domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008
Bueno, al final no fué tan duro... sólo tenía mil piezas chiquititas...
Another more block of the Patchwork Party Winter 2008. Its name, "Pinwheels on Parade". I do not know how but after doing the first and easiest one, I took another one and it turned out to be the more complex one... what was I thinking? After that I saw in the Patchwork Party website that there are some tips to do the blocks following a sequence, from the easiest to the most difficult one... but I went straight from the first to last with no parachute! :)
Well, at the end it was not so hard... it just had a thousand small pieces...
viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2008
Me lo envió Loli de Santa Cruz de Tenerife del blog Taller de Loli y me envía unas cosas tan preciosas que no se si las fotos les harán justicia pero ahi van.
Yesterday I could finally open my present from the swap organised by El Rincón de Paloma. How much fun! Since it was my first present this year, because my family, we are a bit weird and since the day we are all together is on x-mas eve, well, we exchange presents that day after eating the grapes, hehe... but this one came in advance!
It was sent by Loli from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, from the blog Taller de Loli, and she sent me so beautiful things that I am not quite sure the pictures will be fair to the reality. Anyway there you have.
There was a card with a beautiful letter, some laces, several threads for embroidery (one smelling like strawberry, other from the Variations collection, another metalized and two normal), a permanent marker, some bead and stars, some pins with Papa Noel, a X-mas lace with Papa Noel, some pieces of felt, a yoyo-maker, a BEAUTIFUL pincushion and some SPECTACULAR fabrics. Of one of them I wanted to put a picture of it because it is really beautiful and you must see it complete.
miércoles, 24 de diciembre de 2008
¡Y esto es todo amigos! Por hoy...
And that's all folks! For now...
¡Feliz Navidad a tod@s! Gracias por haber compartido tantas tardes leyendo vuestros blogs y admirando las maravillas que haceis, sois una inspiración para mi...
Happy-Xmas to all! Thanks for having shared so many afternoons reading your blogs and admiring the wonderful stuff you do, you are a real inspiration to me...
Before going to spend X-mas eve with my family I show you the first finished block of the Patchwork Party Winter 2008, its name, "Mixed Quartet". I was not very sure of how this combination of colours would turn out, because they are so very different fabrics and to tell the truth, blue is not my favourite colour, but I think it looks beautiful and I am looking forward to do the other blocks. By machine goes really fast but sewing by hand as I do, each block needs a while during one or two afternoons. I hope these holiday days I can give it a push while I wait for the finishing kit. How do you like it?
For the new year, in El Rincón de Paloma, they are organizing a new SAL that is really a beauty. It is called Alphabet Garden and you can see it in this blog. I have already enlisted, of course, although I am not quite sure yet on in how many pieces I will have to divide myself (how is it that amoebas did, was it bipartition?) to be able to follow all... hehe... ok ok, I will cope, I am sure.
Para los interesados he encontrado también en la web un sitio (aquí) en el que parece que se puede encargar el kit con las telas necesarias para llevarlo a cabo. Esto es util para aquellas que acabamos de empezar en esto del patchwork y aun no tenemos muchas telitas en nuestra coleccion o que no tenemos tiendas de patchwork cerca.
Actualizacion: aparentemente la web en la que venden el kit no funciona, es una pena... si alguien encuentra otra en la que lo vendan por favor que me deje un post.
For those interested I have found in the web a place (here) where apparently you can order the kit with all the fabrics needed to finish it. This might be useful for those that have just started in patchwork and we still do not have a big collection of fabrics, or that we do not have a patchwork shop close to our home.
Update: apparently the web where they sell the kit does not work, it is a pity... if anybody finds another place where it is sold please leave a post.
martes, 23 de diciembre de 2008
Ayer no me tocó la lotería, no... ni un mísero reintegro... pero me llegó el regalito que gane en el sorte que Maria José Corapensa (la Bruja Pepa) hizo en su blog por las 30.000 visitas! Que ilusión me hizo!
Yesterday I did not win the lottery, no... not even the reinbursement... but I received the present that I won in the draw that Maria Jose Corapensa (the Bruja Pepa) made in her blog for the 30.000 visits! I was so excited!
Me envió un montón de cositas. Una funda de movil "de costurera" (el cordon para colgarla es uan cinta de medir en cm y pulgadas), en uno de mis colores favoritos, y en la que móvil está ya plácidamente instalado desde ese día, unos botones, unos carretes de hilo, varias cintas, un broche en forma de flor, una regla en cm y unas velitas...
