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Something on a sunny Sunday – Hi everyone! Did I say something about socks last week? I had to take my cool summer dress again because it’s summer here!

Orange is good but I wanted also green. Green and turquoise are good, too! They are quite a nice couple!

Have you entered or visited ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’? I have seen there so many beautiful, interesting and inspiring quilts! It’s great to see quilts from friends (“ah, that I have seen, it’s hers”) and to find new blogs and talented people! I saw some quilters that I remembered they had last spring fantastic quilt and now I was happy to meet them again!

My latest project has been something related to these tea cosies, but can’t show you yet …

Nero and Hanna eat they salad every day. They enjoy having all the soft and fresh grass after those rainy days we had last week.

When ever it’s sunny, Hanna enjoyes her sun baths!

My sweet girl! She had a shampoo bath also yesterday and now she is so smooth and smelling so good!

I hope you don’t remember that one year ago I started to knit ‘Rainbow’ jacket … because I never made it. If you haven’t read that post, there is also a funny ‘scrap’ pillow that I really like. It’s in a new home … I should make a new one!

About the jacket … I was asked about the yarn and it’s from Finland. It’s from famous Finnish company NOVITA. Unfortunately their site is only in Finnish and as I saw they sell online only in Finland. Perhaps I should tell that there are many knitters who would like to order abroad?!

So I didn’t manage to knit the rainbow jacket. I started it many times but never the pattern felt right. I am also sewing so much lately that there is not much watching tv with a knitting. When I was in Finland last spring, I bought natural colour yarn for a jacket (from Novita again). Their, biggest in Northern countries, yarn factory is in my town. I sarted to knit it straight away in the spring but then it got too hot … can you imagine that I used to knit all the time? If I didn’t have planned next project when the other one was coming to an end, I got panic! Now I need fabrics and my quiet corner. But about this newest yarn … here it is …

After several tries I created this simple pattern. First sleeve is going well … my lovely project paper-bag from Novita … I think I shall spend my Sunday afternoon knitting in the garden …

My give away is still open HERE!

Thank you for your visit and for all the adorable, sweet comments you have wrote! I want to say big thank you also to all my readers and followers – you make this worth of effort! I’m so happy that you like my new ‘Butterflies’ quilt and that it has given inspiration to you!

If you see me ‘no-reply’ it’s a wordpress-blogger issue and I hope you take the time to write me an e-mail, if you have any questions or just want to say hi or what ever you have in your mind! my e-mail is nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com, it shows also in my sidelist after my photo. I love to hear from you – new and old friends and followers!




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Hi and welcome! Great to see you! I have made a new bag. This is bigger and has lots of pockets …

big bag

The fabrics I have used here are canvas from Ikea. Great for bags because you can make very steady bag. Still I have used fleece and normal weight cotton which I have quilted.  Lining is with normal cotton fabric.

bag with Ikea fabrics

With this bag you can have all your things well organized … there are 2 + 2 pockets … two on each side and 2 more inside …

First I had planned to leave this bag without zipper but at the end I changed my mind and thought let this bag has almost everything …

green white black bag

One outside pocket has clapper which close with elastic loop and big wooden button. The clapper can be hidden also in the pocket.

good big bag

I mixed the fabrics so that they are the opposite on the other side. There is only very few quilting lines because I didn’t want to ‘brake’ the print picture or those wide stripes.

Measurements for this bag are: hight 12″, width 18″ and the bottom width 3,5″. Two shoulder stripes are about 25″. I covered the edges with the same black fabric that I used for the binding.

