Vivian Forest Hike

IMG_0940Amazing 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

IMG_0930Sunday 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…

 

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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…

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

 

Antigua Holidays

 

IMG_2824Spending some time together with my hubby…yehhhh just him and I in the beautiful Island of Antigua. I tell You I was in paradise for sure.

Sooo miss it now…:-)))

The ocean turquoise blue and so clear and warm. The resort “St.James Club and Villas” truly a fantastic place.

Let me tell you the people just sooooo happy all the time…but how could you not living in the sunshine all the time and having the sound of the evening crickets chirp you to sleep. IMG_3859 Once the crickets stop you know it is time to get up!!!….and the birds start to sing….as you hear the surf of the ocean hit the shore and the palm leaves swing in the wind…So Peaceful and relaxing.

We where able to go onto two snorkeling trips. One with a catamaran along the Caribbean side of the Ocean that we booked and one right from our resort.  Guess what, that trip we won at Monday nights mangers party …luck us the ocean was calm on the second last day of our holidays.

IMG_3811Conch shells where lots to be found…smiles without the conch in it and to get the pink colour one had to find the one that was still housing the conch in it…and hubby dove down to the ocean floor several times to find some for us….We had seen a stingray and several schools of beautiful fishes even two big barracuda where close to us too…..

I think the pictures will tell you a story all on its own.

I sure can tell you I really miss that part of our world…and I am happy to say all that rain has finally stopped that we have been getting since we came back …..so I can be outside again enjoying my gardening now all is green… (cry not ocean blue….)

Memories are beautiful to have too….one day we will be back.

 

 

Jelly Roll Bags

File 2017-04-12, 9 26 54 AMYes out of one Jelly Roll Fabric bundle I have sewn up 4 of these wonderful spring-summer take along bags.

Von einem Jelly Roll Fabric Bündel habe ich 4  wunderbaren Frühling-Sommer Taschen genäht 

Perfect for going to the beach, or just carry along your necessary items. Perhaps your project bag for your knitting or crocheting…you name it just a overall handy little bag to have.

I found this free pattern on Shabby Fabric.com I am in love with her tutorials on YouTub. Very clear instructions and easy to follow too.

Now the only problem I have is I love them all and can’t decide the one I will keep….

Eine ideale Tasche für zum Strand, oder auch nur so schenll zum Kaffe zu gehen und nur das Notwendigste  mit zu bringen. Ja natürlich auch eine perfect Projekttasche für das Stricken oder Häkeln …

Ich fand dieses kostenlose Muster bei “Shabby Fabric.com” So viele tolle YouTube Tutorials fand ich dort. Sehr klare Anweisungen und leicht zu folgen.

Nun habe ich ein problem…lach welche Tasche soll ich für mich selber behalten…..

Gray Flax

File 2017-03-30, 11 16 37 AMMy go-to knit usually is a cardigan as they can be layered over a lighter top long or short-sleeved. But I was in need of a sweater this time. A light weight one I thought would be great for right now this in between winter – spring weather.
My knitting girls where knitting this one called “Flax” by tincanknits on Ravelry…works well for me too. But I chose a much lighter weight in yarn and therefore had to knit several different sizes as I went along with the pattern. Always enjoy a top down knit. Used up some yarn from my stash  7 skeins off “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in gray-blue and knitting needle 3.75mm.
At the bottom edge I used a pattern from Nicky Epstein in her book “Knitting On The Edge” the Berry Cluster pattern but without knitting the bubbles.
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File 2017-03-30, 11 15 32 AMMein Go-To-Strick Muster ist in der Regel eine Strickjacke, da so eine Jacke perfect ist über eine leichteres Oberseite lang oder kurz-arm. Doch dises mal könnte ich einen Pullover brauchen.  Etwas leichter für den Winter zu Frühlin übergang.
Meine Strickfrauen die zu mir kommen, stricken fleissig an dem “Flachs”  Pullover von tincanknits auf Ravelry … toll auch für mich. Doch ich wählte ein viel leichteres Garn und musste also mehrere verschiedene Größen stricken, als ich das Muster so strickte.
Von meinem  Stash brauchte ich 7 Stränge aus “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in grau-blau und Stricknadel 3,75mm.
Am unteren Rand strickte ich ein Muster von Nicky Epstein in ihrem Buch “Knitting On The Edge” das Berry Cluster-Muster, aber ohne die Ballen zu stricken.
Fertig und passt sehr gut.

Easy Mesh Pullover

2016-06-24 09.04.37-1Wish I had bought more of this gorgeous cotton yarn when I was home last April in Möhlin. My mom and I found this in our local “Landi” in Möhlin. Called “Baumwollgarn Fil De Coton”a sport weight cotton great for many crochet or knit projects.
Hope one day the Landi will carry more of it again so I can get more of it.
It worked up beautiful for this Easy Mesh Pullover by Teresa Chorzepa.

Love the feel and look of the yarn and sweater. Used a hook size 3.5mm (E) and all of the 4 skeins (400 grams) I bought for a small/medium  but had to hook on for the larger size due to yarn.2016-06-24 09.04.40-1

Gerne hätte ich noch ein paar Kneuel  mehr von diesem wunderschönen Baumwollgarn das ich in Möhlin  im April in der Landi gekauft hatte.  Dieses ” Baumwollgarn Fil De Coton ” ist ideal für viele häkeln oder strick Projekte . Hoffe, dass eines Tages die Landi es wieder im verkauf haben wird, damit ich (oder Mutt,) mehr davon besorgen kann.  Ja auch meine Mutter hätte diesen pullover gern zum anziehen wie ich weiss.

 Einfach perfect für diesen  Netz Pullover von Teresa Chorzepa. Verwendet einen Häkel Größe 3,5 mm (E) und alle 4 Stränge (400 Gramm)  für eine kleine / mittlere Grösse musste aber wegen dem Garn auf die größere Massgröße Haken. Hab es nicht gern wenn alles so eng an liegt.