Florida In February

OMG hard to believe we left in this snow/ice storm on February 6th.

 

Has been already over a month ago that we where in Florida enjoying that sooooo beautiful sunshine every day by +24 to 28 and water at +16 . I was swimming in it every day on and on….just so perfect.

Sunset right by the beach every night…I am still looking for the star in that evening sky every night, my start always full of love and happy moments walking in the water looking for the shells. Even thought I could not bring home some of the coral that washed up on the shore…..nooo noooo you can’t do that!!

My fun moments taking pictures of birds flying by…or posing for me.

Smiles Yes  “I am a bigger kid then You thought I am” …smiles that is me. Always will be that way…That is my Life, my Love, my life of happiness.

More then I am That is me.

 

Sleeping on the balcony hearing the waves crushing onto the shore.

Seeing the stars and full moon.

Hearing the birds in the morning waking me up….My Dream always.

I’ll never forget that kind of feeling of Peace.

 

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From My Heart To Yours

2018-11-06 11.42.14 - CopyOh no, how time has gone by since my last post.

I kind of got side tracked by posting on Facebook. How could I, you may ask? Well it seems to be much easier to do that with my phone.

Yes, I know I can do blog-posts on the phone too. But it seem to be a little more tedious for someone like me that is not so computer oriented. LOL 2018-11-20 15.36.43 - Copy

 

 

 

So we all had the Fall season come and go… see some of my pictures from the fall.

Well guess what, we had minus 17 on November 22nd. A brisk walk through the local park that morning and again at night, so beautiful.

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Then some more snow here and there…gurr with rain right after that.

All snow gone again. What? You say we are in winter?  Normal we would be into deep winter with Christmas just past, Guess again!!! Yesterday was December 28th. A usually very cold winter day here in Canada. ..BUT not yesterday!

Believe it or not we had a temperature of “+11” .Yes plus 11 degrees. People where walking around in short sleeves… (not me).Don’t think it have seen that before in my 34 years here in Canada!

So today I woke up to – 9, ladida yes minus 9. very drastic change  in temperature. I am So glad we can’t change the weather. 2018-11-18 13.59.16 - Copy

Enjoy the last view days of 2018 and many thanks for stopping by here on my Blog during the past years. I truly hope to be more active in the New Year.

With more posts and KnitswissYarns aswell as pattern releases here and on Ravelry.

Looking forward to seeing You  again in  2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU

A Wonderful Christmas To All

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A Handcrafted Christmas card came in the mail last week…it is absolutely beautiful! Theresa you are a wonderful artist! Thank You

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 

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This Ornament is so simple and adorable and I know it is created with much passion and love. Thanks Ave

Chalet Wrap

Wishing all of You

A very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.

 Enjoy my New Pattern

Chalet Wrap

 This Chalet Wrap is my first pattern published in

“A Needle Pulling Thread

magazine this past October 2015 in the Anniversary Issue. I am very happy  to make this  pattern available to all of you

I do ask for you to please link back any knit “Chalet Wrap” pictures you knit up to my blog or on Ravelry under Knitswiss.

Love to see your amazing Hand knit Wrap too.

And many thanks for following y blog and all your comments, visits and likes through the many years of my blog posts.

Hugs and Smiles always

Jacqueline

Christmas Baking Time In My Home

2015-12-10 18.43.29As Christmas is getting closer I thought it would be nice to bake something so the home smells like fresh bread.

Yes my “Zopf”is still my favourite to come out of the oven.

I thought I should try something new for a change. So with the same kind of dough I decide to cut the amount of dough in fours and roll them out into circles. 2015-12-10 16.47.22 - Copy

Then I spread some raspberries Jam on it. Topped it with another layer or rolled out dough. spread more jam on it. repeated this one more time. So I ended up with the last dough sheet  on the top. Now put in the middle a glass for the centre.2015-12-10 16.47.18

Cut all around into four section and each section into 4 section again. so I had a total of 16 strips. Now to one twist as per picture. Once more twist after that and then pinch it together and fold under just a little so one does not see the ends.2015-12-10 16.48.25 - Copy

Let it rise a little and then off into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40 min. depends on your oven it may take less or more.2015-12-10 16.51.28 - Copy

 

2015-12-10 16.51.35Weihnachten  rückt näherun d es ist höchste Zeit etwas zu backen, damit das Haus nach frischem Brot duftet. Ja eine “Zopf” ist immer noch mein Favorit.

Doch sollte zur Abwechslung einmal etwas Neues aus dem Ofen kommen. So mit einem Kilo Teig in vier Teile geschnitten und ausrollen zu Kreisen.

Dann belegete ich die erste Scheibe Teig mit Himbeer Marmelade. wieder mit einer Teig Scheibe bedecken usw.

Mit dem vierten Teig beenden.  Nun in der Mitte ein Glas auflegen. Den runden Teig in 4 Teile schneiden. Diese Teile noch einmal in 4 Teile schneiden.  So hatte ich insgesamt 16 Streifen .

Nun zwei Streifen gegen einander drehen. Alle streifen so weiter drehen. Dann alle noch einmal drehen. Nun die zwei streifen die gegen gleich laufen zusammen drücken und ein bischen umlegen .

Nun alles Aufgehen lassen für 30 minuten  und dann ab in den vor-geheizten Ofen bei 350 Grad für 40 Minuten.

 

Hardanger Christmas Star

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I like to be unique so red with glitter gold thread was perfect fit for me.

As we all are putting out our christmas decoration up, I came across a special handmade decoration I had made several years ago. This red Christmas Star.

Smiles I was told just last week I should be putting this all out on the tables and not have them in storage.

I was the lucky women to have a mom and grandmother that shown me lots of stuff like knitting, crocheting, tatting, Hardanger stitching and much more.

I have to say this hardanger stitching is really amazing and you better make sure you count each single thread as you go along in the setup of the outside border. Because it will hurt much more to open up all the blocks if you are off by YES ONLY ONE THREAD!

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My Moms creation

Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques. Hardanger fabric is an evenweave cotton material woven with pairs of threads of 22 count. The weave gives a squared appearance to the fabric  with distinct holes, making it easy to count and work on. DMC Pearl Cotton 5 is ideal for Hardanger Fabric. Use DMC Pearl cotton 8, for more delicate filling stitches and other surface details.

Have a look at some of the table runners most of them my mom did. I stepped out of the box and had to make the red once and one of the beige once for sure. They for sure take a while to finish!