Mushrooms After Storm

IMG_9888After 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.

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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….

 

 

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Black Spanish Turkeys

File 2017-08-24, 8 45 28 AMNever expected this when my husband and I looked at stepping-stones last evening.

Don’t think I ever had turkeys that close to me…smiles.

Black Spanish Turkeys

Love how regal they both held up there heads….look at how amazing there colouring is!

Even had lots of geese waddling around us as we wandered around with the owner looking at stones I thought…!

Now I am interested in these Turkeys telling me how it is living here….hahah…gobble gobble.

Chicken where all in there coop and just out of curiosity (Thought of you Ave)  I ask if he had Silkies or a Giant chicken? But he did not have them anymore.

What an experience to see ….

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.

 

 

 

 

My “150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

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“150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

White And Red I thought…..but Yellow and Red mine are…

Smile “Nature”  has it’s own way.

They where to be pure white with red. Was it to be red Maple Leaves from what I hear?

File 2017-05-31, 3 51 16 PMMagical I guess they are now.

I was kind of surprised too when the one of 50 bulbs I planted last Fall opened up YELLOW with red markings….

Really?! was my first initial thought…..

Finally…today we have some sunshine for my 50 Tulips to all open up…and it looks like I have more than 50 heads yehhh……yes all in light yellow… but one. Look at the one that looks like Micky Mouse Ears.

very pretty and with jagged edges… like someone did some paper cutting all though the edges.

Have to say there is not much white to them ….but who cares they are pretty and

on really super tall stems too. I hope they will last for at least two weeks.

And I am sure we all will have a fun 150 Year Canada 

even if our tulips are Yellow with Red…

Happy 150 Year Canada…

Kiki Mittens

2017-02-14-13-03-34Not just once I knit them ..yes two pairs I knit up…well this one was a funny one. I hade this really nice colour in stock of my own “KnitswissYarns” fingering weight in light and dark gray and a red for accents. Pattern is available to purchase on Raverly too

So as I am knitting them my daughters hamster had babies again. Believe me they are sooo adorable and sooo tiny and grow within 3-4 weeks to the point where we need to find a home for them.

So here is where I am going with this story. I was past 2/3 of one mitten when I decided to go and see the babies..not relizing I must have moved the magnetic strip marker on the pattern up by yessss…. two rows.

back to my knitting…started where I thought I had left and knit to top of fingers where I cast off. Ok looks goo I though..but what is that…the pattern is not like the fist part…what did I d here?

So no way I am going to open this up just knit the second one with the same error…no not error I call it the “Kiki Mittens” because  that is what the hamster mom is called.

So ok, knit the second mitten the same way. Only to realize “I” know knit to mittens for my right hand….AHHHHHH how could I be so …..? Could not believe this..

Ok now I had to knit two left once with the same “Kiki” thought…lol

So love them and what a story I thought….Smile Maria I know you told me you love that second pair as much as I love mine too….

 

2017-02-14-13-03-12Nicht nur einmal habe ich diese gestrickt ..ja zwei Paare wurden gestrickt … lustige. Ich hatte diese wirklich schöne Farben auf Lager von meinem eigenen “KnitswissYarns” fingering Gewicht in hell und dunkelgrau und ein Rot für Akzente.

So ok los ging es mit dem Stricken. Zur gleichen Zeit hatte wir auch  Hamster Babys.  Glaub’ mir, die sind sooo niedlich und sooo winzig und wachsen innerhalb von 3-4 Wochen bis zu dem Punkt, wo wir ein Haus für sie finden müssen.

Also hier ist es, wo ich mit dieser Geschichte hingehe. Meine Strickarbeit war schon 2/3 von einem Handschuh fertig, als ich beschloss die Babys zu sehen … doch irgendwie verschob ich die magnetische Streifenmarkierung auf dem Muster bei  … zwei Reihen !!

Zurück zu meinem Stricken … begann, wo ich dachte, ich war zu letzt und strickte weiter. Fertig ist einer dachte ich … aber was ist das … das Muster ist nicht wie beim esten Teil … was habe ich falsh gemacht hier?

Also auf kein fall werde ich das auftun! Nur muss ich den Fehler fuer den zweiten handschu auch noch einmal stricken…ok kein problem.  Ich nenne es die “Kiki Handschuhe” so heisst die Hamster Mama.

Ok der zweiten Handschuh ist auch fertig. aber was ist das????Nein zwei rechte Händ habe ich doch nicht! Doch zwei recht eHandschuhe habe ich hier gestrickt…. AHHHHHHH wie konnte ich das machen …..? Kaum zu glauben

Ok, jetzt musste ich zwei linke Handschue stricken damit ich dise anziehen kann…doch denke ich das ist kein fehler nur meine “Kiki”  Handschuhe Muster speciell denke ich schon … lol

 

 

Rikki Hat For The Next Snowfall…not

file-2017-02-23-11-05-58-amSnow falling only less then 10 days ago…

Walking in the winter wonderland with so much snow on the trees shaking the snow off them as I stood underneath…

making snow-angels  in the snow…

yes just like a kid…. So much fun.

So good for the mind.

Loved every moment of it.

Ok all this made me knit this Rikki hat as my hat kept on moving over my eyes having fun in the snow….So with one skein of DK weight yarn and a circular needles of I went. Knit up very fast. So happy with this on….only all the snow is gone now…

file-2017-02-23-11-20-09-amSchneefall erst vor 10 Tagen … Ein wirkliches  Winter-Wunderland mit so viel Schnee auf den Bäumen. Der  Schnee von den Bäumen schüttelt, als ich darunter stand … Schnee-Engel im Schnee machen … ja wie ein Kind …. So viel Spaß! Das tut richtig gut!

Ok, das hat mich dazu gebracht, diesen Rikki-Muetze zu stricken, während mein Hut immer wieder über meine Augen ging und  Spaß im Schnee hatte …. Also mit einer Strang DK-Gewichtgarn und einer Rund- Nadeln ging es los. Strick sehr schnell. Toll wie diese Muetze sitzt nur haben wir keinen Schnee mehr …..

Yehh ALL Quilted

2017-01-27-08-54-28As promised here is the picture of my fished

“Log Cabin Quilt”

All done in light, medium and dark Orange Cotton Fabric and light, medium and dark gray Cotton fabric.

See previous post on this Log Cabin Quilt here!

Love, Love, Love these colours!!!

For the back I used this black soft and heavy Sued Minky  fabric we have at the moment at The Quilt Store  Sooo soft and cuddly great for any winter!

I free motion quilted this Queen Size 90″x 91″on the HQ Fusion at the store too … It is amazing what all the longarm machines can do when you program the patterns into them and have IT do the quilting. However, I myself like to work it in free motion so it is truly all done by my hands….well just not “hand sewn” I know ….smiles enjoy  ahh and as for the binding. That is my absolute favourite last thing on the Quilt …Really like sewing binding on…just like my grandmother was sewing the napkins for soooo many, many decades.2016-12-30-17-33-29

And if you really like this queen size quilt and like to buy it from me….just send me a note!

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Log Cabin Queen Size Quilt 90″ x 91″ all done.
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picture from earlier post without the back and quilting done