Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Una gatta di campagna nella Parigi del 1900

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette amava i gatti. "Claudine a Parigi" è il secondo libro di una serie di tre.
Claudine ha diciasette anni e ha passato tutta la vita in campagna. All'improvviso, suo padre decide di trasferire a Parigi tutto il gruppo famigliare composto da Claudine, Mèlie, la sua balia e la gatta Fanchette. Un libro da leggere. Ne ho estratto un brano.

"Fanchette, dolce creatura, vi si è adattata allegramente. Ha, senza proteste, accettato per deporvi le sue porcheriole, un piatto di segatuta, nascosto fra il mio letto e il muro; e io mi diverto, chinata, a seguire sullla sua fisionomia di gatta le fasi di una operazione importante. Fanchette si lava le zampe di dietro con cura, fra dito e dito. Muso quieto che non esprime nulla. Brusco arresto nel lavarsi: muso serio, e vagamente impensierito. Subitaneo cambiamento di posa: si mette a sedere. Poi, si decide irrevocabilmente, salta dal letto, corre al piatto, vi razzola....e null'altro. L'esperssione d'indifferenza riappare, non per lungo tempo. Le sopracciglie angosciate si riavvicinano; essa torna a razzolare febbrilmente la segatura, scalpiccia, cerca il posto buono, e per tre minuti sta con l'occhio fisso e in fuori; par che mediti intensamente perchè talora, è un po' stitica. Infine si rialza lentamente e con precauzioni infinite sotterra il morto con l'aria compunta che si addice a quella funebre operazione. Dopo, una piccola grattata superficiale intorno al piatto, e, senza transizione, fa una capriola sgangherata e diabolica, preludio di una danza da capre: il passo della liberazione. Allora rido e grido: "Mèlie, vine a cambiare il piatto della gatta!"

Monday, May 11, 2015

Project "Memories"


Block #1
Block #2
Block #3
Block #4

Block #5



What is this project about? It is about memories of times gone by, sharing laughs and tears, of good byes and helloes, and a mother tongue that comes from the deepest of my heart with the poems and plays of my favorite poet, my beloved Federico Garcia Lorca.
Ten blocks to tell a story. They will go to nine especial persons to the other side of the pond.
Hope to share with you the entire project soon!

















Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Una Sfumatura di Grigio. One Shade of Grey.


Ho fatto finalmente le borse "origami"!
(Solo Una Sfumatura di Grigio) :)
After doing these bags, as a Christma's gifts
container, following this tut:
http://whipup.net/2013/06/18/make-it-local-origami-market-bag/
there were some "leftovers" of the grey fabric
(Only "one shade") :)
Con gli avanzi di stoffa, e qualche scampolo di merletti vintage.
e degli avanzi di grosgrain, ho confezionato tre cuscini.
So, as I've been for some time thinking what to do with
some stash of vintage lace and red grosgrain, I thought
about doing these cushions. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Corner View "My favorite plate"

 What is my favorite plate? If I must choose one, that should be ravioli, or tortellini with butter and salve. I enjoy cooking, I've been doing it since I hung my backpack and became a housewife many years ago.
But my favorite plate it is also that I share with my family and friends...


... And the dishes our son cooks for us when he comes back from
Berlin, where he lives and works as a visual artist...
...And a simple fried egg becomes a restaurant dish...
... Or at a Berlin, when we went to visit him and he invited to eat at
the restaurant where he worked, (artists must pay the rent too)|
A delicious panna cotta and strawberries
... And a superb and simple pastasciutta. Good thing I had had him
in the kitchen when I cooked, since he was a baby!
Favorite plate it is also sharing a table with the neighbors on the street,
at the village where we now spend most of the year. 
Buon Appetito!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Corner to corner


The parcel for Tami of http://www.panorama-alonim.blogspot.it/ has been shipped!
Thanks again to Francesca of http://www.fuoriborgo.com/ for giving me the opportunity
to meet amazing, creative people! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Corner View "Rough"

A Theater, in my city. A rough ghost that will haunts we citizens forever.
Started and never finished. Politics... Argghh



I love small villages in Italy, especially Tuscany and
Umbria. I love the way they take care of their streets, decorating
the old rough walls with flower pots and hand made objects.

It fascinates me the fact that in this walls, there are
hundreds of years you can read just looking at
the changes that has been made.

... And I love these old, weather battered doors! 
Mostly, because they are made in my favorite
way: recycling!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Corner to corner.


This is how I've got the parcel...
Corner to corner, hosted by Francesca on her blog http://www.fuoriborgo.com/fuoriborgo/ where you can read the story of this circle of giving and receiving http://www.fuoriborgo.com/fuoriborgo/2011/09/corner-to-corner-it-begins.html.
Today, I've got these pretty little things from  from Paris. There were: two vintage buttons, and another bunch in a bag, three tea bags, a cat bookmark, a beautiful notes book, a nice decorative tape some candies and a beautiful wood box.
Thanks Svea from  http://swig-filz-felt-feutre.blogspot.it/ . !
The happiness for the gift has been spoiled, though, because it came to me ripped open... I was too happy for the gift to think about suing the italian mail service! I hope nothing is missing.
Anyway, through this humble blog of mine, I have the opportunity to know amazing people.
I am starting gathering things for the next on the list!