Sonntag, 26. Juli 2015


Today I had lunch with an old friend of mine. She is really old and has had allready some small strokes, but does not want to move out of her flat.

Samstag, 25. Juli 2015


My little pond 2015

Freitag, 24. Juli 2015

How long do you travel to work?

I have had everything from a ten minutes bike ride to a 1 1/2 hours underground, train and busride. When it was over 1 1/2 hours I stayed during the week and went home over the weekend.

Now I am happy I just have to drive 40 minutes to work (one way) or more when the traffic is bad. I can use three different trains to get to work and that takes 20 minutes to 50 minutes and some walking. So I am on my way about two hours each day alltogether.

Dienstag, 21. Juli 2015


Today I drove to work. I decided to drive one day per week to work so that it feels normal to drive. I had my licence for years, but did not drive. When I started again I was really scared, I do not want to be so scared again.

Montag, 20. Juli 2015


Allready monday - how fast did  the weekend go.

Yesterday I had a bread for lunch and that was a good idea. It was after 3:00 pm before we got the first grilled sausages. To help my friend I had brought a salad to go with the bbq. And as a special treat my friend grilled some meat she shot herself last year - it was delicious.

Today I gave myself a special treat, too: I had fresh bread from our local baker, nice cheese and local grown tomatoes - so delicious - and do not forget - beer that was brewed in a little brewery some streets away.

Sonntag, 19. Juli 2015


Today we were invited to a barbeque in the countryside. My friend from university is celebrating her birthday. Good meal and nice chatter. Well, that was what I hoped for.

When she called to give me the time I shall arrive it was 1:30 pm - you know I am a bit crazy, I need my lunch at 12am. I can tell you by my gut if it is 12am. I allready thought about cancelling. Well, she is my oldest friend, but...

Some minutes ago I got the call that the barbeque will be delayed another hour. My friend had urgent things to do she had no control of. I asked if I can come on another date, but she consisted of today coz she allready bought everything for the barbeque.

I will go, but I thought about going before to our local steakhouse to fill myself coz it is allready 12am.

Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2015


Today I sent my aunt a painted letter and a handsewn bag. The bag is big enough for radiology pics so I hope she can find a good use for it.

Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015

The girl with golden hair

I played a bit with watercolours, ink and acryl on an envelope.

I love painting on envelopes. Who does not like to get nice mail?

Sonntag, 12. Juli 2015


Oh my, how much I needed this weekend!

I decided to stay home and let my husband drive alone south for two days to visit his family in the Hunsrueck area. That was a real good decision. I had terrible nosebleeding last night and at home I feel much safer.

After a good cup of sleep I had a nice bowl of blueberries today, I love fresh blueberries!

Yesterday my mother called really late. My aunt is not so well, her cancer seems to have gotten on a fast lane. I have not a very close relationship with my aunt. So I really do not know how to react to this news. She loved the last letter I sent her into hospital so I am thinking about sending another one.

Sonntag, 5. Juli 2015


Finally rain came - everything smells so fresh!


Another hot summer day. I sweat just sitting and typing. To much heat for my liking.

Samstag, 4. Juli 2015

These days...

Summer, sun and high temperatures. Sweating. Drinking a lot. Nice late evenings outside.

I have seen my first wild rat this week on my way to work. All kinds of moths are circling the lights at night.

When I think about making clothes I love these three books at the moment:

beautiful clothes with easy lines

beautiful clothes with fun designs

beautiful clothes for woman with curves

When I sew I want a quick easy result without making a muslin before.
I am just 160 cm and chubby. European pattern go for more cm and Japanese are for - guess - 160 cm.
Most Japanese pattern are for small sizes - so I made a lot allready from the patternbook for curvy women. Well, I wear nearly each day a pair of trousers made after their pattern.