Thursday, April 24, 2014

Simple fabric with roses.

I am in love with Tanya Whelan fabric:

I brought this at Fabricworm.  


I also brought this pink fabric with hearts from Fabricworm.  I hope to make some pillows for the guest room.  Fat Quarter also had some of Tanya Whelan fabric.  I have to save up some money - I need to have this fabric in my stash but I have spent enough this past month with Easter and lots of birthdays.     I am working on my senior citizens items for WOCS. 

Gisela




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Tree

I just love the Easter tree from Germany.

My Easter tree.

Easter Hat in a parade.
My menu for Easter is Ham, biscuits (first time making them), string beans, spinach, ham gravy and mash potatoes.  Dessert something from the French Bakery.

I pulled a muscle and it hurts - hopefully it will go away - I have to work in the garden next week.

Gisela




Friday, April 18, 2014

Carrots-Owls in my mailbox.

Last week I got a surprise from my TX grand kids.

I received these lovely gifts in the mail. 
More Easter eggs to come.

Making supper for tomorrow nite.  Sunday making a ham with "Pioneer Woman" recipes.
http://thepioneerwoman.com/


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Cards

I sent out my religious Easter cards and forgot to take a photo.  

This card is for my DF who always make her cards and I think it came out cute.  I do cheat I use paper that is cut into cards already. 

My grand daughter # 2 card


This is for grand daughter #1


I love my duck plates - got them at goodwill.

The inside of card - got to use one of my stamps.

I made a card for my neighbor's children I will include the stickers and some blank cards for them.
I am putting them in an egg carton. Will show you my baskets in the next few days.

I still love to do snail mail - we live far away from family so it is important that the relatives remember us.

Blessings of Easter!
Gisela


Monday, April 14, 2014

Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Talk about being busy and we got 3 in. of snow yesterday.  Last week worked in the garden, making bunnies, knitting and working on my current quilt Rob Peter to Pay Paul.  I love the fabric by Birch.

I love mushrooms.
Thank goodness for my Rob Peter to Pay Paul Accu Quilt die cut.  The pattern called for lots of pins.
I did 4 with lots of pins and then I said to myself, it has to get better.  So what I did I sewed very careful and stopped at about the 5th stitch - curved the fabric and it worked out well.

I am enjoying it, I should have read the directions a few times because I didn't cut my print fabric correctly - heh that is okay.

Getting my Easter baskets ready.

Gisela





Friday, April 11, 2014

Knitting-Pergola Norwich

I found this post on craftgossip.com.  All these flowers were knitted - this is being held in Norwich, UK.

How fun is that.  Last year they did a Christmas tree. http://knitting.craftgossip.com/

The sun is out today and I have lots of errands.

Gisela

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Knitting - I need to stop for awhile

I admit I am not a great knitter but I enjoy it and I practice, practice, practice. I make scarves and now I am going to do washcloths.


I doubled the thread on the blue and yellow. I don't like my washcloths too big because they stretch.
I just realized that the pattern I used I made an error - the pattern above is not correct, it still didn't come out bad. I am using the blue and yellow for a pot holder.


I have to give credit for the pattern to http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/2007/11/waffle-knit-pattern.html.  This pattern is also under ravelry.   This is how the waffle stitch looks like.

I want to knit some of the beige and red dishcloth.
Have a great weekend.  I am working on a new quilt and it has curves.
Gisela