I’m still here


Winterskies Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

In case you wondered… I’m still here.

I’ve been busy with all kinds of things so this blog had to have some rest.



Walls being painted. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

There was no enjoying autumn really as the outside of the walls of the house were being painted and got in the way of being outside.


Garden in November. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

Winter comes and goes. No snow except for a few days here and there. Exceptionally warm outdoors.

Garden in December, 2019. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019
In the livingroom. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

Thermostats on the radiators

Then my housing-coop changed thermostats on all the radiators in the entire housing-coop. I have five (5) radiators including the one in the bathroom.

That meant a lot of visits by the guys who did the job coming back several time. Every time we had to move all the furniture and plants in front of the radiators so there would be at least one meter of space in front and around them. They still have to come back for one of my radiators in the kitchen which was broken when they were here but fixed now.


Waterleak. The damage of the floor. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

Mid-November I had a waterleak from one of my radiators in the kitchen. A severe one with lots of water coming out from it. It destroyed my floor. Have had visit from the firm that measures how wet it is and decides which measures have to be taken to repair it and the next step is that it will get broken open, dried and then rebuilt.

My floor after the waterleak. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The week befor Xmas the firm that will remove the floor called and wanted to do that the next day… Who wants their kitchen-floor removed one week before Xmas? Not me. So I said, call back about it after the holidays. Managed to get hold of them today and we booked Tuesday the coming week for the removal of the floor and installation of the fan that will dry it.


Gustav. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

Gustav visits regularly.


Socks from left-over yarns. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

And I keep on knitting. Sweaters and mittens and socks. All of them can be seen in my Swedish blog.


Also dug into my project-basket with things I need sewing. Sewing means I need my kitchen-table. And I won’t have a kitchen-table during the time when the kitchen-floor is drying. Finished a couple of things in that project-basket. Only remains a few pillow-cases in that basket now, but they will have to wait until I have a kitchen-table again.

Apron. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

Sew an apron from an oil-cloth cloth.

Oven-gloves. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

Sew a new pair of oven-gloves from old jeans and an old kitchen-towel.

Night-gown. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

Sew a night-gown of the cloth I bought for it two years ago… Just hadn’t got around to making it until now.

Bedspread in the making. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2020

Finished the machine-seams of the bed-spread I started working on a couple of years ago. Now only remains to make the hand-sewn seems for decoration on it. It is made of two old velvet curtains and the backside is a regular white sheet.

This weekend I will empty the kitchen. That is the table, the chairs, the pallets, a bookcase and some plants. And I will also have to move my work-space from just outside the kitchen into the livingroom as I know I will not be able to sit here when the fan is doing its job in the kitchen. It will be too noisy.

So I’ve been busy with other things than writing in this blog. It is not dead yet though…

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