Thursday, February 28, 2013

goodbye olive trees


A flowering almond tree is a wonder of the world for me ..


And the last of my father's field of olive trees will disappear next week ....


My sister and I for the last time we wanted to to see and photograph the trees ...  
for many years and many times here we went to harvest
 olives all family ...!


The wildflowers, another preciousness ...


And the smell of damp earth ... stones and dust of the field ...


Times change and nothing will ever be the same ...


These trunks of trees that have seen it happen so many things, 
which have suffered heavy frosts, which have always sprouted again, 
trees that my father has pampered all his life ....


The traditional cultivation rainfed crops will be replaced by irrigation. 
Coming soon the digging machines we end up with all these precious landscapes 
of  Historical Garrigues ...


I am sad when I see the digging machines near to our camps...


But my grandfather he heard some day will the water will arrive... 
and it was not until the day my father, he had retired with 72 years ... 
Has come the water, yes. 
But much unpopulated land and farmers are no longer as before. 
Now large crops and a few farmers ... intensive cultivation ...


I always liked the month of February-March the green fields in the village ... 
the crops can change color much throughout the year ....


I had be spend hours looking at this green ...


And here peach blossoms ... much of the village is now being planted peach ...


This are a beautiful flowers, too. 
But I'll miss those  almond blossom and big green fields that stretched so far 
in across the village...


For our third wedding anniversary my husband gave me 
this beautiful bouquet of flowers ....


You could say that yesterday was a day full of flowers ... on the field and at home!


It is a spectacular bouquet .... Today the light is  bad for making photos ... 
Live the bouquet has beautiful colors!

Thanks for all your comments! 
I am impressed to see how increasing the number of visits to the blog .... 
thanks ... thanks ...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

a garland of vintage crochet

After working hard the last two days, I finally finished the garland of Rosa! 
With Rosa I have done an exchange: for her I do  a garland with crochet 
and she ... a surprise to me!

I do not know if you trouble you so many pictures that I have done ... 
I discovered the world of photo collage for blog! 
The truth is that I really like the end result...

Rosa, also I hope that you enjoy first seen here!  
It is for you, Rosa! 

Start the  photo session!


Again I work with Stylecraft yarn and crochet hook 3mm. 
For the first time I managed to made from a circle and go to a squared. 
And here I have used wool with a range of earth tones. You like ?


 Rosa has a blog and she loves the French language. 
The truth, the French always it sounds good! 
Well, too she uses the Instagram program for the photos of blog 
and all  inspired me to make this crocheted garland. 
You will guess  what I wrote on the garland??


 You have not guessed? 
Those who know the blog of Rosa perhaps you guessed it ...


Well, really! The blog of Rosa isoh la la! ma vie en rose ", 
and this is precisely that I wrote for your garland, Rosa!


Have arisen  eleven crochet squares for the garland and I thought 
that if join all was formed a garland very long, perhaps too long ....


Do not you think that this looks a vintage crochet garland?
I thought that someday I will make a blanket with letters or a cushion ... 
I liked this color scheme...


And my daughter Carlota enjoys tapping everything ... 
She loves to undo the skeins of wool ... 
she wants to do everything that makes her mother, really!


So the crochet garland not be very long I made the crocheted garland 
​with two parts. Thus the Rosa can hang one next to the other 
or one above the other, it all depends where you want hang  it!


That garland of crochet is different  of the garland  that I made to Cristina 
for the exchange (you can see here), 
or the garland that  I made for the Giveaway of 10.000 visits 
and  the winner was Maria (you can see here), 
and too not resemble the birthday garland that I made for 
my daughter Carlota (you can see here). 

They are all different! 
And while this is not so colorful, I'm very happy with the work.

Rosa, I hope you liked and hopefully very soon I can it send you!

And I want to welcome the new followers! 
You make me  happy and I thank you for your visit and your comments!

Thanks for visiting my world of wool!

Friday, February 15, 2013

my second day of sewing class


Hello, dear readers and followers! 
This morning I have returned two hours in my class of sewing. 
I enjoy very much ...! I've been practicing all the things 
that my teacher Mrs. Paquita had taught me. 

Even today I made this little cushion to put the needles! 

I've been practicing the theme of edges, I still sewing a bit crooked ... 
Today I learn too how to make invisible seams. 
Every day I learn new things!


Here you see my practice! The fabric is a little wrinkled but I say to you 
in class Mrs Paquita is very important sew and ironing. 
For sewing  good is better ironing the fabrics!

  
The edges... the seams... I looooooooove sewing...


 I just loooooved made the seam invisible! 
And I also made overcasting...


And I practiced a bit like how to sewing a bias tape. 
Also I looooooooove sewing bias tape ...!


