Some music to go with the warm weather we are promised for the coming days. I remember this song from when I was small. I'm not very good at French but it seems to be about my favorite city Venice and it has this great guitar(?)thing: tata tata ta tttttuh. I think it's a great song! Here's Julien Clerc with Elle voulait qu'on l'appelle Venise.
After having had the Bend-The-Rules-Sewing book by Amy Karol for quite a while and having had so much sewing fun for myself from it, I entered the second round of the BTRSswap. This round they are making placemat and napkin sets and I'm going to join in the fun. You can enter until June 7, so go ahead if you have the book. This project is not that hard, only fun. You never know what treasure you'll receive!
Swaps are fun, a little nerve wrecking (will my swap partner like what I made?), but the results are usually great surprises arriving at your door. I already took part in two Christmas Ornament swaps (photos from 2006 and from 2007) and I am already looking forward to the next one.
After a very full week (recovering from jet lag, recovering from back ache resulting from the long flight, celebrating Damaris' 10th birthday with 13 girls) it was time yesterday for some homemade focaccia. Whenever I need some relaxation I like to bake. I used the recipe from good old Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (the first book), halved the amounts and added semi-dried tomatoes and garlic olives from the market (I cut them in pieces with scissors, so much fun!). For the kids I just added olive oil, Italian herbs and sea salt. Emil asked if I would please make this more often! Of course! Good idea!