sobota 17. srpna 2013

wool,wool and more wool

Konecne jsem si vyzkousela cesani vlny na anglickych hrebenech, jde to uzasne. Je hodne druhu hrebenu a ja se rozhoduji, ktere si poridim. Tyto jsem si vypujcila z naseho klubu, maji ctyri rady "jehlic" a pracuje se snimi velmi dobre. Cesance jsou jemne, nadychane a krasne se predou.
I finally tried the English wool combs and they are fabulous. There are many kinds of combs and I am trying to decide which one to buy. I rented these from our wool gatherers guild. They are great!

Vlna, kterou se mi minuly rok podarilo pri barveni zplstnatet. Lezela na dne kosiku a ted na ni prisla rada. Zkusila jsem ji precesat na hrebenech a ejhle, ono to slo.
Wool that I accidentally felted last year while attempting to dye it. The combs worked like magic.

Snazila jsem se kousky vlny tridit podle barev a odstinu.
I tried to sort the colors.

Bylo zajimave pozorovat, jak se barvy krasne prolinaji.
It was interesting to watch  how they blend.

A tady je vysledek, jsem spokojena!
And this is what I ended up with. I am very happy!

Dalsi prislo na radu cerstve vyprane a obarvene rouno.
Next was freshly washed and colored fleece.

Pracovalo se snim moc dobre a rychle.
It was a nice, fast job.


Spradena vlna v prirodni barve, spodni pradeno je uz vyprane a vlna krasne prokoukla.
Spun wool in natural color. The bottom one is nice and bright after a wash.


Dnes jsme se z Dominikem jeli projet na kolech.
I went for a bike ride with Dominik today.


Posledni tyden dost prsi a pri projizce lesem jsem nazbirala prvni lisky. Zitra uvarim bramboracku, uz se na ni moc tesim!
It is raining a lot last few days and I found my first chanterelles mushrooms.  I can't wait to make mushroom soup tomorrow!

A jake plany na vikend mate vy?
And what plans do you have for this weekend?

středa 14. srpna 2013

Jewelry

....a protoze nevim, co delat driv, pustila jsem se jeste do vyroby sperku :))  Ma kamaradka Carita z Urban Forge Desing me v cervnu k mym narozeninam rekla "Prijd si ke me do studia vyrobit darek". Na jare jsem ztratila jednu nausnici, kterou mi darovala k vanocum a take prohlasila- prid a udelej si ji. A ja ji opravdu udelala!  Je moc sikovna a ja tentokrat pod jejim vedenim  z kousku stribrneho dratku "vykouzlila"  prstynky a to hned tri.

....and because I don't know what to do first, I started to make jewelry :)) My friend Carita from Urban Foge Desing told me that for my birthday I should come to her studio and make my own present. I lost one of her earrings before, that she gave me for Christmas and she said "come and make it" and I did. She is very talented and this time under her guidance I made these lovely silver rings.








Carita v jejim studiu.
Carita in her studio.


 Prstynek, na kterem pracovala ona  a dolni fotka kde predvadi jeji a me prsteny po dokonceni a vylesteni.
She made this ring and below she is modeling our creations.


Netrvalo dlouho a ja byla zpatky. Chci si vyrobit stribrny naramek a Carita mi doporucila abych se nejdrive procvicila na medenem plisku. Drzim se zuby nechty abych se do vyroby nevrhla po hlave, mam uz tolik jinych zajmu :)

It didn't take long and I was back. I would like to make silver bracelet, but Carita suggested to practice with copper first.  I have to braise myself not to dive into making jewelry, I have enough hobbies already :) 



 Dokonceny, vylesteny a presne podle mych predstav.......
Finished, polished and just how I imagine it.......







sobota 10. srpna 2013

Summer bliss

Omlouvam se za delsi odmlku, na blog nejak nezbyva cas. Takze letem svetem par fotek z naseho leta.
My apologies for  the lack of posts lately. So much to do and so little time :)  Here are few photos from our summer.

Jezero Comox, v pozadi ledovec Comox.
 Comox Lake with Comox Glacier in the background.

 



 Reka Cruickshank ktera se vleva do jezera Comox.
Cruickshank River empties into Comox Lake.



 Na plazi je cas  na pleteni.....
At the beach....time to catch up with some knitting.


doma zase treba na prani vlny.
 At home....time to wash some wool.


Nebo treba na pripravu zeleninovo ovocneho "smoothie"
So much fresh, good food in the summer. I love making smoothies for breakfast.


Dnes jsem "vyplenila" zahradku ale v tomhle krasnem pocasi muzu zbirat za par dni znova. Zitra se chystam na kecup a okurky jsou uz zavarene. Dyne vydrzi celou zimu, mam jeste posledni dve z lonske urody!

I "raided' the garden today, but with this weather I will harvest more in few days. I made pickles today, I will make ketchup tomorrow and squash will be store for winter. I still have two left from last years crop!



A jak prozivate leto vy?
And what are you up to?


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