Wednesday, September 30, 2009

corner view, "White"

Last Sunday was a hot day in Rome; but some museums were free, and it has been ages since I visited the Colosseum for the last time. Yes, it must has been a long time...or the hot weather; but all those stairs to reach the top of the monument, left me without breath, and not only for the beauty of it and the things I saw!
These are some pics I took while sitting here and there to catch some breath: Giulia, Titus daughter, A modern sculpture featuring a little girl, and a modern roman bride.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

100th + 1 post

This was supposed to be the 100th post; but I was on the deadline for the appointment of "Corner View", so I will call this the "100th + 1" post.
I would have love to host, for example a "giveaway"; but since I never did it, I have not experience; but I will do it in the future. For now, I will start saying some things about myself and my blogger friends.
10 things I love (apart from my family and my cat!), and not necessary in that order:

1.- Travel (I've been a backpacking traveling girl in the 70's!)
2.- The Winter (Oh, so happy to be under a cozy quilt reading a good book!)
3.-Rainy days (Most people thinks I am crazy because of this!)
4.-To read ( I am not a snob: love Romance too, but only late Kathleen Woodiwiss's books)
5.- To blog ( Thanks to this I meet every day a lot of interesting people)
6.- Italy (It's my second country. Really I have a hate-love relationship with Italy!)
7.- Friends.- (Loyal friends are hard to find. I am fortunate to have them!)
8.-To cook ( Fortunately, my two men are tall and thin!)
9.-To craft ( Can't stay without some craft in progress!)
10.-To walk (From September to May, preferably on the beach!)

Ten things I don't like:

1.- Summer (Makes me mad!)
2.-Shopping (Every kind of shopping!)
3.-To drive (Though sometimes I am aware it could be useful!)
4.-Bureaucracy (Hate to go to the post-office, or places like that!)
5.-Furs (I have my cat to warm my feet. And he is alive!)
6.-Traffic ( One of the reasons I could leave Italy! The other...well, better I don't speak of it!)lol
7.-Islands (They finish somewhere, I love the great spaces!)
9.-Fish (except shrimps and mussels)
10.-Hipocrisy (Why not say what you think?)

As for my bloggers friends. I wish to thank all of you for your friendship, and for the kindness you show toward this wicked old lady and finally, for the patience with which you read my posts writen in this Spanglish-Maccaroni English!
Here it a list of some of these wonderful people:
She is a sweet lady living in Switzerland. She makes wonderful crafts and experiments in the kitchen. And have a cat I love!
5 orange potatos and 3 black inkspots
Lisa, and her two Little Ladies are a sort of Fairies. Her blog is something between New Age and a Druid secret diary, she knows almost everything about the proprierties of the plants and flowers. Plants ( and even weeds!) are not the same for me, since I started reading her blog!

Ian is a young English gentleman, a traveler and a great photographer. Through his awesome pictures one can travel around the world. And I share with him the love for good books.

Oh, Carolyn is an artist! Her art works are inspirational. She works with every kind of materials; and I love especially her collages.

Jane, an american living in Spain, and wife to an aspirant torero. She keeps together a comunity of bloggers through her "Corner View" a weekly appointment that allows people to show some flashes of life in pictures. And she is so amusing!
Well, with Wendy, we've been close some months ago, thanks to FB and the chat. Then both of us started to work hard. She writes for an online magazine and makes wonderful jewels. As for me, started to collaborate at a friend's jewelry shop. Hope to hear from her soon.

Jeannette is a young Dutch lady living in Germany. She is a sweet and romantic girl. Her musings awakens my sense of motherhood. I think I will adopt her! She too, is a cat lover!

Peggy is the crafty mom of Miss Kinder. Her tutorials are wonderful. And she is a good cook too.

Joyce is a cheerful person, one I would love to have as a neighbor, so I am happy to have her as a virtual friend!. Her pictures are beautiful.

Tess is a poet, and a young grandmother. She is also a mixed media artist.

Well this are some of the blogs I follow and some of them follow me and keep in touch frequently. There are others I like too, like "What not to crochet", incredible amusing, or "Button Floozies" ( Oh, to own all those buttons!) or "Kids napping? I'm scrapping!", Jessica makes the most wonderful scrapbooks!
Thanks again to everybody, and I am waiting suggestions and advice for a giveaway!
Juanita de la Vega

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

corner view, "out from the car window"

We are not car lovers in family: my husband drives just because in Italy public transportations are one of the worst in Europe (his job is in Rome). Our son drives if his fiancèe does not have the car avalaible, and I have the drivers licence but hate to drive! So, the longest travels we do with the car are are those during the Summer or the weekends to go to the house we have in this nice small village 120kmts from Rome; then, we prefer the train for longer travels.
The last, it has been a rainy weekend; but we had to go because we invited some friends for lunch. These are the pics I took along the way (it was not easy with a car at 90kmts/hour of speed!) and what I saw from the window from Rome to Ischia di Castro. My favorite it's the one with the tree: I love to see the seasons change around it: corn, sunflowers, wheat, or just to see it there, alone, among the green hills .
Wow! this is my 100th post! I wished to something special. I will do it in the next!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is (also) a craft blog!

When I find something I like to do, I got addicted (I am talking about crafts!). In this last months, my last obsessions are: paper beads and jewelry using recycled materials.
With paper beads (tutorial Here), I am planning to do...well, as soon as I finish my project, I will post about!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Corner view, "September"

This is the sea I love! Automn clouds, desert beach, an angry Mediterranean Sea...and be back to my walkings! Bienvenido septiembre, Benvenuto settembre, Wellcome September!! I love you!

Holidays,Orvieto magic

Orvieto it's an inspiring place for all kinds of crafters; but this my favorite spot when I go there: "Mago di Oz" (Wizard of Oz"). He is a big sweet person. With his big hands he makes incredible miniatures. You can see his magic shop here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


During the Summer Craft Fair, there is the Parade that features the wedding of one of the members of the Farnese family. I love to see those ladies and pages walking on the tiny streets of the town. It's like to step back in time!
Some days after the Fair, I opened the window, and saw people walking down the street, dressed in 15th century dresses, a man who rided a horse...No, it was not the time machine! Somebody choose the town as a location to make a movie!