Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hmmmm - where shall I start?











So who wants to see Christmas ornaments at the end of January? Christmas is faaaaaar gone and now we are looking forward right? Well, I've been a bit absent lately and Christmas was clinging on for quite some time around here...  These pictures are the story of my last few weeks.

Christmas tree and decorations are now packed away in boxes and put in the attic until next time... The pillow covers are washed and carefully folded away in my linen cupboard. Slowly I am lightening up my living room area with pastels and white, spring flowers and garlands... New pillows are in the making to cheer me up with happy colors.

The Swiss Alps are beautiful. Being the first one on the slope a beautiful morning was a completely new experience for me this year. I think I am getting hooked on skiing the slopes. I'm watching the mountain silhouettes late at night. Taking snowy walks and enjoying the Swiss German architecture, so stunning and rustic (I love it!) as much as I can as it is so terrible grey and gloomy in our home village down by the Geneva Lake... We have been up to Gstaad a couple of times already to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor life. Next weekend I take my Swedish girlfriends there for a girly weekend. I got 2 bottles of bubbly chilled and waiting for us in the fridge... :D

I am hooking a row or two on my blanket every night... Picking colors as I go with no thought... No scheme... No expectations... Love this new blanket project.

I am starting new projects every day or so... Like normal... I am the girl who loves to start but find it incredibly hard to finish... Easily distracted, just like my 9 year old Luca Bo in school... Oh. I've never thought of it like that before. How enlightening. Suddenly I understand him!

We bake cup cakes but they never seem to make it to the table... The kids love this affair, icing and sprinkles... Munching and filling up on these sugary treats.

Charlie the cat is cuddling up on top of pillows, computer keyboards, kitchen chairs, my crochet basket, my chair, on top of my books, on my cutting mat and of course on Emmy Bo's pillow. He is a pain in the neck this cat and we totally love him for it.

Kärlek
Annette


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22 comments :

  1. Very pretty pictures :-) It's amazing how fast time can fly by. I'm with you on starting more projects than I can finish. Have a great day :-)

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  2. Is that your view of the mountains?? How I'd love to look outside and see that! Wow!

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  3. Annette your photographs are just breathtaking and I love them. It is sad taking all the decorations down as everything feels so drab but it is wonderful once the sun shines and we begin to blow away all the cobwebs. Love your blog Annette, always look forward to reading it. Big hugs to you
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Lovely pictures and how lucky you are to have this on your doorstep. Lovely idea that you are ramping up the pastels and your blanket colours are lovely.

    Your little Charlie looks very like my little Red and for a moment I was confused by him popping up!

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  5. beautiful mountains!!!!! I miss snow a little bit!!! ;oD
    Your cat reminds my one so we'll!!!!
    Happy crocheting my dear and enjoy your friends company!!!!
    xxxxx ale

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  6. Love this glimpse into your holiday celebrations. The mountains and chalets are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
    Linda

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  7. You live in such a beautiful place! We almost never get snow - and when we do it is just a light dusting! Thanks for sharing the photos of your gorgeous winter wonderland!

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  8. Lovely pictures! I love Swiss Alps too! I´ve spent many winter weeks in Verbier before we had kids.
    Lucky you have been skiing. I´m waiting to get enough snow. There´s not enough snow here in Southern Finland. Meanwhile we go skating!
    Have a lovely winter!

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  9. I love the swiss mountains, it is so nice and peaceful there. Your pictures are beautiful. Enjoy your time with your swedish frinds!
    Lesley

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  10. Piękne ozdoby , u mnie tez jeszcze stoi choinka , kociak uroczy.

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  11. You live the perfect life in my book Annette. I would never tire of that snowy mountain view or homemade cupcakes that dont make it to the table xxx

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  12. Charlie the cat looks very comfy :) Love the blanket, and your home looks so lovely too :) x

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  13. Wow, the mountain scenery, the snow and the beautiful wooden chalets all looks magical and must make winter so much more bearable when you can soak up that sort of magic!
    Your home looked lovely at Christmas, and I love the photos of Charlie on the cushion looking so comfortable.
    Enjoy the wonderful place you live in Annette!
    Gill xx

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  14. Annette, your pictures are so nice!!!! Your living room looks very cozy! And the muffins... :) Have a wonderful time! :) Jolana

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  15. I so understand the starting of projects. I have an ever growing list of things I want to make right now. And still loads to finish. I have that same feeling of wanting new spring colours for my cushions, which of course will become more new projects.
    What lovely photos. A lovely thought too to be first on the slopes.

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  16. Beautiful! I love the ski slopes - we're visiting family in Norway at Easter, I can't wait to ski! - and the crochet looks calming and lovely... Chrissie x

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  17. Lovely photos. I'm going to visit there someday! Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/01/diy-shawl-pin-with-buttons.html

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  18. It sounds like life is pretty wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. These photos are so dreamy! I wish I could be there, crocheting in the cozy room and looking at the snow through the window pane.
    Enjoy it!!

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  20. Hey....we have a Charlie the cat too....but he's big & gray & fat!

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Kärlek
Annette

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