Cretan sea

This scene with full sunshine is few days ago … today we have finally cool air and … I wear socks and long jeans! Jippii – you may think what’s the jippii in that – but I haven’t been able to wear soft socks for 5 months and my feet are sooooo tired with the flip flops! They are not at all good for walking but most of the time only reasonable choise for my works. Now I have even my soft sheep-fleece slippers. It’s not so cold that I would need them but I want to wear something really soft today. From tomorrow we are expecting rain and storm … wel’ll see if it’s going to reach us here in Crete.

polaroid blocks

A while ago (again) I received these amazing little blocks from Debbie at ‘A Quilter’s Table’! They are all so adorable! Funny thing is that I don’t know who has made them?! Debbie had organized and was hosting a swap – a Big Swap! It was with ‘Polaroid’ blocks and it bacame so popular that there were finally hundreds and hundreds (I think thousands) of these small blocks going around to other people! It was just amazing swap. I didn’t have any change to join in the middle of the busy summer. After mixing and fixing and sending the blocks to their new owners, Debbie made a give away for some of the blocks and I was one of the lucky girls! I have many ideas what I could make with these small beauties … we’ll see … Thank you so much Debbie! I’m so happy for these! Couldn’t help myself to pick one favourite – it’s with those colourful houses in the middle!

small quilt

I have finished this small quilt and it’s in my shop. It’s a little one for a baby, for a chair, for a wall … perhaps for sweet kitten or puppy! It’s made with the same fish block that I used for ‘My Dream Quilt’. This one I quilted following the seams and somehow it’s better that the other where I quilted the fishes around. Here the quilting shows better.

quilt with fishes

Here are some of the many many great links that I have picked:

www.sewsweetness.com/2012/10/zippers-4-ways.html – 4 ways to add zipper!

www.mollyflanders.blogspot.com/2012/10/steps.html – fantastic patchwork pillow!

My give away is open HERE!

I think that’s for today … we have been working in the garden, collecting things inside and prepering ourselves for the rain and winter. Now I’m ready to close myself to my sewing attic and start to bee busy busy! I have re-organaized my space and there is already chaos – so many projecst around … I’ll go to see what I could do!

I’m so happy to be back ‘in the train’ again and linking with my blog friends at Megan’s link party {Sew} Modern Monday and ‘Manic Monday’ and Heather’s & Megan’s “Fabric Tuesday” and Connie’s ‘Linky Party Tuesday’  and ‘Made by Me’ !

olives and sea

Thank you for joining me and thank you for your sweet comments! I hope you havea a perfect autumn week (not stormy)!

PS. Could someone tell me, please, what means limited Blogger profile? Should I choose that?


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Vof vof!!! It’s Nero here! I just wanted to remind you that my give away is still open! If you like me to put your name in my lucky basket, please click HERE and leave a comment!

Nero the Shephard

Here I am in the shadow but still I would need my sun glasses! Please can I have finally that piece of bun?

… no photos, please … almost managed to hide …

I have been soooo busy that yesterday I had to lift my feet up to relax …

You can enter my give away till tomorrow morning Greek time, because I have lots of friends all around the world and many of you have different times – how funny is that! I try to wake up till then! I wish you all Good Luck and have a wonderful week! 

Hugs & Kisses!!!


PS. I’m the only one who is allowed to have feet on her pillow!

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Hello Dear Friends! Few words for Friday! Today I remembered that I haven’t showed to you my winter coat and soon the winter is turning again to spring!

crochet coat

I have made this crochet coat/jacket some time ago and I use it in winter here in Crete. In Finland this would be great for spring and autumn. But believe it or not, I need here also some times my feature winter coat!

Oops … now I noticed that the sleeves are not turned like they are meant to be. You may see ‘a line’ where the right sleeve is normally turned (about 2″ from edge). Sorry, but I can’t take a new photo now.

The yarn, I have used is very thin for machine knitting, so I have used 3 of them together. There is white, brown and one mixed colour.  I didn’t have any pattern, just took some measures from an other jacket. All the pieces are very simple shapes. This is very thick and warm and only for outside use. Sometimes I have been thinking that a linen would be great … but I guess I feel it’s too complicated for me to make it. Then this could be used also even when it’s windy weather.

crochet coat

This day began with beautiful sunshine and blue sky! Shadows were still deep and dark when I was out with the dogs taking these photos. Now it’s turning to very strong wind and from the evening againg rain is expected. It was great to have two days brake from rain! Ah, almost forgot to tell you that two days ago in the morning we had zero 0! degrees!!! The front window of the car was frozen! That was Really Unusual!

cretan cats

This week I am visiting often my new ‘golden’ friend and I meet this gang every day. An other time I will introduce my friend to you. These fellows here have also some kiddies around …

cretan cats

… some one is brave enough to pose but some one preferes to hide!

