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I am continuing my pattern making with this card which I posted a few days ago. We had a great time in Slovenia, the weather was just perfect and we did a lot of work in the garden, picked up many strawberries and played ball for minutes and minutes. Lola gets really excited about having such a huge garden to run around and she is so happy there, so we do many short running arounds during the day because we have to be mindful of the heat and the fact that she is unfortunately prone to getting a heat stroke due to breathing difficulties. And no, she does not know when it’s time to stop and she would run until she falls down, which, of course, I prevent in time. 🙂

We came back on Sunday in the horrible weather in Hungary. We got stuck in the traffic jam on the highway on our way back. Stupid me, forgetting that driving on Sunday afternoon is a big no-no. Frankly I was not expecting so many people already driving around due to pandemics and what not. Obviously, I was wrong.

So, now we are back home, today we used a couple of hours when the rain stopped to go to the local building material shop and buy tiles for the garden, It was a success, so I can finally provide the data to the gardener and finalize the deal with him. Obviously, they will not be able to start in August as planned, because I think everything is delayed due to bad weather. Anyway… I hope the tiles will not stay in front of the house until next year. Gasp!


12/61. It’s Saturday and I am going to meet a friend. There is still a lot of work in the garden but we managed to clean the majority of the tall grass and to free our raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Strawberries need more work. It’s going to be another hot day… better enjoy it while we can because already tomorrow the weather will spoil again.


Success 😃 We are in Slovenia! There was no border check, nothing. The weather is great. The grass in the garden is waist tall, but there are lots of strawberries still and raspberries are starting to bloom. Everything is good apart from a few house plants that died unfortunately 🙁. We were cleaning the garden and terrace all day long and then went food shopping in the afternoon. No age limit in the shops here and people are much more relaxed than in Hungary. Almost no masks, except shop employees and just a few others including us. Lola was thrilled running in the big garden and now she is happily snoring 😊


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This is what I did today. Actually I started the card two days ago, but only finished it this morning. It really took time. Also, I didn’t have time yesterday as we went searching for tiles for the driveway, which took us a couple hours and then there was work to do and so it went that yesterday I did not make a pattern. No big deal, I am telling myself that I will not create more stress by desperately trying to keep up when I cannot. Still…

Anyway… today I managed to finish this one and I really like the pattern. I also took Lola to the vet for a rabies shot. She was very nervous and shaking, poor baby, but all went well. Tomorrow we travel to Slovenia. I hope they will let us in and then out again… What weird thoughts…

So there will be a pause in pattern making for a couple days, because obviously I cannot take my computer with me, but I will definitely take the index cards and markers, so there will hopefully be some starting points for new patterns once I come back 🙂


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Oops… Missed a day! Life is getting busy as we are getting out of the covid mess, so I am having less and less time. I will probably need to slow down a bit, especially because we are planning to travel next week, so I will not be able to make patterns, but I will do the cards. At least this is what I plan. Who knows what will tomorrow bring.

Anyway… it does not make sense to think about tomorrow, so here are the two patterns and two index cards with drawings. The first one I made very quickly yesterday after meeting my new group of surface pattern tribe ladies. The second one took a lot of time today because of the black outlines I decided to draw because it somehow lacked the contrast. And then it took a long time to redraw the missing leaves in photoshop… I am rather pleased with the outcome though.


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Card number 5. Made three different backgrounds. I like the dark one the best 🙂 Very ugly day, lots of rain. Went to the post office, my notebooks from Society 6 finally arrived and they are very good, I am quite happy. Then had a short walk in the rain with Lola and Mother. Then drove to the vet to take the homeopathic remedies for Lola, she needs to receive a vaccine next week and I want to minimize the side effects. Visited the butcher on the way back to get some lamb for Lola. I am trying lamb now to see if there will be any allergy… Seems that we will finally try to go to Slovenia next week. We used to take those travels for granted… What a joke!


Today’s card and pattern. 4/61. Today was very busy. Gardener came in the morning to discuss the details and then I had to go change tyres on the car which took hours. Then did some shopping as I was already outside and masked 😊 Then I got stomachache and that’s pretty much it. Going to watch a movie now…


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Card Number 3. I have to say I was a bit sceptical about this one when I drew it. It just didn’t look promising as a pattern. But I was wrong – I really like it. Made two sizes and I like the smaller one better. Yesterday grownupping went well – made three phone calls and lived to tell the story 😉 Busy rest of week ahead, but not too much stress expected, just too much time wasting in driving around…