She sent me a lot of things. A "stitcher's" mobile phone case (the lace to hang it is a measuring tape in cm and inches), in one of my favourite colours and in which my mobile is already confortably installed, some thread spools, laces, a brooch in the shape of a flower, a cm ruler and some candles...
Muchisimas gracias!! Thank you very much!!
domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2008
Hace tiempo que queria enseñaros las maravillas que hace mi madre... esta por ejemplo es una joya que me enseñó el otro día de cuando ella iba a la escuela. Son muestras que hacian en las clases de costura en aquella época, y está hecho en un lino tan tupidito que no se ni como pudo contar las hebras. Es una preciosidad.
A ver si es verdad eso de que... "de casta le viene al galgo" o... "de tal palo tal astilla"... snif!
It is been some time since I wanted to show you my mum's handwork... this for example is a jewel that she showed me the other day, from the time when she was going to school. It is a collection of samples that they used to do in the stitching lessons in that period, and it is made with a linen with such a closely-woven linen that I hardly imagine how she made it to count the threads. It is such a beauty.
Let's see if it is true when they say... "like father, like son" or... "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"... snif!
Os dejo unas fotos más en detalle de los distintos tipos de bordado: canario, lagarterano, vasco, de Oropesa, colchado, de la Alpujarra, segoviano, mallorquin, de Talavera y por ultimo el deshilado de Lagartera, que es una maravilla.
Some pictures more in detail of the different types of embroidery: from Canary Islands, lagarterano, vask, from Oropesa, colchado, from the Alpujarra, segovian, from Mallorca, from talavera and finally the deshilado of Lagartera, which is really beautiful.
sábado, 20 de diciembre de 2008
Some time ago I enlisted a X-Sticht SAL organised by Elveawen (we will start in January) but I forgot to put it in my blog. They are so beautiful kittens! The deadline to join in the end of the year, here.
domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008
Finally, here you have the second block of the Simply Sophisticated Mistery BOM. It is called Simply Sophisticated Star and here you can see it together with the first one (I just realised that I did not tell you its the name in the previous post, the first one is The Brownie Nine Patch). I also must do two of each but I wanted to upload it to the blog, later on I will start the second one. I looks like done in violets in the photo, but in real is a chocolate brown, and what I like the most of it is that it seems to have a volumen. Do you like it?
sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2008
Yes, yes... another SAL, this time X-stitch... and the fact is that with the very intense promotion (hound and know down) by Didi, of the SAL organised by Ara... who can resist... I saw it easy and this way let´s see if I can keep up the rhythm, hehe. There you can see the scheme and if you click you go to Ara's blog.
jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2008
sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2008
On november the 18th I went, finally!, with two friends to visit Quilt Art, the patchwork shop in A Coruña, owned by Neus and Tere. That morning it was only Tere who was there and I spent a good time talking to her and admiring the beautiful quilts they have there and all the things they sell, from which I brought a "little" part that you can see here. It was a great time there!
I brought a colection of nice fabrics for my Dear Jane, some Tilda buttons, other buttons and the handles for the Born to Quilt bag (that I still did not start with, what a mess!), a marker to draw on the fabric, small pins for appliqué, adhesive spray to stick the fabric to the batting and some silicon protectors for the fingers when you are hand-quilting that do not appear in the photo because I had already kept them when I took the picture.
¡Y este libro increible de Yoko Saito que tenia tantas ganas de conseguir! Tiene unos proyectos preciosos, y es el que Neus ha usado para diseñar las casas que va a poner en su proyecto de cabecero de cama, segun tengo entendido, que le estaba quedando tan bien. Podeis verlas en su blog aquí.
And this incredible book by Yoko Saito that was so eager to find! It has beautiful projects and it is the one that Neus was using to design the houses that she is putting in her project of a headboard for a bed, as I understood, that is turning out great. You can see it in her blog here.
Este es un ejemplo de los quilts que os hablo de las casitas...
This is an example of the quilts I am talking about, of the little houses...
¡Mirad estas otras preciosidades!
