Friday, January 31, 2014

End of month up dates

To finish January one row of white because we actually got snow this morning ! I measure the temperature every morning and crochet one row according to my color plan.

 and as my Sky scarf grows we can see one day of rain on the bottom where I used the clear beads and three days of snow which the last one was this morning. I can`t wait and see what next month will bring. As of today I have used 3shades of gray, 2 shades of blue ,white for clouds and off cream colored mohair for snow .

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Another finished project !

I had joined a FB online group to make little dolls for children in a cancer clinic and a group home for mentally and physically handicapped children . I decide to make a pair and named them Haensel and Gretel !

 I used the same yarn to embroider the face
  yes she got a little skirt and a bow

 just to much fun to make them now it`s time to mail them to Germany to put a smile on a child`s face !
here is the link if you would like to make one :

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Anything Goes Block for Nicki Lee

This is the block after I had worked on the upper right corner with the lace as a seam treatment and the little crochet flowers to enhance the seam.

She is completed with flower in her hair and take out box!

Who said there is no  Asian Bling ? You better believe it there is such thing ! Nicki Lee loves lace and bling so here I decided to add the bling to show of the Pagoda charm.
I had so  much fun with this block !

Monday, January 13, 2014


This is the block I received before Christmas and it had been a work in progress till I received these  little hand crochet flowers. They were made by a old German lady that had just passed away . She was in her late 80`s and I`m not sure when she had worked on them.
 I loved the block made by Nicki Lee but was surprised to see how little was done to it by the last two members that worked on it.

 First I finished this little girl

 these are the flowers I got from Miss Ruth in Georgia after she passed away
 and here you can see how I added them to  enhance ( cover) a seam treatment done by one of the  stitchers before me .

Finally here package from Germany

  I had ordered some more Duvet covers from Pip Studio from the Netherlands, just love the colors ,design and Fabric !

 Smurf Gummies

and some Cake mixes ,getting ready to bake !

Updates on all things .....

 Just finished this Zick Zack Loop

 and more of these addicting Granny Squares
ust to many things started and still more to come....

Wamego Winter Wool fest

This is all I got ! at the Wool Fest 2014
 I loved this green Merino & Bamboo from Two Windows Dye Hutchinson KS
 how could I not take this Mohair & Alpaca home with me such a wonderful light coral color also from Two Windows
 I looked at this one and was in Love! Baby Alpaca &Cashmere in lace yarn, look at this awesome color and so soft from Treasure Goddess in Kansas City !
 and my last one also from Two Windows Merino Wool

 I had a blast and will be there again next year!

Friday, January 10, 2014

My new challenge-weather blanket

 This is my beginning of the weather blanket. Every day I crochet one row

according to the outside  temperature on my deck. I made a list what color to use at what temperature and added white for snow and yellow for sunshine !This is a FB group project called; Wetterdecke 2014 come and join us !

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Updates on my sky scarf and Granny Squares

So far the Sky scarf is coming along nicely, I am still waiting on two more colors of yarn to come. I knit two rows per day according to the color of the sky.

 For the German Group I signed up for we are making a weather blanket. One of the members is terminally ill and might not get to finish her blanket, so we as the group make each one Granny Square to make a blanket for her which will be for one of her daughters. I decided to mail out the Kansas  Sunflower with the guardian Angel Charm !

 Ja, this is a very catchy thing made a few more squares and I know there are more to come !

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Up date on my sweater jacket

 This is how far I have gotten at this point, not sure if I can make to have it done in time to wear it to  Wool Fest

Friday, January 3, 2014

A new knitting project started

I was up till three this morning waiting for my son to call letting me know he  made it home safe.  I could not work on my sweater jacket because it was in the bed room with my hubby fast asleep .
So I decided to start a new shawl. Looking at all the easy patterns I could find and ended up with Antonia by Birgit Freyer. Pattern as always at her shop in several languages.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Last nights dinner and ....

 This was our dinner fried rice cakes ,Tzaziki and a awesome sauce with ground beef and veggies got this recipe from FB :

Rice cakes with meat sauce

Ingredients for 4 people

Rice cakes:
250 g rice (2 cooking bags)
250 g low-fat Quark
4 Eggs size S
6-7 heaped tbsp oatmeal
1 squeezed clove of garlic
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 Sprig finely chopped chives
Salt, pepper sauce:
500 g ground beef
1 Small can chunky tomatoes
1 Packet happened tomato
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Medium Onion diced
1 small can peas, drained
1 small can corn, drained
2 El Ayvar-sharp, children use mild
2 Cloves of garlic finely diced
Salt, pepper, paprika, Kreizkümmel (cumin)
2 Tbsp olive oil preparation

Let Cook the rice and cool.
Then all the ingredients for the cupcakes to give,
piquant taste and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Prepare all ingredients for the sauce,
saute the onion in oil until translucent,
Add the minced meat with some salt
and crumbly Brown.

Deglaze with the tomatoes, chunky and passed
and all other ingredients except peas and corn.
Spicy with the Gwürzen to taste and simmer for 25 minutes.
The last 5 minutes heat the vegetables in it.

While the sauce is cooking, heat plenty of oil in another pan.
form 8 flat cakes from the Capsicum
and in it FRY.

Everything on the plate and serve with some spring onion cheese.

Good appetite! (Translated by Bing)
 and this morning I made Strawberry Quark and ate it with my Walnut bread.