Friday, May 21, 2010

A new camera

I got a new camera for my birthday, a Nikon D3000. It's really great to discover and try new things.
First of all, I have to learn to get my pictures sharp...
Great models:

and her mother POOH

Today, my daughter showed me how to play with color balance. Crazy results, this will be fun!

And then back to crafting: I finished a cotton sweater for myself, still need to sew it up, the part of the job I really dislike...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lily of the Valley

The sweet smell of a very tiny flower...

Beautiful embroidery idea, found in an old Marie Claire Idées.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sad news

My son came home for the weekend and I had to tell him about our missing cat. He went looking for him and he found him fifteen minutes ago, under a rhododendron, not very far from our house. He walked straight at him, very strange... my husband and I walked past that very spot...

But Punt was always my son's cat, in a way.
It's very sad, but we comfort ourselves with the thought that he had a very good and long life. And he had been ill for quite some time.

I will miss his cute pink nose and his silly face.

Thanks a lot for all your sweet comments on my previous post. It's the first time that my children have to say goodbye to a pet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm worried

...about Punt, our black and white cat. He's been gone since yesterday night, and he never, never has done that before.
He's old (17 years) and has been ill for 3 years, so now we wonder: did he go away to die somewhere in our garden? Because I've been told that cats do that sometimes.
I looked for him everywhere today...
And this is his latest picture, I took it last week.
I hope I will be back with good news, but I really have a bad feeling about this.

Monday, May 3, 2010


It's amazing how the weather has changed in a week! It's rainy and cold, weather to stay indoors, near the fireplace. Luckily, I took some pictures of the first blossoms last week, they're all rained away now...

Perfect weather to get back to work, and that is what I'm going to do right now!