See you again!
jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2008
Finally here it is, the first block of the Simply Sophisticated Mystery BOM I enlisted at the Fat Quarter Shop web. Actually it is two of those that I must make, and I have them ready, I just took a picture of the first one I finished some days ago. The fabrics are so beautiful... all from the Harvest Home Collection by Blackbird Designs. I saw it in the blog of Mercedes and though she could resist it I could not... :) And now I have also a friend that saw my first block and she decided to enlist as well... it will be the first thing she does in patchwork! How do you like it?
miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008
Finally I can show you the little bears baby quilt that I made for a colleague from work that had a beautiful babygirl called Sofía... today I went to visit them and I gave her the quilt and she liked it a lot. It is all had stitched and quilted and I am very happy with how it ended up because it was the second thing I made in patchwork, and the first one using appliqué technique. Do you like it?
Un detalle de los ositos...
Some detail of the little bears...
domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2008
Guess what!... I just arrived home from my mother-in-law's where we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday and there it was, waiting for me, a big fat envelope full of presents! And very misterious... because it had no from: address nor a letter nor data of who was sending it...
Al abrirlo... sorpresa! Una libreta alterada de fieltro! Junto con otros preciosos regalitos: un llaverito de fieltro en forma de sombrero, un guardaagujas con dos tubitos de agujas de acolchar (del numero 11!!! son tan chiquitas! no las habia conseguido aqui aun... las mas pequeñas que tenia creo que eran del numero 8, que ilusion me han hecho!), y unos retalitos de telas superalegres!
When opening it... surprise! An altered notebook made with felt! Together with some other precious presents: a keyring made with felt in the shape of a hat, a needlekeeper with two tubes with quilting needles (from number 11!!!, they are so small! I had not got those here yet... the smaller I have I think they are number 8, it was so nice to receive them!), and some patchs of very cheerful fabrics!
Ni corta ni perezosa me he puesto en contacto con Najma que me ha confirmado que la persona que ha hecho el envio fue Patricia de Canarias (en cuanto me pase tu mail te enviare un mensajito de agradecimiento personal)
As soon as I could I got in touch with Najma that has confirmed to me that the person that sent the package was Patricia from the Canary Islands (as soon as I get your mail I will send you a personalised thank you message)
¡Que contenta estoy!!!
How happy I am!!!!!
sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2008
And I just realised by uploading the picture of Najma¡s exchange that I never uploaded the one of what I sent to Verónica in Peru in the swap organised by Emilia! What a memory that of mine, though with the month I just had...
So here it is, I made a patchwork tote (my first one, buf!), and I also sent some more things: a knitting magazine, some ribbons and buttons... I would have liked to send something more but to be honest I had not much time this month... that is how I have all so delayed... But what do you think of the bag?
Finally I can show you the content of the package I sent to Sofia from Valencia (she has no blog) in the Altered Notebook or Biscornú swap organised by Najma! It seems Sofía has received it already (she told Najma) and though I had not news from her, well, I hope she liked it because I made it with all care.
Como podeis ver se trata de una libreta forrada con patchwork con la tecnica de aplicacion y luego le he enviado tambien unos pendientes hechos con cristales de Swaroski y algunas cosillas que me parecio que podia usar para hacer scrap (yo no hago scrap y la verdad no sabia muy bien que le podia ser util, espero que le sirvan).
As you can see it is a notebook altered with patchwork appliqué and also I sent a pair of earrings made with Swaroski crystals and some more stuff that I thought she might be able to use to do scrap (I do not do scrap and to tell the truth I did not have clear ideas of what could be useful for it, I hope they serve the purpose).
¿Que os parece? Me encanta recibir vuestros comentarios para ir mejorando... :)
What do you think? I love to receive your comments to keep improving... :)
domingo, 19 de octubre de 2008
And the other package, not such a surprise because I knew what was inside, but I was so eager to see them in real and touch them with my own hands that I felt like a little girl with new shoes while opening it. How beautiful!!
They are two charming bags than I ordered from Lily, from the blog Entrelazos, de tela y amistad, she makes so beautiful things! One of them (the blue one) is for me, made just to fit a folder inside to take it to work, and the other one, for my mum, with her favourite colours. She also sent me a brooch that fits with the bag, a loving little gift, thanks a lot Lily!
Son los dos preciosos bolsos que le encargue a Lily, del blog Entrelazos, de tela y amistad, que hace unas cosas maravillosas! Uno (el azul) es para mi, hecho a medida para que me quepa una carpeta en el para ir a trabajar, y el otro, para mi madre, en sus colores preferidos. Tambien me ha enviado un broche a juego con el bolso, un detalle de cariño, muchas gracias Lily!