I wish you a good weekend! 
Maybe I'll be a few days without writing any post 
because I wanted to advance my blanket of circles ...  
the winter will finish and I will I have not made ​​any blanket ...

Hugs and kisses to all of you! 
Enjoy with your creations! Take any time to create beautiful things! 
There are so many things to do ...! 

Have a nice weekend!

Monday, February 11, 2013

purchase of fabrics on the Carnival Parade



Saturday we went to see the Carnival parade and then taking advantage 
that  my husband and my sister be a few minutes to save my baby, 
I walked to a fabric store that was just a few feet 
from where we observed the parade. 
Here's my purchase, I did much illusion!


I would like to do so many things ... but I will have a little patience and wait  the day 
that I will know better sewing that now because I don't will take 
damage these fabrics so beautiful ... 


Mireu allà dalt en els estels que hi ha 
és un gros animal que en bicicleta va...
Look up there in the stars that there 
is a large animal that bike was ... 

Is a song that children sing, listening (here).

Carlota this year has disguised of elephant ... 
Look, look, see you what ears so big! 
I am his mother but ... she was so beautiful! She is always beautiful! 
It does not matter if she were dressed as if going with pyjamas as if wearing a dress! 
She is always beautiful! She is my beloved daughter, I told you so ... ever? 
I love her so much... a beautiful girl... my beautiful and sweet baby...

Long live the elephants! Outside the hunters! 

Thanks for visiting my world of wool! 
Thanks for all your sweet comments! 
Thank you ...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Felt animals, handmade

Hello, hello, hello! I'm full of joy! This morning I attended my first sewing class! 
Oooohhhh!! Two hours have passed very quickly and I have enjoyed and learned a lot!

But my post today is to show you the gift that my friend did 
to my daughter Carlota ... You see this wonderful toy?
 I loooooooooooooooooooove it! 
These animals are kind of finger puppet. They are made with felt. 
And it more incredible that is all hand stitched!


All have a house: this sweet little bag also made ​​of felt.


At my daughter loved it! She loves and remove and reenter the animals 
in the little bag, she is fun with this lovely toy!


It is a joy to see all animals ! I looooooooooove it...


The "xisqueta ewe" ovella xisqueta  ) is my favorite!


But I like the owl, chick, cat ...


The cow, the little pig ...


The bunny, the puppy ...


 The frog, the Catalan donkey ...


 And my husband doing of model ...


Thank you, my friend, for this wonderful gift! Carlota is very happy!

And today in my first sewing class Mrs. Paquita taught me sewing some things. 
And I sewed a zipper for the first time! Oh, fascinated me sew this zipper! 
I learned a lot today, I feel the happiest woman in the world...!


I wait impatiently on Friday to return to the sewing class!

I hope that you had a good weekend!

Kisses!!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

tutorial how to make a great basket with trapillo


My posts of trapillo they have much success!
For this I've decided to make a new tutorial of trapillo. 
Today  the tutorial is for to make this great basket with trapillo.
It is a gift that this afternoon I made a very good friend...


After the creation of the basket I put pillows to shape the basket...
The diameter of the base: 35 cm... great, great...


 I worked with the trapillo that I bought on tuteate.com. I chose three colors:
beige, black and red. And I've worked with needle wood 10mm.
The result, in the end,  is better than I had imagined ...


As I always say: baskets, boxes, jars ... all that is for storing and save... 
tidy things are perfect!


This basket make ​​with trapillo can be used to store toys, can also be used
as a magazine rack, puts towels for the bathroom, which you deems most useful.


If it not weigh so much I would use it like a handbag...

I took me longer to write this post  than to make a basket with trapillo...
The tutorials require some time...  but work with trapillo is very fast!

I also do tutorials  for me, for take note of my works. I work not follow any patterns
and then I have problems with remembering how I did this...
I will write here on my blog the tutorials for another day if I need
to make a basket like this!


You liked my basket? My friend was very happy with the gift!
She and me in many days that we had not seen!
And she has brought a work  handmade by herself.
A toy made with felt for my daughter.
A delightful gift! I will show you some photos other day...
Carlota was very happy with this gift! Thank you so much, my friend!

For many years it we spent many things... I am happy...
I have many good friends in the world...
I know that other friends are always here my side no matter what happens...
Thank you ... It's wonderful to have good friends...
it is very important in the life... my friends are the best!


I hope you find it useful my tutorial of how to make a basket with trapillo

See you soon!

