Oh my, have I been busy lately! It's mostly good-busy but still... I just started this little space of mine and I aleready miss it.

There are different reasons for my being busy, but this man is definitely the main one: Mr. Jack Hardy.

Jack (middle) is a folk singer from New York which my whole family loves and listenes to since 20 years, when we first saw him life (yep, I went to a concert of his when I was 5). He has been making music since 40 or 50 years and just released his 16th album, but here in Switzerland, noone really knows him.

This year, he decided to come on tour in Switzerland and Germany, and since he does not come to often, and - given his age - may not come so many more times, it was clear for my father and me that we go to all Swiss concerts. And since he is so unknown, he only plays in very small venues, so I went to Watt two weeks ago (made it back home with one of the last trains), to Chur last week (had to stay at Glarus with my parents) and to Sumiswald last Saturday (I had to stay in a hotel. This village is so far away from everything, it's not even funny) So, many short nights and long train rides, but is was soooo worth it. I love this mans music so much, and every concert was different, and all of them lovely. I would go again tomorrow if there was another one, but I kind of like sleep too (says she who writes a post at 23:30 on a Sunday night after being up since 6:30 in the morning...).

And then there is of course the getting-used-to-the-new-job thing. It0s interesting, but most days, when I get home, I just collapse on the couch and don't want to move again because I am so exhausted. I'm sure I'll find my rythm in time. And who minds staying a little longer if the view from your office looks like this?

Have a wonderful start to the week!

(ack, the whole font type and font size thing is driving me crazy... I'll figute it out some other time)


So with getting to know my way around my job last week, I didn't have much time to blog or craft or anything. I didn't even go for runs! I am used to doing sports at least every other day, but last week I only managed to go once... I guess it will take some time to fit all the parts of my life together now that I work in a new place. But its really interesting, I'm looking forward to tomorrow! 

In my time off however, I had tons of time to try new things, one of them quilting. So I bought some fabric:

Decided on a layout (this is actually about version 3 or 4... I just could not decide)

After putting together the quilt top, I kind of hit a wall. I never really quilted anything before, let alone such a huge thing, and it intimidated me to no end. So I decided to take a detour and practice on a couple of cushion covers:

After that I felt confident enough to work on the actual quilt, stippling the whole thing:

And now its only waiting for some binding. Which is perfect for doing in front of the TV, especially during such rainy days as today...

And it feels like this won't be my last quilting adventure, so instead of just referring to it as "the quilt", I named it by the sea. It looks like sand and a few waves to me...