My New Found Passion

Looks like I have found a new passion in my life…

Sailing and traveling if funding and time allows it.

Clark’s Court Boat Yard Bay, Grenada

How did this happen you may ask. Hubby registered me in SKS course last Spring. With Grassroots Sailing Centre . Learned a lot by just going to mentoring days during the sailing season. We have some great and fun skippers that take us out for mentoring days.

During Mentoring time at Grassroots Sailing Centre 2019

Now here I am, sailing in Grenada on Lady Natalie that my friend Dave the skipper and owner of Sailabration Cruising owns. He also is a skipper at Grassroots Sailing Centre.

SO Love this view

I would have never ever thought I am going to be sailing on the ocean, Ever! I am the lucky one to have been able to sail with some of our members from the club and Dave our Kapti’n during the Club Week that was offered to us by Sailabration Cruising in Grenada for 11 days… It totally is Paradise down there.

GRENADA HERE I COME

Day 1 of my trip January 9th 2020

So my flight took off with needing to be deiced. No problem for me as I am going to be in the sunshine soon that day Jan 9th… Oh so beautiful I found is need to be able to walk off the pane not have to go though the tunnel they put up at big airports. Into the heat of Greanda… Wow what a memory.

Ahh yes looking for a taxi now… promptly had several asking me where I am going? As I am going to sit in passenger side… he smiled and wanted to give me the key.. lol they are driving on the left side… oh nooo I am not doing that.

Did I tell you there is only one working traffic light in Grenada! And roads are windy just like in Switzerland. and they stop to chat with friends whenever they feel like. Cars parked for days or left on road just like that. We just drive around them.. makes it fun and oh well unique.

After a short 15 min. drive to Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina where Lady Natalie was docked. YESSSS I have arrived and was welcomed by Dave with a smile and a local drink.

Clark’s Court Boat Yard from Lady Natalie’s view now…

Now onto the dinghy with my bag… bags in cabin. Tell me about the boat? What do I do now.. Getting to know about the head… yes important stuff. Fridge…wow. ok.. got it. It’s perfect I think.

A little bit of rain will not hurt us.. so off we went to Nimrod’s Bar is out of the main touristy areas and located in Woburn. What began as a small little rum shop has grown into a full fledged bar. Nimrod’s is hopping with live music, often supplied by yachties anchored out in the bay. Just like us… Dave, Joreg, Marianne and myself.

Jorge and Marianne this couple is going on a big sail soon… You both are soooo much fun!

So I could not believe my ears… someone is speaking German here? I just had to chat with these two guys. It go even more interesting when I found out Konrad (Koni) is Swiss. And works at my Hometown in Switzerland even lives in Germany normally where I have relatives. Juerg is from Germany, that is just too cool.

This day was so much fun and the live band with locals just singing even if it rained …one can dance in the rain too.

Toronto Here We Visit

My Mom and my Girl Fiend have visited my home just past August… I tell You I have been driving to many place with them… They left I am in driving with drawl no since they left.. Smile Reni and Mutt I loved it

( Reni und Mutt mir haet das guet do. Emol us em Dorf choene go und oepis ume nan fahre!)

So we planed to take the Go Train to Toronto… but I said to myself… Lets drive I know where to park wright by Ripply’s Aquarium! Easy… absolutely! Just dont’ go right at 6-8am.

Parking lot was EMPTY!! LOL I thought a car was being towed away so chatted with the guy to make sure I am ok to park here…. ohhh how cool! he was giving me all kinds of tips to make sure I don’t get ever towed….LOL

So up we go to the top of the CN Tower… sooo many decades ago remember there was “Sparkle’s” the dance club… Let’s say 35 years ago .. Ahhhh my club for so many years totally amazing time… Dancing Saturday night Disco time. NOOOO more it now is a platform to walk around and see the big city from the top.. Oh you should have seen the lights at that time 35 year’s ago… totally amazing….

We ended up even at the Distilary Are after the CN tower…an drove up Young Street from Down town Toronto to Richmond Hill … omg 2 1/2 hours later I said I had enough I am going to the HYW…… day to remember.

Do You look Into The Sky

Let’s go outside tonight and see the sky!

Come with me …. right now.. it is so beautiful outside seeing the Stars and start to dream…of happiness.

Sure I hear,

You may already have that. I believe in the stars… the dreams. Making wishes on a shooting star….

