luni, 23 decembrie 2013

Am terminat quiltul de Craciun, cu efort, caci inspiratia nu a fost mereu aproape si nici timpul prea generos. Totusi, imi place cum a iesit, chiar daca nu e perfect.

I finished the Christmas quilt, with some effort. Time and inspiration were not always available, but I did it. It's not perfect, but I still like it.


vineri, 13 decembrie 2013

Am inceput un quilt pentru Craciun, pornind de la patru blocuri pe care le am de multisor si care nu si-au gasit rostul pana acum. Nu cred ca timpul imi va permite sa mai fac si altceva, dar mi-ar fi placut sa reusesc sa termin Steaua din Betleem, care asteapta cuminte sa fie matlasat. 

I began working at a Christmas quilt, starting from four blocks I had for some time and which didn't have a purpose until now. I don't believe I will have time for anything else, although I would have loved to be able to finish the Star of Bethlehem, which is patiently waiting to be quilted.

marți, 10 decembrie 2013

Gata, a trecut 1 decembrie, lasam deoparte toate cele aflate deja in lucru si pregatim Craciunul. Pentru inceput, trei perne decorative, lucrate simplu, caci materialele sunt absolut superbe si nu m-am indurat sa le tai prea mult.

Ok, the 1st of December has passed, so it's time to put aside those projects still in progress and to prepare Christmas decorations. First, three decorative pillows, made in a simple style, because the fabrics are gorgeous and I just couldn't cut them more.

Continui sa ma gandesc la decorarea pomului de Craciun doar cu alb si argintiu... E frumoasa ideea, numai ca pe masura ce trece timpul, imi dau seama ca nu este in stilul familiei noastre sa facem asa. Noi preferam decoratiile colorate, mai ales ca fiecare dintre cele ce urmeaza sa fie puse in pom sunt legate de momente deosebite din viata noastra (globuri pe care le avem de cand eram copii, decoratii lucrate la scoala in anii '70, ceva decoratii foarte vechi din copilaria parintilor, lucrate in anii '40), fie sunt legate de calatorii facute impreuna, fie sunt legate de visele noastre de viitor. Asa incat cred ca vom ramane la culorile si amintirile noastre atat de dragi, si ne vom conecta din nou cu momente dragi din copilarie, ne vom aminti de bunici si de nazbatiile pe care le faceam in fiecare an de sarbatori (asta nu inseamna ca azi nu ne mai tinem de traznai!) :-))). Si poate, printre toate cele, isi vor gasi loc si cate o decoratie alba lucrata de mana.

I still think about the use of white and silver decorations for our Christmas tree... Although it's a nice ideea, it's not our family style. We much more prefer to use our usual Christmas decorations, which are colorful and are linked to so many things in our life. We still have old decorations from our parents' childhood, in the '40s, decorations from our own childhood (we made them in the '70s, in school years). Some other decorations are linked to special moments (our daughter's birth, even though she is not born in winter), or to beautiful long trips, or to our dreams about our future. So, I think we will stick to colors and to our memories, which will connect us again with our grandparents and childhood and all the crazy things we did then (not that we stopped doing crazy things now!) :-))). And maybe some white, hand-made Christmas decorations will find their place among them.

duminică, 1 decembrie 2013