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Friday, 25 February 2011

This week

I didn't feel much inspired this week, with the politics going on in the area. First the Lebanese government replaced by Hezbollah who is threatening to take the Gallilee, than Egypt's Mubarak gone, than two Iranians warships passing Suez en route to Syria and passing Israel (Mubarak never allowed Iranians to pass)..and now Lybia. It does not make me a happy camper :(
I pray for peace in the area and hope you"ll do it with me.


I did however finish some things this week. The thermostat of our fridge/freezer died and I had a huge puddle in my kitchen. It was fixed yesterday morning, so that's one thing down the list.


I send out all the packages of the OWOH event!
I am working on some new scrap products. More things down on the list!

Furthermore I had bought fabric at Ikea ages ago for Sarai's new room in the kibbutz youth quarter (she"ll be leaving home next month). It's CHARLOTTA Teckning fabric (shown below with the designer), which Sarai wanted for curtains. 


Her new room is kinda retro, black and white with orange and bright green. She designed it all herself. As my new craftroom will be in Yael's old room (Yael will get Sarai's room) most of my stuff is packed and the sewing machine is at my moms temporarily. So I went to my mom two days this week and sewed Sarai's curtains. They have loops on top for a rod. It was my first ever curtain project and I am happy how they turned out! (Photos when the room is ready).


As I bought the fabric I also found a coupon for around $1.70 of another curtain fabric with a pattern Sarai really liked and I thought I can make it into a pillowcase (for her bed-sofa, not for to sleep on)! My first pillow was the Union Jack with the zipper and this was only my second and I wanted it to have 4 buttonholes with 4 vintage black buttons. It's not totally perfect, but I learned a lot and both me and Sarai love it :) It even has an English seam inside :)


Next Friday I need to pick up our new passports at the Dutch embassy. It had to be replaced as the new ones have fingerprints (I still wonder why a Dutch passport in Holland cost 50 euros and a Dutch passport at the embassy cost 62 euros). And I had to pay for FIVE! Anyway, I thought if we have to drive all the way to Tel Aviv AGAIN (another 40 euros for the car) we might as well visit the only Ikea left in Israel :) So I hope I can find some more nice fabrics.


Also Sharon will move to a new flat, larger, with a lovely new kitchen and she could use some new things, so will check at Ikea and Michal will than leave home and get Sharon's old smaller flat. So got a ton of renovations and moving coming soon.


I hope in a month I might have my new craft-room ready and have the sewing machine back home. Lena of NeedleCraftPatterns send me these two gorgeous downloadable patterns and I would love to try them out! Aren't these babyboots adorable? And those linen baskets!








Rest me, to wish you a wonderful weekend. Stay safe!

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5 happy thoughts:

Ashley said...

I really like the plans for the black, white, green and orange room! That pillow is beautiful.

I hadn't thought of the checks and balances that would be lost along with Mubarek. I suppose that's one reason someone abusive is able to stay in power - they *do* usually offer something positive, like certain protections.

It's me said...

Je ben er maar druk mee.......kom je nog wel eens in Nederland??? ...ik bid zeker met je mee voor vrede in het midden oosten eigenlijk overal ter wereld,....liefs fijn weekend van mij...xxx..

Micki said...

I love what you did with the pillow. I sent your second package out, so you should have it soon. Sounds like you are busy!
Micki

THE BLACK BARN said...

JIJ HEBT HET DRUK!!
MAAR HET ZIJN OOK HELE SPANNENDE TIJDEN.
VANWEGE DE BURGEROPSTANDEN.
IK HOOP DAT HET ALLEMAAL EEN KEER BETER WORDT BIJ JULLIE BUUR LANDEN.
DAT ER ECHTE VREDE KOMT!!

STERKTE MET HET VERHUIZEN!!

FIJN WEEKEND,
MIRANDA

one heart said...

Hi Elsina- I'm just now responding to your friendly comment left on my OWOH blog post. I would love to have a chance to meet you if I do make it to Israel. I can't believe all the changes that are happening in the East and so swiftly. I am praying for peace along side you!

I will enjoy stopping by your blog again and plan to stay in touch with you. Cheers-Debi