Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring colours

(illustration by Beatrix Potter)
Last Saturday, it was Earth Hour. We shut down all the lights, the computer, the radio,...
And we lighted some candles. That was quite a cozy hour, I even did a bit of crochet! Maybe something to do every week?

My granny blanket is almost finished, I just need to join a few more rows, and then of course all the threads...
Something I can do while watching a few episodes of Dexter.
Although it is getting colder again, I couldn't help it, I bought some spring flowers for my pots at the front door.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring cleaning

Today I did something that needed to be done...rearrange and clean my wardrobe. I spent the whole afternoon cleaning and dusting and sorting out my clothes.
And now my back aches and I'm sneezing because of all the dust, but oh boy, it's so nice to have a whole new wardrobe to choose from!

1. Housewife Semaphore, 2. Laundry bag, 3. pretty in pink apron, 4. weekend find: vintage dresses, 5. Kids, 6. Working on this, 7. laundry day, 8. Laundry, 9. Untitled, 10. summer quilts-ready for a picnic, 11. Cinderella does laundry, 12. The Chicken and the Quilt, 13. 1932 Mode Practique, May, 14. Untitled, 15. Untitled, 16. corner of my home

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Yes, I did it! My Christmas sampler is finally finished. I'm really proud of myself.
It really needed some freshening up, so I washed it in a mild dishwashing liquid (I used Ecover) and rinsed it with cold water.

So now it is ready to be framed.

This week, another two (almost) finished projects: a knitted sweater and cardigan. To be continued...

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Yesterday, my husband had to go to Paris for business, so I decided to go along with him.
It was very cold, but sunny, a perfect day to walk along the Seine and see the Eiffel tower again.

Around 1900, the view was a bit different... all the other buildings for the World Exposition have disappeared now.

And now, I'm back at my desk, trying to work a bit. In the afternoon, I'm going to work on my sampler, it's almost finished. All your nice comments on the stitching are a real boost for me!