Make a wish on a spent Dandelion is one of my favourits…

Dreams don’t lie .. wishes can come true… believe in your heart…

Sometimes destinies have plans for you we never know what the days will bring us…

Moments of Peace

Moments of Happiness

Moments of Love

Moments of Joy

Moments of laughter

Don’t forget in all of this to…..

Believe in Yourself

XO

Thanks for believing

Peace be with You my Friends,

Always

You can never dream to much ….

Dreams are beautiful

Oceans are just waters…

to sail across….

A Happy Father’s Day

Dad, I miss You

You gave me Direction in Life

You told me never to give up believing

Being my self and reach for the stars

You Loved us no mater what

You gave us a helping hand when we need it

Your Cared and Loved us

All your hard work from morning to night

For all of those times

and for so much more

“Thank You”

You are loved always

I know you keep and eye over us

from Heaven

“Your my Angle in Heaven”


 Dad
Du gibst  uns Richtung in unserem Leben,

Niemals aufzugeben und an Uns selber zu glauben

 Und greife nach den Sternen

Du liebst uns, egal was auch gescheht

Du gibst uns eine helfende Hand, wenn wir sie brauchen

Du gibs uns die  Fürsorge und Liebe

All die harte Arbeit von früh bis spät

Für all diese Zeiten

und für so viel mehr

Danken wir Dir

Ich weis Du schaust immer ueber uns

Du bist Mein

“Schutzengle”

A Reason To Be ‘ME”

IMG_4865“Everybody got their reason, everybody got there ways”.

So why are we posting blog posts, one my ask?

Well I enjoy showing You, my followers and readers what is Me. The things I like and do in a day or week, perhaps months or years…

Days in the week I work at my job where I get a pay cheque. I absolutely love to help our customers. You need help with fabric selections, just let me know.  Totally love tho put them together for You. Here I get to talk to people that like to be creative too.

The rest of my days are spent doing things for our family / daughter, our home and garden. Our myself, smiles.  This all is absolutly the Best part of my moments spend in a day. Being there for them “My Family”

Wow I tell You I have pictures on my phone….So handy to have these cell phones now a days!

Haha, some say I could be one of the spooks person for the Market & Co that just opened up its doors at Upper Canada Mall.

So here is where the networking and my Blog, Facebook, Instagram and all the other apps I am part of comes in to place. My creative side enjoys to show You what I have worked on, this may not always be knitting;-). Even though that has been my passion for so long. You can see sewing results for last years. Our garden is my peacefull moments. My Family is my Love. Traveling I wish I coud do more with my hubby.

My connections to You all, I Totally love!

Enjoy the comments and connections I have with some of You. Yes agree one has to be aware of the “bad” connections on some apps. I say use common sence and be aware not everything or everyone  is at it seems.

Where am I going with this?

  I just love to be ME and enjoy to show You my part of this WORLD.

So Be Happy And Never Forget To Be KIND!

Thank You

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Market & Co At Upper Canada Mall

IMG_4763Enjoying this new Market & Co. that just opened it’s doors to our Upper Canada Mall here in Newmarket, Ontario 3 days ago.  Love the unique stores.

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Fresh flowers from “Floralescence” I bought gladiolus and sunflowers so pretty. They make me smile:-)

 

“Newmarket Olive Co” has delicious Oils and Vinegar for bread dipping or salads and so much more. But hey let them tell you how to use them. “Eat What You Love Drink What You Want” Perfectly said.

 

Kitchen &CO has class that you too can sign up for, just go see their class list.  I attended  todays class  “Create A Swoon-Worthy Charcuterie & Cheese Board”! Hosted by  “Seed To Sausages”  I know a lot more about cheeses and sausages now! Good chatting to couples waiting in line and at the table. Fantastic afternoon spent there, I call it “Me Time;-)))”

 

 

Oh you should see all the deserts and bread! You will be amazed and I can guarantee you it will be hard to figure out what to get for your sweet tooth!

 

Chips, Chips and more all freshly made just for You with flavours of Salt and Malt and much more! I tell you people where lining up to get a taste of the “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” Chips.

 

You love fresh fish go seIMG_4758e “Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill” wow an oyster bar too!

 

 

 

IMG_4785If pizza is your favorites, especially backed in a wood oven! Oh tell you I plan to take my hubby to “Midici”. One of the restaurants to have a meal. ;-)

Oh yes “Union Chicken” is there too, realy another place to have supper. Hope to meet Chef Michael Angeloni one day too. You should see the camper outside…long line ups just like “Ray Woody’s Craft Chippery” inside!

