I am really not a good natural drawer but I am trying to improve. I bought a very fun book, in japanese, and now I am practicing while watching the world championship athletics 2015, in japanese :)
It looks like a fun night for me :)
Okay so flies like my blood very much. Often with my family on vacation Me and my father were the only ones bittwn. Now its the same, but ...
... A NEW RECORD ...
... after this weekend I have 16 found so far. Needless to say I am itchy and I think I mught have to buy another bottle of 'after bit' stuff.
In other news Siffi and Margret have none !!
Last week was a national holiday in Japan. Siffi had time of work and Margret had time of kindergarten. We decided to stay at home instead of travel and we had such a good week together :)
First we went to Haji Dam Sports Park for a fun day out. It was so hot and we couldn't use the slides and swings since they were too hot. But we had a picnic with us and we found a spot in the shadows near a stream and had some good time :)
Later in the day we drove to Hiroshima City to go to a book store Siffi's sister had told us about. It was great and we bought a lot of books :) On our way home we stopped for our favorite Japanese dinner, Yakiniku.
We have had so much more fun on our vacation.
For example we drove throw our first thunderstorm, we bought a kiddy-pool for Margret and she has had many fun afternoon in it. We also went to a summer festival in a village close by, Obara. It was so much fun, and such good food. There were a lot of tents by locals selling different kind of food, mostly BBQ. What a delicious selection. There were entertainment by local kids doing traditional Japanese dancing and singing, we go so much authentic Japanese experience in this one afternoon :)
This weekend at the end of the vacation we had so much fun going to a fruit farm picking fruit, going to a water slide in the hills and much more. More on that later :)
Now that Siffi is back to work and Margret back to Kindergarten I have some time for sewing and drawing again. Of course I also have a lot of housework to do after a week of fun, but that is too boring to write about :)
A lot of our friends are having babies these days. I love making gifts for babies and children, if it is a blanket, clothes, bibs, shoes or something else, children's stuff is so much fun.
This morning I showed you the fabric twine I was making. One of the ideas I had for the twine was using it to wrap gifts. Here is an example :)
I have been doing a lot of quilting lately that has left a lot of leftover cuts of fabric. To try to use the leftovers insteade of throwing them away I have been finding a way of using them. Now I am making scrap fabric twine :)
I am going to use it to wrap presents :)
Not so long ago I started a little garden on our balcony. I bought sone tomato and green pepper seeds in a 100 yen shop as well as some containers and soil.
On the 30th of July I took these pictures after I but my giant plants in a new container and bought some extra.
Yesyerday when I was watering I decided to take the tomatos that were ready and taste.
They were so good. Siffi tasted one and thought it was good as well but he does not like tomatos that much. Margret wouldn't even taste them so I had all to myself :)
Now I just have to waot a few more days to get some more 😍 can't wait.
Today I tought 18 japanese people to cook Icelandic food. In the menu were meatballs with brown sauce and mashed potatos, and lummur.
I met some great people and everybody were so nice. All the food tasted great and they were so patient with my poor japanese :)
I put the recipies below :)
This weekend we bought this
We bought it to try to keep a little cooker in this crazy summer heat.
I love it, it is just like eating snow :)
Margret does not like it as much as I do however so we will keep having fun at the pool to keep her cooler :)
The other night I decided to color my eyebrows since I hadn't seen them for some time ;)
I forgot I had put the color on and went back to sewing. In 30 min I screamed and almost gave Siffi a heartattack. I ran to the bathroom to clean it off expecting my eyebrows to be wiped away with the color but no, they were there and had beautiful color :)
This has been a difficult week but now I think everything is getting better. Next week is a holiday in Japan so no kindergarden and no work, it will be so much fun to do something together, now just have to google some activities and make a sceduel :)