and the socks.
I hope you all had a great weekend. After nearly two weeks with a broken laptop the IT-savvy boyfriend managed to get it set up again and I mainly spent the weekend getting all my software and back-up data on again and catching up on the work that had piled up. Be back with a sewing post soon!
There’s always time for the kitties though. And apple cake with white chocolate and cardamon at a friend’s house (no doubt not very healthy but sooo good…).
I don’t know if anyone can see in these pictures what I see in them. Maybe all everyone will see is some badly lit, grainy everyday pictures.
To me they are utterly beautiful.
For some more clean-cut, colorful easter shots, head over to my photo-blog 🙂
At least it did, for one day. Perfect from start to finish.
Waking up to blue skies.
Going thrift store shopping and coming home with a carload full of lovely stuff (the conversation with my boyfriend went something like this: Him: “I hope you didn’t bring home half the store again. We don’t have the space to put any more stuff”, me:”I only bought that big wooden box in the trunk for our balcony, see. Only one box.”, him, eyeing the box suspiciously: “It’s full to the brim with stuff isn’t it?”, me: “Yeah, kind of is…it’s real pretty stuff though!”).
Having late breakfast in the sun.
Finding the most adorable kitty to play with. He’ll totally match my still-on-the-needles socks from the pretty yarn in this post.
Yes, I know that was a weird thought.
And eating fresh greens again.
I have to throw in another shot of the kitty, isn’t he the prettiest fluff ball?
The hours are running away from me again this week.
I went treasure hunting (a.k.a. thrift store shopping) again yesterday and came home with the car full for about 15€ all in all! I’ll try to be faster in posting my pretty finds this time.
Murphy deciding he likes the soft flannel that came in the mail earlier in the week. I was really lucky to snag one of Jenny’s patterns a few weeks ago, it was sold out in minutes. So far I bought fabric for it and traced the pattern onto vellum paper and hopefully next weekend I will finally get to cutting and sewing and actually taking photos of it all.
Snapped at the barn on wednesday evening. Wednesdays are my hardest days of the week and I usually get to the barn tired, in the dark and the cold. But then, riding my funny little pony (not the one in the picture, that’s his stall mate) and sweeping the floors and filling water buckets I realize how much I need this quiet evening. It’s a special sort of downtime for me in the middle of my fast-paced week. I will always believe that people without animals to care for are missing out big time. It gives so much more than it takes.
I love doing things, being out and about, seeing new stuff, learning new techniques. But especially in winter I also love, and need, quiet weekends at home.
Sewing kitchen towels (need to take proper pictures soon) and baking bread
Putting the first seeds in the ground and preparing the first of many containers (I have a pretty chaotic excel sheet that combines my research on what goes with what and when each should be planted, I will spare you the sight). Saving space is definitely an issue with all I’m wanting to plant this year so each container will hold 2-3 plants that go well together. First out in soil this weekend were fava beans. I felt mean putting the seeds out in the cold but the package specifically says to put them in the ground mid February, so I guess they can take it. No pictures of that, I figured a container full of soil isn’t very interesting to look at.
We made progress on the lid of our seed starting light box (which may or may not work, it’s definitely an experiment).
A colleague of my boyfriend’s is going to solder the led-lights in and I hope to get started with starting next weekend 🙂
Other than that, a movie, lots of hot tea, some knitting, some online shopping (a vintage map and fabrics for a new dress project, to be shared soon) and some more taking it easy.
On sunday, a long and relaxed ride out with the ponies.
And topping that off, a fun and cozy dinner out with family.
Perfect and needed and too short.
Some of you may remember I started a Project 365 last spring. I loved doing it but as life and work got in the way, I didn’t always get my photo a day.
Still, the idea of documenting the beauty of day to day life has really grabbed me. One of the most inspiring blogs I read in 2010 has been habit and I have been trying to think of a way to incorporate that spirit into my own photography.
So I decided to do a Project52 this year, a photo for each week of the year. About a thousand other bloggers seem to have had that same thought (I’m a bit crushed here I’ll admit, I thought I was so clever thinking it up). A photo a week is definitely doable and I will try to write up my own little quote for each, capturing the particular feel of each ordinary yet special moment. I’ve joined this group on flickr and I’ll see if I can stick by my resolution better this year.
I have a good feeling about this.