This morning I simply could not wait to get to my himmeli-making! I read the instruction book last night, and it seemed a bit tricky, so I called Adele, and asked her to help me. She was all happy to help even she had never heard of himmeli before. We started her reading me the instructions, and I was sporting the linen thread and long needle.
- First attach two straws together, the corners a and b, twist the thread twice in the corner, add the third straw and...
- Wait, wait! What? Where? Which corner?
- Oh, let's start from the beginning, alright? I take it a bit slower. So attach first... Oh my, how about you read the instructions, and I'd try to get the pieces together? We work great like that?
- Look at me!
- Adele! Did you just himmeli-walrus-teeth me?
- Got you smiling! And you walrus-carrot-sticked me just last week so now we are even!
- Alright, let's try again! I read you the instructions this time, let me see... Attach first two straws...
...grunting, puffing, straw creaking...
- Look! I think we are on a right track!
- Looks great! Let's move on! Attach the bottom corners and...
- Like this?
- Yes, just like that! Let me help you with the last...
- We did it! We have one pretty himmeli piece done!
- I know, that is amazing! How about we did an another one, a tad smaller?
- How...? Oh, with scissors!
- Yes, I thought if we cut the straws half, could we get half smaller piece? Let's see, please read the instructions for me again!
- Okay, first two straws...
...much less grunting, just some puffing...
- Lets take a look at that outside too!
- L-O-V-E it! How many do you think we would need to decorate the Riverland festivity hall with these?
- Five? Six?
- Uh, let's have some tea and cookies first, we deserve it.