Yes even our Vince’s Market it their with there fresh fruits and vegetables the best in town!IMG_4775

 

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You like coffee, tea or yes win even that they have in the Market & Co with wine tasting bar.IMG_4734

Soup form Ma’s Best Quality Soup I am sure will taste perfect when you have no time to make a warm tasty soup for you loves one.IMG_4777

 

 

 

 

Have I told you this is a wonderful place to meet people too. I have chatted with people from Toronto, Sharon, Innisfil and really loved chatting with the 3 couples at my table exchanging how they store cheese, LOL (see class above that I attended).

Smile, now you know what I did for the last 2 days while my hubby was hiking up in the North of Michigan. Taking my daughter to her new work place as I enjoyed her new surroundings too. “Sam I know You Can Do It”

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Reaching Out To Fellow Bloggers

IMG_4166Just like many of you, I have been on WordPress for many years too.

And I was wondering if I could ask You for some input…

At the beginning lets say about 10 years ago, I started postings so my parents in Switzerland could see what I am working on here in Canada. Some of you may know I also posted each post in English and German to make it easy for them and German-speaking readers.
Since my dad past, I kind of stopped the German posting as one can switch to have it translated.

Unfortunately my mom doesn’t understand how to use the computer but enjoys to Skype with me.

So here is where I am reaching out to You.

I am doing pretty much what you are doing. Perhaps it is the topics that I am posting. Everyone loves food but not everyone can enjoy the knitting etc.
I used to comment and like a lot of other posts by Bloggers and WordPress post. With the Blogger sits I often had to do the posting over and over again as it just would not go through and needed all the passwords etc. found that very time-consuming, and often the comments did not go through. So I lost interest in doing this….sorry.
As well as it felt that I “liked” and “commented” but not really got any reply back…..

I know I should say oh well why do I worry about that?

Since I love to see your posts and like to show you my work and enjoy helping others..it is my passion to be creative.

But that doesn’t stop me from wondering sometimes what do fellow bloggers do to get the comments on sometimes a very simple post, or even just a picture and one sentance?
I don’t believe I have to pay for that or sign up with a services.

 I believe my posts should be from what I believe in and how I see my KnitswissYarns Blog. So I just keep on doing what I love and have fun …..the passion continues…

Have a wonderful weekend and if by chance you feel like sending me some info where I can improve my posts …you know what to do….smiles send me a note.

I do care and I thank you for feedback…

Jacqueline

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Thanks Sew Much

IMG_1786Best thing Clodagh my boss said to me yesterday, was

“Let’s work up an embroidery Design from our newest Anita Goodesign All Access Club …..oh yes, and try to do it on the Baby Lock Alliance Embroidery machine”

If you could have seen my reaction …Smiles Yes with open arms literally …I welcomed and needed that challenge. Sometimes it is hard to see the light when your so sad and can’t see the sunshine in life… 

Out came the manual and step by step I worked up this card….Yes I Can

I now think this would be a really great machine for me at home too all the many ideas I have for it…Just need the funds for it…haha. I a sure I am not the only one with this thought…

Knitting Resource

Some news to share with you all. I have opened up a group / club on Facebook called

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” Knitting Resource” 

It is a group for all of us knitters, crocheters  and possibly also some sewing as well. We can post helpful information like knitting / crochet / sewing patterns that are amazing, tips on how to work a stitch, websites that are informative to the crafts.

The list goes on

I think we all can benefit from each other and have some fun…please all I ask when signing up, introduce Yourself to the members by just letting us know what your favourit hobbies are…

All I ask be kind and no critiquing members work…we all are at different levels and have the “Passion For Creating”  

Enjoy

Crispy Canada Winter Day

File 2018-02-07, 5 24 19 PMSure it is still a very crispy

WINTER here in Canada…

…..not like my home town Möhlin in Switzerland. They are as of  tomorrow  in full swing of  “Fasnacht” Carnival

But to top it of even more a friend of mine  has seen  “Schlüsselblümli ” in the forest out already….really I am crying now!

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“Schluesselbluemli” one of my faves, (not the picture she posted on Facebook)

 

 

 

 

 

It used to be that you there…Yes You,“Weather in Switzerland” !

were a month ahead of us here in the Canadian North of Toronto, but not two full Months!!!

