Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hello Everyone...

I returned home on Sunday from our summer vacation in Cabo Verde - West Africa. The place where I found many natural beauties, new foods and culture. We had so much fun and great moments during the vacation, I met new friends and family and we also had three birthday celebrations (my dear husband, my lovely cousin and my dear son). That's great!
Well, it's impossible for me to write here about the places we have visited but I can show you at least one beautiful picture that I took in Pedracin Village - Santo Antao.

Beside that, I found an antique inside the attic in the house. It's a vintage sewing machine that belong to my mother in law. She was a great seamstress but I didn't met her in person, she passed away some years ago. She also was great at cross-stitching, I can see by her work, it's amazing!
I decided to bring home some cross-stitch books from her and I will be doing it one day for exercise.

On the way back home, we stopped in Lisbon -Portugal for one and half day. And I managed to make some shopping. I bought some sewing magazine and fabrics. I don't have any planning for what type of garment to make from it, I will see..

Also, I got a surprise when I arrived home. I received a package from Arianne! Oh well, I won her giveaway and finally I own her pretty fabric :) Thank you so much Arianne, I will make flounce summer dress from it.
If any of you don't know Arianne yet, you can pop over her blog to say hi to her at Ariation

Well, I think is enough for my today post but before I say good bye I will pay my promise to you. As I mentioned on my last post, I would be wearing my floral dress on  a special occasion and I did it on my husband birthday party! :-)
And here is the picture of me and my dear husband, we are both wearing me-made garments. I am wearing my floral shift dress and my husband is wearing button-down shirt that I made especially for him as his birthday gift :) I will be posting the details of the shirt later.

Thank you for reading and see you soon on another post!


  1. Hana, so proud you and your family had such a wonderful vacation. Happy birthday to your husband,son and cousin. You and he look nice in the dress and shirt you made..
    How wonderful you got to get your MIL'S sewing machine..How nice.
    Your found some nice fabric and got home to a beautiful package.. What a nice day...

  2. I'm glad you are all home safely. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, full of warm emotions. What a beautiful place Pedracin Village looks. I thought the dress might be for a birthday celebration - I hope the day went well, and you have many more birthday celebrations together. You both look wonderful. And the dress and shirt do as well.

  3. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your vacation.. It sounds like and looks like a lovely place indeed. Enjoy the fabric and I look forward to seeing what you'll do with it. Take care

    1. Hi Ari, we visited a very beautiful island and we had a great time there. Thank you :)

  4. What a wonderful vacation and you got to bring home fabric, patterns! Can't beat that.

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. That's a very nice pic of you and your husband. The shift dress looks so beautiful on you.