Sunday, September 30, 2012

And another one is started

After I had finished the green and lilac sleevshawl my sister in law wanted one too, so I went looking for the perfect color for her request. Pattern is from Drops as seen here:

This is cotton yarn I got from Germany in a wonderful royal blue,hope my sister in law will like it.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Knitting up date

 As you can see this is the back of the sleevshawl. It does cover the open back of the dress and any imperfections you might have. I`m not saying you have any Doris !

 On this picture you can see how  the upper part of her  arms are well covert and as this will be worn at 6.30 at night on the beach in Hawaii in November for a wedding it will be the perfect combination of light and airy,still working on making adjustments to the dress as you can see the pins are showing.

 Well this is MINE!

My dear friend Doris was modeling the Aermelschal I made in green for her and the lilac is all mine!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New piece finished

I should have cleaned up my studio but a spontaneous decision was made to create . Here is my sweet little gift cone.I love green and pink! Maybe I will fill this with rose pedals? No I could hide my chocolate in it!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Two snowballs are ready to be mailed

 I had so much fun with these little pieces . I just could not decide if I should make one Autumn and one Halloween Snowball so the easy way out was to combine the themes Alice had chosen.

 Maybe a little bright but the Pumpkins had to be shown in their full glory!

Alice asked for Autumn / Halloween Snowballs. I`m not sure if that's what she had in mind but it is what she is getting!

More Crazyquilting

 Yes two of the flowers where in pieces when it arrived.Thank you to the Postoffice for this!

I love this little girl ,what a wonderful snowball made just for me  by Nicki Lee,thank you !

Knitting update

 A  small cable and embroidered flowers finished the Socks for a very speacial young woman.

Here is the second pair of socks I finished ,they are made for  Doris who requested red Socks. I used a stretch yarn from Germany because Doris is a Diabetic I wanted to make sure the cuff is not to tight. With some Russel Stovers Chocolate and Jelly beans this  will be another gift for a member  in a Group Home in Germany for the Mentally Handicapped.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday cake

As you can see I just could not wait for it to cool off, oh no I ate it steaming hot!

Apples from our garden,cooked in sugar,white wine and a little cinnamon,placed on a simple yeast dough. The topping is Chobani yogurt made just like a German cheese cake.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wohoo, look what came yesterday

 My theme is roses and or dragonflys, colors cream,white ,green and pink. I just love this ! Thank you Cathy K.

Love this wonderful snowball made by Cathy K. I have not seen a real snail since we moved to the US 14 years ago. I`m so happy to add this piece of Art to my collection .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What is this a Wednesday posting? New Snowball

 This snowball is ready to go to it`s new home. The request was for a Bright snowball and I don`t think there is brighter then this.

I love to work with silk. Cathy asked for a BRIGHT Snowball and here it is.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cakes for todays BBQ

 Poppy Seed with yeast dough and streussel

Frankfurter Kranz filled with raspberry jelly and butter cream

 Hazelnut torte  spongecake filled with hazelnut whipped cream

 Charlotte, jelly roll with apricot and raspberry filling it also has a whipped Bavarian cream with fresh apricots on the inside.

Was up late last night and early rise this morning to finish all this.Thats what I do for my wonderful kids.

Monday, September 3, 2012

What I did today

 Baguette, Cheese Bretzel Sticks and Plain Bretzel Sticks with coarse salt. Two very Big Bretzels for myself for Dinner tonight! 
Because of the heat only a little knitting was done this morning .So I baked bread for this week .

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I finished my first skein of yarn

One skein of yarn made all of this. My friend Doris needed a little something to wear for her sons wedding in Hawaii in November. She did not  want a big shawl or a cardigan so I found this online and she loved it. On the Drops website It is a very easy design and pattern to work with and I will make another one for myself when I have a little breathing room. Hope to have this finished next week to work on my socks for the group home in Germany.