Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Posting for 2010 CQ

Autumn Block for Lorrie in Canada.She had picked a rather bright palette for her Fall Block and I might have put to much on it,but I like it.

All 3 finished blocks together.

This is my block for Debbie Jewels on Black.

Hallo to all my Friends,this is the last posting for 2010. Here are the last two blocks I have finished for our DYB RR.


This is all wrapped up at my friend Doris`s house,she will be back from Las Vegas tomorrow and it will be her welcome home present.

My scarf, a little bit more color then the one I made for my friend.

Just as we started to get cold weather I have finished two more scarf`s

Friday, December 24, 2010

Frohe Weihnachten Merry Christmas

I`m done for today. Just did the last minute decorating ,putting cookies out and making sure all the gifts are under the tree. This year I only baked Ausstecherle  a German Butter cookie, and Spitzbuben   a cookie dough with ground Hazelnuts stacked together with  raspberry jelly  in the middle . Time to do nothing,no time to do some more knitting to get a few more scarfs  finished this year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Knitting

Close up of left and right side.

This is another Scarf I just finished today. I do enjoy knitting again and signed up for a Knitting Online Group. I hope to learn more and my wish is to make my creations more creative and maybe a little outside the box?

Pictures of my last shopping trip

My Polish pottery dish.

More Baking with this Loaf form.

My little Holiday slippers.

Just a few pictures of my last shopping trip, love Polish Pottery, I went to Poland when we lived in Germany and went crazy. Anything that says baking catches my eye  and my little Christmas slippers I just had to have.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weihnachts Geschenke-X-mas gifts

My friend Doris works for the local school and needed some little gifts to along with some German goodies.Here are some kitchen towels that will be used as the Wrapper. I had fun to applique and embroider them. Frohe Weihnacht- Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crazy Quilting

Close up of silk fan

Fabric Postcard

Cherry Blossom`s.

The finished Block.
It is getting colder and I have more time for sewing .No garden work for a few month!Candji`s Asian Block was mailed this morning and I hope she will like it as much as I did mine.When I received it all of the lower half was empty and it was like a having a playground to play on all for myself. First did some simple seam treatments,started my fan and found this printed postcard to add. Still had a little room and decided to put some Cherry Blossoms to fill the space. I do love how it all came together.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baking my first Madeleins

These are my first Madeleines I baked. The first batch burned and I had to eat them all !Just had to adjust temperature ,bake 10 minutes longer and voila .They are so good,I think they taste even better then I remember.They are like mini pound cake`s with a crunchy side like a butter cookie,easy to make ,measure about 2 inches long and 1 inch high.My Mom use to buy them for weekend afternoon coffee breaks,yes you can`t get the German out of me, I need my coffee and cake.I bought the baking sheet at Bed,Bath and Bejond and it was worth it , got another new baking form yesterday for breads,will have to wait till next weekend to get used. My Kids are asking for Christmas cookies so I will be making some this week.


You order and I deliver!
Another scarf finished, it was made for a wonderful young Mom who works at the place I get my cars  fixed. She wanted a plain scarf in greens and yellow,hope it is to her liking.

More X-Mas decorating

Our Front Door

The staircase with the Elf`s

I`m getting to finish all my decorating today.My  stocking welcomes you at our front Door and the staircase is all decked out with elf's and candy canes.

Art 4 Mail

Here is a picture of a Autumn Quiltie made by Michele Ewa in N Y for the Art 4 mail swap..She was very creative and I love her design and color choice.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Decorating for X-Mas

As you can tell I`m a big Jim Shore Fan.

I was still tired and in pain from Fridays shopping. So I took it easy today and decorated only the Dining Room.I had to remove all my plates from the wall above the french doors because tomorrow my contractor will come to put up my curtain rods and 2 new lights for my studio. Hope that they will not make to much of a mess and I can put up my tree tomorrow night.

Black Friday or my lucky day

Oh yes, more pictures of Fridays shopping trip. This is for my new bath room. I just loved the diamond pattern on the little rugs because it will be the design in the tiled shower. And who does not love to buy towels? I was happy with all my purchases.

More Black Friday Shopping

I washed every thing I bought and divided it into little piles.Both of my sons went and are at Kansas State so a lot  of purple for them .

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday Shopping

I was up at 3 am, had coffee and got ready for shopping. No list but somethings in mind for several gifts.I bought 10 bags of different kind of Harribo Gummibears for my sons girlfriend who is in Tokyo till next spring and a little something for her when she gets back.I was lucky to find some shirts & black pants for myself and Jeans for my husband..3 bags of clothing for my boy`s and a few things for my new upstairs bath room that will be remodeled next year.But on the way home I decided to stop at the Furniture Store  and found a Coffee table that has the same straight lines as my TV console and Couch. The Tray top comes of and can be used for hopefully Breakfast in bed as we used to have before we had kids.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I had made a little more whip cream then needed,so I just decorated the whole cake with it. You just can`t go wrong with Whip cream

Happy Thanksgiving, we did not have a pie for today but let me tell you this Eierlikoer Torte- Eggnog Torte is divine! Thanks to Anja Hubert, the wonderful Lady working at Brigitte Magazine in Germany.


This is my First born Rodrigo.

This is my Baby Ricardo.

I found this really cool pattern on the Drops Website . In black,red and gold just like the German flag I made them for my boys.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baking a Reindling

After I got back from the post office this morning I decided to bake. This is a Reindling.A German sweet bread with a Poppy seed filling.After baking melted butter is brushed on and sugar to top it off. It did not only smell good but tasted even better. I cut not wait till it was cooled,oh no I had to taste it right out of the oven.

Friday, November 19, 2010

DYB Autumn I Block

Here is my finished block for Cathy in the DYB Autumn I Group. Loved these fabrics,fun to add to it, on their way to Finland tomorrow.

Crazy Quilting

Finally time to upload my new pictures of finished CQ Blocks. Jewels on Black  is so easy to work on, my first try on a big felt bug on the close up and the whole finished block.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This is my first commission for a scarf and headband. It will be given to a lovely young lady from Fidji living in Las Vegas.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

CQ embroidery

I love just about anything in  blue and white . My collection of blue & white porcelain is all over our house and my blue fabric stash  seems to have taken over . So when I got Darlene`s blue & white Asian Block in the mail I had no problem working on it. The upper left corner had a larger piece of fabric with feathers printed on it and so I was sure it needed a bird,this is my version of a White Peacock. The eye in the feather is a swarovski crystal and I used white beads to frame it. A little enamel flower ball fin the corner and a small bead with a  silver charm finish my work. On the lower right was a little corner piece just right for the porcelain bird and charm.As always it was fun to see how the block comes together and it will be mailed to the next member to finish it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Crazy Quilting

Here they are, my blocks for the next Autumn DYB Round Robin. This time I decided to keep my blocks tone on tone, but use the same fabrics that I have in my first RR blocks.

Small Art Quilts

More curtain rods going up.I love to hang my quilts in this way because it is so easy to change them out if I have to and I do no longer  put hanging sleeves on my quilts.. Here is my first row of small Arts quilts that where made for Challenges in magazines and other groups I belong to.