duminică, 30 martie 2014

Am gasit in cufarul in care pastrez obiecte dragi si amintiri o batista pe care am primit-o cu ceva ani in urma. Mi-a placut din prima clipa, e atat de fina si de frumos decorata, incat am pus-o deoparte, cu grija.

From my treasure chest, here comes a lovely handkerchief, which I received some years ago. It's so thin and so nicely decorated, that I put it aside, carefully. 

Incerc sa va arat detalii / Here are some details, hopefully :

Pare sa fi fost lucrata de masina (atat cat ma pricep eu, nu foarte mult la asta), insa ma mir cum a putut fi brodat de o masina un material atat de fin si delicat. 

It seems to be made by machine (I think, I am not very good at this), but I am amazed that such a delicate and thin fabric could be machine embroidered.

Intre timp, quiltul cu flori de martisor creste, chiar daca nu voi reusi anul acesta sa-l si plasez undeva in casa in luna lui Martie. Dar nu-i nimic, va fi expus primavara viitoare :-).

Meanwhile, the red-and-white wall hangig quilt "flowers of martisor" is growing step by step, even I know I won't finish it in time to display it this March; but no problem, I will have it ready by next spring :-).

luni, 24 martie 2014

Am avut un sfarsit de saptamana frumos, plin de soare, de culoare, de cantec de pasari! Iata cateva din fotografiile in care am incercat sa surprind frumusetea inceputului de primavara, atat de asteptata.

We had a lovely weekend, with glowing sun, fresh colors and amazing bird songs! Here are some of the pictures I took, trying to capture as much as possible from the beauty of the beginning of the so awaited spring!

vineri, 21 martie 2014

Quiltul cu "flori de martisor" creste incet. Intre timp, mintea combina idei si imagini si pregateste un proiect usor diferit: o fata de masa cu bordura din snur crosetat. Sunt mai multe variante de realizare a bordurii, nu m-am decis inca asupra celei definitive. Mai am ceva timp, caci deocamdata trebuie sa lucrez snurul.

The red-and-white quilt is slowly growing. Meanwhile, my mind is combining ideas and mental images and is cooking a slightly different project: a table topper (or table runner, I don't know yet) with a border made from crochetted ribbon. There are several ways to make the border, I haven't decided which one will be the chosen one. But there is still time, since I have to crochet the ribbon first.


luni, 17 martie 2014

In sfarsit, e aproape primavara! Suntem satui de iarna, de lumina filtrata prin paturi groase de nori cenusii, de zile intregi de ceata deasa. In ultimele zile, vantul puternic a spart norii, iar soarele straluceste cu putere. Ce dor ne-a fost de lumina lui vie, proaspata! 

Finally, spring is almost here! We are fed up with winter days, with grey light, grey thick clouds, long foggy days. In the last few dyas, the wind broke the clouds, so now the sun is glowing again. Oh, we missed its light so much!

Simt cum toate incercarile aduse de iarna care pleaca raman in urma si-mi doresc zile mai bune si mai frumoase! Si cum zilele de martisor au fost intunecate si reci, m-am hotarat sa celebrez venirea primaverii acum, cand soarele imi maingaie fata si imi aduce caldura in suflet. Un mic quilt de perete, cu flori din hexagoane, cu materiale rosii si albe ia incet nastere pe masa mea de lucru. Flori de martisor. 

I feel that all challenges this winter brought us are behind us today and I hope for better and more beautiful days ahead! And since the first 9 days of March (we call them "martisor") were cloudy and gloomy, I have decided to celebrate them now, when the sun caresses my face and brings warmth to my soul.  I am thinking about a small wall hanging quilt, with only red and white hexagon flowers. Flowers of martisor.