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Popping out again

Hello, my dear friends!

It has been a while since my last post here on the blog. What had happened….? Well… It is hard to say but let it put that way… I have a compulsive need to create and hold in my hands the result of this compulsive activity. Around Christmas last year I found so hard to spend time both online and crafting and I discovered Instagram, a quick and easy way to share photos, exactly what I needed in that very moment. So you can easily imagine what had occured. I was able to show you my WIPs and FO projects and follow and be followed by all my blog friends. Well, to be frank it is much easier to find me on my personal Facebook profile and on Instagram than here or on Pinterest…. So I totally neglected my blog and all that beautiful people who are my ultimate inspiration. As I always say that there wouldn’t be any crafted goodie at mine if there weren’t you, my friends, who inspired me.

I have to thank Roma for bringing me down from the moon. With few lovely words she made me think about the goal I gave to this blog and I understood that writing alwaysΒ  calmed down that crafty urge I have and always made me collect my thoughts. For a new beginning. Maybe I’ll not be present so often as I used to be but i promise I’ll start sharing again my projects here in blogland. All the photos you’ll find on Instagram first…. Sorry for that!! But my musing will be written here.

I’d like to start with sharing one of the Christmas gifts I finished off lately. I knitted a stole for one of my SILs ….



It has taken me a while to knit this stole but it is totally worth the effort. The pattern is a simple one, I just replicated a lace chart from Elisabeth Lovic’s book. πŸ™‚

I have knitted two shawls too… the Stone Tulip Shawl! What a beautiful pattern!



The first one is for a friend of mine while the second one is meant for another SIL (there are three of them… the gift for the third one is in progress… ).

A friend of mine asked me to crochet her a Mermaid tail blanket.

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If you like to make one of these you can find a pattern here.

My Big man and I were away for a holiday in the mountains this summer and having a break under a glacier eating a sandwich with home made bread and wearing hand made socks was great!



Alost the same feeling as in the moment i found this book in my mailbox!


I had fun with little sewing projects…




…. and I crocheted a Sleepy Bear following a pattern by Jennifer Olivarez.


This was a very busy summer because I discovered the joy of fruit…


….and made a lot of jam!


I hope that I was able to illustrate a bit of what had happened here down in Italy during my absence. Now I have to say bye and hurry to knead my flat bread with the yeast starter (…who is yelling for some attention down in the kitchen… ).

Stay tuned and have a nice day, lovely people out there!






23 thoughts on “Popping out again”

      1. I have to be honest and say that lace is not so difficult to learn. It is enough to know the knitting basics and learn to read charts. I wish I had your sewing skills!! You make amazing goodies!

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  1. YEAH YOUR BACK !!!!
    Oh I have missed you so, as I’m not on FB or instagram I’ve missed all your beautiful work, I can’t stop staring at the beautiful shawls they are simply divine.
    I’m over the moon to have my dear friend back in blogland, you have no idea how happy I am to see you writing, sharing and inspiring me once more.
    HAPPY HAPPY DANCE at having you back in my life once more ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. I can already go and find some yarn… I think I can choose between three colours but have to call the store and verify if they still have some… I can do that next week though…

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      2. Here I am! Sorry that it took me so long to answer you but I had rather waited for s calm moment than put down two three words in a hurry.. Do not worry, we have plenty of time to organize ourselves! Thank you so much for your kind compliment, I appreciate it so so so much! πŸ’— I’ll try and ask the yarn store owner if she can make me some photos of the yarn I’d like to use for your shawl and send them to you. But, please, write me on tajanarabar (at) so and tell me your email since you don’t have a FB profile anymore.


  2. You have been so busy! I love all the things you have made this summer, especially the flying squirrel pouches and the Sleepy Bear! Thank you so much for making one and sharing him with your friends here on your blog. I really enjoyed reading about all that you’ve been up to. And now I see you have sent me an email too. I will go read that now and get back to you soon. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Geraldine! I appreciate your words a lot! They are nice to be worn and a nice accessory to any type of outfit. I have to admit that I find shawls more wearable than scarves!


  3. Yaaaay! You’re back with us! I’ve been keeping up with your recent makes on Instagram too, but I have missed reading all the stories behind them! I’m excited to read what what you’ve been up to, and what you have planned for the winter. Welcome back! πŸ˜€

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