Monday, September 8, 2014

This summer...

Hello Dear Friends!,
Where did the summer go?! Yes, it is still very hot in Cyprus, but the temperatures  are below 38 degrees C and two days ago we even had a rain...
This is the summer totally unproductive on the crochet front... I guess I had crocheter's block; ı just simply couldn't crochet.
Despite lack of crochet; this summer was a good one. We went to Lithuania and the Little Man bonded with his cousin....
He enjoyed the nature....
He enjoyed the cofee shops...

We visited the neighbour a lot and the children played...

We went to the beach....
We went bowling...

Little MAn enjoyed lots of jumps into the pool with his brother...

 After all the jumping, a little nap....
We had  Little MAn's birthday in July...He is now 5 years old... He had a birthday party at home...

 and at school....This year's theme was pirate...
With all those pirates around; the Little One (my nephew) had to be one too!
The school started today and we are back to school.It will take a while till we adapt to the new routine but maybe fall turns out to be more productive than summer...

Lastly, I couldn't say good-bye without a little bit of crochet. These two cushions I finished this week-end .I just managed to photograph them then the Little MAn claimed them his....


That'S all from me now. Have a lovely day!.. GAia.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer WIP...

Hello Dear Friends!
This was the corner I set , with my current WIP on it, hoping that during the summer holiday- which is 8 working days long- I would sit there for a couple of hours a day, quietly stitching.

The truth is that I could only sit there for about five minutes when my dear neighbour came for a visit and I was showing her what I have been up to.
I  showed her my garden then we sat for a nice cup of coffee to share what we have missed when we were abroad.We talked about which one of our plants couldn't survive the heat and lack of water, our families we visited, what yarns I got from Lithuania...
Then the children started fighting and we went inside to resume truce.
But at least I had those five minutes of my dream. Better than nothing,right? The WIP is still a WIP and today I took refuge in starting a new project; is there anything more calming than the stripes?!
I hope you have a lovely day! Gaia.

Friday, June 6, 2014

LACE AND SUMMER

Hello Dear Friends!
The original post I had written has been just deleted ; I am at work and I do not have the time to re-write it as it was before so I will write a summary; Summers are so hot so I work with mercerized cotton. Lacey projects are the favourite ones....
I am hoping this to be a round cushion....

The motif above is lovely, isn't it? Currently I am working on a crochet dress and if I could find a way I will use this motif in this dress...
Have a lovely week! GAia.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Blanket ta-daa!

Hello Dear Friends!
Yes, it is finally finished...
I have started this project in November 2013 and finished only yesterday; June 2014. 8 months a wip...
I used the 'Klimt Blanket ' setting for the squares but when I finished I realized it was too small. I added more squares on the side, then I got bored of all the calculating and decided to go for a double crochet edge.

That is all for now. Will be back with my new project soon ! Gaia.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Egypt, pyramids, life,crochet...

Hello Dear Friends!
It has been such a long time since I was here; I couldn't blog because there was no time for crochet and I had nothing to show you. I was exhausted because I had to fire my assistant at work and took me a while to find somebody else.I was working eleven hours a day (official working hours) plus the accounting time which added to be twelve hours a day. Luckily my husband is travelling to China for work and I could manage somehow ....
I did finish a curtain for my kitchen door , though....
I am very close to finishing my Klimt blanket but I added a twist around the border so I am not sure to call it a 'Klimt Blanket'.

After being married to an Egyptian for almost ten years, finally I went to Egypt, Cairo to be precise. A four day trip was such a short one but I managed to visit Cairo Museum and the pyramids :)
My Little Man was so excited to see the pyramids and he was so eager to explore...




And the beautiful Nile... This photo was taken from a restaurant I so much liked and would have liked to dine at ; unfortunately we did not have time so hopefully next time.

Cairo Museum...

That's all for now. Have a lovely day! Gaia.