Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back to blogoland

So hello there. Thought you were rid of me? :) Well, I'm still here.
I know I have promised to be back at the end of August, but somehow I didn't manage to keep that promise. Work and readjusting to work after a one-month holiday, and I also felt a bit low for a while. I'm definitely better right now and as one very special friend told me, it is good to indulge but then you have to snap out of it.

I did sew in the meantime, so I'll have things to show you. I'll post them one by one to make linking easier when I want to refer to a particular garment.

I also bought a new camera and you'll have to bear with the (poor) quality of my photos for a while. I'm still experimenting with the camera on one hand and I had to change the place where I used to take pictures on the other hand - for the simple reason that I cannot put this camera in the same position as the older one. You'll see in future posts that pictures are not very well framed (part of my head is missing, part of my legs are missing too). I'm going to buy a tripod soon but it annoys me that I won't be able to sit the camera in a vertical position (most time I prefer portrait photos to landscape photos).

With great delay, I want to list some beautiful things I received from dear friends in the last past months. So, in chronological order...

From Marji, during her 50 giveaway:



From left to right: beautiful double-faced wool, and two pieces of gorgeous silk.

From Summerset - she knew I had a tough time in spring so she sent me a little cheer-up gift. Please notice that everything, including the card is in my favorite combo of colours. She also got my postal address from another friend, without me knowing it, so I was blown away when I got the parcel!



It seems I forgot to include in the photo the most gorgeous black and white sequined button I've ever seen! (made by Summerset, of course). There were also some black beautiful buttons, you'll see them very soon. They are already attached to something :)

Sewing Diva Els helped me buy some very nice and useful notions (and I got another load coming). Not only she was incredibly helpful both in giving advice and driving to a store to get me some things, but she also threw in scraps of interfacing to experiment with, shoulder sleeves and a pair of shoulder pads. There's also some black seam binding not included in the photo, but you'll see it very soon - I used it on a recent project.



My sister surprised me and sent me all the way from Stockholm this gorgeous birthday gift



Everything is made by her own little hands. Can you believe this? Secretive as she is, I had no idea she was into jewelry making...

And this gorgeous black patent bag was a birthday gift from my husband....



And this handpainted bag is a gift from my co-workers. Even my cat loves it!



I also found out that I was nominated for International Superstar award on the Pattern Review. Wow, can you believe this???

And I got a prize from Mirela. If you're not familiar with her blog, go there right away. Mirela is a fellow Romanian living in the States. She's very talented, she sews, she knits, she crochets, she makes really beautiful things.



The rules for this award - prize are as follows:

1. Select 6 bloggers to whom you would like to give this award- prize
2. Put the award - prize on your blog and indicate who gave it to you by identifying her/his blog;
3. Paste these rules on your blog;
4. Write 6 of your most important values and 6 negative points you condemn,
5. Inform the 6 recipients by leaving a comment on their blog.

Most important values

  • Freedom
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • "Nurture people, not products"
  • Trying to be better all the time

Negative points

  • Hurting people and knowing it
  • Taking advantage of the weaker

I give this prize to all of you.

UPDATE: I've just ordered a tripod and it's going to be delivered to my home tomorrow in the evening. Can't wait!

11 comments:

Mamis said...

Bine ai venit din nou!!!

Nancy K said...

You were missed! Looking forward to seeing your lovely sewing! By the way, the head of a tripod will let you have your camera vertical or horizontal. You can get a table top model if you don't have room for a full sized one.

Sigrid said...

Hello again! Nice to see you're back. Nice presents you got. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

JudithNYC said...

Yeah! you're back! I love all the loot you got. Looking forward to seeing what you've sewn.

Summerset said...

Glad to see you're back! I love that bag - your husband is a really great guy. I don't think I've ever seen your kitty before, either. What a pretty coat your kitty has.

Isabelle said...

((((Laura))))
I am sorry you've been low, friend, and do hope your spirits are going to soar up again. The gifts you received are all wonderful!

Chris said...

It's lovely to see you back!

LMH said...

Laura, welcome back!

Christina said...

I know it's hard to get back in to the swing of things after such a long time away. Welcome back!

Tany said...

Dear Laure, a BIG WARM welcoming hug to you!! ANd what fabulous gifts! You were so missed and I'm so glad to have you back! (((HUGS)))

dora said...

Laura tesoro ci manchi,Stai bene? TORNI SEI UN TESORO....Un abbraccio dora