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Archive for May, 2011

Love in a mist

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Love in a mist (otherwise known as Nigella) is one of my very favourite flowers and it has burst into flower in my garden this week. So delicate, almost etherial, dainty and feminine. Utterly understated and so very, very pretty. It’s also delightfully undemanding and self-seeds ad infinitum. I love it when it just takes […]

20 Years!

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Yesterday I celebrated 20 years in Switzerland! It almost seems impossible that I can possibly have been here so long. I came here in 1991 with my Swiss fiancé (who I married a few years later). We had met while working as accountants for KPMG in San Francisco and at the end of our contracts […]

Tick another one off the list!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

How about this? A quick completion of a UFO I didn’t even know I had a week ago! The foundation piecing went together like a dream and I just had enough fabric to finish it, but there was absolutely no margin for error. I backed it with a piece of dark blue flowery fabric cut […]

Demolition and the fireball…

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I’ve been quite sad this week, looking out of my window watching the beautiful, elegant villa behind our house being demolished. I imagine it was built in the 1950’s or 1960’s, but the design was so attractive that it hadn’t dated at all really. It has the most beautiful manicured gardens and I could have […]

You never quite know what you might find!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Today I had a project booked in to work on which has been delayed. Garden work and paying work have been keeping me pretty busy recently, so the house has been more than a bit neglected, and if I’m honest the chaos was starting to get me down. I’m not a super-tidy housewife type and […]