Monday, 17 June 2013

good morning!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Did you do something special to celebrate father's day yesterday?
We spent most of our weekend outside, which was really the best thing to do because summer is now in full swing!

On saturday we all got up really early 
(it wasn't even six o' clock yet, but the heat was already quite noticeable) 
and so we decided to head out and spend another day at the Garda Lake, which is always great.
And on sunday we went to visit some of F.'s relatives. 
They live in a lovely house in the countryside with a big garden
where we spent most of the afternoon eating cherries 
and seeking refreshment in a few buckets of perfectly cold water.

And so I have to admit that it is with some regret that we slip back into the routine of working days...  
But fortunately I have some really nice sewing projects waiting to be finished!
And how about you?
Have you got any special plans for the week ahead?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

a day at the lake

Summer has finally arrived, 
and it looks like this time she's here to stay for a bit. 

Soon it will be too hot to get out of the house between 11 am and 4 pm,
and we'll be desperately looking for ways to escape the midnight heat,
but for now we're glad the rainclouds have drifted away,
and we can finally shed a layer of clothing.
We all agreed there couldn't possibly be a better way to celebrate this, 
than with a day at the lake, and we were right.
I really enjoyed the change of scenery,
the cold water on my feet, 
and the very first chance this year to show off ten freshly painted toe nails,
and I really hope we'll be back for a day at the lake soon.
But how about you? 
Has summer arrived in your corner of the woods?
And do you usually celebrate this turning of the seasons? 

Friday, 31 May 2013

recounting this week's blessings...

It's hard to believe another week has hurried by, but it's friday, and so I guess it has. 
Looking back, I don't even really know where the days have gone.
They all sort of blend into each other lately...

But of course there's been good times, ok times, (not so ok times), and better times. 
And since it's friday, I thought it might be a nice idea to sit down together 
and re-count our blessings of the week.
And what better way to do that, 
then to remember the very best moment of the week? 

I'll go first: 
For me the best moment of the week happened on monday afternoon.
It was warm and the boys were playing outside on the balcony.
Usually their favourite balcony game is throwing ALL their rubber building blocks 
down off the terrace onto the courtyard below. 
If after that, I don't hurry down to fetch them, 
they will simply move on to any other toy that fits through the gaps.
But this time, the wind had blown the sun curtains onto the balcony, 
creating the perfect set for a whole new game...
For the next twenty minutes, I watched my babies play peekaboo,
and giggle like little monkeys. 

Needless to say my mother heart melted...
So yes. That was the best of this week.
The worst was when I took Emile to the pediatrician 
because I thought he had a throat infection, which turned out to be a couple of teeth cutting.
But hey, it can't all be sunshine and giggling babies, can it now?!
So, that was mine. And now it's your turn.
What was your very best moment of the week?

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Caution! Extremely contagious post!

because you can never smile too much
because a smile is the cheapest gift you'll ever find
and because smiling is extremely contagious

here's a few random things that made me smile this week:

(I hope you caught some of my giggles by now!)

Monday, 27 May 2013

On my desk the living room table today:
Between a stash of pacifiers and an agenda without appointments,
(except the ones of every day; grocery store, pharmacy, 
and the bar around the corner for a cappuccino and a piece of croissant for the boys)
between four home cooked meals a day and a pile of dishes that has been waiting all day,
between a vat of laundry and the next,
I sometimes find the time to make something new.

Right now I'm experimenting with a mix of hand printing on linen and some sashiko embroidery...
I hope you like it!