Saturday, May 7, 2011

Progress: nothing to show

The title of this post says it all. I’ve attached the trim to the front of my jacket, been busy with the pair of trousers I showed the pocket detail of, but nothing finished yet. While I had no UFO’s left in fall, I’ve got 4 now: jacket, trousers, blouse and a lingerie set. Time to do something about it.

To my defence (as if I need an excuse) there was little sewing time in the past week because of a nice 5-days away with my family to Barcelona! A wonderful city we absolutely fell in love with. Such a nice athmosphere, so many beautiful buildings all around, friendly and green parks. We had been warned extensively before we left for pickpocketing (oh, are you going to Barcelona, be careful, you loose your belongings before you know it). As in any city with a lot of people you have to be careful with your belongings, but I never felt unsafe, not even in a crowded market place. I’ve been to areas in other cities that felt worse.

No fabric shopping this time or anything sewing related. We walked a lot, saw a lot of Gaudi works and visited the Picasso and Miro museum. And still so much we didn’t see. The most impressive to me was the way the light came from above in the Sagrada Familia. I’ve tried to capture it in a picture (in the center) but it doesn’t do justice to the real thing. It was  exceptionally beautiful.

The only sewing related thing I did was buying Patrones. To my surprise some stalls even sold back issues. So I bought 3 issues. Now I have to finish something and then think about starting something new. Inspiration enough, as there are also the last Knip Mode magazines to choose from, and some patterns I recently ordered. Time to get sewing so that my next post can be sewing related again.

Have a nice weekend all!

15 comments:

  1. OH! I could fall over dead from envy right here and now.

    Did you go in the cathedral? What was it like? Were you in awe? Are you filled with inspiration after so much art? What about the food?

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  2. Your pictures of Barcelona are fabulous. Don't know if I'll ever get there but I can dream....

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  3. Thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos of Barcelona! I've always wanted to go and hope to make it there some day. Good reason for a week of no sewing!

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  4. What a gorgeous light effect. Barcelona looks gorgeous.
    Patrones--and back issues at newsstands? Sounds like a bunch of relaxing lazy afternoons are ahead for you on a terrace, deciding which to sew.

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  5. I would love love love to visit Spain and especially Barcelona. And what a great memento - several back issues of Patrones!

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  6. Perfect vacation! We loved Barcelona too, and bringing home Patroness makes a perfect souvenir.

    Lynda in LV

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Now I want to go there too. A trip like that is a great excuse for not sewing.

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  8. Oooh, it looks like a really nice break. Can't wait to see what you sew out of Patrones.

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  9. The photos are beautiful and it conveys a sense of splendor. A very unusual building. Thanks for giving a peek at Barcelona!

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  11. I wish I could understand spanish to read the Patrones

    I like your blog and I am a new follower

    cardiganpumpkin.blogspot.com

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  12. Sigrid, these pictures are bringing back great memories. I see that the renovation on La Sagrada Familia is ongoing. One of my favorite Guadi buildings is La Casa Batlio. I hope you were able to enjoy the Marcona almonds and cava while you were there.

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  13. Your photos excite me. My DD and I are visiting Barcelona in January. The weather will not be fabulous, but nothing will suppress our enthusiasm for Gaudi.

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  14. I love Barcelona, and my dad just came back from a visit - you may have crossed paths with him in Sagrada Familia lol. I think this completely justifies a lack of sewing, but it will probably also influence your creativity for ages!

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