Somehow a bird must have drooped this seed in my garden…
One of my favorite flower in the spring. It has a special meaning to me.. in so many ways. My childhood back home in Switzerland and memories of happiness growing up so free and loved. With bunnies in the garden and us playing with the Guinea pigs in the fields that where our pets. How could you not love to grow up with this kind of happiness.
Some may never ever experience this kind of joy. I am so grateful to have had this kind of joy.
My Mom ( Mutt) and Dad (Vat) always loved us no matter what even now my mom is the most amazing lady I know.
Unconditional Love for her kids.. even if we give her up and downs. Kids kind of do that to their parents… we all know that.
But mom, in my case loves all of me… Dad in heaven is always looking out. I know He doesn’t judge me for my up and downs.
“No one can take this happiness ever away!”
Because no matter what, bonds don’t break … ever.
“loved Once in Heaven are always with us …we never forget them and they are always in our hearts.
My Mom and my Girl Fiend have visited my home just past August… I tell You I have been driving to many place with them… They left I am in driving with drawl no since they left.. Smile Reni and Mutt I loved it
( Reni und Mutt mir haet das guet do. Emol us em Dorf choene go und oepis ume nan fahre!)
So we planed to take the Go Train to Toronto… but I said to myself… Lets drive I know where to park wright by Ripply’s Aquarium! Easy… absolutely! Just dont’ go right at 6-8am.
Parking lot was EMPTY!! LOL I thought a car was being towed away so chatted with the guy to make sure I am ok to park here…. ohhh how cool! he was giving me all kinds of tips to make sure I don’t get ever towed….LOL
So up we go to the top of the CN Tower… sooo many decades ago remember there was “Sparkle’s” the dance club… Let’s say 35 years ago .. Ahhhh my club for so many years totally amazing time… Dancing Saturday night Disco time. NOOOO more it now is a platform to walk around and see the big city from the top.. Oh you should have seen the lights at that time 35 year’s ago… totally amazing….
We ended up even at the Distilary Are after the CN tower…an drove up Young Street from Down town Toronto to Richmond Hill … omg 2 1/2 hours later I said I had enough I am going to the HYW…… day to remember.
Hard to believe I have lived in Canada already 35 Years as of today… how time goes by. I remember stepping out of the Toronto Pearson International Airport … The heat was OHHH wow… overtaking my breath… +35 if I remember correctly.
My so called “Family” waiting with there 6 month old baby Jacqueline as well, lol…My name became “Jackie” for the next year. … as her Nanny.
I sometimes wonder what she is up too now?…Woodbridge has changes sooo much! It was all farm field at that time…If you are from Ontario .. Do you remember the Drive-In on Hyw 400?
Now movie Theaters and Malls and totally no farm field anymore….I am speechless at times…
Villa Park Dive ( lol I thought I am coming to life in a Villa…HAHAH was I wrong! ) was my home for less then a year… no so good ending to that family story…
Best times after that was finding a wonderful family in Downsview… So much love they have still for one another…. I am thankful for the Hazel’s they gave me a absolutely wonderful memory. Just wish I had kept in contact more…
However we all have our destinies we need to follow… and never say never. Look into the future it is never to late to reconnect…. and make new memories…..and new friends.
Thanks for being my friends for sooo many memories
Amazing how this weather can change from one weekend to the other…April 14th. to April 16th we had this terrible Ice snow rain…hard to explain It looked like snow but was ice powder…And this continued for 2-3 days straight….
Then the Spring came last weekend April 20 just fantastic how this all changed in yes less than 5 days…..!!! Believe me I spend all the weekend OUTSIDE :-)))) Soooo happy
Sunday April 22nd. hubby and I went on a hike at Vivian Forest.. Just perfect spending time together…”Him and I” ….;-))) one of my favourite songs too…
Many, many Thanks to All of You that visit my blog through-out the years and have visit me in person for knitting, crocheting or yes quilting advise at my home or at work…. I truly believe I have a wonderful friendship with so many of you.
Your comments on the blog or in person make me smile….
Thank You for believing in me :-)))
Wishing You and your loved once a Very Happy Christmas and an Amazing 2018
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.
Oh ok I have knit them for her for Christmas 2016 and I am totally forgot to show them to You…like so many other items I have knit since them…So I have to catch up very fast. Seems like I have been busy posting about hikes or food lately.
Well the Totoro Mittens by brella on Ravelry are a hit with my daughter. She loves them and apparently wears them all the time. Yeh I would too in this cold Canadian weather.
For the mittens I used two skeins of my “KnitswissYarns” in a DK weight 100% Superwash Merino wool so great far washing too. One in each colour gray and purple and needle size 4mm. Yarn is soon available for online order too.
