Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Oh, Time Lord, can you wait for me??

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  Yes, I know .... I'm always complaining about the same .... not fun ... but you already know me, basically ... I do not control my time, time control me!
  I wanted to finish embroidering the dress (which is fully sewn, embroidered pending only) on Monday, what was I thinking?
The embroidery took me longer than I predicted, if I have to think that every stitch motif takes about an hour and a half, I had no account is sufficient for my eyes are "burned", it implies that between a motive and another I I have to rest my eyes at risk of committing any mess of double vision after a while embroidering.
  Well, today is Wednesday and I have completed four embroidered motives. The dress has a total of ten motives, Oh, my God! (Sarcasm)
  
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  No doubt you will recall that last Monday was a holiday here, in fact, marked the day of the Canary Islands. It was fun to know that the day was a holiday in the U.S. too, the day commemorating the fallen soldiers, I think ...
   Anyway, here this day it is tradition to dress in traditional costume Canario and exit to the various celebrations and festivities that are on all the peoples of the islands, I had no chance to see me for the occasion this time, but I got some pictures for you from the beautiful traditional costumes found in the celebrations.

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For my part, I took the previous Sunday afternoon to prepare the liquor will be served at dinner next Christmas, maybe you think it's early yet ... let me tell you ...
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 For some years, I like to prepare home made liquor for special occasions or just to give to friends and family as a Christmas present. I still keep in the fridge orange liqueur that is four years old  and let me say that it is delicious. 
 To prepare liquor, you need a liter of pure alcohol, ask it at the pharmacy and specify that it is to drink. Place in a glass container with the fruit that will taste the liquor and add a little black pepper, spices nails, half a kilogram of sugar and half liter of water.
Then all you have to marinate it for a month ... after this time then I will make a post hereto follow the entire processI warn you that the whole process takes six months .... Yeah!                         I promise you to be faster than that ... sewing and embroidering.    .

12 comments:

  1. lovely embroidery, you have so much patients I can't wait to see it finished :)

    sarah.

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  2. If you have waited 10 years to make this dress, then 15 hours of embroidery is a short time to use on the beautiful embroidery, and your sewing is very beautiful!
    Have you an sewing magnifying glass that you hang around your neck?
    I have one and find it helps my eyes a lot! (Link to photo.)
    http://www.telesightmagnifiers.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/Handsfreehobbymagnifier.jpg.w180h133.jpg

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  3. If you have waited 10 years to make this dress, then 15 hours of embroidery is a short time to use on the beautiful embroidery, and your sewing is very beautiful!
    Have you an sewing magnifying glass that you hang around your neck?
    I have one and find it helps my eyes a lot! (Link to photo.)
    http://www.telesightmagnifiers.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/Handsfreehobbymagnifier.jpg.w180h133.jpg

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  4. Oh Rosy, your posts always make me smile - thank you!! When I read "Time Lord" I immediately thought of Dr Who (British science fiction tv show) and wondered how he could help you with your embroidery! Perhaps you could go back in time? I do agree with Jemajo, you probably need to use a magnifying glass. I also get eye strain when I do embroidery or other hand sewing, and I think sitting in natural light really helps, and doing the sewing in the morning when eyes are fresh. I am really looking forward to the end result of this beautiful project.

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  5. Rosy, you are creative in many forms. I mean you make your own liquor and do embroidery on your dresses.
    My God, that's amazing!
    Thanks for sharing the photos of the festival, I love the traditional dressing for both men and women.

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  6. Your embroidery is beautiful!

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  7. Be patient, your work is perfect.
    It was good to read about your tradition and recipe.

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  8. Me ha encantado el post sin duda;)

    http://tvintagedreams.blogspot.com

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  9. ah! my relatives back in Romania used to make such liquor it's so yummy!:)

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  10. I'm glad you had fun in el Dia de Canarias. Your dress is cute and have a lovely sense of humor.
    very nice pics.
    Thank for your comment

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  11. Me había perdido tu post. A mi me encanta bordar; aunque hace ya que no lo hago. En cuanto al licor, también me gusta hacer mis pinitos.
    Qué manos tienes, preciosa Rosy.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. It is going to be stunning!
    And think of it like this, you are nearly halfway through! Yay!

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