Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ready for the beach

The weather is unstable at the moment. The sun is hot, but a very strong northern wind is blowing! That makes it hot and cold !!!
Yesterday evening I went to a choir event at the ancient city of Mystras. Three choirs were singing and were nearly blown off the hill! Boys were holding the speakers to prevent them from falling over. It was really cold and that on the last day of May! Unusual. A pity because the choirs were really a pleasure to listen to. 

I hope that the the wind will subdue and that summer really starts, because it is time to go to the beach, Of course we need a big beach bag, that will hold all our stuff.

I decorated the bag with a handmade doily that I found at Monastiraki, de Athens flea market and a tiny little pocket.
The bag has a zipper, so no fear of watches, glasses, suntan falling in the sand and getting all sticky! The bag has 4 inside pockets.

We are taking our favorite magazine with us to read on the beach and get inspired! Lots of ideas for new projects.

I made quite some tablet covers but will show them in my next blog. Some simple tote bags are also in the planning. Who knows I have time to start them today?? The garden also needs a lot of work, though. Questin is....what to do first?? Maybe I should have another cup of coffee and think about that!


  1. Erg leuk om van die oude geborduurde kleedjes te gebruiken voor tassen, ik had al eerder zoiets bij je gezien en denk dan steeds : "dat ga ik ook eens doen", tot nu toe nog steeds niets aan handwerken gedaan. Er is zo veel wat gedaan moet worden en ook nog zo veel wat ik leuk vind, help waar zullen we nu eens beginnen, neem eerst ook maar eens een kopje thee en ga er over nadenken, net als jij.

  2. Wat een prachtige tas heb je weer gemaakt! Ik sta er iedere keer weer bewonderend naar te kijken.
    Hier is het weer ook niet bestendig. Zon, wind en regen wisselen elkaar regelmatig af.
    Wens je nog een fijne dag, hetzij in de tuin, het zij met je naaiwerk!

    Lieve groet,

  3. Έχεις κάνει πολύ όμορφο συνδυασμό το κέντημα με το καρό ύφασμα .Καλό καλοκαίρι και καλά μπάνια

  4. Dearest Ada,
    You got lots of wind, we got lots of clouds (dark weather) and thunderstorms with heavy rains every day. Trying to do some sewing for which I need to use the seam ripper first and for undoing such tiny stitches I do need sunny days...
    The weeds in the garden grow fast of course with all that rain. Lots of work in summer time but that's good.
    Your beach bag is a very cute one.
    Enjoy the first June week.

  5. Love the beach bag.
    Now we need the summer weather.

  6. Wat is je strandtas leuk geworden ...moet toch ook een keer achter mijn
    naaimachine kruipen ...nog zoveel stukken stof liggen...
    ik ook benieuwd na je tablet covers ..die zouden ook wel mooie geworden zijn..
    ik heb het op dit moment ook druk met mijn tuin en groententuin..
    heel veel groetjes ..κάλο μηνά και καλές δημιουργίες

  7. Your new bag is so lovely,dear Ada!!! I love the embroidery you added around the pocket. I hope the weather will get better from tomorrow... we aso need to work in the garden.
    I wish you a happy summer!!!!

  8. Άντα μου υπέροχη η τσάντα σου με πολύ όμορφα χρώματα!!!!Καλό καλοκαίρι και καλά μπάνια!!!!Φιλάκια!!!