duminică, 29 aprilie 2012

Proiect finalizat! Lucrat cu mare bucurie, de la inceput pana la sfarsit :-).

Spring table runner finished! It brought me great joy while making it :-).



 

miercuri, 25 aprilie 2012

Ieri am vrut sa pornesc un proiect simplu, destul de mic, dar care sa contina mult galben. Am depasit de curand o perioada dificila, in care optimismul mi-a fost pus la grea incercare, iar acum am nevoie de culori vii, calde, vesele, ca sa-mi spal sufletul de temeri si tristete. Mi-am terminat rapid treburile si m-am apuca de treaba. Si nu m-am mai oprit :-))). Am terminat topul, dar cum nu am aparatul de fotografiat acasa, nu pot face poze ca lumea cateva zile. Va arat deci doar doua poze, facute cu telefonul. Cand aparatul de fotografiat va veni acasa, va fi gata si proiectul, deci pozele vor fi mult mai bune. Am lucrat ca o nebuna ieri, dar mi-a prins atat de bine si sunt atat de multumita de culori! Ma uit la ce a iesit si mi-e foarte bine! :-)))

Yesterday I was thinking about a new, simple table runner, with a lot of yellow. I have just come out of a difficult two months period, when I had to fight hard to keep my optimism, so now I need bright, warm, happy colors to wash the worries and sadness from my soul. So, I finished my daily choruses and I began cutting and sewing. And I didn't stop until I finished the top for a spring table runner :-))). I don't have the camera at home, so the pictures you see are taken by phone, but in weekend, when my camera will be back home, I will use it to take pictures of the whole thing done. I worked like crazu yesterday, but I felt so good! I am pleased with the colors and I love watching it, it makes me happy! :-)))


luni, 23 aprilie 2012

Ce a inceput candva ca o joaca pentru fiica mea, ieri s-a finalizat! Ma bucur nespus pentru deschiderea ei catre patchwork, catre lucru de mana in general. Primul ei proiect, mic, simplu, a fost un prilej perfect pentru a invata multe: cum sa alegi proiectul, cum sa alegi materialele (modele si culori), cum sa le imbini, cum sa le tai (cu foarfeca si cu cutitul rotativ), cum sa cosi de mana patratele alese, cum sa cosi la masina astfel incat sa iasa cum trebuie, stiti voi, colt la colt :-))), cum sa alegi vatelina si cum s-o potrivesti, cum sa alegi materialul de spate si cum sa insailezi cele trei straturi de materiale, pentru a le putea matlasa, cum alegi modelul de matlasare, cum matlasezi la masina, cum sa alegi modelul si materialul pentru margine, cum anume sa montezi marginea si cum inchei totul frumos. 

What began as a game for my daughter, it was finished yesterday! I am so happy for her creativity and for her willingness to learn patchwork and all kinds of hand made techniques. Her first project, a small and simple one, was a perfect opportunity for learning so many things: how to choose the project, how to choose the fabrics (patterns and colors), how to combine them, how to cut them (with scissors and rotary cutter), how to sew by hand and by machine so it will turn out perfect (you know, corner by corner!), how to choose the batting and the back fabric, how to sew them together in order to quilt, how to quilt by machine (just a simple straight line for now), how to choose the type and the fabric for the binding and how to bind and to finish everything nicely.


Am ramas placut surprinsa de cat de atenta si de exacta poate fi! Sigur, fiind un copil al acestor vremuri, rabdarea nu e totdeauna punctul ei forte, insa sunt foarte multumita de ce a iesit din mainile ei, chiar daca a durat ceva timp pana a terminat. Important pentru mine este ca a vrut sa lucreze, ca a vrut sa invete (si a si invatat o gramada de lucruri!) si ca i-a placut. Nu stiu daca va ajunge vreodata sa faca din aceasta placere o chestiune serioasa si cred ca nici nu are importanta. Important este ca a invatat sa faca ceva cu mainile ei, ca nu va uita si ca asta poate ii va folosi candva.

I was amazed to see how carefull and precise she can be! Of course, being a child of these times, patience is not always her biggest asset, but I am pleased to see what she managed to make by her own hands, even if it took so long until it was done. The important thing for me is that she wanted to learn, that she did learn a lot of things and that she enjoyed it. I don't know if she will become a serious quilter someday and I think it doesn't matter. What matters is that she learned to do something by her hands that she won't forget and this might be useful someday.
 

sâmbătă, 14 aprilie 2012

Ne pregatim sa plecam la slujba de Inviere, insa afara ploua de rupe. Vom vedea, mai avem ceva timp sa decidem. Pana atunci, iata cum am decorat cateva oua de Paste anul acesta. Le-am numit "oua patchwork" :-))):

We are preparing ourselves for attending the Resurection church service, held in all the orthodox churches this night. It's raining a lot and we wonder... Well, we'll see, we still have time to decide. Here is how I decorated some Easter eggs. I called them "patchwork eggs" :-))):

sâmbătă, 7 aprilie 2012

Am terminat steaua!!! Cred ca o buna bucata de vreme nu voi mai folosi carouri :-))))).

I finished the star!!! I think I won't use diamonds for a while :-))))).

 
Au inflorit narcisele si majoritatea pomilor, mugurii plesnesc pe rand si miros delicat si dulce de liliac imi intra pe geam...

The daffodils have bloomed, like most of the trees, the buds are bursting and a sweet and delicate lillac perfume is entering my opened window...



Tuturor celor care maine sarbatoresc Pastele :-):

For all that tomorrow celebrate Easter, Happy Easter! :-):

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luni, 2 aprilie 2012

Se pare ca este sezonul tombolelor ;-). Intrati aici , pe blogul lui Mieke si inscrieti-va, puteti castiga panze superbe pentru patchwork ;-).

It seems that it is give away season ;-). Go here , on Mieke's site and join a nice give away, beautiful fabrics for patchwork ;-).