Allegra Sunset Shawl

File 2018-01-28, 3 25 20 PMOnce again Spring is here and I am so pleased to let you know my newest pattern called

“Allegra Sunset Shawl”

This Shawl has a very special memory for me…

Moments spend on the Rhein River with my Mom and Friends. Just being able to enjoy a week of  Peace drifting down on the Excellence Allegra….from Basel to Amsterdam….Beautiful Moments

IMG_3003Allegra Sunset Shawl has been published in the latest  “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine Issue #46.  It is available at Chapters / Indigo and at my workplace.

 

 

 

Or if you like you can download the pattern here. It will link you to A Needle Pulling Thread web-sight where You can purchase the pattern only.

By doing this I will get paid 50% of the CAD$5.99…smiles hope You like it as much as I do.

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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

 

 

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.

 

 

Rheinfelden, Switzerland

2016-04-20 11.12.42Rheinfelden is a town next to my hometown Möhlin only about a 10 minute  drive away from us. Love visiting it every time I come home. For many reasons…Has my favourite yarn store “Strickeria Gomitolo” there.  Rheinfelden has a really nice “Altstadt” all  in cobblestone and only foot traffic. Sooo very pretty you have to walk the side paths on your next visit  too!  See one of my older posts. Rheinfelden is surrounded by a huge stone wall from the old times 2016-04-20 12.12.07

From the Swiss Rheinfelden you can cross the bridge by foot to the German Rheinfelden too. And on the way there have a walk on our famous “Inseli”2016-04-24 16.27.00-1 You can see the “Schwarzwald” (Blackforest )  from there too.  It is home to Feldschlösschen, the most popular beer in Switzerland. Oh and did I tell you about the little Goats they have just outside the city walls…sooo cute.  I am in love with the animals…

2016-04-20 11.14.42Rheinfelden ist eine Altstadt neben meiner Heimatdorf Möhlin nur ca. 5-10 Minuten mit dem Auto von uns entfernt. Wenn ich auf Besuch gehe in die Schweiz gehe ich immer dort in das Städtlein für viele Gründe…es besitzt mein lieblings Geschäft “Strickeria Gomitolo“. 2016-04-20 11.47.19Die “Altstadt” ist belegt mit……. Ohhh bitte helft mir aus hier ist es auch “Kobblestein” genannt? auch nur für den Fußgängerverkehr . Sooo super toll! Doch Du musst auch die  vielen Seitenwege hoch laufen !  Ja auch das das Felschösschen Bier kennen  wir ja alle 

Von dem Schweizer Rheinfelden  kannst Du auch zu Fuss über die Brücke zu den Deutschen2016-04-24 16.19.46 Rheinfelden. Und auf dem Weg dorthin schnell auf einen Spaziergang an unserem berühmten “Inseli” von dort kannst Du den Schwarzwald im Hintergrund sehen. Oh ja hatte bald fergessen …die Geissli sind sooo sweet…

 

 

Grocery Shopping In Switzerland

2016-04-18 12.58.51It felt like we had the store to our selfes….So big and almost no one was in the isles. Love the bread section and the fruit tray was kind of fun too. One basket with three different fruits. The cheese ahhh so yummy wish I could have brought some back. But no dairy products are allowed to bring to Canada.  Sadly.2016-04-18 12.49.23

The meat and cold cuts wow so many choices. Then I totally forgot the CHOCOLATE section….ahhhhh here I did bring some back.

 

2016-04-18 18.03.17Es fühlte sich an, als hätten wir den Laden für uns allein….so groß und es hatte gar nicht viele Einkäufer. Liebe die Brot Abteilung und die Früchten  waren eigendlich recht toll abgepackt. Einen Korb mit drei verschiedenen Früchten. Der se ahhh so lecker, ich wünschte, ich könnte etwas zurück bringen. Aber keine Frishen

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I have to ask for more of them when my visitors come over to see us! 

Milchprodukte sind erlaubt mitzubringen nach Kanada. Leider.

Die Fleischabteilung und Wurstwaren Wow so viele Auswahlmöglichkeiten. Dann habe ich total vergessen die Schokoladen nah ja ….ahhhh hier bringe ich einige zurück.

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A Bouquet of flowers 

img_6004Oh I tell you every time I come home to Switzerland I see a Garden full of flowers at my Mom’s home. But what really seems to be special is this bouquet of flowers.

   My mom has them grow wild in her grass and every time she has to cut the grass they get cut down:-((  img_5942

 I told her I would cut the grass today for her, but what do I do with all the flowers? Yes just cut them was her reply …. No way will I cut them off just like that. At my home in Canada we can’t wait to see some flowers grow and now I have to chop them down…really:-(

img_5941So no grass was cut today and I decided  to make myself a nice spring bouquet for my  memory to keep when I am traveling back to Canada

Tomorrow I’ll cut the grass it has to be done   

  


  

Special Deliveries Are In Order

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My Mom is Celebrating her 80th. Birthday!

“Yes fit as a little kitten”

I said on the invitation for her Party and believe me she is going, going and goin.

She loves to go on her walks, plays cards with her friends. Public pool is opening up soon so…swimming ;-) is a good for sure. You should see this pool! Wish we had something like that locally.

Getting groceries by walking to local store and, ohhhh I bumped into a friend and we had coffee. Sooo cool when have you gone groceries shopping lately and bumped into a friend and just had a coffee?

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reading card from my hubby and cardigan fits perfect

Ohh yes the garden is starting soon to grow…what can we plant FLOWERS for sure, You should see it. Miss that garden. Oh ,not to forget the cockatiels that my dad so enjoyed caring breeding them in our backyard.

So Happy 80 Birthday “Mutt” You are truly a special Mom.


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Meine “Mutt” feiert ihren 80. Geburtstag Heute!

“Ja fit wie ein Chätzli” sagte es auf der Einladung für Ihre Geburtstags Feier und glauben mir, sie geht, geht und geht da ist immer etwas los…fast immer….lach.

Gern geht sie Spatzieren oder in ein Lehren-Theatern. Spielt Karten mit Ihren Freundinnen. Das Schwimmbad ist bald offen da sollte ich anrufen ;-) ! Ich wünschte, wir hätten so ein Öffentliches Freibad bei uns in der Nähe

Lebensmittel  einkaufen kann sie zu Fuss gehen>  ohhhh hatte noch eine  Freundin getroffen und wir hatten noch einen Kaffee gehabt. Sooo cool! Wenn hattst Du das letztemal Lebensmittel eingekaufst  und hattes jemand angetroffen und noch schnell einen Kaffee getruncken hier? Unhörbar hier bei uns …..über den Grossen See

Ohh ja der Garten ….was können wir an BLUMEN planzen? Oh nicht zu vergessen die Nymphensittiche, die mein Vater so genossen hatte, Pflege und Zucht in unserem Hinterhof hatt sie nun auch übernommen.

So “Mutt” zu Deinem  80 Geburtstag wünsche ich und Familie Dir alles Liebe.

Ich Ha Di’ Liebe

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