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Monday, October 09, 2017

heep-heep hurray - about the october blues;)

äsop... im kindergarten bekamen wir erzählt, wie gut es wäre fleißig zu sein... die fabel mit der Ameise und der grille...
ich fand es ja ziemlich gemein, dass die grille den ganzen sommer alle prima unterhalten hat, und dann die gelackmeierte war... sie hatte deutlich meine Sympathien:)
wenn ich die geschichte heute auf mich hin interpretieren sollte - hmmm, wahrscheinlich bin ich beides... ich bin eine fleißige Sammlerin (Ameise), aber mag mich schon kreativ austoben, auch ohne dass damit immer ein großer sinn und zweck verbunden sind.
we all know aesop... the fable of the ant and the grasshopper. in kindergarten we were told to be busy as the ant. well, i had sympathy for the grasshopper - didn´t he entertain everybody so well and now should be punished therefore?
i ask myself what i actually am: i suppose parts of both... the big collector (the ant), but i also want to live out my creativity without thinking too much about results or purpose... 
(i found the Picture for this mug on Wikipedia and combined it with one of my cloud photos)
was soll ich sagen... ich dachte, ich hätte mehr als genug Stoff, aber irgendwie hatte ich im August eine kaufattacke und musste mir ein paar indische Stoffe bestellen.
blauwahn, nichts neues...
what can i say... i thought i had enough fabrics, but then in August i had a buying frenzy and had to order some Indian Cloth.
blue-craze, nothing new...
es kamen dann noch mehr dazu...
(diese beiden praktischerweise multi-gemustert, man braucht ja oft nicht viel):
i ordered more... (These two conveniently multi-patterned, often you don´t Need much):

und mittlerweile hab ich 10 verschiedene Stoffe
and meanwhile i have 10 different fabrics

da hab ich ihn nun, den oktober-blues...
einen schönen stapel blauer Stoffe
now here i have it - the october blues...
a nice heep (hurray!) of blue fabrics

nun sollte aber die grille mal wieder in aktion treten und was damit machen.
hoffentlich ist sie nicht schon im Winterschlaf;)
now the grasshopper could become active and do something creative with it.
i hope she is not hibernating already;)


  1. I've never heard the story of the ant and grasshopper, but I love your beautiful mug and the story you included of your own experiences.

    I am in AWE of the blue fabrics you shared with us. I absolutely love the idea of having a blue October. These patterns are going to work well for you,

    Thanks for sharing your lovely mug and your fabrics with us for T this Tuesday. They are all spectacular.

  2. Wow! That fabric is gorgeous!! Where did you get it?
    I never heard the fable about the ant and the grasshopper but your mug is very interesting!
    Happy tea day!

  3. aaah yes, the ant and the grasshopper...I certainly have been sympathetic with both:)Nice work with the mug.
    Gorgeous blue fabrics and I just know you will be creating special things with them. Happy T day!

  4. I think you are ready to make a quilt. That would be a good winter project and then it would keep you warm on those cold days. Love the fabric Johanna-and happy T day. hugs-Erika

  5. Ja, solche Kaufattacken hat wohl jeder mal. Habe ich auch gerade hinter mir. Aber bei mir sind es keine Stoffe sondern Stempel für meine Mailart Projekte. Da kann man nie genug davon haben ... hihi.
    Die Stoffe die du gekauft hast sind wirklich sehr schön. Ich stehe auch auf blau. Ich bin schon gespannt was du damit machst.
    Die Tasse mit dem Grashüpfer ist total cool.
    Ich wünsche dir eine kreative Woche Johanna!

    LG Gaby

  6. Schöne Stöffchen hast Du Dir da angelacht. Bestimmt dauert es nicht lange, bis der Grashüpfer in Dir inspiriert ist und aus seinem Versteck kommt. Viel Spaß beim Nähen! :)
    Herzliche Grüße

  7. Schöne Stoffe hast Du gehamstert...mal sehen, was die Ameise in Dir daraus dann zaubert.Früher oder später - grins.

  8. Your blue materials collection looks fabulous.
    I think you will be enjoying using them soon.
    I love how you added the ant to the mug and created a lovely scene to go with the story you reminded us all about.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Love the mug, the grasshopper looks so happy against those beautiful clouds you added 😁. The blue and white fabrics are perfect, I think I would have to buy them too as the designs and patterns are amazing. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

  10. Viel Spaß beim Benutzen Deiner schönen Stoffe! Ach was Frau gönnt sich ja sonst nix, oder?! Lol!
    Liebe Grüße von
    Happy T-Day Johanna!

  11. Well Johanna i LOVE your October blues! Its cool, rainy, misty with the wind roaring thru the pines here... really feels like a Fall day... finally.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  12. I agree with you about the grasshopper :) Music is food for the soul, after all. Happy T Tuesday

  13. Your ant and grasshopper story had me smiling. I am in love with all of your gorgeous fabrics! Blue has always been one of my favorite colors-enjoy creating!! hugs Happy T Day Kathy

  14. Ha! You can never have too much fabric!! Love the blues... And your virtual mug!

  15. What a wonderful musing about The Grasshopper and the Ant, Johanna. I never thought of it that way; but you're absolutely right.

    Blue is definitely your color - lol.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  16. Oh My ! Those beautiful fabrics - October blues are sure to brighten your days! I love your clever mug this week! Hurray for the grasshopper! Apologies for being late! Chrisx

  17. Ganz sicher konnte die Grille bei diesen vielen schönen Blaustoffen nicht widerstehen und ist bereits mitten in der Arbeit! Das hast du alles total nett geschrieben, ich musste grinsen!
    Eine Kaufattacke hatte ich auch gerade in HH, bei mir dieses Mal alles in Grün!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  18. I love your mug, and I agree with you on being like the ant and the grasshopper. Life is a balance. Extremes are not helpful. You sound happy with all the blue fabric you found. These small pleasures are so necessary.

  19. Schöne Stoffe hast du dir gegönnt. Ja diese Kaufattacke *lol*... bei mir sind das ja Stempel.
    Bin gespannt, was aus den Stoffen wird. Viel Spaß beim Benutzen.
    LG Carola

  20. That is such a lovely bundle of blue fabrics. The one with several patterns on it is a find, one often only needs small pieces.
    I went off to check out the Ant and the Grasshopper and found a children's video on youtube. Nice visuals, terrible voices and dubious moral advice - hard work always pays! However in this version at the end the ant invited the grasshopper into his house and gave him food. Better moral advice - kindness is the best.

  21. What a beautiful stack of blue fabrics. Of course you will make something lovely out of all that. For me, I might be tempted to just keep them stacked and admire them. A little temporart art work


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