Celebration Tulip Cowl

File 2017-01-12, 10 48 04 AMWe celebrate 150 Year Canada this year …

 Celebration Tulip Cowl

has been designed to honour  this event. Although I have seen the Maple Leaf Tulip in pictures only at the time of me disining this cowl. I too was inspired to reflect it in my knitting and design….with planting in the fall of 2016, 50 of the Maple Leaf Tulip bulbs. File 2017-05-31, 3 09 48 PM

So after I had a look though my already existing yarn stash I found several smaller balls of fingering weight of my own KnitswissYarns. My colours are perfect for this tulip colours and concept.  I am excited to tell you the  pattern was published in “A Needle Pulling Thread” Summer edition 2017

If  You  like you can purchase the pattern through “A Needle Pulling Thread” by clicking on the link above.

 

 

 

 

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Turquoise Charm Bag

File 2017-08-02, 7 39 35 PMMy “Turquoise Charm Bag” has been an inspiration from the turquoise waters from Antigua… So blue and clear.

Then on one of our visits to the festivals here in our town, I fell in love with this type of bags. Made all with cotton ropes and fabric strips sewn together….

I had seen this before in one of the magazines I get from Europe and said I really want to make one of them.  So off with no pattern …File 2017-08-02, 7 39 49 PM

 

 

 

 

Well I tell you it does take a lot of rope and fabric. Your fingers will love you after rolling the ropes in the fabric too. But wait the fun is still to come …..Now you get to sew the covered ropes to each into a coil,  just like a snail-shell looks …well kind of. But you get what I am telling you…a lot of fun …oh yes it gets better now you have to curve this bag too so it has a wall…oh yes curve it! That takes some practice I tell you. You can see mine is not perfect but almost ….I love it. Pick a fabric you really love and then just go for it…I have mine from “The Quilt Store” and we have lots more of it to chose from…The cotton clothes line rope I bought at Wallmart….kind of bought all they had at the time…5/8″ thick. Oh use a topstitch needle 100/16  and  Cotton Petites by Sulky Thread for the top and regular for the bobbin.

So once it was all sewn together and I had used up almost 300 yards of rope for this size. It was a really squishy thing to put in my sewing machine throught opening I tell you… well worth the results….smiles

What do I use for the handles? Was looking for old horse rains….all my friends that have horses….I thought for sure would have one old one hanging around…..

Today I notices my purse, I had been using for just a view weeks ….oh no is falling apart…. yes!! Now I have handles I can use….why through away the purse when I can take it apart and use items from it…yes rip, rip, rip….

Right Ave and Judy you have seen me doing this crazy thing ….Have a look what my new bag looks like now…

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Raindrops

IMG_9701 (3)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.IMG_9707

Cabled Leftover Neck Roll

2017-05-26 14.21.11Ohh what can I knit with all this leftover yarn?

A topic we all know to well…we work on one project and then either we do not have enough yarn or too much. But what can we use that for to nice to just throw away…I think.

I am laughing at times. I have so many gorgeous yarns in my stash that are waiting for YES…

“That Perfect Project”

Believe me, I will find one just give me time.

However I tend to go to my leftover yarns and use them up most of the time.

I just can’t see it sitting around to long …As my mother would say when we chat on Skype. Oh Jacqueline   “How many scarfs or shawls do you need?”  LOL never enough winters are cold here in Canada… same as in Switzerland just much longer.  You can belive me add-on one month on each ende of the winter then you have Canada weather easily….

Anyway let’s forget about the weather, back to knitting  I really love to just be creative and work something up as I go.

“A Needle Pulling Thread” Spring 2017

 

 

 the request was ” What to do with leftover yarns?”   Ah ha I though…!

A Neck roll form I had around the home and so it became my

“Cabled Leftover Neck Roll” 

Pattern can buy purchased here or find the magazine at your newsstand. Yarn well guess what, just use some of your leftover stash and make it YOURS… play with as many colours or yarn type as you like and just have fun…

Smiles I am proud to have been in  “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine for more than one year now. Thanks Carla and John for believing in my talent.

Happy Knitting …..

 

 

 

Fresh Rhubarb

File 2017-05-17, 12 40 02 PMYes 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. File 2017-05-17, 12 39 45 PM

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

 

Happy Mother’s Day

img_4020Wishing you all a sunshine filled Day.

“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all the blessed Mothers out in this big beautiful world.

No matter where your Mother is remember she loves You with all her heart.

She is Your sunshine and believes in You

Volunteer Work

File 2017-05-11, 4 08 56 PMTime to do something good for the community

So off to sewing placemats and two pillows. Several of our Special Needs Adult kids are volunteering their time at a Retirement Home in Aurora.

So I thought since I can’t help on sight, I could help out too and sew up some stuff for them to sell at the TuckShop….Lots of great fabric was donated for me to use. Thanks You !

Hopefull the TuckShop will have fun selling them too. More will come soon too….Though I hope this is a good start for now. Enjoy

With this TuckShop our Special Need Adult Volunteers learn so many great things…counting money, selling items, manage to be with others, teamwork, communicating with customers, listening to others….the list goes on and not to forget having  some fun too.