ponedeljek, 31. december 2012

DAY 365+1 - reflect

More than 366 photos published on this blog can help me to reflect on 2012. It was an OK year - not excellent but not bad either. There are lots of good moments to remember!
Thank you again, Suzie, for organizing everything! Thank you everyone else for reading this blog and commenting much more often than I commented on your posts. You are real stars! I feel like I know you all personally and think of you as friends.
I am proud of us to have completed the challenge and of course I am joining the Lucky Snapping in January.
Have a wonderful evening tonight and a very happy and peaceful new year 2013!
Kristina

nedelja, 30. december 2012

DAY 365 - end

This is my idea and sketch book for crochet, knitting, home decor, sewing and embroidery.

At the end of 2012 it is coming to the end. There are only 2 and a half pages left. As I love knitting and crochet most at the moment I might fill the remaining pages this evening and tomorrow and start a new book on the very first day of 2013 ( it is already prepared next to my yarn stash). I have lots and lots of ideas for Christmas decorations 2013 and I hope to realize some of them in January or they won't be realized at all.



DAY 364 - free choice

My brain is turned off these days and I found the free choice really tough. We burn lots of candles and tea lights so here is a snap of our living room table.
I can't believe we have only one day left to complete the challenge. Suzie thank you!

petek, 28. december 2012

DAY 363 - something I would change

First of all, I would change the weather if I could. This is no time for warm sunshine, wind and springlike temperatures.

As I can do nothing about the weather here is another photo of sth I can change and will --- eventually. My polymer clay table is dark brown and I find it uglier and uglier every time I pass. So one day - hopefully in 2013 -  I will tidy it up , take away the glass panel and colour it white.

četrtek, 27. december 2012

DAY 362 - special

There is a special Slovenian cake that I make only for Christmas and Easter, called "potica" . I've probably mentioned it before - the most common is wallnut roll, but we prefer hazelnut roll.

DAY 361 - delight

My daughters are very nice girls and my greatest delight. This photo was taken last Saturday when our second was 18 and officially became adult. I always baked their cakes at home up to the ages of 12-13 and I wasn't ready to bake one just before the holidays. But she said that she absolutely wanted one and so I made one with the only decorations I could find in my baking drawers.

DAY 360 - something on the table

I had no energy to take photos on Christmas day so I can show you only something that is on the table at this time of year (24th Dec to 2nd Feb) - some temari balls I made a few years ago.

ponedeljek, 24. december 2012

DAY 359 - mouth watering


Thank you everyone for visiting this blog, for writing lovely comments, for posting wonderful photos on your blogs and for sharing your life with everyone else participating in the challenge throughout 2012.
Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your loved ones.
Kristina

nedelja, 23. december 2012

DAY 358 - festive

The festive season is finally here. I am busy baking, the others are decorating and tidying.

DAY 357 - something green

Mint balls mixture in a green bowl - I think there is enough green here. This yummy treat is easy to make - white chocolate is melted in boiled cream, some mint essence is added, the mixture must be cooled overnight. Using a spoon small balls are formed and rolled in sugar.

Merry Christmas!

petek, 21. december 2012

DAY 356 - something red

Today was the last day of school - we are free for 11 days, what a luxury. I got some small presents from my colleagues, some of them red, of course.

torek, 18. december 2012

DAY 353 - slippers

my new felt slippers

DAY 352- grey

After snowstorms it rained the whole weekend and it sort of drizzles today - it's a grey, depressing day.

nedelja, 16. december 2012

DAY 351 - wealth

There is a wealth of ideas in my crochet and knitting magazines and books stored in boxes and bags.

DAY 350 - blanket

Instead of a new blanket Saint Nicholas brought me this special pillow to "thaw" my frozen feet in the evenings.

DAY 349  - health

Well, Suzie will really challenge us to the very end of the year with tricky words such as health and wealth and obligations... .
Cards sent at this time of the year usually contain wishes for good luck and health.

DAY 348 - edible

Lots of gifts in our house are edible. My eldest daughter's pile is still untouched as she doesn't live at home but the rest of the family members have already eaten most ot the sweets.
I can't believe the numbers - we have only 15 days to go. Of course I will join the new challenge but this one is my first one and it feels really special.

sreda, 12. december 2012

DAY 347 - obligations

I am "reading" all those books at the same time - in fact I can't go on reading them because of many professional obligations that take lots and lots of my time and energy.

torek, 11. december 2012

DAY 346 - look up

Winter wonderland if you look up through my study room window.

DAY 345 - tree


DAY 344 - lights

There are no Christmas lights or tree in our house yet. We put them up on Christmas Eve. As for the presents - yes they have all been opened. We follow the old tradition that Christmas is just a religious holiday. In the past there was another man who gave presents - Grandpa Cold. He came from Russia on New Year's Eve. So you see it's complicated. Many families now have small gifts for Saint Nicholas (sweets and dried fruits)and presents for Christmas.  But in the countryside not many people like Father Christmas as it is also imported from other cultures. We mustn't forget that for about 50 years we weren't allowed to mention Christmas or to celebrate it. It was a normal working day until it became a holiday at the end of the 1980s.
Have a nice week,
Kristina

sobota, 08. december 2012

DAY 343 - mundane

Last night our mundane existence was interrupted by the arrival of Saint Nicholas. He brought us lost of presents - it seems we were all good during the last year.

DAY 342 - comfort
Saint Nicholas brought me a lovely new pillow so that I will sleep in comfort.

DAY 341 - curly
This curly hair belonged to our second daughter. We don't know what happened to it as she has long straight hair.

sreda, 05. december 2012

DAY 340 - corner

The corner next to my computer is well protected with a layer of dust. Every picture and object here reminds me of somebody (well, not the printer paper) and one day I hope to arrange them on the walls in the living room and along the staircase.

DAY 339 - couple
Let me show you a couple of embossing folders. The ones on the left were used for my Christmas cards this year. For those of you who asked - they are made by Sizzix and are called Flowers, Stars and Swirls Set A2. I've made a lot of cards but I haven't finished yet and I will have to hurry because lots of them will be posted to foreign countries.


ponedeljek, 03. december 2012

DAY 338 - curved

A few weeks ago I bought some new embossing folders for the Cuttlebug that I share with my best friend. I think these curved lines are very lovely and just right for Christmas cards.

nedelja, 02. december 2012

DAY 337 - random asymmetrical

The other day I painted some stamped images using glitter water colours and found this broken mug for water. I painted it many years ago with Pebeo glass paints and markers. The design is free and asymmetrical.

DAY 336 - around the home

Well, I couldn't take any photos around the home yesterday because we went to St Andrew's fair in nearby Italy. It is our traditional family outing (2 hours by car) and we don't care if we buy anything or not - sometimes we are lucky to find some good shoes or clothes - but we always bring back pistachios, nocciolas (hazelnuts roasted in sugar), homemade coconut bars etc. We always get a little lost before getting there and it's great fun. I'm happy that three out of four daughters could make it.

DAY 335 - asymmetry in nature

Our neighbours' tree is very old and asymmetrical. I kept only the top branch in the photo because of electric wires. As you can see it is snowing quite heavily.

DAY 334 - debris
Almost all the debris on the lawn and in the garden is hidden under the snow.

DAY 333 - whole
I've been knitting and crocheting squares since springtime to cover the whole sofa and cushions. I've made quite a lot of squares but not nearly enough for the whole throw.

Have a nice week, Kristina