After a whole lot of time, more ! Yeah, I know, you didn't miss them, but I kinda like these two, so here we are. I made this dress myself for the wedding of an old friend of mine: I was her one of her bridesmaids so I was supposed to dress nicely. While partying I found the "lightsaber" and the Stormtrooper's mask and I asked my husband to take some silly pictures of my and my dress.
I needed 4 days of work and 3mt of shantung silk in order to make this dress.

Considero valore l’uso del verbo amare e l’ipotesi che esista un creatore.
Molti di questi valori non ho conosciuto.
[Erri De Luca, Opere sull’acqua e altre poesie]
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Considero valore risparmiare acqua, riparare un paio di scarpe,
tacere in tempo, accorrere a un grido, chiedere permesso prima di sedersi,
provare gratitudine senza ricordare di che.
Considero valore sapere in una stanza dov’è il nord,
qual è il nome del vento che sta asciugando il bucato.
Considero valore il viaggio del vagabondo, la clausura della monaca,
la pazienza del condannato, qualunque colpa sia.
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Considero valore ogni forma di vita, la neve, la fragola, la mosca.
Considero valore il regno minerale, l’assemblea delle stelle.
Considero valore il vino finché dura il pasto, un sorriso involontario,
la stanchezza di chi non si è risparmiato, due vecchi che si amano.
Considero valore quello che domani non varrà più niente
e quello che oggi vale ancora poco.
Considero valore tutte le ferite.
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I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chattered all the way,
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne'er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!

Along the Road
by Robert Browning Hamilton

Eating disorders, mental health, death 

My father told me he just wants to die. My heart is sinking.
I answered that I'm thinking about him everyday and he started crying.
My heart sank even more.

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Where capers come from. The little green pointy buds that are pickled and eaten would, if allowed to bloom, open into these lovely, scented flowers. In the second image, the fruit, sometimes also pickled.

Help, eating disorders 

My father is currently admitted to the hospital, he's around 70 years old. He's a disabled person with quite some mental health problems who has currently decided to stop eating.
My problem is that my mother told me to call him to try to persuade him to start eating again, but I have no clue which the right words to use are. Did something similar ever happen to you? I don't want to hurt him more than this using the wrong words.

Since I'm a little bit nostalgic, here you are a couple of pictures taken in El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands. Luckily it's still not a big touristic place, so you are able to see a lot of wild landscapes. The thing I appreciated the most? Its colours. The flowers, the mountains, the sky... Here everything is brighter.

So I came back home. After 4 months and a half travelling through Italy and Europe I'm sleeping in my bed again. Yeah, I'm sleeping peacefully, but I can feel in my guts this is not my place. My problem is, I have no clue where my place is.
Maybe my place is the whole world, maybe my place is my backpack.
I would love to leave again, just with the bare minimum, and feel "at home" again.

Eye contact, happiness, some kind of privilege (?) 

Right now I've been able to work while ttravelling for 3 months and a half: first Canary Islands, than Spain and currently France.
This is just my happy face, happy to be right here and right now, happy to have met new people and discovered new places, to treasure new memories.
I feel good, and I just wanted to say hi to all of you.

Spring has sprung on paintings, too. I keep on looking for beauty everywhere.

Claude Monet exhibition in Genoa, Palazzo Ducale.


I've been trying to enjoy my work again for a while now. It's not so easy since I've overworked myself for a long time, but sewing was first a part of me and only after it became a job, so I would love to discover again some enthusiasm while creating stuff.
These two jackets have been nice to work with: one is for a mum and the other is for her daughter, who chose the fabrics all by herself -and only after her choice her mother decided to pick the same fabric. Hope you'll like them!

"This cake looks tasty! I should take a look at the ingredients and the recipe, maybe it's not that difficult..."
Cups.
Ounces.
Spoons.

"Mh. No grams. Let's try another one"

Ounces.
Spoons.
Cups.

Screw you, I'm gonna blacklist half of the WWW :birdsite:

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I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat) I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
Everybody look at me
'Cause I'm sailing on a boat (sailing on a boat)

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