I wanted to tell you about my blog friend Lori! She is very talented photographer and she makes beautiful things, knitting etc! Do you know what is knitting doll? I dind’t – it’s also called knitting nancy, knitting spool, french knitter …! Find out at Lori’s blog “Lori x 5”! Lori has two give aways open till sunday!

If you haven’t entered my give away yet, you have still time! I have made it till Sunday 22.1.2012!

Other reason I wanted to see you today, is that after a long time I want to join Andrea’s, Linda’s,  Beth’s and Annemarie’s great link parties! Please visit them and find lots of friends with their wonderful blogs and crafts they are sharing!

So now it’s time to have a cup of coffee and visit You and then I’m on my way to that sweet girl who is waiting for me!

Thank you so much for all your comments! I have enjoyed reading your lovely messages and I was so happy that you liked to share your favourite colours and cloths!

So the give away is open till Sunday and that means that propably next Tuesday Nero has picked the winner! Good Luck to all of you! Remember to visit Lori, too!


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Wordless Wednesday …

PS. Give away is open till Saturday 21.1.2012! 

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Hello my Dear Friends! Today is my birthday and I have a present for you! But first I want to show you a new baby quilt ‘Ripples’! We have now short brake from rain and I could take photos from this small quilt in blue and white!

… in the morning just after the wash … sun is still down and makes lots of strong shadows.

After few hours in lovely sunny wind it was dry and sun was shining through some clouds …

The quilting inside and around the white circles looks like ripples on the water … so bubbles changed to ripples and it’s named ‘Ripples’. Thank you so much for your help with the name – especially Jane and Benta! Stitching all those circles around and around, took more time than some straight stitching, but I think it looks beautiful.

Even you have seen so much colours here in Nero’s Post,  blue and white has always been my dearest colours! I guess I have missed ‘My Colours’ because lately they show themselves more often in my blog!

And now … about your present …

As I can’t give you a birthday party I give you a small present. I think every home needs to have a cat and good luck – ‘Mini quilt Cat’ and ‘Lucky Olive’!

Lucky Olive is a keychain, back charm, it gives you good luck for the new year and you can hang it some where at home if you like – or even in your car! I have made Lucky Olive from olive wood from our tree and the leaves are leather and felt. Mini quilt is a mug rug, small table mat,  big potholder or a little wall quilt! I hope you enjoy these as much I enjoyed making them. 

You can enter this give away just leaving me a comment till next Saturday 21.1.2012  till Sunday 22.1.2012! Take care that there is a way I can contact you if you win! Nero will pick the lucky winner!

If you should choose just only one set of cloth, what it would be? Your favourite colours?

I would absolutely choose pair of lovely blue jeans and white shirt!

Thank you for celebrating today with me! Thank you also for your wonderful and always so sweet comments!

Kisses and Good Luck!


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Today is the big day and we are celebrating our first blog anniversary! We want to thank you for making this year very special and wonderful!

We had prepared a longer post but because of some problems (internet) we make this short and try to send it quickly.

Because you give sunshine to our minds we made a sun wall quilt to you …

But – if you prefer a bag, you can choose this …

On the other side it has different colours…

 You can see more photos and details for the bag here!

And Nero has his present to you – this doggie dish towel …

To join our giveaway, write a comment to this post and tell us if you like to win the wall quilt and towel or the bag with towel. If you like, share with us also when you have start your blog. You can write your comment till 25.8.2011 and then Nero will put all the names in his basket and pick the winner! Please take care that I can contact you!

We have add now also follower button to our sidelist so if you like to be Nero’s FOLLOWER just click the TWITTER button!

Thank you again for this amazing year!!! We wish you good luck!!!

Hugs and kisses!


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