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! :-)