Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What I been working on

 This is the back for my new sweater jacket

got me a new pair

 and thank you to my friends Makita and Greg Pitts mailed me some Aussie goddies, thank you.

Friday, December 27, 2013


I was so excited to start my new coat that I had to finish the scarf for my friend Doris real quick.

Yes I did , I worked very late last night and washed it , blocked it and now just waiting for it to dry!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

My new Winter Coat Arrived

I`m so happy the yarn for my new Winter Coat arrived from Turkey! Just took 4 days to get here with DHL. I have to finish my last project a scarf for my friend Doris before I can start so here I go knit,knit,knit....

 It is exactly the color I was going for Petrol-Peacock!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas gift finished in time and baked goods

Last night I had finished my Coconut Macaroons and Chocolate chip/Pecan Banana Bread

 This morning I baked this mandarin cake as  tonight`s dinner dessert

 I made these fingerless gloves for my sons girlfriend as a Christmas gift and just finished them in time to get them in the gift bag before she gets here!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Snow,snow and more snow

As you can see we had plenty of snow last yesterday and last night.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

This is Number two

So this is my second one, done today, so easy and fun to knit! My friend Doris and I went shopping yesterday and she bought awesome yarn for me to use and make a set with scarf for her!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

 We have about 6 inches by now in our driveway.

 this is my new Gibson Girl, pattern is by Birgit Freyerhttp://www.die-wolllust.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p12632_Wolle_MtzeGibsonGirl.html
pattern also in English!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Here is another scarf just finished

I made this one as a gift , finished it today, signed and  dated it , made sure

it has my handmade charm on it and wrapped it up.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

More cookies and new Yarn

  Just finished my first load of these seedless Raspberry Jelly filled cookies-Spitzbuben. More to make tomorrow, glad I was able to get a start on them today.

 I was so happy to get this selection of lace yarn, ready to start a new shawl maybe the light orange with dark blue? Or use all four shades of the blue?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

And here is number Two

 I finished my Donna Rocco Shawl this morning while Hubby was driving us to breakfast and a little shopping at Lowes in Salina. All I have to do is clean all the threads , wash it and make sure I block it right !

 this is my own made up end not the instructions as given for the model .

Friday, December 13, 2013

2014 Crazy Quilt Retreat in Kansas City

I have been feeling down a little lately, not working , gaining weight  and a few other things now with Christmas coming I get more homesick then ever. I went shopping yesterday and found a few supplies, beads and  three books. I enjoy small designs I can cross stitch onto the CQ blocks and this book is just perfect for it . The other book is also what I was just looking for,  now trying to see which one I will use first! So when I told my wonderful hubby about the 2014 Retreat in Kansas City for the Crazy quilting group I`m a member of online he just said go I will pay for it, I cant wait to meet all the Ladies!


New Bathroom up date

I finally received the vanity tray. Now we just need to finish the heater in the ceiling, put up shelf's and get the frame less glass shower doors.
 the tray

Vanity with tray

 Vessel sink

 this is to store the toilet paper on the shelf

 not sure where they will go but I just had to have them!

Christmas cookies and German Cheese cake

I have started to make German Christmas cookies and Cheesecake. Since it is very hard to get Quark here for my cake I just made my own.
 Marillen Kekse

  filled with Apricot Marmelade
Ausstecherle- Butter cookies

Kokosmacronen-Coconut macaroons

4 containers of butter milk in the oven for 2 hours at 200degrees 

 strain for 2 hours
after mixing and baking ready to eat!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

In the mail to Tahlia

I made this oversized snowball for Tahlia . She asked for 4x6 post card size , do whatever I want and I did. I used one of my favorite color combinations, green and blue, made sure I had enough beads , some SR embroidery, lace, velvet and rick rack trim, a butterfly applique and satin leafs . This one was all about seam treatments , the Turkish Oyas and my little heart button with Edelweiss.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Finally a new post ...

We had a lot going on the last few weeks, our son moving in with us, still remodeling, getting new cars, taking part in a Mystery KAL and Life!
 my finished scarf Donna Rocco by Birgit Freyer .

 my sons new car

 our new car , we had to get one small enough to fit into the smaller side of the garage it is the Chevy Equinox.

 I wanted more light and had these six pot lights put in

 while shopping for crown molding the fridge caught my eye was $700 off original price

 My hubby wanted this little heater, it is really nice took it even to the bed room!
 Made Quark in the oven ,4 liters of buttermilk made a  little over 2 pounds .
 strained and added a little heavy cream
 it was awesome !

 found it on sale ! and that's all for today , dinner is in the works and I will finish my last embroidery project for this year.