Kisses!
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You need this material: 
2 coils of black trapillo of 800 grams 
1 coil of trapillo beige than 800 grams 
1 red trapillo coil of of 800 grams 10 mm 
crochet hook

Note: Remember that I use the American terminology...
American: single crochet sc
English: double crochet dc

tutorial how to make a great basket with trapillo
tutorial com fer un cistell gran amb trapillo
tutorial cómo hacer un cesto grande con trapillo

1 - BLACK. make a magic circle, single crochet 12 times in the circle, join with slip stitch, make a chain
NEGRE. feu un cercle màgic, 12 punts baixos, unir amb un punt ras, fer una cadeneta
NEGRO. haz un círculo mágico, 12 puntos bajos, unir con un punto corredizo, hacer una cadeneta

2- 24 sc, two sc in each sc of previous round, 2-2-2-2 ... to end, join in a circle ss, make a chain
24 pb, dos pb en cada pb de la volta anterior, 2-2-2-2... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr, fer una   cadeneta
24 pb, dos pb en cada pb de la vuelta anterior, 2-2-2-2... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc, haz una cadeneta

3- 36 sc, 2-1-2-1-2-1 ... to end, join in a circle ss, make a chain
36 pb, 2-1-2-1-2-1... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr, feu una cadeneta
36 pb, 2-1-2-1-2-1... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc, haz una cadeneta

4- 48 sc, 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1 ... to end, join in a circle ss, make a chain. 
48 pb, 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr, feu una cedeneta. 
48 pb, 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc, haz una cadeneta

5- 60 sc, 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2... to end, join in a circle ss, make a chain
No increase from now
60 pb, 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr, feu una cadeneta
No incrementar punts a partir d'ara
60 pb, 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc, haz una cadeneta
No incrementar puntos a partir de ahora

6- 60 sc, in this round  you work only on the inside sc, join in a circle ss with changing of color black of trapillo for the BEIGE, make a chain beige
60 pb, en aquesta volta treballeu només la part interna del pb, unir en cercle pr tot canviant el trapillo negre pel trapillo de color BEIGE, feu una cadeneta de color beige
60 pb, en ésta vuelta trabaja sólo por la parte interna del pb, unir en círculo con pc cambiando el trapillo negro por el trapillo de color BEIGE, haz una cadeneta de color beige

7- BEIGE60 sc, join in a circle ss, make a chain
BEIGE. 60 pb, unir en cercle pr, feu una cadeneta
BEIGE. 60 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta

8- 9-10- THREE ROUNDS COLOUR BEIGE. 
60 sc, join in a circle ss, make a chain
remember the last turn (turn 10) to change color BLACK with ss, make a chain black
TRES VOLTES COLOR BEIGE. 
60 pb, unir en cercle pr, feu una cadeneta
recorda a la darrera volta (volta 10) canvi de color a NEGRE amb pr, feu una cadeneta negra
TRES VUELTAS COLOR BEIGE. 
60 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta
recuerde en la última vuelta (vuelta 10) cambio de color a NEGRO con pc, haz una cadeneta negra

11- BLACK. 60 sc, join in a circle ss, make a chain
NEGRE. 60 pb, unir en cercle pr, feu una cadeneta
NEGRO. 60 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta

12-13-14- THREE ROUNDS COLOUR BLACK. 
60 sc, join in a circle ss, make a chain
remember the last turn (turn 14) to change color RED with ss, make a chain red
TRES VOLTES COLOR NEGRE. 
60 pb, unir en cercle pr, feu una cadeneta
recordi a la darrera volta (volta 14) canvi de color a VERMELL amb pr, feu una cadeneta vermella
TRES VUELTAS COLOR NEGRO. 
60 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta
recuede en la última vuelta (vuelta 14) cambio de color a ROJO con pc, haz una cadeneta roja

15-16- RED. 60 sc, join in a circle ss, make a chain
VERMELL. 60 pb, unir en cercle pr, feu una cadeneta
ROJO. 60 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta

17- 20 sc, make chain 10 and skip ten sc, join with ss into  the 30 stitch of the previous round, make 20 sc, make chain 10 and skip ten sc, join in a circle ss,  make a chain
20 pb, feu 10 cadenetes a l'aire i salta 10 pb, unir amb pr al pb 30 de la volta anterior, feu 20 pb, feu 10 cadenetes a l'aire i salta 10 pb, unir en cercle amb pr, feu una cadeneta
20 pb, haz 10 cadenetas al aire y salta 10 pb, une con pr en el pb 30 de la vuelta anterior, haz 20 pb, haz 10 cadenetas al aire y salta 10 pb, unir en círculo pc, haz una cadeneta

18- 60 sc, join in a circle ss, cut trapillo, fasten off, end of crafts
(remember when you reach on the 10 chains also continue doing 10 sc in the same chain)
60 pb, unir en cercle pr, tallar trapillo, assegureu el fil, fi de la la labor
(recordi quan arribi a les 10  cadenetes continuar treballant 10 pb a la mateixa cadeneta)
60 pb, unir en círculo pc, cortar trapillo, assegura el hilo, fin de la labor
(recuerda cuando llegues a las 10 cadenetas seguir haciendo 10 pb en la misma cadeneta)