Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yarn Along

59 squares! 
I'm still very much enjoying making them.

And my new favorite book is this gem
(Jeanne d'Arc Living).

Such beautiful pictures.


Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yarn Along

No knitting this week. 
I started crocheting granny squares.
Seven rounds, eight different colors.

Would you believe me when I said I crocheted 
all these squares in a little over a week?

Because, well I actually did! 
35 squares in 9 days.
My left hand is aching, but I cannot stop.
I think I'm addicted.

And I'm not done yet, I want to crochet at least another 35.

There is not much time left for reading, but at night,
 before going to sleep, I like to flip through the beautiful books by Arne and Carlos. 

They are so inspiring.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Please meet Balou and Bijou

When we had to say goodbye to our 16-year-old cat,
I realized how much I missed having someone
to talk to during the day. 
As a sahm I spend a lot of time at home and
 I felt a little lonely when the kids were in school.

To make a long story short, we found two
 British shorthair kittens, born beginning of March,
 in Germany (a 1.5 hour drive from where we live).
We went to visit them today for the first time and
 we are in love. Aren't they cute?!
The kids both picked one.

And here they are: 
Balou (m) on the left and Bijou (f) on the right.
 We will bring them home next month (we can't wait).

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Yarn Along

Cotton yarn for a new project. 

The colors I ordered turned out to be exactly 
like I hoped they would.

 And do you know Arne and Carlos from Norway?
I love these guys!

Their books are so inspiring.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Yarn Along

I'm still knitting on my second pillow
 cover, this time in black/beige. 
It was the first time this year that it was
 warm enough to sit in the sun on the stairs
 of our terrace and it felt so good.

The book: to be honest, I bought this book 
(And the birds rained down by Jocelyne Saucier)
for its beautiful cover.

The author is Canadian and the novel
was originally written in French.
It was a great read on aging and end
of life issues.

I'm linking up with Yarn Along today.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The first brocante of the year

Yeah!!! And we found a couple of really nice things.

First of all this beautiful old cook pot.  
I love this brown/yellowish color so much. 

And then four really cute jam jars. 
They are very small (only 6 and 8 cm).
 I have never found them before in this size.

And last but not least, this wash pitcher for
my collection. It's completely undamaged. 

Such good finds. I love the brocante!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Downton Abbey

I can't believe it's over.

I finished watching the very last episode
 yesterday evening. 

I'm sad.

Normally I sell most of my dvd's after
 watching, but I'm keeping these.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Yarn Along

I'm linking up with Yarn Along today.

The pillow cover I talked about last week is ready
and I already started working on another one.

And while I am still reading the same book
 as last week and the week before that, I'll 
show you a book that is in the wooden box
 underneath my bed. I love Beatrix Potter's
 books and at least once or twice a week I pick
 up this book and read some pages
before turning off the light.

Friday, March 25, 2016

I'm so bad at...

...saying goodbye forever...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Yarn Along

I am working on a pillow cover in beige and white.
In fact, it was almost ready.

However, there were a couple of things I wasn't 
happy about (I'm knitting without a pattern)
 and I knew I wouldn't like the pillow because
 of the mistakes I made (even if you could hardly
 see them, I knew they were there).
 It took some courage, but I ripped it all out and
 started all over again. I hope to show the 
finished project next week.

And I'm still reading 
"The house of Twenty Thousand Books" 
by Sasha Abramsky.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.