Totoro Handschuhe für meine Tochter. Oh ok ich hatte diese auf die letzte Weihnachten 2016 gestrickt und total vergessen es Euch zu zeigen … wie so viele andere Gegenstände, die ich seit dann gestrickt habe … Also dass muss ich schnell aufholen. Scheint ich habe von Wanderungen und Backen geplaudert. Und all das Geschtricket vergessen.
Nun die “Totoro Handschuhe” von brella auf Ravelry sind ein Hit bei meiner Tochter. Sie liebt sie und scheinbar trägt sie diese immer draussen in diesem kalten Kanadischen Wetter.
Sooo sweet ….perfect little gift for a Baby Shower.
All finished up in less than 3 days…cut, pinned, sewn all around the bunny, “Bambi”, birdhouses, fox and along the tree/trunk ….So much fun.
Sue really enjoyed sewing this one up quickly for You. Thanks for the honours.
Used a homespun fabric for the back…..Love, love, Love this panel. Really hope we get some more of this panel for Northcott in as this quilt already has found a home….Little sweet baby Boy hope you keep warm and snugly once You arrive to your wonderful World….
Sooo süß …. perfektes kleines Geschenk für eine Baby Welcoming Party.
Alle fertig in weniger als 3 Tagen … Schnitt, gemerkt, genäht ganzen Hase, “Bambi”, hunnypots an der Baum …. So viel Spaß. Ich benutzte einen homespun Stoff für die Rückseite ….. Liebe, Liebe, Liebe dieses Panel. Nun hoffe ich wir werden noch mehr von den Stoff bekommen da dieser Quilt schon jemanden gehört. Kleiner sweetheart hoffe dieser Quilt wird auch dich warm halten wenn du in die Welt kommst….
Rheinfelden is a town next to my hometown Möhlin only about a 10 minute drive away from us. Love visiting it every time I come home. For many reasons…Has my favourite yarn store “Strickeria Gomitolo” there. Rheinfelden has a really nice “Altstadt” all in cobblestone and only foot traffic. Sooo very pretty you have to walk the side paths on your next visit too! See one of my older posts. Rheinfelden is surrounded by a huge stone wall from the old times
From the Swiss Rheinfelden you can cross the bridge by foot to the German Rheinfelden too. And on the way there have a walk on our famous “Inseli” You can see the “Schwarzwald” (Blackforest ) from there too. It is home to Feldschlösschen, the most popular beer in Switzerland. Oh and did I tell you about the little Goats they have just outside the city walls…sooo cute. I am in love with the animals…
Rheinfelden ist eine Altstadt neben meiner Heimatdorf Möhlin nur ca. 5-10 Minuten mit dem Auto von uns entfernt. Wenn ich auf Besuch gehe in die Schweiz gehe ich immer dort in das Städtlein für viele Gründe…es besitzt mein lieblings Geschäft “Strickeria Gomitolo“. Die “Altstadt” ist belegt mit……. Ohhh bitte helft mir aus hier ist es auch “Kobblestein” genannt? auch nur für den Fußgängerverkehr . Sooo super toll! Doch Du musst auch die vielen Seitenwege hoch laufen ! Ja auch das das Felschösschen Bier kennen wir ja alle
Von dem Schweizer Rheinfelden kannst Du auch zu Fuss über die Brücke zu den Deutschen Rheinfelden. Und auf dem Weg dorthin schnell auf einen Spaziergang an unserem berühmten “Inseli” von dort kannst Du den Schwarzwald im Hintergrund sehen. Oh ja hatte bald fergessen …die Geissli sind sooo sweet…
Arrived in Möhlin, Switzerland on April 15th. for a visit to see my Mother and Brother.
Always fun to see all the Family and Friends after many months or years at times. For the first view days it was raining and kind of damp and cold, but with the spring colours out already it had to get nice I hoped. And by mid-week it was gorgeous weather too.
I am surprised how this town has changed so much over the last 30 years. Kind of happy to see still some old homes standing, see pictures below.
Angekommen in Möhlin ,Aargau war ich am 13. April für eine Woche. Ja ich weiss nicht lange genug…doch besser soviel als gar nicht hoffe ich.
Ist ja immer schön meine Mutter und Bruder sowie Familie und Freunde zu sehen.
Wärent den ersten paar Tagen hat es geregnet und war auch etwas kühler. Doch mit dem Frühling hier hoffte ich doch auf ein paar schöne sonnige Tage. Die Sonne zeigte sich dann auch mitte Woche…es ich kaum zu glauben wie Möhlin sich geändert hat in den letzten 30 Jahren!