Saturday, 6 September 2014

Back to routine

My last blog post is quite a long time ago and in the meantime we already came back to Ireland. It is lovely when the neighbors greet you with a "welcome back". The last time I told you we were going back up on the mountain at midnight the next day and we did. We had a great time up on the mountain having a bonfire ...

The Guinness was brought by a friend of mine ;)

.. making bread on sticks, sausages and before the children (we had three with us) had a little nap they made some marshmallows as well. It was a great experience to see the sun rise in 2404 m and even if they were freezing and did not have enough sleep we hope to do it again.

Sunrise at the Nockspitz

The rest of the holidays we visited museums, castles, the silver mine and lots more. We were lucky this year and had lovely weather: not to hot and not to cold. We had an amazing view down on Innsbruck on a sunny day.

View over Innsbruck from the Hafelekarspitz in 2400 m

After we went to Croatia for some days and visiting friends in Graz before we went to Vienna for the flight back. I always wanted to go to the Prater with the children and after a lovely walk at Schönbrunn we went there for the evening. The children enjoyed having a ride on the Big Ferries Wheel ("The third man") and a more scary ride on one of the attractions on the fun fair.

Big Ferries Wheel in Vienna

There was not really much sewing going on in the summer and even the crochet beanie I started was not really touched. I only made the Big Stitching Swap item and sent it off almost in time to my partner. Unfortunately I did not make a picture but my partner was so kind and made one for me. Thank you so much Yeechi!

Using the hexagons I got in London 

Thank you Cindy and Sarah for organizing the swap and make me do at least one item over the summer :) Finally I am back and ready to make all the bee blocks I missed in the summer but more about this the next days.


  1. Good to have you back too, and very glad you had such a good summer.

  2. Hallo
    wenn ich es richtig verstehe stand das Schwazer Bergwerk und Schloss Tratzberg auf dem Programm? Da war ja heuer die Hölle los, ich hoffe ihr musstet nicht allzu lange auf Einlass warten ;O) (ich wohn ja um die Ecke)
    lg christine

  3. Da scheint Ihr eine richtig schöne Zeit in der Heimat gehabt zu haben! Und jetzt wird wieder genäht :-) Ich freu' mich, dass Du beim Swappen mit von der Partie bist!
    LG, Sandra