Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

On our trips to the Cape Cod area in the United States in 2009 we came across this

Masterpiece!

I love how they used up any kind of bottle and displayed all the wonderful colours and shapes in this decorative display of Art.

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Im 2009 fuhren wir in unser Ferien in die Staaten nach Cape Cod. Da sahen wir dieses Meisterwerk

“Masterpiece”

Mir gefällt das wie sie hier jede Form und Farbe von Flasche nahmen und als Dekortions uns in dieser Art zeiten.

English: Map of the towns on Cape Cod. http://...
English: Map of the towns on Cape Cod. http://capecodhistory.us/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Quilt Store and The Yarn Store at the Creative Festival

 

 

Well…. I can tell You all, the doors have not even open and we “The Staff” of The Quilt Store and The Yarn Store in Newmarket are already having so much fun. This mornings drive to the International Centre was a blast….Irene made sure we all are awake that is for sure. The coffee helped too I have to say….Thanks for our great driver Adrienne we arrived in no time.

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The Quilt Section is looking awesome
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So does the Yarn Section

Ok I have to say THANKS! to Ana and Joe to have the super soft floor all laid out already.

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When You are at our booth #115 visiting tomorrow Friday or Saturday, You too will know why I was worried that these boxes possibly were left behind at storage.2013-04-25 17.02.42

ok we have to take a break too and eat...
ok we have to take a break too and eat…

We have some amazing kits prepared for

Your

next Quilt. You have to see the “Rag Quilt” Sam sewed up so feverishly the last week, stunning I have to say!

Yes I know so many more quilts have been on our machines at the store….everyone played a part in it I am sure Madi even worked on one or two herself…so You just have to see for yourself.

Ah yes here is my favourite: Knitting and Yarn!!!

Angel Blanket Shawl” knit up with Debbie Bliss “Angel” smile my favourite of course. We have lots of colours for you in the “Angel” You will not believe it and pattern is free with the yarn purchase for this “Angel Blanket Shawl” as I say “Make It Yours!

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You will see us in the Yarn Section

But that is not all we have lots of Noro yarns too.One can buy them in single skeins and in bags. Guess what if You buy one bag the second is 1/2 price worth the visit.

 LOL I even was looking at it once the set up was all done…NOOO!!! too many colours to pick. The news Noro Books are at the booth too. I told You with the visit.

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Almost forgot You have to see I have a sample  made up that is all crochet….really…let me know if you spot it.

Debbie will also show You how to knit the “Swallow Hill” Scarf a true jewel to have in you wardrobe.

That is not all….so many more yarns, patterns, samples are all hanging up too.

2013-04-25 17.40.38So I am talking all about the Creative Festival and the booth we have there….that is not all.

Deb, Julia and Claire are all at the Knitter’s Frolic You should see what they have in store for You…Sample that we all knit up, so You can see how the yarn knits up…Yes Americo Original Yarns we have just for You…and lots of Kits all put together for You.

Not to forget we have some great ladies still able to help You at the store…

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So it has been a long day and tomorrow will be a blast with all of You visiting Us at both booths the Creative Festival booth #115 and at the Knitter’s Frolic….

Angel Blanket Shawl

Angel Blanket Shawl

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Gorgeously soft if I may say so….

“Angel”

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by Debbie Bliss

Yes the pattern

I put together

exclusively for

“The Yarn Store” in Newmarket.

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You should see all the colours in this kit…soooo many fun way to knit this one up….

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and all this

 “Just for YOU!”

Enjoy and make it Yours!

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Believe

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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY FRIENDS AND BLOG-FOLLOWERS ON BELIEVING IN ME AND HELPING ME MAKE THIS BLOG SO MUCH FUN.

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND BE PEACE WITH YOU IN 2013

“KEEP ON BELIEVING”

ICH MOECHTE MICH NOCH HERZLICH BEDANKEN AN ALLE MEINE FREUNDEN UND BLOG – FOLLOWERS..

IHR ALLE ZEIGT MIR DAS DIESEr BLOG MIR SOWIE AUCH EUCH FREUDE BEREITET…

WUENSCHE EUCH ALLEN EINE RECHT FROHE FEST-ZEIT UND ALLES LIEBE UND GUTE IM 2013.

“ALLWAYS BELIEVE”

HUGS

JACQUELINE

I Squeezed Her Hand

I would like to share this story with you.

It makes me smile to read that there are  many kind and wonderful people out there that do care about one another….

So today hold open that door to a stranger and see how most will be so surprise to see the special kindness You are giving a perfect stranger…

I know it will make you smile too.

Have a wonderful day

Jacqueline

A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.

‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her.. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’

‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘Could you drive
through downtown?’

‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly..

‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice..’The doctor says I don’t have very long.’ I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired.Let’s go now’.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse.

‘Nothing,’ I said

‘You have to make a living,’ she answered.

‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.

‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life.

We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

“PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY
WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID ~BUT~THEY WILL
ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM
FEEL.” ~Maya Angelou ❤

Clam Cardigan

Just what we are looking for! cardigans for this spring and all knit with 9 skeins of “Louisa Harding Ondine

…yes it is called “Clam” and also a pattern from Louisa Harding.

I knit this one up with needle size 3.25mm and 3.75mm with a total yardage length of 1072 yards or 980 meters…Nice pattern to follow again and gorgeous yarn that is available in so many colours …perfect for the spring

Genau das, was wir für diesen Frühling brauchen, einen  Strickjacke und  mit nur  9 Kneuel von “Louisa Harding Ondine” fertig gestrickt

… ja, das Muster heißt “Clam” und auch von Louisa Harding.

Ich strickte diese Jacke mit Nadelstärke  3,25 mm und 3,75 mm mit einer Lauflänge von insgesamt 980 Meter … schönes Muster zum folgen und wieder ein wunderschönes Garn, dass in so vielen Farben erhalt bar ist … perfekt für den Frühling

Liquorice Jacket

Liquorice

Is a wonderful pattern by Louise Harding and relatively easy patterns to knit.

I was the lucky one to be able to finish this one for “The Yarn Store” in Newmarket, Ontario in a size 38.

So perfect size for myself…..well I had to give it up….

We used 9 skeins about 1152 yards of this very soft yarn called  Louisa Harding Willow Tweed and needles 3.75 mm and 4 mm.

If by chance you visited this last weekend the Creative Festival Show at the International Centre in Toronto, you could have seen this Jacket at ” The Quilt Store & The Yarn Store ”  booth. I had a wonderful time helping the ladies.

Liquorice  

Ein wunderbares und relativ einfaches Muster zum  Stricken von Louise Harding entworfen.

Ja ich hatte das Glück, diese Jacke stricken zu dürfen für “The Yarn Store” in Newmarket, Ontario, Kanada, in einer Größe 38.

Also perfekt für mich im Mass….na ja sie musste aber weiter ins Geschäft….

Wir hatten 9 Stränge dazu gebraucht so etwa  1053 Meter von diesem sehr weichem Garn Namens “Louisa Harding Willow Tweed” und Nadelnstärke 3,75 mm und 4 mm.

Am vergangenen Wochenende war in Toronto eine Fach- Messe von Wolle, Stoffen, Perlen,Beads, und sonstigem  “Kreative Festifall” im International Centre in Toronto. Diese Jacke wurde da gezeigt als Muster für die Wolle bei “The Quilt Store & The Yarn Store”. Ich hatten eine Tolle Zeit dort mit zu machen.