sâmbătă, 28 septembrie 2013

Din nou la lucru! Incepem, fiica mea si cu mine, un proiect foarte drag ei. Vrea neaparat sa il expuna cand va fi terminat, asa ca, pentru inceput, am cautat locul potrivit in apartamentul nostru. Si am gasit locul potrivit, numai ca nu e atat de mare pe cat am avea nevoie. Asa ca am renuntat la o parte din blocurile proiectului, urmand sa pregatim separat o fata de perna sau un quilt mai mic de perete cu blocul central. Vom vedea! Deocamdata facem masuratori, alegem culori, materiale... In afara de blocurile lucrate deja, nimic nu este inca stabilit.

Back to work! We (my daughter and I) are begining a new project, one she holds very dear. She wants to display it when finished, so we began by searching the perfect place for hanging it. And we found it, but it's too small, so we decided to "cut" the project and use only some of the original blocks. The big block in the center of the pattern will be used later on a pillow or on a small wallhanging quilt. We'll see. For now, we are measuring, picking colors, fabrics etc. Apart from the already made blocks, nothing is settled yet. 

Ne-am impartit deja treburile: stabilim impreuna culori / materiale, eu masor, tai, pregatesc, iar fiica mea coase. Sper ca asta sa ii aduca momente placute de relaxare intr-un an nu foarte simplu (clasa a opta); nu avem emotii prea mari, este o eleva foarte buna, dar totusi stresul este prezent, mai ales la noi, parintii :-))).

We have already divided our tasks: we both choose colors and fabrics, then I measure, cut and prepare for sewing; after that, my daughter will sew and stich. I hope this will bring her moments of relaxation and calm. She is in the eighth grade (the final year before high school) and we are stressed; she is a very good pupil, but we still are stressed, maybe more than she is :-))).

Zi de toamna in Bucuresti / autumn day in Bucharest:

marți, 17 septembrie 2013

A fost o vara fierbinte, plina de treburi, griji, uneori de frustrari, tristeti, alteori de bucurii, o vara fara vacanta. Putine momente linistite cu adevarat, putine momente de inspiratie. Si totusi cate ceva am facut ;-). Am pictat putin, cu mare drag de culori si de calmul pe care mi-l aduc in suflet si in minte. Am facut "vara" si "toamna" pe sabotii olandezi de lemn.

It has been a long and hot summer, filled with things to do, worries and frustrations, sometimes even sadness, sometimes with moments of joy, but in all, a summer with no real holiday. Very few moments of inspiration, very few moments of quiet and real peace of mind. And still I did some things ;-). I painted a little, loving the colors and the peace they bring to my mind and my soul. I did "the summer" and "the autumn" on the wooden dutch shoes.

M-am jucat un pic cu ata de crosetat, incercand sa-mi imaginez cum ar arata un pom de Craciun impodobit doar cu chestii mici, dragute, albe si argintii, lucrate de mana. Si am creat un model de panglica cu romburi mici si mi-am incercat mana cu un ingeras. Nu sunt hotarata inca daca voi continua, pun ideea "la copt" :-).

I played a little with the thread, tryng to imagine how the Christmas tree  would look if it would be dressed only in white and silvery little crochetted things. And I made a pattern for a thin band with small diamonds and I tried a small angel. I am not sure if I will continue, I will put the idea "to cook itself" for a while :-).

Am terminat broderia inceputa din primavara, dupa ce am invatat o multime de lucruri extraordinare, prezentate excelent!, pe Needle 'N Thread

I finished the embroidery I started in spring, after learning wonderful things on Needle 'N Thread .