Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bonjour!

Nothing much has been happening here. All usual mundane stuff, busy home-spent weekend, busy week ahead, plans for coming up weekend again. Days are rolling and rolling. Little A continues his playschool in a same positive mood, thank god. He learned quite much in just 2 weeks of attending it. W,e in our turn, teach him some things at home too, like colors, counting etc. I try to involve him in Russian books' reading everyday and we learned many Russian words too.  I hope that this trend will continue till his speech establishes properly.
D and I joined French language classes... Hence the post title "Bonjour!" :) Phew! The language is awesome but I barely get time to revise and repeat and learn new lessons. It's been also only two weeks (we joined classes the same day as A joined school) but learned quite a few phrases, and we can read and write (slowly).
On a crafty side, I have been rather slow but on purpose. I said myself not to rush into completing the  blankie but to enjoy making it, one square at a time. I am using a 7 mm aluminium crochet hook of a Russian company "Gamma". These have been the best crochet hooks to work with.
I also managed to create few so to say "side projects". One of them is a long-planned crochet owl!!! Little A picked up that owl сraze his mommy has (we have owls everywhere around the house, including my jewelry, and numerous owls in children's books, lol), so he became very happy when I gave him this:
Should I say that having another owl in our rooms brings enormous joy to me as well :) I have to make few more, probably, as X-mas gifts. In plans to create an autumn leaf garland using this awesome (fast and easy) crochet fall leaves pattern. One leaf  takes hardly 10 minutes to complete. Once I am done with the garland I will definitely showcase it. 
This weekend I should as well buy material for A's cape and a few skeins of yarn for my blanket because some ran out already. Going to be occupied with homely deals as usual. :)
Have a great week!

26 comments:

  1. WOW your owl is gorgeous and so cool your child is learning Russian nicely! French is a fun language...I learnt it in my 10th standard and now my daughter has opted French as her 2nd language. Its a super fun language....you will enjoy it
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thank you Dr Sonia! Oh really? That's great to know ! I am sure your daughter will learn it faster than us :)hehe
      We love the language but some moments are difficult..eh :))

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  2. This is so pretty!! Little A is a lucky boy!
    Happy learning for both of you!

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    1. Thanks Greekwitch! And we are lucky parents.. Cannot tell how much we love him.. But you know of course, you have a sweet little daughter :)

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  3. Oh, your crochet owl is so darn CUTE! And have fun with the French lessons! Thirty years ago I was fluent in French but alas, time and disuse have caused my skills to deteriorate. When I retire, I plan to take a conversational French class again to get back up to speed. It is a beautiful language. C'est une langue belle.

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    1. Aww Debra, thank you! It is a beaitiful language, we love the pronunciation.
      I wish to get back to French as you are planning~:)

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  4. Cute owl! Good luck with the French lessons!

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! :))) Have a great day!

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  5. I just love love love that owl! So cute!!! And wow learning a fourth language???? Or, I guess Russian is your native language so you'd be learning a 3rd language! Amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jojo, I didn't expect that it wold turn out well, because crochet amigurumi toys are not my best projects usually.
      Yes, it is a third language I guess, if I don't count Hindi :)

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  6. Nice to know little A learning interestingly
    and you learning French
    It's always good to learn a new language :)great going
    And the owl looks beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Ghazala! It is interesting and brain training to do :))hehe

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  7. Aww!!! I love the owl.. can you please share the tutorial of the owl..?

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    1. Thanks Krishna! I don't have a tutorial ready, but I used inspiration from the Internet.There are many owl projects on Pinterest, you can find suitable for you :)

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  8. What a good mommy to make such a cute toy owl for your sweet little son. It's very cute. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hey Thanks Teresa. Mommy made the owl for her son and for herself :)hehe

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  9. Your "usual mundane" days seem to be filled with fun. Learning French and crafting owls, how cool is that!

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    1. Well, yes, actually, not so mundane but pretty busy, you are right Magaly :)

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  10. The crochet owl is super cute!!! I can't crochet, I only knit, and I admire that you can work with "the one hook". Have fun learning French! It's such a beautiful language and much more logical than English.

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    1. Thanks Carola, I am glad it turned out good.
      And I have no idea how to create such beautiful things with two knitting needles, I would love to learn knitting too. Yes, I like French a lot!

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  11. Cute Owl!! :) It's nice to learn a new language. Me and Raj were thinking of learning Telugu, the regional language here, it's been 15 years we have been living in south India but we don't know how to speak the native language here.

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    1. Thanks Preeti! Hmm, maybe because it is not really required for you to know it, so you don't have enough motivation. But Anshita knows it, right? So don't worry :))

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  12. Good luck with the French lessons. My husband took it for 7 years but doesn't remember anything. Yet he lived in India for a couple of years and speaks Urdu fluently. Good to know that your little guy has settled in well at school. Very cute owl. I'll check out the leaf pattern as I've been wanting to make some, too. Take care!

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    1. Thanks Tammy... Yes, one needs live communication in order to keep language alive :))
      Surely, I am sure you will like the pattern, I am also planning to make more leaves but in different shape.

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  13. You are so creative! I love the owl!! So adorable! Good for you and your entire family, with the different languages! I think in today's world, it is needed to have more than one language! Big Hugs and have a great week!

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    1. Aww, Stacy, thanks... I guess I owe a lot to a wonderful creative community around the world :) So much inspiration there!
      True, even two languages is not enough to feel comfortable in modern world.

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