Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A new month

My personal calendar
My personal calendar
More tea
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A letter...

The first of September. A new month.
You can feel that the season is changing and that Spring is coming along here that time is going by...

A new month also means to me that I am allowed to fill up again my personal calendar.
Before I left Hamburg I got a box from my friends with twelve envelopes, each filled with pictures. On the first day of a new month I can open one of these envelopes and find an image for every week of this month. I love this calendar and I unpacked already a few images which I totally forgot about. They make me smile so much and miss my friends ....

Today was also the first day I used my new/old sewing machine for the first time.
It is a second-hand one in such great condition and I am so happy about it as I couldn't bring mine with me. I was already fabric shopping and got some nice leftovers of which I am planning to sew a few nice things which I have in my head since a while : )
Today I sort of made friends with the sewing machine, read the manual and got used to the new handling. It has so many great programs, I can't wait to use it properly..I sewed this little envelopes for my grandparents which I will bring on its big journey tomorrow.

Here is a nice song liiiiiisten (Villagers - Becoming A Jackal)
// Maria


24 comments :

bastisRIKE said...

what a nice present ... and even if they make you cry its so nice to know theres someone thinking of you at the other end of the world ...

what a pitty, the song isn't available in germany. thanks copyright ;)

all the best
rike

Marion said...

That envelope is so cute.
Happy september Maria !

Svenja said...

Was für ein schönes Geschenk!
Die Nähmaschine sieht super aus! Es geht ja nichts über Bernina, meine ist leider schon ein etwas älteres Modell.
Ich wünsche dir mit deiner viel Spaß und einen tollen September!

jana said...

ich habe auch angefangen zu nähen. letzte woche (mit hilfe) meinen ersten rock! bin total stolz aber muss noch einiges lernen...die idee mit dem umschlag ist schön!

sc said...

Ouuuh! The teapot! We used to have excact the similar one while I was a child. And nice pictures, again :)

Elisabelle said...

such a sweet present!!!!
I love the envelope:)
nice music too.

gini said...

ohlala im so jealous! i used to live in sydney for 2 years and a half and i miss it so much! so im lucky to find your blog!
are you enjoying it?
love gini from the mountains of south france

claire said...

oh! so great. look at those lovely stitches.

Maggie said...

Beautiful bits and pieces...those fabrics are such a nice assortment, I'd love to see what you create out of them!

melski said...

Happy September! What a great present from your friends! I love the yay it keeps giving. I hope you're not too homesick

anneemall said...

These envelopes look damn cute!

kristina - no penny for them said...

great calendar, what a fab idea...

und danke, danke, danke für die tollen sydney/melbourne-tipps!
:)

Bianca, Dave, Oli and Elke. said...

oh wow, your photos are amazing. They make me a little sad though. All the things I miss about Sydney. what camera do you use? Btw, I have those same Camper shoes. Dont wear them in the rain! I did that last week in stockholm and the colour has never been the same again :( i wish i bought the yellow ones as well. have a great weekend! x

jasmin said...

hello..... and welcome.... it is so lovely to see Sydney through new eyes..... I am a Sydneysider and a new blogger .... blogging all the way from bondi..... I am waiting for new visitors..... you must have the ginger brules from The Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills... if you haven't already...x

Barbara said...

oh that's for sure so cute!!

Sarah Winward said...

what a beautiful stack of fabric! I love the stitch you chose to use on what looks like an envelope out of a paper bag? I've been experimenting with those but hadn't considered a fun stitch yet....ill have to give it a go.

jenna said...

wonderful post, maria. i love that calendar idea. i hope you have a lovely spring!

Kasa said...

Oh what a lovely idea with the calendar.

malin said...

Hi Maria! You won my giveaway, CONGRATS!
Please send me an e-mail with your address :)

malinlivestahl@gmail.com

kathy said...

that is so sweet :)

have the best september!

Dotti said...

Liebe Maria, das is ne schrecklich goldige Idee, mit den Umschlägchen. Ich krieg mich gar nicht mehr ein!

Und: Umschläge zunähen finde ich auch ganz toll. Ich bekam kürzlich einen solchen Brief und hab seitdem auf'm Zettel stehen, es selbst auszuprobieren. Sag mal: muss man da etwas beachten?

Dotti said...

Merci, liebste Maria! Ich probiere es aus und berichte. Versprochen. Gute Nacht dir schon mal. Auf bald.

schorlemädchen said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
I hope you are all well and have a great start into the new season : )
Take care
Maria

Miss T said...

way to go miss. this pillow is so wonderful. :)