Friday, April 17, 2015

Home Thoughts from Abroad

OH, to be in England now that April’s there
And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England-now!

~ Robert Browning

Tomorrow and for the whole week
I'm going to be in one of my favorite places - London!
I'll miss you all

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

An Ode to Pink

 Yellow is a color strong and bold,
White is calm but a little cold;
Gray is soft and full of style,
but Pink can always make you smile!

Featured: a mini-sampler from my unfinished pile
to be made into a rather large vanity case
or a small pillow, haven't decided yet

Friday, April 10, 2015

Morning Walk in Isfiya

Isfiya is a Druze village not far from my home
and one of my favorite places to visit.

Located at the very top of Mount Carmel
it has stunning views and on a clear day
(and this was not!) you can see forever.

What I like best about the place is its relaxed and 
old-fashioned air, its traditional life-style.

And how nice and welcoming the people are.
As a community, the Druze pride themselves on hospitality
and everyone I've met lives up to this tradition. 

These photes were taken with my new camera.
I just love it so much.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Those Unappreciated Dolls

The dolls got together and decided to bake
scones and buns and a chocolate cake;
They worked all afternoon, without taking a brake,
and then the bear said: but I wanted steak!

this bakery is a joint effort with my niece Michal  -
Get your cakes here!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Little Bear that Could

There was a little bear who wanted to fly
over the village and high up the sky;
Mama bear said: son, if you believe
there really is nothing that you can't achieve

Featured: WIP embroidery inspired by a story book

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Stash of Shame

I'm in the midst of spring cleaning
and little by little it turns out
I'm not the person I thought I was.

I've always considered myself a 'finisher of projects'
but now there is a whole stash of Unfinished
that has been lurking in this cupboard or the next.

I've decided to tackle one project per week
and hopefully by the end of the year
I'll have a clean slate.

Featured: a flower shop in Barcelona