Saturday 23 July 2011


I didn't do anything special in recent weeks. In the weeks to come, I will be doing lots of special things - I'm going to Estonia and Latvia. I will go to a Christian camp near Rakvere, and then travel round Estonia with father, and Latvia with father and sister. I'm coming back on August 12, so some time after that you may expect an overload of photos and experiences...
Mom's spending next week with one of our cousins in the in-laws' mountain home (not her in-laws, mind you, my sister's). He has a special diet and therefore cannot go to normal camps, so she's offered my aunt this relief time. That's going to be interesting... The week after next she'll be taking care of our cats. I hope she'll enjoy it at least a bit...
Well, that's just to let you know I'm alive.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

The joys of gardening

A woman in a Michigan city planted a vegetable garden in her front yard. Now the city's convinced it's against the city regulations, and she faces jail time.
The problem is, those regulations are very vague. I really hope the court will prove her in the right. Admittedly, I'm not a lawyer and know nothing about American city regulations (I actually barely know anything about Czech ones). But I think that:
A) she has every right to plant vegetables in her garden if she wishes to - and it's not like she's planting Giant Hogweed or something,
B) the city's logic is highly dubious, and they should be told as much. "Suitable" is not "common", at least not only that.

And now our overload of apples and cherries seems like nothing. A blessing, which I'm sure it is. Although it rather keeps me from sewing.

Friday 1 July 2011

Sneak peek

Dedicated to Colette Patterns. With thanks for the continuous bias tape tutorial, and apologies for the project.

And to Janul. Thanks for the idea. Here's your blue house:

Nekázanka is so narrow, and it was almost against the sun - this was the best I could do. The house is beautiful, though.