joi, 3 februarie 2011

E foarte frig aici, si ziua si noaptea. Cumva cumva, printre obisnuitele treburi ce se cer a fi rezolvate, am reusit sa mai lucrez cate ceva pentru sufletul meu, asa cum vrea el, fara multe reguli, doar cu bucurie. O tehnica simpla, gasita in peregrinarile pe internet, m-a ajutat sa fac aceasta fata de masa decorativa. Am reusit sa termin doar fata, imi ramane de matlasat si de finisat, dar deja imi place cum a iesit ;-).

It's very cold here, day and night. Among the usual things that have to be done, somehow I managed to work something for my soul, without too many rules, only with joy. A simple technique, found while I was surfing on the internet, helped me create this table runner. I did only the top, the next days I will have to quilt and finish it, but I already like it ;-).

Tehnica folosita se numeste "tube quilting" si o gasiti aici: E foarte simpla si foarte bine explicata.

The technique is called "tube quilting" and you can find it here: It's very easy and it's very well explained. 

De mult, in lumea satului traditional romanesc, iarna era anotimpul sezatorilor cand femeile de toate varstele se adunau la cate o familie si lucrau de toate, teseau panza pentru camasi si asternuturi, torceau lana din care impleteau apoi ciorapi grosi si teseau stofe grele pentru hainele de iarna, coseau stergare si camasi, brodau si croiau haine. Ieseau minuni din mainile lor... Era ceva obisnuit sa cante in timp ce lucrau sau sa spuna povesti la lumina lampilor cu gaz, in timp ce gerul asternea flori de gheata pe ferestre...

Back in time, in the traditional romanian villages, winter was the season for gatherings. Women of all ages were meeting at one family or another and they were all working: they were weaving linen or hemp for shirts and bed sheets, they were spinning wool for sockand for heavy winter clothes, they were sewing napkins and shirts, they were embroidering and they were tailoring clothes. They had golden hands... And it was natural for them to sing while working or to tell stories in the golden light of the petrol lamps, while the frost was drawing ice flowers on the windows...

Fetita mea a recreat o mica sezatoare, folosind mobilier de jucarie, doua covoare mici si doua papusi din lana facute de ea. Nu-i asa ca a iesit ceva dragut? :-)

My little girl recreated a small gathering, using toy furniture, two small rugs and two dolls made of wool by her. Isn't it nice? :-)

3 comentarii:

Dear Jo spunea...

Your table topper looks lovely. And Alexandra has been really creative too. Wonderful! Hoping to see you soon ;-))))

Dear Jo spunea...

Hello Cristina,
I have been given an Award for the beginning Blogger. Now the idea is that I should pass it on to another beginning Blogger. That's YOU!!!!
I made a link to your blog on my blog and I told people about your lovely stories and your quilting. I hope you get more visitors this way :)))

Cristina spunea...

Dear Jolanda,
You spoil me! :-) We had a wonderful time in NL thanks to you and Reinier! Too bad it didn't last longer, but good things come in small portions :-))). And now this... Well, I only hope to be able to make as beautiful things as you! Thank you! :-)