holidays

27/07/2010

Next Friday we go to Portugal by car and we will travel a bit around France and Spain and probably on Sunday we are already in Lisbon! I’m looking forward to it! I will be there for almost 2 months, lucky me!

Thursday is my last day at Philips and as a goodbye present I made some strawberry jam ( I did a couple of months ago with this purpose and also for us!) and I baked some chocolate &  pumpkin seed cookies! Delicious!

I know that for the next couple of months, the blog will be more calm but I’ll try to update some photos and news!

Have a nice summer holiday!!

A Quilt for Sofia

21/07/2010

The last couple of weeks were crazy, between painting and moving to a new house with 35 degrees, and finishing the quilt, I had no time left!Now everything is done, we are enjoying the last couple of days with good weather around here and counting down the days to Portugal!

The quilt is finished, and I’ve learned so much while I was doing it! It´s not perfect, I still do small mistakes because I’ve never had done one before, but with the time I’m getting there. I’ve learned  a couple of lessons and one for sure is never do a quilt under 35 degrees…it´s crazy!

I really enjoyed doing it, I did it with all the care in the world, my evenings were lovely while I was sewing by hand, and I think after summer, I’ll start one for us, for sure! Yesterday, it was my first evening without sewing and it was a bit strange…I think at a certain point the quilt is part of you, it’ s funny!

Sofia, I hope you enjoy it, this is your quilt!! See you here on Sunday!!

Painting

06/07/2010

From country living

 The last weeks have been busy and really warm! Almost 3 weeks of good weather and temperatures around 3) (some days above 33) degrees, is something that I had forgotten…amazing!It’s a good preparation for my summer in Portugal, I’m not use anymore!

Last weekend, we paint the house, it was funny but really hard too. Saturday it was the warmest day around here (37) and can you imagine how painful is to paint a house like this, specially because dutch houses are not prepared to warm weather,only for cold!! Now it’s done and ready to move!

Some things were missing, so Iwe bought a lovely table for my sewing studio and and a closet on the 2nd hand market…it’s white and lovely, as I like it! Of course it was cheap!

Besides this, in the end of july I’m finishing my contract in Philips, and I’ll have 2 months of holiday! Of course the quilt has to be finished in a couple of weeks, the good thing is I’m starting the binding this week,so I think I can manage!

Now wish me luck for the moving on this weekend!!

Have a nice week!

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