Abilmente Vicenza, Craft, Croatia, Double pointed needles, Friends, Fun, Gift, Gift excange, Great tailors online, Knitting, Magliuomini, Socks, Wandering around

Exciting Events

Hello, my friends!!

How are you? Wow, it is the first day of Autum today!!! How do you feel about that?? The beginning of a colourful season and it is my brother’s birthday!! This is nice! I’ll call him later to wish him a happy birthday 🙂

Since we are entering a cooler part of the year and since this morning I saw this sky…

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… I thought it is time to slow down a bit and write a post about what has happened and what is happening lately…

I was at home in Croatia last week and came back with a nice goodie….

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A thermic mug!!! Oh, what a big deal indeed! But as I saw it at the supermarket I fell in love with this simple thing and had to buy it! So now I will have hot tea for a longer time than usual! I love those small life pleasures….

I’m thrilled!! Indeed! Like a child! Because I’m going to attend Abilmente! Abilmente is a craft fair held thrice a year here in Italy, twice in Vicenza and once in Rome. There will be a lot of yarn, needles, hooks, fabrics, threads…. and a lot of great creative people! I was invited by a nice group of male knitters called #magliuomini ( find here their FB page and here their blog ) to attend the fair as a sock knitting teacher. I will hold a four hour workshop and anybody interested in socks will get the basic directions to try themself in sock knitting. This is simply exciting!!! This is the first time ever that I’m going to attend an event like that and I’m out of my mind for that! Since there is a lot of excitement to deal with I started to work on my workshop to calm myself down and have finished off my first pair of socks  🙂

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(… to notice the thermic mug in its natural surrounding….)

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Today I take a day off from knitting but I’m going to start a new pair of socks with the grey yarn from the below photo..

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…. yarn bought in Trieste during my last trip in Croatia in a nice yarn store, Lalanalà, run by two lovely ladies indeed! It was fun to buy some yarn in a store I read about and liked on Facebook! This store had opened a long time after I left Trieste and I am so glad to have found a pearl like that in a town I love so much!

Will the excitement end…? No, it will not for a quite long time! Because I received Sheila’s parcel!!! We had a gift exchange and look what this lovely lady and expert tailor sent me…. ❤ ❤ ❤

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A bag to bring along my projects…

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…. and the matching card keeper, coin purse and phone case with my name embroidered on! How, for God’s sake, can I avoid to have my heart melted?? And did you see the beautiful card she sent me?

My friends, I’m so overwhelmed by all this excitement! Nice things are happening lately and I have to admit that I’m enjoying it with a lot of joy!!

Now it is time to lend on Earth again (…. Huston is calling, Tajana, answer, please!!!) and get on work! New ideas are in the air and I hope I’ll be able to materialize them!

Have a great day!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Croatia, Family, Home, Wandering around

Holiday Pictures :: Part 3

Hello, my friends!

Here I am with the last part of our holiday pictures, those I loved most. It was the first time that my Big man and me went to the island of Cres, just one of the myriad islands of the Croatian coast, and the nearest to my home town. Oh, even if I was several times on the island by myself, this time was different though ❤ . It was a really nice experience : the ferry, Lubenice, the Vrana Lake and the rainbow that saw us home at the end of the day. I especially loved our walk to the beach Sv. Ivan (St. John), a beach I heard a lot and where my brother has already been while it was the first time for me. You have a 45 minutes walk down a steep path to reach the beach and the way back takes you twice as much time.  It was hard but totally worth the effort and I’m so so so very glad that my BM loved it too. He’s a mountain kind of guy and it is hard to make him like the coast but I managed to surprised him at last!! Oh, bravo to me, indeed!!

Enjoy the view!! ❤ ❤ ❤

The ferry trip

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On the island and the City of Cres

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Lubenice

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(ignore my look, please, but I have to post this photo to prove I was there… do you spot the village of Lubenice behind me, up there on the cliff?)

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(The water was freezing but I had one of the most delicious swim ever down here)

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(some stone castles,not built by me, and Jennifer’s skull hoodie 🙂 )

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The Vrana Lake

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On the way home

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Love

xxx

Tajana

Croatia, Holidays, Home, Wandering around

Holiday Pictures :: Part 2

Hello,my friends!

Your comments on my previous post made me feel so happy indeed!!

Thank you all for your kind words of appreciation! I’m moved and so very pleased!

I was thinking about publishing the following photos late this evening but my enthusiasm grew so fast thanks to you that I decided to post them immediately.

I wish you to enjoy, travel and dream again ❤ ❤ ❤

Buje – Buie d’Istria

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Novigrad – Cittanova

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Love

xxx

Tajana

Croatia, Holidays, Slovenia, Wandering around

Holiday Pictures :: Part 1

Hello, my friedns!

As promised, I’m back with the pictures from our holiday which was quite nice, in particular because I saw places from my original country with new more mature eyes.

I’ll show you three places today, one in Slovenia and two in Croatia, which made me feel quite thrilled. The only thing I’m sorry about is that we didn’t take more photos of Kobarid, Caporetto in Italian, it deserves more attention indeed, but we weren’t allowed to take photos in the museum, our final destination in this lovely town. So please, just click to the links you’ll find in my post to have more info about the places we visited. I just want to say that Ernest Hemingway,whose work I studied during college, described the Italian retreat at the end of the Battle of Caporetto, WWI, in his novel A Farewell to Arms. For this reason the visit to The Kobarid Museum was very touching for me. Once at my Mum’s, I looked among my old college books and found the novel and brought it home with me.

Kobarid – Caporetto

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Groznjan – Grisignana

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Zavrsje – Piemonte d’Istria

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Love

xxx

Tajana