Saturday, November 28, 2015


 My husband called me" "Come, come out quick, bring the binoculars and the camera!"

"Look under the carob trees, the middle one of the group of three..."

 What a day! It is not the first time that we spot deer down there, but it is exciting each time anew. :-)

Saturday, November 7, 2015


This is our neighborhood in the lovely little town on the hills of the Shomron where we live. On a clear day you would spot the sea on the horizon, and the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv to the left.

Images of a morning walk with my husband and Ella in a sunny break between the rains.

The first wild narcissus started to bloom, dressed in light green narrow leaves, their pretty stars bridal white, embellished with yellow chalices in the middle.

We met Ella's Labrador friend Rico, and they had a go - running and jumping, chasing each other, being frolicsome and happy.

The dry season starts here in May, not a drop of water falling from the sky for many months. By the end of October we are really quite yearning for rain, and this year we got lucky early. It is raining on and off for almost two weeks now, and the downpour is strong and plenty. But when the rain stops for some hours, the sun is always peeping out from the clouds. We scarcely have melancholic misty days, or slow and soft dripping rain for long periods of time, either it is raining heavily or the sun is pleasantly shining.

I love where I live, and I am thankful for each and every good day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


I thought if I can wind rope from fabric to make a bowl, I might be able to succeed with newspaper as well. After trying out different widths of strips, and making small round base samples with black, gray and white thread, I came to a solution.
Two 2 inch wide strips wound together made a good sturdy rope. I wanted the subtle colors of the newspaper to show through, and therefore decided on invisible thread to construct the bowl. Machine sewn together with narrow zigzag stitch.

I am very pleased with the result.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Christmas Angel, so charming...

Friday, October 23, 2015


Stick- or Branch weaving is the new craft descending on blog posts and Pinterest. Not much is needed for it, a nice v-shaped branch, some wool or yarn and off you go.

This is the result of my first attempt on branch weaving. It was not easy to do, the warp was slipping and twisting, and I wanted to give up in the middle of the work, but I am glad I did not. It is beautiful, it even has an artistic touch. I used variegated wool in autumn colors - after all it is October! :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Lavender sachets and stuffed toddler kitties, perfect little holiday gifts.