 

And then there are days like today. Snuggling sleeping babies in rocking chairs, unable to sleep due to tiny stuffed noses..


It's kinda nice to. 

Forget about the laundry, the plants to be planted and the house which needs cleaning. There are more important things to do right now..

Monday, May 02, 2016

It's a..

Finish!

Yup, I've got a finished project. And believe it or not - it's not knitted. 

A few years ago - before my falling out of love with paper piecing (it's a long story, featuring S. Daley, a BOM and a german quilt magazine) - I wanted to try these apple core shapes, and decided to ser if I'd make a miniature of them. Well, fast forward a couple of years, when the small pieces turned up in the daylight again. 

After framing the pieced piece, handquilting it and finding a matching binding, it is done. 


Quite the miniature, it has found it's place in my office. A little large for a mug rug, but then again, I have room for a big mug. 


Another finished project's awaiting a wash before getting it's pictures taken. 



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How to enjoy a peaceful night..


Candles lit, children sleeping, sewing in my lap, some refreshments, projects ready for the next phase - and Call the Midwife on Netflix. 

*sigh*

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Exhale..

Guess what I'm doing this afternoon..? 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Long between updates

The days and weeks go by - and suddenly it's been a month since my last post. It's not that I don't want to post, I have ideas and things happening all the time - but to be honest, after staring at a computor screen (or two, as I have dual screens) all day at work, I really am quite sick of staring at screens. So I knit. I sew a little. I make a huge mess up on the third floor, rediscovering projects and UFO's, giving them new life (or, starting to). And little by little, my crafty self gets satisfied. And I say to my self "I'll get back to blogging more regularly soon..". I knitted a jacket, finished it the evening before going back to work after Easter (say that quickly five times, I dare you). It's not blogged. Not completely registered in Ravelry either. But it's being worn, almost every day, and I love it! (So I started knitting another one. Different pattern, but for me.)


Don't you just love the light in the morning? This is taken around 06:15 (AM). I was waiting for the bus to come, to take me to the office, this morning. 

Thursday is my day home with A. I'm not sure what we'll be doing, but I'm sure the day will fly by like a whirlwind. (Like the one that empties all the cupboards in the kitchen and the drawers of hats and mittens. The whirlwind named A.)

Monday, March 14, 2016

It's one of those mornings..

There are mornings where everything just trots along in a reasonable speed - and there are mornings following nights where the youngest in hour household decided to wake up about five times per hour. Those mornings require large coffees, double shots. And the leftover brownies that hubby asked me to bring to work really seem fit. Today will be a day of caffeine and chocolate. 

Large latte with two shots of coffee.. 
I think (seeing as I don't really remember..) the last time I checked the clock last night, I had about four hours left to sleep until my alarm rang. And by then I hadn't even managed to sleep yet. Which means that it was somewhere around 1:30.. I don't know what was bothering A last night. It could be the vaccines from last week (they can get a reaction up to 7-10 days later) or teeth, but I do hope she'll sleep better tonight.

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Hubby and I are watching the new season of House of Cards, we're on episode 6 or 7 now, I think. And last night we were discussing how, a few season back, we both agreed that Frank Underwood - the main character - probably was the worst/scariest politician ever. Well, last night we talked about how we both realised that the real life, in fact, is much scarier. I'm not one to comment much about politics, but I'm worried about what's happening - and I sincerely hope there's a better candidate than that big, scary, angry, provocative man who's taking over everything (or so it seems).