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).

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Crafty update

My hands may be knitting, but my mind is quilting. 


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Flowers of February

I ment to publish this post a few weeks ago, but time has not quite been on my side lately. Starting to work again means early mornings (too early?) and late nights, not much time to get anything done. I miss being home with A, and I hate to miss all the things she's learning and doing and experiencing on this level of her development. She started walking the week before I returned to work, 10 1/2 months old. Now she's basically running (or trotting off in a remarkable speed for her age).

There has been literally no sewing of lately either. If I'm not falling asleep on the couch or going to bed early, I'm knitting on a jacket for myself. It's speeding along quite nicely, considering the lack of time and energy I've had to get anything done lately. 

Anyway, I ment to post these pictures of an abundance of flowers which decorated our house in the beignning of February. 


Hubby and A had met some ladies selling fastelavensris, for decoration, and bought these feathery twigs (which have small green leaves now).


Contained in some tiki mugs hubby ordered from a bar in Las Vegas (Frankie's Tiki Place?).


A vase my grandmother painted some years ago. I love the little goldfish swimming between the water lillies. 


A grand bouquet of roses and such from the company I work through, to express their joy of me coming back to work. Lovely flowers, I really like those purple roses. 



P had decorated some fastelavensris in his kindergarden too, but it seems I forgot to take a picture. Will get one taken soon (they're still around, also with tiny green leaves)!