Sunday, May 30, 2010

just about right

back home I realize I definitely needed some time away from the city.

I was walking by a garden and I asked the lady working there if I could get closer and take a photo of her beautiful peonies - and we started talking about flowers when I saw she had lupins in the garden too
- now whenever I see lupins I can't but think of New Zealand -
and in the end I walked home with a paper tray full of baby plants, a kind gift from this lady.
they are now in our garden, I hope they'll grow

then I made dandelion syrup - from this recipe - very simple:

pour a liter of cold water on four generous handfuls of dandelion flowers
slowly bring to boil
once boiled remove pot from the heat and leave overnight
strain the liquid and squeeze the flowers
add 1kg of sugar and half a sliced lemon
put the pot on low heat
leaving the liquid to evaporate without boiling, making sure that it is neither too thick nor too runny.
It should become a dense syrup, to be spread on a slice of bread.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

he's lovely

last Sunday we went to the Christening of baby Federico - he's beyond cute!
- we had a really lovely day -

Friday, May 21, 2010

a different landscape

and a welcome change of scenery! Here spring is just beginning.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

this is me

when I write down my draft.
when I choose the yarn.
when I prepare the warp and tie the knots.
when I sit in front of the loom and nothing else matters.

I'm glad this blanket will go to baby Federico - I'd almost forgot how powerful this feeling is.
I weave.

Monday, May 17, 2010

ReMida Day - part 2

my favourites!

ReMida Day - part 1

Last Saturday was dedicated to creative recycling - kids created toys from discarded materials -
we had fun too!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

tie up

I treated my loom with new Texsolv heddles and tying cord
- I got them from the very kind lady over at this place -
It looks very orderly now, and I hope to be weaving on it soon.
I also managed to hit my head against the wooden parts that hold the overslung reed.
"beater", what an apt name!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Little details as we begin the week...have a good start!

Intelligent clashing
:: via Ensuite ::

Thursday, May 06, 2010


After the exhibition the dresses are carefully removed from the dummies and placed in their boxes for storage.
These belonged to a famous Italian actress of the 19th century, Adelaide Ristori