sâmbătă, 31 decembrie 2011

La multi ani tuturor!

Happy New Year to all!

Piata Universitatii, Bucuresti, 31 decembrie 2011. Doar cateva zeci de minute pana la sfarsitul anului, fara zapada, dar pregatiti de petrecere. 

University Square, Bucuresti, 31st of December, 2011. Only a few tenths of minutes until the arriving of the new year; we have no snow, but we are eager to party. 


duminică, 25 decembrie 2011

In sfarsit pregatirile pentru sarbatoare s-au terminat :-). Obositi, dar multumiti de ce am reusit sa facem, ne bucuram de Craciun alaturi de parinti si de prieteni, fara sa uitam o clipa de cei dragi de departe, frati sau prieteni. Le dorim tuturor sa aiba un Craciun minunat, asa cum si-l doresc! Sarbatori fericite, dragii nostri de aici sau de departe!

Finally the preparations are over :-). Tired, but happy with what we could do, we are enjoying Christmas along with our parents and our friends. However, we don't forget one moment about our dears from far away, brothers or friends. We wish them a wonderful Christmas, as they dreamed they would have! Merry Christmas, our dears from here or from afar!

Sarbatori fericite tuturor!

Merry Christmas to all!
Happy holly days to all!

vineri, 16 decembrie 2011

Timp de cateva zile o ceata laptoasa a acoperit aproape tot. Nici o raza de soare n-a reusit sa sparga stratul de nori pana azi dupa amiaza, cand vantul a inceput sa bata si sa aduca miros de zapada si frig. Se apropie Craciunul, iar pregatirile sunt in toi. Printre treburi si chestiuni de rezolvat, am reusit sa mai lucrez cate ceva; sper sa ajung sa termin proiectele la care visez, desi timpul este din ce in ce mai scurt si parca zboara din ce in ce mai repede.

A milky fog has covered almost everything for days now. Not a single ray of sun could break the clouds... until this afternoon, when the wind started to blow and to bring the smell of snow and coldness. Christmas is close and the preparations are frantic. Among choruses and problems to be solved, I managed to work something; I just hope I will finish everything I want to do, although time seem to fly faster and faster.


joi, 1 decembrie 2011

1 decembrie, Ziua nationala a Romaniei. La multi ani, Romania, La multi ani, Romani! 

 1st of December, National Day of Romania. Happy anniversary, Romania, happy anniversary, Romanians!

For our abroad friends, here are some images from Romania of our souls :-). Forgive us for naming our country "the most beautiful country in the world", for us it really is! :-) 

sâmbătă, 12 noiembrie 2011

Hotarata sa nu ma mai las deturnata de la ce mi-e drag sa fac :-))), iata ce am reusit sa lucrez azi. Sunt franta, dar sunt multumita de ce a iesit.

Determined not to be hijacked again from what I enjoy doing :-))), here is what I managed to do today. I am exhausted, but I am pleased with what I did.

miercuri, 9 noiembrie 2011

Azi am rupt cateva ore din programul obisnuit si am facut un glob de Craciun, caci vremea se raceste bine si parca incepe sa miroase a sarbatori ;-). Nu e greu de facut, doar degetele dor dupa zecile de ace infipte in micul glob din polistiren :-))).

Today I managed to steal a few hours from my daily jobs and I made a Christmas decoration, since the weather is getting much colder and it starts to smell like winter holiday ;-). It's not difficult to make, only the fingers are hurting after the multitude of pins used to pin the fabrics on the little styrofoam ball :-))).

luni, 7 noiembrie 2011

Zi de toamna la malul Dunarii, la Giurgiu, doua ore de relaxare si liniste.

Autumn day on Danube shore, in Giurgiu, two hours of peace and quiet.

Seara am avut bucuria sa urmarim o piesa de teatru cu Radu Beligan la Teatrul National, "Egoistul", excelent jucata.

In the evening we had the pleasure of watching a play at National Theatre; the leading role was interpreted by Radu Beligan, one of the most famous Romanian actor, who, at 92 years old, plays as wondeful as ever! Below you can see the Opereta House and the Intercontinental Hotel, both very close to National Theatre.  


duminică, 30 octombrie 2011

O zi superba de toamna in Bucuresti, o plimbare linistita prin cel mai frumos parc din oras, Parcul Carol I, inainte de a se aglomera.

A wonderful autumn day, a peaceful walk in the most beautiful park in Bucuresti, The Charles I Park, before it would get crowded.


Vizibil din parc, Palatul Parlamentului, cea mai mare cladire din  lume dupa Pentagon: / Seen from the park, the Parliament Palace, the biggest building in the world after the Pentagon, USA:

Coroane de flori depuse la mormantul Eroului Necunoscut de Ziua Armatei: / Flowers at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, on Army's Day:

marți, 18 octombrie 2011

Sunt intr-o pauza de lucru si m-am apucat sa umblu printre blocuri facute anul trecut, cand abia incepeam aventura numita patchwork si quilting. Nu le mai vad azi cu aceiasi ochi, dar unele inca imi plac. Imi amintesc ce curioasa eram si cata dorinta aveam sa aflu cat mai multe!... Si coseam, coseam, de mana, la masina, nu avea importanta. Eram fericita sa imi pot folosi din nou mainile in mod creativ, sa fac ceva delicat, care sa-mi ceara atentie si sa-mi ofere bucurie in acelasi timp.

I am taking a break and I am looking at blocks made last year, when I started the great adventure of patchwork and quilting. I don't see them as I did then, but I still like some of them. I remember how curious I was and how interested I was to find out more and more about this!... And I was sewing, sewing, sewing, by hand or by machine, it didn't matter. I was so happy to use my hands to create something nice, delicate, which would require a lot of attention and would gave me a lot of good time. 


Doar un colt al quiltului meu de inceput, aflat inca in lucru:

Just a corner of my initial quilt, I still work at it:

vineri, 7 octombrie 2011

Desi aici inca este cald (azi vom avea 31 de grade la umbra), totusi e clar ca vara a plecat. A inceput spectacolul culorilor superbe de toamna, iar asta ma incanta si ma inspira. Iata ce am lucrat saptamana asta, prima incercare de a lucra linii curbe:

Although it's still way too hot here (31 degrees in shadow today, but only for today), the summer has really left. The autumn colors are bursting everywhere, and this inspires me. This is what I have done this week, my first attempt to sew on curves:

Am gasit modelul intr-o revista foarte frumoasa, plina de informatii utile si de idei, cumparata de aici. Merita banii cu prisosinta. Multumesc, Jolanda! :-)

I have found the pattern in a beautiful book, full of very interesting ideas and tips, bought from here. It's worth every cent! Thank you, Jolanda! :-)