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




Do You See What I See

img_7816A hike through the forest…

So peaceful this is!img_7723

You should see the rocks and the crevasses, many covered with all kinds of moss.  Just love all the little things I see when taking time to look. Perfect moment.

Eine Waderung durch den Wald …


So friedlich ist das!img_7704

Du solltest die Felsen sehen und die Äste, viele mit allen Arten von Moos bedeckt. Perfect den Foto Aparat  mit zu bringen. All die kleinen Dinge, die ich sehen, mann muss nur die Zeit nehmen zum schauen. Perfekter Moment.


Traveling To Switzerland

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Sure I know it has already gone by, my trip back home to Möhlin in Switzerland and now I am already  back home in Canada. Thought I still like to show you some of the time I had been able to spend back in my hometown.

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waiting for take off time in Toronto, April13th. 2016

How time goes by…way too fast.

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over Toronto, Canada








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In Airplane over Toronto



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School Girlfriend visits first day of my stay. So nice to see you Silvia!…Unbelievable but we have not seen each other for at least 35 years.





Creative Festival in Toronto

Last Day today…so if you have not seen us at the show over the past view days. You still have a chance today…Great show… lots of yarn vendors one of them is us “The Yarn Store” booth 631 You have to see the new Unicorn Tails by Madelinetosh .

MadTosh Dk stand with the newest from MadTosh. Unicorn Tails
MadTosh Dk stand with the newest from MadTosh. Unicorn Tails

There is also a great wonderful lady Nina, love her Love and Passion for yarn and designing “Creative Yarns Inc” booth 449. She has this oh so soft shawl…Nina sure was nice and cozy and that inside!..wish I took a picture to show you.

Mittens and leg warmers I bought.
Mittens and leg warmers I bought.

There are so many other great vendors there. You have to see the boot 734 right next to us. I think they are “El Tambache Traveling Show”. A father son operation belonging to the Fair Trade Federation. I have been buying mittens and leg warmers whenever I see them. They even have coats that are all lined with super soft fleece too.

As we where leaving the second day, still inside the Metro Toronto Convention Center I had this view. CN Tower directly above me.

Always like to go to Toronto it is a stunning view when you drive in to the city it

Hope today will be a good day for you ladies working the show. Take a break, have a lunch you will need it for the take down after.


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does not matter from what side.



Lugano, Switzerland

Bars by the lake
Bars by the lake

Wow what a happening Place.

Sunny, warm and yes Music playing. At first I thought it was always that way.

Music by the Lake. Then I clued in a big screen right by the Lake Ahhh I get it  “FIFA Soccer Night”.

FIFA is playing. Outdoor party time.
FIFA is playing. Outdoor party time.



2014-06-26 20.23.55This city is a must see …..

I love the tropical feel one get when entering to the south of Switzerland.

Palm trees are a welcome sight. If you like watches and jewellery you better put your walled away. The Glitz, Glam  and sparkles are amazing and so are the prices.

Butcher shop
Butcher shop

You have to see the butcher shops…wow! I even seen a show maker …He was very happy to have me take a picture too.  My eyes opened up wide when I seen the spaghetti noodles at one meters long.

Walking by the waterfront, just perfect with all the hustle and bustle of the young and old walking or sitting by the waterfront.

I love all the small allies that lead from out Hotel to the Lake. So special to be able to show this to my son.



Sailboat By the Pier
Sailboat By the Pier

Wow, was für ein “Happening Platz”.

Sonnig, warm und ja Musik. Zuerst dachte ich, es ist immer so. Musik beim See?  Dann sahen wir die großen Leinwand direkt am See Ahhh natürlich “FIFA Soccer Night” ist ja am laufen.

Diese Stadt muss man besuchen wenn man in der Schweiz ist.

Ich liebe die tropische Atmosphäre in der Süde-Schweiz. Palmen sind ein willkommener Anblick.

Wenn Du nach einer Uhr oder Schmuck suchst, das musst Du den Geldpeutel hervor nehme! Glitz, Glam  funkelt fast jeder Laden und so auch die Preise.

