First Day of School.

I’m having a break in my alphabet project but instead I will post about my school.

As we arrived on Sunday evening it was dark already. I met a familiar face in Tartu and we walked together to the dorm. Today we got to use the last rays of sunshine walk a bit in the town to go to the grocery store. What we realized was that we have no time to scout this beautiful small town.

Today we had only theoretical lessons. So far I have heard about material studies, a bit about Estonian national culture (mostly 18-20 century), communications and work safety. The day was very long starting from 8 am and almost until 20 pm and this is how it’s going to be every day this week except for Friday, then we get off around 3 pm. We got off a bit earlier though. 😉 Luckily everything has been rather interesting so it went faster than I thought and wasn’t as hard as I had imagined.

I’m pretty sure tomorrow will be even more fun! We will sew, do some embroidery and some composition studies. I’m a bit afraid of the sewing part as I haven’t really done that since secondary school. Also I saw those big industrial sewing machines – they look scary!

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TĂ€hestikuprojekti tuleb vĂ€ike paus nĂŒĂŒd. RÀÀgin vahepeal natuke oma koolist. 

PĂŒhapĂ€eval tulin bussiga Tartu, nĂ€gin seal juba vestluselt tuttavat nĂ€gu. SĂ”itsime ĂŒhe bussiga RĂ€pinasse ja leidsime pimedas koos tee ĂŒhikani. TĂ€na Ă”htul Ă”nnestus siiski ka veidi viimaseid pĂ€ikesekiiri nautida, kui veidi linnas jalutasime, et poes kĂ€ia. 

TĂ€na olid meil ainult teoreetilised tunnid, Ă”ppisime Eesti rahvakultuuri (peamiselt 18.-20. sajand), suhtlemise aluseid, materjali Ă”petust ja töökeskkonna ohutust. PĂ€ev oli vĂ€ga pikk alates kella 8st hommikul kuni pea kella 8ni Ă”htul. PĂ”himĂ”tteliselt on see siin meil nii nĂŒĂŒd iga pĂ€ev, ainult reede lĂ”ppeb veidi enne kella 3 pĂ€eval. Seekord Ă”nneks saime veidi varem Ă”htule, kĂŒll. Õnneks lĂ€ks kĂ”ik ĂŒldse oodatust palju kiiremini, polnud ĂŒldse nii raske kui esialgu ette kujutasin.

Olen ĂŒsna kindel, et homme tuleb veel pĂ”nevam. Me hakkame Ă”mblema, tikkima ja kompositsiooni Ă”ppima. Ma veidike kardan seda Ă”mblemise osa, kuna ma pole seda tĂ”siselt keskkoolist saati teinud. Ja ma nĂ€gin juba neid suuri tööstuslikke masinaid seal – hirmus! 

B is for Boletus.

Last week I was basically working alone so I had my hands full and didn’t have much time to get a break. This week we are all together again after a long time and it has been crazy. Not that it’s anyone’s fault, it’s just that there is so much that had to be done and so much that really got done.

We had a team meeting on Monday and found out soon that we could get rid of some junk in the house that had been lying there for quite a long time (mostly old and broken furniture). We got a truck that took it all away today. There was much more of that than anyone had imagined and it took a lot more time to get it all out.

I have also worked a bit longer this week so regarding all that I feel rather exhausted. I should probably go to sleep already but I decided to have a quick write here. I’m not sure if I’ll have more time in the weekend (if I do then you’ll see the next post rather sooner than later) so here it is.

Next letter is B and it stands for boletus.

IMG_8296This is made of a pattern I accidentally stumbled on. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to give it a try. I love mushrooms and this one looks so much like the real one. Maybe not quite but you really can tell it’s a boletus, can’t you!

I used organic cotton G-B Wiolle Bio-Baumwolle for the stem and bamboo (60%) – cotton (40%) blend Katia Bamboo yarn for the cap. I used embroidery floss for the details and filled it with pillow-stuffing. The hook was I think a 2.75 mm. I’m happy with the results. (:

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Eelmine nĂ€dal olin sisuliselt ĂŒksi tööl, mis tĂ€hendab, et kĂ€ed-jalad olid pidevalt tööd tĂ€is. See nĂ€dal saime esimest korda ĂŒle pika aja meeskonnaga kokku, ning aeg on möödunud ulmeliselt. Mitte, et asi oleks inimestes, lihtsalt teha on nii palju nĂŒĂŒd ja ka tehtud on juba pĂ€ris palju selle lĂŒhikese aja jooksul.

Meil oli ka vÀike koosolek kohe nÀdala alguses. Saime teada, et lÔpuks tuleb konteinerauto ja saame suurest sodist oma majas lahti (pÔhiliselt vana ja katkine mööbel). Auto tuli tÀna ja kÔik ebavajaliku minema. KÔike seda oli palju rohkem, kui ettegi vÔis kujutada ja aega selle majast vÀlja tassimiseks lÀks samuti rohkem, kui oleks vÔinud arvata.

Lisaks kĂ”igele olen ka tööd teinud see nĂ€dal vĂ€he pikemalt, mis tĂ”ttu tunnen ennast juba ĂŒsna vĂ€sinult. TĂ”enĂ€oliselt peaksin juba magama, aga mĂ”tlesin, et kirjutan siia ikka kiiresti Ă€ra. Ma ei ole eriti kindel, et mul nĂ€dalavahetusel selleks rohkem aega on (kui siiski, siis tuleb jĂ€rgmine postitus juba ĂŒsna pea), seega siin ta on.

JÀrgmine tÀht on B nagu puravik!

See on tehtud mustri jĂ€rgi, mille ĂŒkskord kogemata leidsin. Kohe siis sain juba aru, et pean selle jĂ€rele proovima. Mulle nii meeldivad seened ja see on ju kogu oma lihtsuses nii realistlik. VĂ”ib-olla mitte pĂ€ris, aga on ju aru saada, et see on puravik!

Jala jaoks kasutasin orgaanilist puuvilla G-B Wolle Bio-Baumwolle ja mĂŒtsi jaoks 60% pambuse ja 40% puuvilla segust Katia Bamboo lĂ”nga. Detailid tikkisin peale mulineega ja sisuks on padjatĂ€ide. Mulle mu seen meeldib. (: