Monday, February 28, 2011

Enchanted Rock

Memories - Erinnerungen - Ricordi

Enchanted Rock, Texas, USA, 2005.

Felshügel inmitten einer endlosen Ebene. Grenzenlose Weite in allen vier Himmelsrichtungen.
Una montagna di rocce in mezzo ad una pianura immensa. Una veduta senza limiti.

Click on picture to enlarge.
Zum Vergrössern auf Fotos klicken.
Clicca sulle foto per ingrandirle.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Who's that girl?

After being blessed with four nephews, two years ago a sweet little niece put the icing on the cake.
No longer holding back with pink girly fabric!

Activity bag



Matching wristlet

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chihuahuan Desert

Memories - Erinnerungen - Ricordi

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Texas, USA, 2005

Bis dorthin in meiner Vorstellung nicht die typische Wüstenlandschaft.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sewed rug - Genähter Teppich - Tappeto cucito

Recycled sheets. Cut into stripes, folded, pressed, pressed, pressed. Sewed together with zigzag stitch.
Reziklierte Laken. In Streifen geschnitten, gefaltet, gebügelt, gebügelt, gebügelt. Mit Zigzag-Stich zusammen genäht.
Lenzuoli usati. Tagliati in strisce, piegati, stirati, stirati, stirati. Cuciti insieme con punto zig zag.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Memories - Erinnerungen - Ricordi

My temporary home in Austin, Texas, USA.
Mein vorübergehendes Zuhause in Austin, Texas, USA.
Il mio domicilio temporario a Austin, Texas, USA.

Austin Downtown

Downtown Austin


Monday, February 21, 2011

Knitted rug - Gestrickter Teppich - Tappetino a maglia

Recycled clothing and sheets, cut into stripes, sewn together, knitted.
Gebrauchte Kleider und Laken, in Streifen geschnitten, zusammen genäht, gestrickt.
Vestiti e lenzuoli usati, tagliati in strisce, cuciti insieme, lavorati a maglia.

Lived moments. Momenti vissuti.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Memories - Erinnerungen - Ricordi

My temporary home in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2004/2005.
Mein vorübergehendes Zuhause in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2004/2005.
Il mio domicilio temporario a Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2004/2005.

My "Room with a view".

Inner Harbour

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quilt in progress

I have three quilts I'm working on. This is one of them.
Einer meiner Quilts in Arbeit.

Coloured scraps are hand-pieced. Brown stripes are machine-pieced.
Bunte Teile von Hand zusammen genäht. Braune Streifen mit Nähmaschine ergänzt.

Detail of quilt top. Detail Vorderseite.

Back of quilt with a sprinkle of colour.
Rückseite mit Farbtupfer.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Memories - Erinnerungen - Ricordi

A few treasured moments. Ein paar Erinnerungs-Schätze. Alcuni cari ricordi.


senza parole

Pictures taken in Blanco and Fredericksburg, Texas, USA, 2005

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saguaro cactus

Picture taken in Sonora Desert, Arizona. Saguaros take about 80 years to develop side arms. This one is just about there. Their life span is up to 150 years. What stories would they tell us if they could?
In der Schweiz bleiben die Waffen nach wie vor in den Schränken zuhause gelagert.
Wilder Westen.

saguaro cactus

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pictures - Fotos

I've uploaded some pictures to my flickr photostream. They are all about my sewing projects. There will be more to come. Check out the different sets I've made. Just click on the link on the right side of this blog.
Here is an appetizer:
Fotos meiner Näharbeiten sind jetzt auch auf Flickr zu sehen. Einfach auf den Link rechts klicken. Hier ist ein Beispiel zum gluschtig mache:


Sunday, February 13, 2011

books - Bücher - libri

Since I was a teenager (tempi passati) books have played an important role in my life. Long before I was able to travel on my own, books and the stories they tell have opened up the world to me and my imagination. They also keep taking me to places no physical travel can take me. No day goes by without reading at least a few pages. That's why, for now, I chose this template for this blog. It reminded me of the library in my house:

Library - Bibliothek - Libreria

And this is a book I just recently finished reading:

If you love eating meat and care about animal welfare:
Don't read it!

language matters

I live in Switzerland, a country with four national languages depending on which area you live in. I live in the German speaking part of Switzerland. The first language in my life was Italian. This may end up being a multi-lingual blog. We'll see. Wir werden sehen. Vedremo.
As of now, enjoy this hint of spring:

Tulip - Tulpe - Tulipano

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm in

Hi, I'm new to the blogosphere and wondering where this will lead to...
My first posts will just be for practice.
Let's see if I manage to publish a picture...

That's me - somewhere in Arizona in 2005 - but I don't live in the USA