21 Apr 2014

* Spring Quilting

Garden Geranium
Atentado contra la salud pública
A threat to public health!

¡La mierda de la primavera ya está aquí! ¡Qué asco bien! Y mientras todo florece a nuestro alrededor, servidora no puede respirar, tiene la piel enrojecida y llena de ronchas, los ojos hinchados y llorosos, y la nariz como si fuera un grifo. Da igual si me mantengo alejada del campo y evito pasar por las calles con jardines: el viento se encarga de traerme el polen de los olivos y demás matujas secas mediterráneas hasta casa. ¡Yay!

Pero lo mejor son las preguntas de bienintencionados amigos y conocidos al verme. Siempre son dos y en este orden:
  1. ¿Has ido al médico?
  2. ¿Te estás tomando algo?
Como si a mí no se me hubiese ocurrido ninguna de las dos opciones sin su ayuda. No, queridos míos; es que estoy así por gusto... (en serio, ¿vosotros qué creéis? ¿eh?).

Por suerte, no todas las florecillas que me rodean son así de malvadas escupiendo polen sin parar mientras me ahogo. Tengo unas en casa totalmente inocuas, de ganchillo, que me han acompañado mientras tejía el borde de la manta y esperan pacientemente a que les cosa un bonito forro que compré especialmente para ellas. Sí, mi TEJUCA ha entrado en su recta final. Es tiempo de coser y acolchar, alejada lo más posible de lanas peluditas, árboles en floración, perfumes y ventanas abiertas. :-)

¡Feliz primavera!

Tejuca
Flowers, hearts and butterflies

Stupid Spring has sprung! Yuck Great! While everything is blossoming around us, yours truly can't breath properly, has itchy red spots all over her skin, her eyes are swollen and teary and her nose is running. It doesn't matter if I restrain myself from going to the countryside or walk away from the city gardens: the wind keeps bringing the pollen from olive trees and several dry mediterranean weeds to my place. Yay!

But the best part is the questioning done by well-meaning friends and acquaintances when they see me in this state. They are always two questions asked in the same order:
  1. Have you seen a doctor?
  2. Are you taking medicine?
Because, you know, I couldn't think of these without their help. No, my dears: it's just I like feeling like crap... (seriously guys, what do you think?!).

Fortunately not all flowers around me are wicked ones spitting up pollen non-stop while I'm suffocating. There are some harmless ones at home, made of yarn, that stayed with me while I crocheted the edge of the blanket and are now waiting patiently till I back them with some nice fabric I bought purposely for them. Yes, my friends, my TEJUCA blanket it's on its final stage! Now it's time for sewing and quilting as far away as possible from furry yarn, blossoming trees, perfumes and open windows. :-)

Happy spring!

10 comments :

  1. ohhh que lindo , ya quiero verla terminada, !!! me parece algo precioso
    aqui la usariamos con mucho placer, ya que aun hace frio ..
    un besito

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    1. ¡Gracias! Yo también tengo ganas de verla terminada y usarla... aunque eso tendrá que esperar al próximo otoño. Por aquí ya vamos sin mangas y ya no hace tiempo para mantas.
      Besitos

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  2. Tejuca is going to be a very warm quilt. I can't wait to see the whole quilt finished.
    Spring is rough on allergies with all the pollen, not to mention my black car gets covered with yellow pollen in just a day or two. One of my granddaughters suffers the same as you do. I love the cool weather, but I have to agree it's painful. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. I think backing the crochet blanket was a great idea. I like how it's turning out. Although it's a simple lining the print suits the blanket design very nicely.
      I can't wait until the blossoming season of the olive tree ends (and that would be around June, it has just started). This is always the worst part of the year. The skin around my eyes feels very itchy, as if I had been crying all day. But I have to endure this to be able to cook with olive oil and eat yummy olives next winter! ;-)

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  3. Oh my! I can't wait for the big reveal. Your quilt is going to look amazing. I'm sure of it! Oh, I hate to hear that the allergens have gotten you. Maybe you'll get a good rain and wash that pollen away. :-)

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    1. I wish! But last time we had a good rain was August 28th --yes, almost eight months ago. That would really help.
      Now that you mentioned the big reveal you reminded me that I need to find a good spot to take pictures. My home is too dark and the blanket too big to take some quiet pictures on a bench at the park. I'm open to tips and ideas! lol

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  4. Oh!! que horror de alergias! Sé lo que son, aunque llevo tiempo (dedos cruzados) que se mantienen lejos de mi.
    Me muero de curiosidad por ver ese acolchado y también por ver todo el top ganchilleado, tiene una pinta estupenda!
    Saludos y mejórate!

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    1. ¡Qué bueno que no te hayan pillado este año! Por aquí han venido muy rabiosas, estoy deseando que pase la primavera ya. Espero terminar el forro de la manta pronto, yo también tengo ganas de verla acabada. ¡Muchas gracias!

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  5. Your quilt looks beautiful! The fabric on the back is perfect. Hope your feel better soon. Allergies are no fun.

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