Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The yellow tree time of the year






We came back from a mini break in Southern France, my husband and me. It was 3 days of only the two of us and a true blessing. If there is something I regret throughout the last 15 years, it is that we haven't taken time for ourselves enough. But when living abroad and not having family around, it isn't the easiest thing to organize. So those getaways have been far down on our priority list for many years, but now we are starting to make it happen.

The kids are back to school and I through myself into cleaning the whole house and run 4 loads of laundry yesterday while the sun was out. Because that is what you do when you return with enormous energy from a few days away with your love. Today is a different story with rain and overcast, the yellow tree by the shed is the only thing shining when I look out the window. And the cats, they are always such a joy to watch. They are incredible pretty too, I have to admit. Maya with her wide stripes looking a bit like a Bengal cat and Izzy with her tall posture and intense eyes. Many have asked if they are breeded cats, but no. Maya and Izzy are farmer cats from the same litter. I do suspect the father might have a bit of a Bengal in him though...

I've spent most day indoors, making colorful Tilda circles for a color chart and working on a new exciting project. So far I've finished 24 Tilda circles while enjoying tea and home baked Chocolate Chip Cookies that Nelly Bo made. And the new project is still in early years... I will share more about it later when it starts to take form.



Kärlek
Annette


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10 comments :

  1. It all sounds lovely! Even those rainy days gives us an excuse for some hooky time. Enjoy, love the tree!

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  2. Vilket underbart forsythia träd du har i trädgården!! Underbar mix ni är svensk amerikanskt par som bor i Schweiz med tre barn! Känner igen mycket i det du skriver. När våra två älsta barn var små bodde jag och min franska man i Australien. När man bor i tredje land utan familjen runt sig är det svårt att prioritera ensam tid med sin man! Nu bor vi dock i Sverige och har närmare till mina föräldrar. Super fina mönster du gör! Allt gott från Sverige.

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  3. We call it forsythia too, I am not very good at plants but we have this one in our garden and it's always the first to bloom :)

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  4. Glad You both could have some time off and welcome back. I still enjoy your photos so much, thank you for the post! Any pictures from S France? :)

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  5. Beautiful! The tree, the cats and your projects. Colorful little circles. You're right, it's important to take time for yourselves but not always easy to do. Our children are now grown and gone and we wish they were with us more. Ah, the circle of life.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. How lovely! Nice you are so close to so many beautiful places to visit!!
    You have me wanting to make another Maybelle blanket!!
    xo Kris

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  7. Precious photos, Annette !!! The yllow tree is beautiful and I love turquoise bench. The crochet circles look great and now I want to know which project will become! It makes me happy to know that you've spent some good days in France with your love! Have a good day!

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  8. That is fantastic how you and your husband had some QT; that's really important. Your cats' furs are so striking.

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  9. I love the yellow tree! It reminds me of our Ginko bilobas in the fall.

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Kärlek
Annette

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