What was my day like youmay ask …smiles fun filled with snow! Really softly falling down this morning, shoveling during the day, sunshine to finish the perfect day at minus 15 temp…cooooollllll

Yes, You see it correctly I have skis on the fence and that all year around…

just my kind of artsy funky fun…

 

 

Zipper Dilemma

Zipper was to long……

NOOOOO!

Now what?

Thought I’ll show you how I fixed this issue…..

I had to replace a zipper on my hubby’s winter coat. I guess I could have taken it to the local dry cleaning place that will replace zippers  at $30+ ….nonono I have a good sewing machine and I am sure I can do this too.

File 2018-01-27, 2 54 29 PMSo I cut the top end of zipper off. Then took the piece I cut off reversed the teeth into the ends of the zipper so they now are interlocked with each other. As I needed a stopper at the top so the zipper-pully doesn’t come off zipper end.

I had a wood burning iron around the house from my kids that thy don’t use anymore. Took this and melted the two teeth that now are interlocked together. Voila I have a stopper on each side now…Sooo easy and perfect. Just needed to cut off the fabric part now and kind of melt the zipper fabric that has been cut so it would not fray

 

 

Modern Placemats

File 2018-01-18, 3 06 20 PMLove the more modern style in quilting.

So it is not surprising that I love this look in  placemats.

I had worked up a Table Runner two weeks ago called “River Stones” and had some sewn fabric section left from this Table runner.

The pattern indicating it would be for a Runner and a pillow. Beautiful, but I really did not need another pillow in my home.

 

 

 

So you can see I added some more strips to the already sewn pieces and divided the length into two sections that now are the perfect size for two placemats. If I would make this pattern for placemats only, I would make the two section ONE!File 2018-01-18, 3 05 58 PM

…but for now I am ok as is as sections where sewn already and I had only very little fabric left.

Really love this look, very modern and fun.

And as You can see I have added my next project on the knitting needles too…SOCKS!

I am working them with new needles…more in my next post…..see you soon again :-)

 

FlexiFlips Knitting Needles

File 2018-01-16, 4 33 20 PMHave you heard of these new needles..

“FlexiFlips!

Well not so new I believe. One of my customers from work has ask my over two years ago if we sell knitting needles that bend in the centre and you only work with 3 needles she said…and if I have knit with them yet…?File 2018-01-16, 6 22 18 PM

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately at that time I had to say “NO” to both of her question….smiles, this would not be the case today.

 

As of today I own a set on my own. Today I bought a 2,5mm FlexiFlips needle from Serenity Knits See what I have worked up so far the cuff of two socks…The ladies indicated it is just like knitting with straight needles. Agree, but really short straight needles. I think this would be perfect for a project on a plane where one has to make sure your not poking the person beside you..smiles.

My thoughts are; my absolute favorite needle to knit socks would be the magic loop then comes the FlexiFlips and my least favourite one would be working with 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.

The FlexiFlips are truly a great solution if you not a fan of the magic loop. Great to put the knitting down too and not having to worry of loosing stitches , though keep an eye on that 3rd needle ..smiles. I was knitting away ……and being used to knitting with my magic loop let go of the needle at the end of the row to flip to other side….well that was my 3rd needle now hahah for me the needle ended up on the floor….just something to be aware off.

So far I like the FlexiFlips though…

 

Tint Of Autum On The Rhein River

IMG_9963Tint Of Autum is the perfect memory of this wonderful time in Europe.

I was so excited to be able to go on a holiday to Europe this past Fall 2017 a cruise

from Basel to Amsterdam on The Rhein River.

“So Beautiful and Memorys to keep”

“Spending time with my mom back home in Switzerland and with great friends….”

Exiting part of this trip was the Ms. Excellence Allegra our Ship stopped in Amsterdam….yessss guess who has a store there? Stephen West and Penelope…I just had to visit this store! We bought yarn and some stitch markers with…

Oh yes bicycle theme. So cool

 

File 2017-12-14, 12 02 57 PMReni my girlfriend was totally on board to find this store too. Though she doesn’t knit much she still bought yarn so this is where I came into play….happily I have to say

 

She fell in love with this Malabrigo Rios yarn, (Smiles I think it was the colour that she had to have)  in Amsterdam at Stephen and Penelope’s Store. See more info here for Tints Of Autum Pattern