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

Apple Cinnamon Rose

Apples-Cinnamon Rose
Apples-Cinnamon Rose

Apple Cinnamon Rose

Tastes just as yummy as the  Raspberry Jam sweet Flower.

I am on a roll with this baking now. Love the sweet smell of home-baking in our home.

A sweet dough was rising this am and apples were peeled and coped. Then mixed together with cinnamon and sugar. Dough rolled into four rectangles and spread with apple cinnamon stuffing. Rolled up and then cut to sections, placed in a round baking dish and backed once again at 350 degrees for 30 -40 min drizzled with Icing sugar paste

umm sooo tasty.

Umm yummy
Umm yummy

Apfel Zimt Rose schmeckt genauso lecker wie die ……….

Ich bin auf einer Rolle mit diesem backen. Der süße Duft von frisch gebacken Brot oder Kuchen in unserem Haus is herrlich.

Einen Süßem Teig aufgehen lassen am Heutigen morgen.  Äpfel wurden geschält und klein geschnitten. Dann gemischt mit Zucker und Zimt. Teig gerollt in vier Rechtecke und verbreitet mit Apfel Zimt Füllung. Aufgerollt und dann Teile geschnitten und in eine Backform gelegt, bei 350 Grad für 30 -40 min gebacken …..

beträufelt mit einer flüsigen Puderzucker Mischung

umm sooo lecker.

This was yesterdays baking. One Pizza Twist and one Apple Cinnamon ...likes the smell of the apple and cinnamon so much just had to bake one for us too.
This was yesterday’s baking. One Pizza Twist and one Apple Cinnamon …liked the smell of the apple and cinnamon so much just had to bake one for us too….

 

Yummy Pizza Twist

Pizza Twist
Pizza Twist

Yummy Pizza Twist

is a new version of my sweet Breakfast Bread.

This two pounds of dough not the sweet kind this time and instead of milk I used water. Add pizza sauce on the bottom layer, then bacon bits I cooked up earlier. For the third layer I used grated cheese. and topped it of with the fourth layer of dough. File 2015-12-19, 3 16 14 PM

Now cut again into sections and then gave it as many twist as I could.

Let it all rise for 30 minutes , then brush with water lightly and sprinkle some sea Salt or seasoning on top. Off into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes till the bottom is all baked too.

File 2015-12-19, 3 17 50 PMLecker Pizza Twist ist eine neue Version von meinem süssen Frühstücks Brot.

Mit selber gemachten Brotteig doch nicht der süßen Zopf Teig dieses Mal. Anstelle von Milch brauchte ich Wasser. Ausgewahlt wieder in vier runde Scheibe.

Auf der ersten Schichte Teig pizza Sauce streichen. Die Zweite Schichte  mit gebraten  Speck belegen. Dann für die dritte Schicht verwendete ich Käse,  nun mit dem vierten Schicht Teig be-enden.

Auch dass alles wieder in 16 Teile schneiden mit einer Rundung in der Mitte. Jedes Teil verdrehen wie oft es geht.

Alles ruhen lassen  für 30 Minuten. Leicht mit Wasser bestreichen und etwas Gewürtz je nach bedarf darauf streuen. Ap in den vorgeheizten Backofen bei 350 Grad  für 40 -50 Minuten, bis die Unterseite gebacken ist.

before backing
before backing

 

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!

 

 

Fall Rag Quilt

We sew quilts together and as we all know there is always leftover fabric from the quilt we just proudly finished. So no surprise I had a view pieces of flannel left from a previous quilt I put together.

Working at The Quilt Store , I get to see new fabric coming in and believe me the colours and prints are very hard to resist.

Truly believe with Clodagh our new Owner of the store, that the supplies will be gorgeous and you too will find what you are looking for your next project.

File 2015-11-21, 12 01 11 PMSo here is what I just put together this morning. This Rag Quilt is not finished as I am looking for a border to go around the edge.

Kind of got the sewing bug yesterday while I helped out at my friends booth “Divas Quilting Studio”

at the Seasons Christmas Show 

Ursula has some amazing quilts for sale till tomorrow November 22nd. Great Christmas gifts at really good prices.

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Making A Difference

2015-09-10 17.08.21Glad I am here to make a difference

I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night…..all through my day I truly try my very best to make a difference in some once life. I know this is not always easy or noticed by others. I get it.

But here is a little story of “my rewards” to my day yesterday at work.

An elderly lady came to the store where I work. I had never seen her before. But she ask if someone could help her. I ask if she could tell me more. On she went on telling me she learned all on her own how to do “Cables”  but this had been a while ago and she was not sure anymore if she was doing it correct.

Ahhh a knitting question, Great I knew I could help her. So she showed me the project she started. It was perfect!!! She can still do the cables….She was so happy to hear that.

She thought she now had to buy some yarn from us now because I helped her.

Her and her husband really like the colour  “Gray” and she wanted to knit him a scarf but unfortunately do to the sale we have had only 3 skeins of a gray yarn left but not in the weight she was looking for.  Gray always goes the first with naturals, white and blacks.

She was soooo upset and ask if I would be mad with her if she would not buy any yarn this time? But she for sure will be back to buy from (me) the store again. How could I tell he I was mad with her. Never in a million years would I have told her that! As I really only want to help her no matter if she bought yarn from us or not!

She gave me this great big hug and told me she will be back!

My believes are

“If you give a little Help, Care, and Understanding you get sooo much more in return back”

maybe not right away but customers like that will remember You “Me”    

“I know I make a Difference”

And You can too.