I am so sorry for the silence. This have been strange two weeks.
Last week Margret got sick and we had to stay at the hospital for few days. It was nothing serious, and now she is back to kindergarten healthy and happy.
Today she was dressed in her finest since today was the first day of snow here in Koda. I ran out as soon as I woke up this morning with my camera to take some pictures. With all the trees around here it is like a winter wonderland :)
With the time Margret was sick and at the hospital, I have not been able to finish all my sewing projects I had planned. My autumn wall hanging has been put on ice while I finish a baby blanket that needs to be finished tomorrow. And since November is almost over the Christmas cards have to be finished as well. I hope to finish them this weekend and send on Monday. Then I can spend all of next week studying for the Japanese test on the 6th of December. I don't know how it will go, I haven't had the time I would like to study, but I am sure it will be fine. This weekend will be so much fun. Tomorrow there is a play at the kindergarten and then in the afternoon Wakunaga is playing here in town. They only play here once a year so it is so much fun.
Now I have to get back to it. This baby quilt won't finish it self ;)
A while ago I showed you the idea of a wall hanging I am making for my living room. Just when I started it my sewing machine broke down and had to be sent away for repair. Now it is back but Margret has been sick a lot since I got it so I haven't had the time to finish it yet. I made some progress thou and here are some pictures.
I look forward to finish it and show you the results. I should be able to do it sometime next week, lets see :)
This weekend Siffi is in Tokyo with his team for the start of the handball season. They play two games and we will watch them online, GO Leolic!!!!
But since we have a whole weekend for ourselves we had to find some activity and we decided on some crafts. I am making Christmas cards these days and Margret is "helping" me. She likes it a lot and now she has more patience for this kind of games than before. She has spent most of the morning and a little time after school yesterday making cards and is not getting bored yet.
But before we started I had to set the mood
Now I have finished making and writing half the cards I am sending this year. So sometime next week I will make and write the rest :)
In the meanwhile I continue to study Japanese, making Christmas presents and of course the best of all spending time with my lovely Margret :)
It's that time of year again. Christmas is not that far away and since my family is all on the other side of the world it's time to start buy, gift-wrap and send all the presents. BUT this year I am making a lot of them myself. This morning I am making this one ...
First I chose a quote and practice to write it down as I planned to make it.
Then I took a scrap of white fabric and a wrote the quote on it with a dressmakers pencil.
Finally I just have to stitch it with the color of my choosing :)
Even if it is a Christmas present I wanted to share it with you. There are so many people on my Christmas present list that no one will know who it's for :)
Do you like it ??
I have always been interested in history. Since I was a little girl, I loved learning about history and the people behind it fascinating. For few months now I have been reading about and watching DVD's about Queen Victoria and her family, and how it is all messed up with the history of Europe. I have specially been intrested in how int the First World War three coisins were the head of their countries, though they had diffrent powers. As always the history books don't tell you much about the women of the time and that is why I am reading this book now:
Queen Victoria's Granddaughters.
These days our town is so beautiful. Everywhere you look there is another stunning view. This morning I took an hour long bike ride around town. I took a few photos on the way, while biking :)
There is a small forest of Maple trees close to our house and today there was a festival there. After Siffi's practice we went together :) What beautiful colors we have in the neighborhood these days, here are some pictures :
And just to clarify how we are dressed, outside, in November ... it was 18C :)
Now that the big birthday week is over it is time to go back to normal live with no parties and gifts, at least for a few weeks ;)
This last week has been so much fun but yesterday was also very fun. Margret was home from Kindergarten since she has a bad cough, the weather was very nice so we took a little walk to the convenience store.
My fiercely independent three-year-old daughter dressed herself. It is amazing, she manages to turn every piece of clothing (except her shoes) the wrong way. Every time !!! That must be some kind of record, the odds are not with her, it should be at least 50/50 right?
The other day we went to Nitori, a kind of Japanese IKEA, to stock up on winter things. We bought some carpets, electric carpets and warm slippers :)
After a week of staying mostly onside it was fun.
Last year around this time I remember blogging a lot about Christmas. In Nitori I saw some Christmas decorations and got a little excited. Soon it will be time for writing Christmas cards, buying gifts and so on :)