Making A Difference

2015-09-10 17.08.21Glad I am here to make a difference

I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night…..all through my day I truly try my very best to make a difference in some once life. I know this is not always easy or noticed by others. I get it.

But here is a little story of “my rewards” to my day yesterday at work.

An elderly lady came to the store where I work. I had never seen her before. But she ask if someone could help her. I ask if she could tell me more. On she went on telling me she learned all on her own how to do “Cables”  but this had been a while ago and she was not sure anymore if she was doing it correct.

Ahhh a knitting question, Great I knew I could help her. So she showed me the project she started. It was perfect!!! She can still do the cables….She was so happy to hear that.

She thought she now had to buy some yarn from us now because I helped her.

Her and her husband really like the colour  “Gray” and she wanted to knit him a scarf but unfortunately do to the sale we have had only 3 skeins of a gray yarn left but not in the weight she was looking for.  Gray always goes the first with naturals, white and blacks.

She was soooo upset and ask if I would be mad with her if she would not buy any yarn this time? But she for sure will be back to buy from (me) the store again. How could I tell he I was mad with her. Never in a million years would I have told her that! As I really only want to help her no matter if she bought yarn from us or not!

She gave me this great big hug and told me she will be back!

My believes are

“If you give a little Help, Care, and Understanding you get sooo much more in return back”

maybe not right away but customers like that will remember You “Me”    

“I know I make a Difference”

And You can too.

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My Orange Shades of Gray

2015-02-28 08.25.59 Well  I can’t knit this cowl just in gray!

I had to go with some other colour to show you have easy and simple this one is to knit.

Same pattern as “My3 Shades Of Gray” but for this one I only cast on 160 stitches. It does go around my neck two times. Fantastic …love wearing it. The yarn is fun and still warm to wear, super easy and fast to knit up…a TV night night knit If you like.

Only used one skein of Sirdar Divine and a 5mm needle that is all….voila all done.2015-02-28 08.26.24

Man Hat

2014-11-10 13.24.39“Man Hat”

as it is called…well I have added a PomPom but you can leave it off and then it would be perfect for your Man.  The pattern is really wonderful and great for so many yarns.

This Man Hat by Haven Leavitt is available for free on Ravelry.

I used US 8 – 5 mm needle and yes a discontinued yarn from Cascade Yarns “Jewel” Hand Dyed with 129 meters (142 Yards) one skein was enough gorgeous blue tone one tone colour.

“Mann-Hut”

ist das Muster genannt … nur habe ich eine PomPom hinzugefügt, kann aber auch ohne PomPom sein. Das Muster ist jedoch wirklich wunderbar und großartig für so viele Wollen.

Dieser Mann-Hut von Haven Leavitt ist auf Ravelry kostenlos zur Verfügung.

Mit US 8 oder 5 mm Nadelstärke ging es los. Leider ist diese Wolle abgesetzt worden von Cascade Yarns “Jewel” Handgefärbt mit 129 Meter ein Knäuel war genug dazu und ein wunderschöner blauen Ton dazu auch noch.2014-11-10 13.24.47

Indian Summer

2014-10-27 16.37.26Well truly I prefer to see them on the tree….but the time is here again and we need to get ready for the winter.

I know, I should be raking all these leaves up….but it looks so nice right now. A view more days as the trees in all the neighbour backyards are just starting to lose the leaves.2014-10-26 12.38.15

Perhaps tomorrow I will go and take my rake in my hands.

As to soon this will all be white with frost and yes snow. Not sure I am looking forward to this yet. 2014-10-26 12.37.55

2014-10-27 16.37.00Lieber sehen ich die Blätter an den Bäumen …. aber die Zeit ist wieder da, und wir müssen aufreumen da der Winter schon bald vor der Tür sein wird.

Ich weiß, ich sollte all diese Blätter rechen gehen…. aber es sieht so schön aus im Moment. Noch ein paar Tage denke ich, da die Bäume in allen Nachbarhinterhöfen erst die Blätter verlieren.

Vielleicht werde ich morgen den Rechen  in meinen Händen nehmen.

Wie bald wird dies alles weiß mit Frost und Schnee ja sein. Im Moment gefällt es mir aber besse so.

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Suits Me Fine Quilt

2014-10-19 12.46.56When Adrienne my co-worker was designing and piecing this “Suits Me Fine” quilt last year I know I had to make one for myself too. Shortly after she finished her quilt, the store put it together for a quilt kit I believe for last years Creative Festival Fall 2013 . Several of us bought one each and here I am …loving it. Especially with the minky  backing…sooo soft.

Minky for my backing
Minky for my backing

My winter can come now. But not so fast please. I enjoy this Fall Season too.

This is my third quilt (not including the rag-Quilts) I pieced together and quilted on my friends long-arm quilting machine. Really nice to have a girlfriend that lets me use her special long-arm machine and the best thing is she too is from Switzerland so we even can chat in our “Schwiitzerduetsch”

2014-10-19 12.44.54Adrianne, meine Arbeits Kollegin  etworf disen Quilt letztes Jahr. Als Sie diesen Quilt zusammen nähte, wusste ich dass auch ich diese Patchwork Decke nähen wollte. Kurz nachdem sie ihren Quilt fertig hatte, kam es auch schon dazu dass das Geschäft eine Quilt-Kit dafür zusammen stellte und wenn ich mich recht erinnere sogar für die Kreativ-Herbstmesse 2013.2014-10-19 12.45.47

Einige von uns (Kolleginnen ) gekauft je ein “Kit” und hier bin ich meine Decke ist sooo weich mit dem “Minky”. Stoff für den Hinterteil . Mein Winter kann jetzt kommen. Aber nicht so schnell bitte, ich genieße diese Herbst-Saison. 

2014-10-19 12.47.08Dies ist mein dritter Quilt (nicht einbezogen sind die Rag-Quilts)den ich selber genäht habe und gesteppt bei meine Freundins Langarm-Steppmaschine. Echt schön so eine Freundin zu haben die sogar auch noch von der Schweiz ist ,so können wir auch Schwiizerduetsch plaudere.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Well we sure have lots of colours here….

I could knit up sooo many patterns with this wonderful Yarn and never be bored.

Stunning and just perfect for the coming drab winter too….

2013-01-28 13.18.442013-01-28 13.18.35So let go knit or crochet as much as we can.

We all will bring a sunshine to the day

Happy Crafting

and

let the world know

You are

having

Fun

with YARN…….

and COLOURS….

Hier bin ich wieder auf “Deutsch”

Frist I have to apologise to all of You

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 For only writing in English for the past view blog entries.

I was on a mission and needed to get the blog entries up online before time moved on as it was in regards to the Shows we just had.

Next to all the knitting, working, sleeping and my own Families needs too.2013-05-09 15.56.55

So heir I am back with German entries too….

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Zuerest muss ich mich bei Euch Allen Entschuldigen

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Dass ich die letzten paar Blog Eintragungen nur in Englisch geschrieben hatte.

Meine Zeit was kurzt und ich wollte diese Eintragungen im Blog haben before zu viel Zeit verging.

Da es ja von der Messe war wo wir auch einen grossen Stand hatten.

Neben bei hatte ich ja auch immer noch das Stricken(ja für das Geschäft), arbeiten gehen, schlafen und natürlich auch noch meine liebe Familie die mich auch brauchte….

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So hier bin ich also wieder auch auf Deutsch wir wieder geschrieben.

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