Tuesday, December 01, 2015

First Sunday of Advent - calender opening

My mom and I swapped Advent Sunday calenders this year. Very exciting! I think it's been years since I had a calender like this. 

On Sunday it was time to open the first parcel. Well, the thing is, as soon as the parcel came out, someone nicked it. I heard a "I can help you!" and it was gone..

"Oh look!"

"Can I color one?"

Thanks for the coloring book and pencils! As the wrapping said, I do spend a minute here and there (if not five) coloring. It's a nice way to have a break!

The remaining three parcels are hangong from the stairs, waiting for their Sundays. I wonder who gets to open the next one? Will it be me? 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

1st Sunday of Advent

Dear mom,

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The stars are hung and lit, the candles ready - the first one already shining brightly, symbolising hope and waiting. It is the darkest part of the year - which I suppose only makes us enjoy the light even more. Being the sun, stars, the glittering snow - or candles and decorations following this season.

This first Sunday of Advent comes with a small gift, one that I hope will bring excitement (and perhaps something more?) as we count down the days until Christmas.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

And it's off!

The SSCS-parcel, that is.

It was delivered to the post office on Monday, and I believe Santa's elves have taken over by now. My fingers (and toes?) are crossed for a swift and safe delivery..

A sneak peak?


Couldn't help myself..

And now the waiting begins!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Instant Christmas feeling?

It doesn't take much, just a quarter of an inch or so, but the first snow has arrived!

I think today is a good day to take pictures of the SSCS-parcels. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Back to stitching!

Last year I bought a preprinted stitchery, complete with embrodery thread. Tonight I ironed on a thin fusible webbing on tje back and started to work on the design. 

It's quite nice to be stitching again! Almost like meditation.. One stitch at a time.. Following the line..

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SSCS 2015 - project complete!

The basting thread is removed. 

The colours are perfect!

I really hope the recipiant will love this as much as I do..

Hmm.. Can I be my own swap partner..?

Just kidding! This one is destined for.. And will be shipped to.. in a couple of weeks. 


Saturday, November 07, 2015

Growing + rediscovering

Little A continues to grow - and today she's wearing a knitred vest thst I made for P for his first birthday. 

It's a little long, but that's ok. Especially when the wearer is having a little cold (and getting teeth..). 

There aren't that many clothes left from big brother, but there's knitting - and I can't wait for her to grow into them! (Not that she can't remain a baby for quite some time more too..) 

I had a few good sewing days the other week - and then A decided to crawl out of our bed by her self.. Now she has to sleep in either her stroller (out walking) or in her crib - and she's not exactly liking the change. Like yesterday, when she slept for about 15 minutes between 07:13 and 19:30.. Luckily I'm only abinding away from completing this year's SSCS parcel, and there's still time until shipping day. 

I'm excited and nervous about Monday - I'm going to do something I haven't done very often in the past ten years.. (No, not the dentist - went there in August and everything was thumbs up!) If everything works out well, we have a busy week ahead of us. And if not? Well, we still have a busy week ahead of us. 

Happy weekend!