Monday, September 12, 2011

Back in business - catching up :-)

P1040701Vacation happened, and I am not fond of telling online before I am home again :-)
Alanya, Turkey, again, again!
It was nice to come somewhere familiar when on 2 crutches, and we like Alanya a lot.

P1040693Warm weather, cold drinks (who can resist a Strawberry Daiquiri ?), good food :-)
Sun every day, all day, and after a very wet summer at home, it was so nice!.
Like balm to both the body and the soul, warming up all stiff and achy muscles.

P1040694I love the down town pavement mosaics in Alanya :-)

P1040695P1040696P1040698Not a stitch was taken on vacation!
I think it is the first time I have not brought any hand work when leaving home, since I was a little girl.
I did bring my IPod though, and listened to several books while relaxing on the beach.

P1040710Since arriving home 10 days ago, I have not got so much done, as an AC cold got the best of me. The plane home was so cold (and windy) from a hyper active air condition system.
Right after the cold was done, a stomach bug going around here stopped by too.
I guess this cold, wet summer has been a party for all kinds of bugs........

Slowly I am getting back in business though, and some sewing have been done too.

P1040723Another pair of Dresden flower potholders are nearly done, only lacking the centre circle :-)
The flower fabric you see underneath is the backing fabric.

P1040724The first Dresden flower potholders I made need mending after have been used by someone in my household holding a hot bread roll in the potholder, using the big bread knife, also cutting into the centre circle. I have to search for the right fabric, or change both centres.

P1040727DD2's makeup / coin purse is in the finishing stages. Maybe tomorrow?

P1040728I am doing a bit of knitting too. I love this bolero jacket and I want one!
I have chosen a cotton wool blend, so I can use the bolero as a warming vest through the winter.
I must admit I do not find knitting as fun as it was years ago, so I will not make it a habit to make bigger things. After this bolero I will stick with my occasional socks and baby hats :-)


"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."
-- Albert Clarke, photographer



  1. Heisann! Ser du har hatt en fin ferie, og så flotte mosaikker!

  2. sounds like you had a wonderful time on deserve it!
    what fantastic mosiacs...
    and love that little bolero jacket it's very pretty...I don't knit so will just admire from afar...
    cheers Julz

  3. You've been busy! I often get sick after flying. Too many germs in too tight a space on planes, I think. Love the bolero. Makes me want to knit! I used to do it a lot, but not much anymore.

  4. Hi Hanne It is good to hear that you are ok and also nice to see your husband after meeting him so long ago. It is nice you are enjoying a daquiri and the warm weather. In the midst of cold weather it is sure nice to go where it is nice and warm. I'm glad you had a nice time.

  5. Good to see you are back in a sewing mood again. Not a stitch on your vacation ???? That tells you had a great time just relaxing!!! And next time I'll join you!!

  6. Missed you, lovely to see you back again and hope your bones stay nice and warm for a while!

  7. Sorry that you became ill after your lovely vacation.........

    Glad you are on the mend..... Looks like you are keeping your hands busy since you got home............

  8. Velkommen tilbake til bloggland - har savnet deg. Deilig med ferie og skikkelig oppvarming før høsten setter inn.

  9. Anonymous11:10 pm

    welcome home! i've missed you.

  10. Sol og sommer ser ikke dumt ut! Heldig du :o)))

  11. Har du ikke lært henne å ikke skjære gryteklutene i fillebiter enda?


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