Yes this watch is a total of CHf 15100.00 I told you to leave the walled at home this is one of many...
Yes this watch is a total of CHf 15100.00 I told you to leave the walled at home this is one of many…
If you take the Tram you would never see this hill.. So cool lots of stairs of steep walk way ...you have to do it once!
If you take the Tram you would never see this hill.. So cool lots of stairs of steep walk way …you have to do it once!

Ja die Metzgereien, so viel Fleish das immer auch in den Fenstern hängt. Sogar ein Schuhmacher freute sich das ich ihn Fotographierte. Meine Augen öffnete breit, ein Meter lange Spaghetti Nudelns.

Am See spazieren zu gehen,einfach perfekt mit dem juble und trubel von Jung und Alt. Ich liebe all die kleinen “Gässlein”, die von unserem Hotel zum See führen. Und all das durfte ich meinem Sohn zeigen. Ihm hat es hier glauv=be ich am Besten Gefalle. So blieben wir noch etwas länger.

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Valtellina Valley In Italy

Wine Region of Italy.
Wine Region of Italy.

Our Switzerland trip continues from Tirano,Italy to Lugano,Switzerland  though the Valtellina Valley by bus.

A wine region of Italy, Valtellina has been a wine-producing area for more than 2000 years .The vineyards are all on the hillsides of this Valley.

2014-06-26 11.05.19Truly a fantastic bus trip. Especially when you see how narrow, curvy and winding the roads are once you get closer to Lugano. Yes those bus driver know how to get you from Tirano to Lugano nice and safe. You have to see the video I too.

http://youtu.be/p14Q9BWLSWY  and  http://youtu.be/QCFMKxaGQ3w

Dried meet and local cheese for sale in a small road side camper...Fantastic
Dried meet and local cheese for sale in a small road side camper…Fantastic
this is the camper bus that sold the dried meet and local cheese....so cool
this is the camper bus that sold the dried meat and local cheese….so cool

But have a look…we had a quick stop at “Comune Di Sorico” have a look at where they where selling local cheese and dried meat. I am sad I did not bring any back to my brother. Sorry…Sooo cool I thought. I would have bought some but we still had a two days to travel and no way to keep it. Love the Bell tower in this village


Bell Tower in the village of Comune Di Sorico
Bell Tower in teh village of Comune Di Sorico



2014-06-26 08.30.04Usere Schweizer Reise geht weiter von Tirano, Italien nach Lugano, Schweiz.

 Durch das Valtellina-Tal mit dem Bus. Eine Weinregion von Italien,  Valtellina ist schon für mehr als 2000 Jahren ein Wein Gebiet.  Die Weinbergen sind alle auf den Hängen des Tals.

Wirklich eine fantastische Busfahrt. Vor allem, wenn man sieht, wie eng, kurvig und wendend die Straßen sind, wenn Du näher nach Lugano kommst.  Ja, die Busfahrer wissen, wie Sie von Tirano nach Lugano ihre Gäste sicher ans Ziel bringen.  

Hier sind 2 Videos     http://youtu.be/p14Q9BWLSWY       so wie      http://youtu.be/QCFMKxaGQ3w

Aber schaut… wir hatten einen kurzen Aufenthalt in  “Comune Di Sorico” hier kann man von einen kleinem Camper einheimischer  Käse und getrocknete Würste kaufen.  Ich bin traurig, ich hatte es verpasst meinem Bruder so etwas nach Hause zu bringen. Sorry…das nächste Mal dann.


Queen Anne’s Lace

Love the details in this picture
Love the details in this picture

Enjoying a afternoon by the water front in Barrie, Ontario.

(Einen schönen Nachmittag am See in Berrie, Ontario)


Love, Love, love this picture...
Love, Love, love this picture…

Queen Anne’s Lace



Decided to bring my camera and my Macro lens.

(Meine Kamera kommt fast überal mit)


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Just love to take pictures close up.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week

Eine wunderschöne Woche wünsch ich Euch allen 

Abundance of flowers all on one stem
Abundance of flowers all on one stem
I am always surprised to see all the little insects that sneak into my pictures
I am always surprised to see all the little insects that sneak into my pictures