6. April 2012

Once a year I am having a girls weekend with three of my oldest friends. I know them since kindergarten and only two years ago we decided to explore Europe together once a year. So the first year we were in Paris and last year in Barcelona. This year?…. We don’t know yet…

So I flew into Barcelona from Berlin. The trip was in October (i think?) and leaving early in the morning in Berlin I got onto the plane with a scarf and a woolen hat to fight the ice cold wind. Stepping out of the plane in Barcelona was a relief: 20 degrees and sunshine. I noticed one time I had forgotten my shades at home…

Our hotel was in the center of the city which was an excellent choice. It was in one of the really old buildings and just quite newly renovated. I love the mix of old and modern architecture so it was fantastic. The hotel had a little terrace which we didn’t get to use because we were out all the time. But for a longer stay and in the summer it would have been great.

For the first time being in a foreign city we rented bicycles. And this from now on, is really my favourite choice of transportation as a tourist. At first I was really insecure about it. Spanish traffic usually scares the hell out of me, but surprisingly Barcelona is a bicycle city. Lots of bike lanes and car drivers seem to be used to riders by now due to their city bikes for locals that you can find at every second corner. Anyways, we got to see a lot more on one day compared to walking around and I wasn’t nearly as tired afterwards as I would have being on foot.

When I am in Spain I always love going to markets. Being a food person, it is so exciting for me to see all the different food and experience the smells. I don’t know really why it is like that, but spanish markets are so much more passionate and ‘real’ about their food then german markets. (excuse my weird English :- )

Unfortunatly after two days of wonderful sunshine rain hit us, but over all, that short trip to Barcelona made me wanna see more of it and I would love to come back late spring or late summer some time. I am definitly hooked.

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6. April 2012

A good hamburger is like an explosion in your mouth. This one I had in a café in Göteborg called

Västra Hamngatan 20

Very nice!!!! Oh…. I am getting hungry!!

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6. April 2012

A friend of mine had the plan to make a bib using some of her old towels. I liked the idea very much and I volunteered to do them for her, since she didn’t find the time. She had a bib that I used to take down a pattern.

I actually ended up using old and new materials. The main cloth is used from an old towel. The decorational parts are bought new.

I used pins to attach the surrounding material to the towel cloth. The theme of the bib is cherries, so I cut out two circles of the red new towel material and ironed on some of the double sided glueing ‘paper.’

After ironing it on to the bib I used a criss cross stitch to stitch the binding around the bib and to go around the circle and stitch a cherry stem. At the end I added some velcro.

And this is how the result looks like:

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3. April 2012

Es hat Spaß gemacht einfach ohne Plan drauf los zu sticken. Der Untergrund ist Seide, die Flächen sind mit Filzwolle unterlegt.

Im  letztem Jahr im März habe ich an einem Online-Stickkurs “Freies Sticken”  von Anne Lange teilgenommen und seither hat es mich nicht mehr losgelassen. Im Augenblick bin ich beim Fortgeschrittenenkurs dabei, der jetzt im April begonnen hat.

It was fun to stich without any plan. I stiched on silk and used unspun wool to put under. 

Last year in march I took part in an online-workshop “free embroidery” by Anne Lange. It opened a new world for me. Now it is  the second workshop which keeps me busy.

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20. März 2012

Wenn die Blausternchen im Park blühen, ist definitiv der Frühling ausgebrochen. Jedes Jahr zaubert dieser Anblick ein Lächeln auf die Gesichter.

That´s the first sign of spring and it makes everybody smile. With kind regards to those who are dying with indigo.

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