Hip Hop my Sweet Friends!!! I’m very happy to meet you after some (again) busy days! Now it’s really summer here, +25 – +30 degrees and all the day sunshine! We have had lots of work with the swimming pool and now it’s finally ready to jump in!
Most of my mornings are gentle and slow even the rest of the day may be too busy. I love the moment with morning coffee and the newspaper. If there is no Finnish newspaper, the book will do also. Especially in winter time I have my morning coffee with you my blog friends!
Lately I have had hexagons in my thoughts. But I can’t begin to sew them by hand – it’s just too slow project for the moment. I was thinking if I cut a hexy and put white around to make it square … Sometimes when you think something, you find that there are others with the same thoughts! I was so happy to see the hexagons that Lee from Freshly Pieced made and she has a tutorial, too!
I began from this … it looks still like this because after cutting these three days ago, I didn’t have a chance to sew them … but I had some time to ‘study’ at the computer and lucky me again, I found Julie from Jaybird Quilts! She has made fantastic tutorial for hexagons! Before I couldn’t think how to make them … and now it’s a piece of cake!
These I cut after reading the tutorial of Julie, which has 7 parts and different kind of hexy-blocks! By the way, did you know that you know Greek? ‘Eksi’ is 6 in Greek and from that comes hexagon. ‘Tria’ is 3 – triangle, ‘pente’ is 5 – pentagon! So easy to learn Greek!
Choices are countless – how to join the triangles to be hexagons. It’s also really beautiful if you make every triangle with stripes. To be honest, I sew this together just few minutes ago, to be able to show it to you. So I didn’t have time to try many possibilities …
… and still one white stripe is missing … but you know what? I think this could be IT! Do you guess what I’m thinking? I’ll give you a small tip: m…d…q…! Tell me if you guessed!
My sweet Nelli – she is sleeping at the end of my sewing table! I was thinking to make a sewing machine cover with these testing pieces of hexies. ‘Singer’ doesn’t has any cover like ‘Husqvarna’ had a great hard ‘box’ without bottom, which was a cover and a travel-box, too. In summer time we have lots of dust because doors and windows are open all the day. And having Nelli on my sewing table means hairs and more dust. So it’s time to make a cover.
Today 11 o’clock on the beach of Tersanas. It was a perfect morning! Warm, sunny day, without wind … how about having your own corner under this tree …
I was standing in same place when taking these photos. This tree is on the right, just few steps from the small road and a little bit more steps from our Holiday Homes ‘Maherida’.
On my way to work, there are so beautiful views but it’s not easy to stop anywhere to take photos. I’ll do my best to show you soon also the beach of Kalathas ‘in summer look’.
Now I remember something … I need to go out just for a second … I’m back …
…hhhmmmm… I didn’t post this here … where is the rest of my post … let’s try again …
The artichoke today!
… and now I should remember what else I wrote …
Hanna sends her love to all of you! She will be proud to be a mannekin again! Yesterday she had her beauty bath and she is ready for modelling! Nero needs to go to the vet again – one ear has again ‘hematoma’. I’m so sad to trouble him all the time but what can we do.
Thank you so much for taking a moment to visit my blog and thank you for all your sweet comments! I hope you had a lovely time and if you love hexagons but didn’t know easy way to make them – now you know!
I wish you wonderful summer weather and lovely, relaxing Sunday!!!
Those hexis look like fun Teje and sitting in the shade in your garden looks so peaceful. I hope Nero’s ear improves. Now I have seen something in your photos that you may be able to solve my puzzle with. Whenever we holiday on any of the GreekIslands we see the trees are painted white for about 1/2 the length of the trunks. Why is that…for years my Hb and I have been puzzled, we thought it was for seeing the trees at night but I’m not sure! Enjoy your lovely sunshine,
Hello Teje! Poor old Nero, hope he’s not too poorly and will be better soon. Your hegagons are beautiful. I really do wish that I could make the time to learn to quilt. Yours are so ispirational! One day, maybe! I love seeing the views of where you live. It is so very beautiful. I can just imagine sitting under the tree with my knitting :-). Love to you all, Ros and Oscar
I have a friend who always makes her quilt backgrounds out of neutral hexagons. They blur together, and so are an excellent background, but when you look closely, they are very complex. Amazing what we can do with fabric.
Your morning table is so lovely. Peace is something I always dream about and am sure will never find. I worry about Nero. I made my husband buy our two new pups a year ago October because I could see that our own two Old Men were getting older by the moment. Just three months later, our beloved Skye, who was dying of cancer, was put peacefully down. Our dear Piper, who lived a year and a half longer – he was over fourteen – is now gone as well, breaking our hearts.
But these two fuzzy idiots we have helped to soothe that hurt. It is so easy to love a dog very deeply. And no dog is like another. They are all themselves, and no one can really replace them. I’m sorry that this is where my thoughts have gone.
I love the tree, and think it would be lovely to sit and read a book there.
Great to see that you are having wonderful slow mornings.Looks like a great way to start the day. I hope Nero is going to be fine.
The way you are playing with the hexagons is so nice; I can’t think of what it is going to be though.
There is so much ‘summer’ in the top photo. The china with those lovely pink flowers look delightful. I am glad you pop in to share even when you are so busy with Maherada. I’m sending an extra hug to Nero to help him through his visit to the vet. Get well soon, Nero. Enjoy your week, Teje! xox
Great hexie ideas today, Teje! Lovely fabrics too. Visiting your blog reminds me of being on holiday – very relaxing and sunny! You live in such a beautiful place. I hope Nero will soon be better. Have a happy week.
Your table ceramics in the first pictures are just lovely!! So pretty with the pink flowers in them! And I know what you mean about enjoying a slow start to the day before all the running around starts. Strange the slow start now includes the pup.. but we will all get more adjusted to it I’m sure. Hexigons are on my to try list; maybe come winter again when I am inside more. Can’t wait to see what you make with them. I have to say it was also fun to see your cat and send my love to Hannah and Nero! Oh and thank you for all the lovely comments about Sammy!! It’s always such a pleasure to read a comment from you! Much love xoxoxo
It seems to be very sunny and beautiful at yours, and believe it or not 🙂 it’s same here! This week should be sunny and hot, and we’re exotic here! Spending all the time outside! Lovely sewing, and the sewing machine cover is a brilliant idea!
I love this way of doing hexies – because I don’t have the patience of all that handsewing either. Thank you for giving the links. And I also love your first photo – the flowers on the table are beautiful and it makes me think that it has been too many years since I have been to Greece. Motherhood curtailed my travelling.
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