Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rest in Peace,Vanessa...

Hello Dear Friends!
Yesterday I was shocked with the news of the tragic death of Vanessa Cabban. Her blog 'Do You Mind if I Knit' was one of the first blogs I have discovered when I started knitting and crocheting. Rest in Peace, Vanessa...
You can read more tributes here , here , here .

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New Year Spirit...

Hello, Dear Friends!
I hope you are all well and are enjoying this holiday season...
In this part of the world, the sun is still shining and I am having a difficulty in feeling the 'New Year Spirit'. This is partly because my parents are in Australia visiting my uncle who lives there, so this year we will not be having our big New Year Family  Dinner and partly because we are having a weird weather ; one day heavy rain and flooding , next couple of days like summer days...While I would very much like to cozy up in my living room with my crochet W.I.P. sipping some green tea with rosebuds. We are not having a tree either so instead I prepared a corner for the presents.
 
My Little Man is enjoying the gifts and I find him sneaking around sometimes and wonder if the gifts will survive till the end.  




I am almost done with my Scheepjes CAL 2014 blanket . I will be back with a ta-daa! post soon!
Wishing you the very best for the New Year!
Gaia...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

TO JOIN OR NOT TO JOIN

Hello Dear Friends!
I have been crocheting like almost 5 years now and while browsing through the net , I became familiar with the concept of CAL ( crochet along ) . I have never wished to join any CALs though because I think I cannot be committed or worse if I commit, I would get stressed and lose it totally. ( I have a 'thing' with dead-lines; whenever I have a dead-line I am always behind...)
When I saw this CAL , I have started to hear music . 


So far, I could try only one pattern.

My Little One (5) is becoming more and more demanding and whatever free time  I have ( or rather I create time ) , it is just reserved for his activities.

Only last week, he had an accident in school and was taken by an ambulance to the emergency  ending up with four stitches in the head. I didn't get a proper sleep for a week till the stitches are removed after eight days.

He missed the Halloween Party at school so we made a party for him at home.
So the question still remains; to join or not to join? 
Have a lovely day. Gaia.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bliss...

Hello Dear Friends!
I have been absent for a long time but honestly, there was nothing to tell you about , no crochet, no cooking, but just work and mothering.
Luckily for me, my car broke down on Thursday. I called the road assist, of course , and while I was waiting for the assistance to arrive,I was struck by the idea that I had nothing to do if I couldn't go to work that day. Then I realized that my car's breaking down could provide me with the much needed excuse to take a day off from work and concentrate on what I like to do instead and may be get some rest.

I found a wip ripple blanket-  I forgot when I started this project ; should be at least two years ago- and started working on it.
It felt so good but my car was fixed and ready to go two hours later and I left  for work . 
This felt so good that I decided to take Saturday off and  called a neighbour and invited her for morning coffee on Saturday ; something I have been postponing for a long time.
So I baked some chocolate muffins and

we enjoyed a couple of hours chatting over coffee... 
Bliss...

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; ─▒ 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.