Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Yarny things

Hello Dear Friends,
Cyprus is a very hot island; perfect for the beach but not so perfect if you are working. I found myself unable to crochet most of the time because of the heat, but My Little Man's school friend's mother is expecting a baby girl in September and  I managed to crochet a baby girl blanket.Ta-daa!

I managed my first internet yarn purchase.These lovelies came from Bursa, Turkey.

They are 100% cotton. I have lots of ideas what to make of them but I am admiring a version of granny square and I will give it a try first.
I also received my first yarny gift: My sister went to Berlin this summer and brought me these two 'beyond my dreams' balls. They are linen.

The colour is sooooo beautiful; something blue-gray-greenish, very difficult to capture in a photo . Best gift ever!
Best wishes,

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Summer 2019

Hello Dear Friends,
This is the longest summer of my life! It is like days are getting longer and longer...Of course , this is due to the fact that I am taking holidays at home this year: no going abroad.

The summer started with summer school. Summer school involved field trip as well.
Their subject was bees and beekeeping; hence the outfit.

We spent a lot of time at home ( something we don't do much because of my crazy working hours) , which involved turtle chasing, screen time, chess playing and for me coffee drinking while reading!
My dad's prickly pears.
I had to learn to peel them.

We spent a lot of time by the pool  or the sea.
My Little Man visited his grandmother (father's mother ) im the ICU. My mother was in the hospital for 10 days too. She is fine now; I hope to say the same for my mother-in-law soon too.
And although we missed a couple of swimming lessons; we were there most of the time.

We wish you a happy summer. Soon the school will start. Can't wait! 

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Time for Crochet

Hello Dear Friends,
Life has been a little busy in my corner of the wold and there was very little time for crochet.Yet, I can show you a finished crochet project.
Ta-daa! My popcorn crochet cushion:

In the last couple of months we discovered that my dad has Mystenia gravis. He first responded to the medication given to him then he did not. They started treating him with different medication; he seems to be better now.
Other than that, life was normal. I have been gardening;
Visiting lovely nurseries;

Picking peaches;

Celebrating birthdays;
Attending wedding ceremonies;

And spending time with family.

Wishing you the very best,

Monday, April 15, 2019

APRIL 2019

Hello Dear Friends,
February and March came and left, we are in mid-April now, time passes so quickly and I am late for everything!There is so much to do and so little time, with hardly enough time for crochet.I only managed to finish a market bag.
The pattern can be found here .
We had a very rainy winter this year; which is very unusual for Cyprus , spring hasn't totally arrived yet but yesterday it was a remainder of spring.
This is us; my sister and our sons enjoying my sister's garden taking a break to shoot a photo.

My sister's wisteria was in full bloom and under attack of some bees.Such a sweet smell!
As it rained plenty this year, our gardens are laden with bloom.

My Little Man is growing resisting everything I say.
He has his own opinion about everything ; I am having some tough time parenting this child! Next year he will have secondary school entry exam and we started preparing for this exam this year; sometimes I really pity him but the competition is really fierce and he has no choice but study.
Meanwhile, he is also swimming ; this year he became a licensed swimmer.
This photo is from a competition he entered with his school team.
In February we went to London to visit his elder brother and believe it or not, I didn't buy even one skein of yarn!
I took my Little Man to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum but honestly ,as I have come to realize, he was more interested in eating at different restaurants and shopping!

This photo shows my boys enjoying some time together; my elder son had a busy schedule studying law so we were most of the time without him trying to make the most of London.

And lastly, here is a selfie of us on the way to the airport coming home.
I hope you have wonderful days.