Saturday, January 28, 2012

I`m so sad,so I baked

Can you guess what it is?

A big sheet of wonderful yeast dough with sweet poppy seed,steusel and glaze.And here we go ,a slice for now but I`m sure it will be more before the day is over.

I had started to make plans to go home and visit friend` s and family that I have not seen since we moved here to Kansas  in 1999 from Germany. But we just have to much going on still not finished with remodeling the house, my son wants to take some summer classes,the boys might be moving to a new place, register our four cars and my boss is thinking about retiring. So I will have to stay here ,work as much as I can to save some money. I was already making plans to get a Bretzel from the bakery every morning. So I did the next best thing today and baked. Poppyseed Streuselkuchen with a sugar and lemon juice glaze.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I`m bragging about my son

This  is the front page of the paper.

That`s  a nice picture of my baby at one of his three jobs and being a full time student at K-State

and more about him on the last page,now he needs to win and take mama to the Letterman show, I really don't care about the LLetterman show,I just want to go to New York to the fabric district!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Block with embroidery finished today

The Autumn Block after my addition of the Red tree,Kansas Sunflower's with silk ribbon and french knot centers and Sunflower lace.

The tree top is felted with several shades of red ,orange and yellow  wool roving's,embroidered with variegated floss and beaded with several shades of red and orange iridescent glass beads.

 Hand painted the Sunflower lace with Jacquard fabric Paint .
 Brown glass beads where stitched on to the lace for more texture.

Alice asked for texture on her block, so I gave her a felted,embroidery and beaded tree.Hand painted and beaded sunflower lace added and a few  bird charms to complete my work .

AsianNights Block for Peggy

This is the completed block with Jewelry pouch, embroidered fan, beads and coins.Close up of the fan shows a little embroidery with beads.

When I was reading the instruction booklet for this DYB RR I knew I had to make a fan.So to bring the pastel color from the top fabric patch in I decided to make the jewelry pouch with pink on the inside and pink tassel's. I had fun with this one as always I worry how the Owner of the block feel about it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Colorful socks for my son

I will be looking for this yarn again, love the color combination,just right for spring.

I was so surprised when my son picked this yarn for socks,but he was right I too love the way they look. He will wear them to work with dress shirts and ties to complement each other. He is very picky about his cloth and shoes ,so I`m off to start the next pair for him.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First UFO of the year finished

So happy to have finished this Wall hanging with the blocks from the Oriental RR. I used a satin fabric as a border and machine quilted it . This reminds me of spring with all these wonderful colors.

Friday, January 13, 2012

How do like these fabrics?



This time I got green and yellow,the fabrics are just as nice as the hot pink and turquoise ones I got the first time. The colors are so stimulating,I`m ready to make some blocks and hope my other special order will come in soon .

About Gummi Bears and German Chocolate

You always need chocolate and gummi bears ,this was a real surprise today.My Boys will be happy,they miss all the German candies,kinder eggs and other sweets that we use to buy.
 I wish I could walk through the stores at home and look at the magazines and yarn ,pick out what I would like to have anytime I feel like it.That's why I`m always so happy to receive these knitting magazines .

I would not have picked the black and the blue yarn but I do love the red/purple one.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lace and Pearls a new RR

This is my block for the Lace and Pearls RR. I `m working on a cream on cream wallhanging and this will be part of it.

Look at this face ,I think she is stunning.

My name is a short form of Margarita and it means Pearl,so what better way to play on it then this wonderfull theme Lace and Pearls.I`m so exited to see it on it`s way to get embellished.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I`m on a roll today

I only wanted to stay in the color theme of the little fairies silkie.

A closeup of the work, I love these little baskets,so much fun to fill.

Thank`s to my wonderful husband who has been cleaning and cooking I was able to work on another block today. This little Tree Fairy is ready to play with all the others in my box.One more done,so many more to do! I guess I have just been collecting all this wonderful work that was done to all the blocks and never stitched my own blocks. Is this a sign of "Hording"?

Forget-Me-Not Fairy Block

This block was finished last night ,I used trim,beads ,charms and lace.Some of the flowers I made and  others are store bought.The Forget -Me- Not is one of my favorite flowers,I always plant them every year and have several different varieties in my garden.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nicki Lee`s Roses Block is on the move

This is the block after my work was completed.
 I use the pink and black ribbon added seam treatments and beads,placed the black Rose wit pink pearls.
All of my work in one shot.

Cast on Roses with dragon fly charms.

I choose this are to work on because the zick zack stitch on the doily bothered me, so I placed the pink rick rack over it added stitches and glass beads .

I love this block,it was so easy to work on and I had fun doing IT! Mt little basket with silk ribbon roses is my favorite so far. I do hope it will be to Nicki Lee`s liking,such a wonderful block.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Asian Night Blocks ready to be embroidered

My choice for this RR was wonderful woven Jaquards , velvet and cotton.
I used only fabrics I bought from India and have three embelished pieces that will be added to some of the blocks.These colors are just so vibrant and it will be intersting to see what my RR friends come up with.