lördag 20 juni 2009

20th of June

Strawberries and sweet cherry wine is the ultimate taste of summer.

I had a great time last night. In Sweden Midsummer's Eve is a big thing (although since 1954 celebrated on the last Friday before 24th of June and not on the actual day) and your success can be measured in how fancy, genuine and elaborate parties you're invited to.
We stayed at home. Barbecue, wine and a game of card. Oldest and youngest children took part, the rest on their own events.
My very modest project, the remaking of an old quilt. A lot of seams have ripped open and it's too heavy to use. So washing, sewing, mending and lining is required and then, hopefully a cosy, snuggly quilt will make it's way back to the (ugly) sofa in the "library".
For many years, a mature, adult and responsible person, to me was someone who didn't have some old fabric wrapped over their sofa in the living room. This being a result, of course, of the fact that I never wanted to spend (or didn't have) money to purchase a decent sofa.

5 kommentarer:

Mary sa...

Some kind of fabric draped over the sofa is a must for me!

Your midsummer party sounds very genuine to me..

LiLi M. sa...

I hope that you have a very happy midsummer weekend or what is left of it! Thanks for explaining why the midsummer party isn't celebrated the 21st all the time, I was wondering, I am always wondering about things like that. Thanks for your lovely comments! I always have to think of my father on June 21st, he could be very pessimistic: 'now we are going 'backwards' again', he always told us on the 21st, though the Summer starts then, the days are actually shortening. Now he is no longer with us I can laugh about this, at that time I was soooo annoyed! Have a great week.

Eleanor sa...

Midsummer? Already? How extraordinary to see time fly in blogland!

Soffy sa...

Så vackert täcke!!!
Mina collage gör jag genom att lägga in bilderna "efter varandra", jag gör mina inlägg i windows live writer men innan gjorde jag det i "vanliga blogginläggsfunktionen" Testa och förhandsgranska!
Och duken- hör och häpna- är köpt på Netto!!! Ha det så fint!

Green Girl in Wisconsin sa...

I need to start celebrating Midsummer's Eve.
You remade a quilt? Wow.
I cover my sofa with a bedsheet in the summer to protect it from muddy/grimy/sand encrusted kids...not the most glam look, but quite durable.