Monday, October 09, 2006

チェックのリボン Plaid Ribbons


クリスマスは遠い先のことだと思っていましたが、もう十月です。DYBのブロックも三枚目が終わりました。そのときには気づきませんでしたが、三枚写真を並べてみたら、それぞれにチェックのリボンを使っていました。何も思いつかないときは、材料からアイデアを貰おうと、リボンの箱を開けてみたりするわけです。ブロックの色に合わせてこれ使おうと思ったのでしょう。チェックのリボンは何故かクリスマスを連想させます。箱にあてもなくリボンがたまるのは、街に出かけて、買い物の金額が無料駐車券にちょっと足りないと、つい買ってしまうからなのです。時にはボタンだったりレースだったりもしますけれど。
When the Christmas DYB started in July, I felt it was really out of season. But it's October now and I have finished three blocks. Seeing three photos together, I have realized I used plaid ribbons for each block though I was unconscious then. When I have no idea what to do, I open the boxes of materials which might inspire me. In my ribbon box, I have many different plaid ribbons with solid or organdie ones. And to me they seem to suit Christmas season.
In downtown we have to spend 3000yen at the least in the shop to get a free car parking ticket. Therefore, I easily buy ribbons, buttons, laces or something small to result my collection become bigger and bigger.

つい数日前に仕上げたジャッキー・リースのブロックです。
I have just finished Jakkie's block.

デビーSが一番最初でした。八月でした。
Debbie S's was the first one I did in August.


そしてデビーRのブロック,九月です。
This's Debbie R's done in September.

どれもあまり芸のない使い方をしてしまいましたが、リボンを上手に使うには、ナンシー・ネーリングという人の本がお薦めです。
For these blocks, I didn't adopt any special technics. But if you are interested in nicer ways, I recommend Nancy Nehring's "Ribbon Trims".

5 comments:

Susan said...

That's what I need - a purchase requirement for free parking! LOL! I love the ribbons - plaids are one of my favorite fabrics, but I hadn't thought about ribbons. I will look for some this week.

The blocks are all gorgeous!

hideko said...

Thank you very much for helping me to join your around the block web ring. I love the pretty heart!!

Susan said...

Thanks to your plaid post, I noticed plaid ribbons in the store today and bought a couple I really liked!

Susan said...

Thanks to your plaid post, I noticed plaid ribbons in the store today and bought a couple I really liked!

hideko said...

Susan, I am sure you will find a chance to use them soon.