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Thursday, August 20, 2009

mille bolle blu

Since Astrid began kinder garden I have had more time. She comes home completely exhausted with all the activities and impressions. I make her dinner (She is a good eater and so far there is nothing she doesn’t like - knock on wood). We play for a while, I read her a book or two and she begins to touch her earlobe which is a safe sign that it is time for bed. After a short stop in the bathroom for a quick wash up and some tooth brushing it is off to bed. In less than a minute she has stretched her arms above her head, sneaked her left foot outside of the cover and fallen asleep.

This has freed time for some crafting. I am knitting again. And I sense an urge to stitch pink crosses. It is weak, but growing. In the meantime let me show you what I began stitching earlier this summer before went on holiday. Once again it is a motive by Hiroko Ishii, but his time I altered the design a tiny bit by making some of the balloons in fabric instead of stitching them. I haven’t taken a photo of the final result yet, but I will.

Monday, August 17, 2009

chocolate & raspberry on a rainy saturday

Hope you had a nice weekend everyone. I surely did. Saturday turned out rainy. It poured down for hours and hours so I enjoyed spending it indoors baking a chocolate cake for a friend’s party.

Nigella’s old fashioned chocolate cake with my own raspberry whipped cream twist. Resist it if you can. I couldn’t.

I also began a new mini embroidery project. The motives are from Hiroko Ishii one of my favourite embroidery illustrators. Wish I could draw like her, but I can’t. Luckily she keeps on making these incredibly cute illustrations for everyone to embroider.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blueberry love

Last Sunday I went blueberry picking. After having read my way around some of my favourite blogs yesterday I know I was not the only one. It is blueberry time in Blogland and everyone has their own favourite way of eating blueberries. From pies to muffins, cakes and pan cakes, blinis and tarts.

My favourite way is putting spoonfuls of blueberries in a cup, pour whole fat milk until the berries float and drizzle sugar on the top. That is my blueberry love.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Perfect Friday

Friday night what a blessing. Astrid is asleep. Cosy clothes. My computer and me. Your blogs. I’m going to read not write. A cup of tea. Perfect.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

July flew by too fast and so did my holiday. If it was up to me I would have continued our holiday life for three or four more weeks. I already miss the sun and incredible bright light from Spain. We have had some wonderful weeks cooked together by laidback beach life, sea food, cold drinks, tapas, fresh fruit, walking about, friends and lots of family. Astrid has loved beach- and swimming pool life, and we have loved watching her joy and her smiles (and the hour and a half long naps she would take after a dip in the water). She is such a happy girl.

By the way, welcome back from holiday and vacation! I hope you have had a wonderful time too.