Monday, May 28, 2012

In my Garden almost ready....

 I just could not wait,when you get close to the tree you can smell the peaches. So I took a bite out of one, it was still hard but now I  know they have a good flavor and I hope they will be dripping with juice.

This will be my first year getting peaches from my own tree!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sorry ,but here are more pillows

 I had this wonderful Satin Rose Fabric for years in my stash and finally found good use for it.

Yes ,I made three more pillows,that makes it  nine for today!

Being Creativ

 I spray painted my wicker set white .

 This was the striped chair cushion I liked but it just did not look good on the brown wicker so that`s why I had to use 8 cans of paint!

 Yellow bench cushion from Pier 1 was exactly what I wanted because of the fabric for the throw pillows,which I got 10 years ago or more?

This is the chair and bench together.Now I need just a few little things and more spray paint to finish my deck furniture.Hang my new shade cloth curtains and we are ready to enjoy it.

My first Dog Sweater

This is Annie. My good friend Doris is in Australia visiting her son ,his fiancee and their Baby Annie.She got the yarn and asked me to make a sweeater and I think as for the first one it looks not to bad.

 I had to put a swarovski crystal on as the I dot,a girl needs a little Bling!

Love it! But I`m sure the next sweater will not get any maschine embroidery,it took me over 30 minutes with the help of my husband to get it into the frame.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Theresas Asian Night Blocks

 This is the fabric Theresa used as her focal point for her blocks.

 I was thinking of  Mongolia as my theme for the block .

 My completed block.

All four blocks together,work done by Carol,Meg,Peggy and myself.

Trip of a lifetime

 I could not find a milk carton so this wine bottle had to do it!

My friend Doris was so lucky to get a ticket from her son to visit him and his fiancee in Australia. So I go and let her dogs out. They are very spoiled little girls and I know they miss their Mommy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tonights garden harvest

 The raddishes are really spicy.
 Almost 4 pounds,will be mixed with rhubarb for a wonderful fruitspread.

Flat and curly parsley,chives and tart cherries was all I could pick from our garden. All is washed and the herbs will be chopped fine and it will be ready for the freezer.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Just jumped of the needles

What a wonderful way to start Mothers day, just finished 2 new dishcloth`s from leftover cotton yarn.Now back to what really needs to be done,still working on the dog sweater and my own new sweater with all this  leftover yarn it will take a while to use it all up so watch for many new projects to come.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FFT #21

 This is the colorful paisley I made with a little gold bee charm. I hand dyed the blue lace and placed the red beads and stitched it down with yellow floss.

 I used dark purple  floss to stitch down the lace and beaded it after I placed the two orange lace pieces I had moved from the other side to make this design .Stitched the five turquoise wagon wheels added the dragonfly charm

 This completed my work on Lindas  block, ready to be mailed to the next RR participant.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

AWESOME e-bay find

 This is my childhood bracelet, our family would take tours on the weekends and we walked a lot ( still got my walking stick),so I got these little charms as rewards.

 My e-bay find

This is the bracelet I found on e-bay, it came from California and as you can see it has my hometown Stuttgart on it.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I just had to start this ONE! More knitting

 This is the design I picked from the Verena magazine I got from Germany last week.

 The colors are to muted for my taste.

 All the colors here look like mouthwatering candy, summer ,fun and ME !

I decided not to buy any yarn and just use what I have in my stash. for the next few month it will be my personal challenge NOT to buy any fabric or yarn,use what I have and see what I can do with it.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Asian Nights DYB for Carol

 My completed block for Carol.

 Japanese fabric was used  for this little umbrella.

 Silk ribbon embroidery for the plum blossoms and a charm from Japan.

 beads and charm added,the dragonfly embroidered in metalic thread

These are all three finished blocks together.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Last Lace & Pearl Block

 I just added the handpainted fan placed the Pearl flowers and the bow is carried by the silver swallow`s.

 On the left hand corner I placed the handpainted lace with pearls. The wreath was made with satin leaf`s,  lace and silk ribbon flowers .

This is the completed block on it`s way home .