I am smiling from cheek to cheek and so is the sun today too. I have some Exciting News to share.
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Yes it was a day or two of sewing
“Quilted Rug Sewing At My House”
after all I work in a place that sells lots of quilting fabric at “The Quilts Store”
The fun part of this is, we get some amazing teachers in from time to time..but let me tell you we have several of my colleges that are amazing teachers too.
One of the classes was this
Quilted Rugs with Al Cote
Have a look at one of my earlier posts another great teacher. I would recommend either one of their classes for sure.
Yes I was working my shift but I had to see all the wonderful samples the students/customers where working on from time to time too. Smiles, just part of me interacting with the customers too…I believe this is my role in good customer service too.
So I picked up the some tips on how to make something like this RUG too. But since I was not in the class my sample may not be exactly as Al instructed it …but I am happy with the way it turned out. Though I wish it would rag more like the rag quilts do.
Really fun, though the cutting out of all the fabric was a bit “ahhhh” do I have to through all this fabric out to get to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd layer etc….I guess it will go in a bag for stuffing.
What am I talking about? You may ask your self…..well it is that the original pattern …
yes a knitting pattern smiles….
“The Joker and the Thief ” is all worked up with many fun and wonderful colours ,gorgeous for sure.
Leave it up to me though,I wanted to see how this pattern by Melanie Berg would look in just one colour. My KnitSwissYarns Fingering Merino Silk I used for this pattern is a very light tone on tone and in the right light will have a hint of purple, though the may colour is dark gray.
Loved the pattern and the distinct row of the 8 stitches add a definite interest to this shawl design. I truly enjoyed knitting this shawl up for my friends Ursi back home…..we enjoyed a truly fun time together in September on our Rhein River holiday.
After we had a nice view days doing things around the house over the Labour Day Weekend…part of hurricane Harvey must have made its way up to us …with rain and Thunder. So the grounds are all wet this Tuesday Morning. A perfect day to doing some more cleaning I thought and getting ready for the colder season again.
So as I am waiting for the water to drain from Hot Tub ….I noticed a cluster of beautiful Mushrooms had grown on our front walk way…so delicate and pretty.
See how only 20 minutes of lighting makes a difference in the picture ….and one hour later they are all drying up and shriveled up looking…..I guess by noon they are gone again…
So two hours have past since I started this post ….and you should see how black the sky is right now…..lol I am getting soaked by rain and hail….
Oh nooo….I just noticed, as I was adding the Berner Oberland Pullover
I looks like I totally neglected to show you one of my latest pattern published in A Needle Pulling Thread in the Winter 2016/2017 issue that was published in April 2017 .
Available in three different sizes and knit in worsted weight yarn. I love working with cables and try to add one in all my designs.
If you like you can purchase the pattern though the link above
So you said it is raining again…well yes we have had a fair share of rain this spring and yes summer…Thunderstorms are usually here too.
So the one good thing is the grass …well the weeds are growing like mad.
I always have had a interrest in taking water droplet picture in the hope one day I can see the reflection of me in them …no luck so far. Or I just have not mastered the technic of this yet. I am hopeful one day I get it right.
But here I think these pictures are not to bad….really love the spiderweb and the funny end bloom of the Clematis flower.
Also genug mit dem Regenwetter … gut ist es schon doch haben in diesem Frühjahr einen fairen Anteil an Regen gehabt und ja immer noch obwohl es Sommer ist! Gewitter kommen halt auch dazu. Lach das Gras … sowie die Unkräuter wachsen wie wild.
Ich habe immer ein Interesse an Wassertropf und bin in der Hoffnung eines Tages die Reflexion von mir in eine Regentropfe zu sehen. … kein Glück so weit. Oder ich habe die Technik noch nicht beherrscht.
Diese Bilder sind aber recht gut … das Spinnennetz und die ende Blüte der Clematis Blume gefallen mir besonders gut.
Yes finally something fresh again from my garden….Rhubarb is ready for some good stuff. I love to make this flan we call “Weihe” in Switzerland. So yummy and soooo easy to make too.
Make a pastry from flour, butter, water, vinegar and salt. Let it rest for about 1 hour in fridge. Roll the pastry out and place in backing dish, add the cut up rhubarb. Place in oven for 10 min. Now add the egg,milk and sugar mix to the flan backing in oven for another 45 min or till egg mixture is solid.
Ohhh sooo yummy