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Sunday, April 10, 2016

sewing on a rainy sunday

It has been raining for three days now. The moisture was badly needed, and so was the time spent doing things that have been waiting for some time to be done. A long time ago I was asked by a male friend of mine to sew him a cooking apron. For some reason, he doesn't feel too comfortable looking like a cook in a regular apron, and so he asked for something resourceful instead. 



Well, today was the day to get creative. I pulled out and old men's shirt from my collection of clothes that no one wants to wear anymore, to bring it back to life. 



I hope my friend likes his new apron.


And I think ladies could wear it, too.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

my first dress

Yesterday was cold and raining, and I was able to finish sewing this dress. It is a variation on the Bloom Dress free pattern by Tina Givens. I love the Lagenlook style.  The dress is a present for my Aunt.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

no sun today



Let's get some sleep!

start of the cat balcony season



These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago 
when the cat balcony came to life again after winter.


 While the cats were so heartily enjoying the first rays of sun, 
I kept busy quilting this mug rug for my cousin who lives in Australia. 


We both enjoy a nice cup of tea. Unfortunately, we rarely get the chance 
to have one together because of the distance between our countries.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

prayer for my friend

A couple of weeks ago a very dear friend of mine came back from Madagascar with severe malaria. He struggled for life for several days and his organs are now having trouble returning to full function. In the days when it was unclear whether he would even survive I sewed this little prayer flag for him. He is a very experienced traveller and loves Nepal and buddhism. This flag on my balcony now carries a prayer for his health each time the wind blows.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

hot days


A heat wave has come upon us.
But the flowers are still thriving.
This is my vegetable garden. 
Chives, parsley, nasturtium, and three balcony tomato plants. 
Plus a lobelia to feed the eyes.
In the evening, the air finally cools down a bit.
This is the time for a glass of pinot grigio with some sparkling water and 
a drop of homemade elderflower syrup. Delicious and refreshing.
Have a nice evening.