Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Deocration

A tree in Germany
I did 2 baskets already and now I have to make 4 more.  I forgot to take photos of my baskets - they had pin wheels attached tot he basket.  Had stickers, a small purse (poker dots), and bunnies.

I am having issues with composing in between the photos. 

I have to get started on my baskets on a small budget.

Gisela

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Legoland - I am hooked!

I had to get another friend set for my other grand daughter here in Omaha.
Spring break and it is all about legos.  My children had them when they were small but we had no themes then.  I love this caravan set.  My granddaughter 6 made this set in an afternoon.
Legoland in Grapevine.  Children loved to drive the cars.



 
The sets are expensive but it was worth every penny.

Gisela
More to come about spring break.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring is here.....

The photo came from the blog http://buttermilkbasinblogspot.com  I love tea cups and this would be so much fun to make.  The blog is from March 4th. http://buttermilkbasin.blogspot.com.

So happy to hear the birds.  Photo is from the zoo - I put oranges out and had no luck from the birds.

Love blue.
My mom's teacup


Just returned from a trip to Texas, it rained and was cold while at home it was 70 degrees.  Went to Perot Science Museum (a must) and Lego Land a must go too.




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"House of Eliott" must see DVD.

Well "Downton Abby" is over for this season and the wait is difficult till next January 2016 for us in the USA.   But I just saw "House of Eliott" by Jean Marsh and Eileen Aitkens; sound familiar "Upstairs, Downstairs" creator.

I got my DVD from the library, great costumes, fabric, sewing machines, fashion, drama. love, history.  This has 12 discs, I was lazy and I cross stitched the whole time - I watched it in 4 days - I did take a shower.  



I loved the seamstress and you got to see thread holders,  how neat their sewing area were.  The area where they worked was minimal but the fashions were wonderful. 
Go for it, before the weather gets warm and we have to go outside, or wait till summer when it is so warm you have to hyphenate indoors.

Let me know what you think?  I am sure some of you have seen it many years ago.

Happy sewing!
Gisela




Friday, February 27, 2015

Easter will be here soon.

I was to be stitching my "calender girls" and then I decided I needed to finish a project from last year.
The designer comes from Iowa my neighbor state.  Aren't the colors wonderful, I got a great frame for it at goodwill today.  This project will look great on my seasonal wall section of my room.


Thanks to Blue Ribbon Designs.  Brenda Karls-Nace is such a busy artist.  Always has something going on.

My February Wall - Easter will be my March - April wall.



Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Storing Projects

My next project is "April" from the Calender series.
This is my new favorite - got it a thrift store for 59 cents.
This is a toilette bag and it is so light.

I love these kits I brought at Nordic Needle to hold my cross stitch, I know you can use baggies but this works for me.

I also use this small plastic container for small projects.
It amazes me how many dmc threads I still don't have.



Happy Stitching...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Patience - Cross Stitching

Spring will be here soon, we just need to hang in there a bit longer.

"For, Lo, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone; the flowers' appear on
the earth."

My next cross stitch project is the calender girls by Little House Needeworks "May".
I remember when I was younger on your birthday you would get a ring with your birthstone or a figurine with the month of your birth.

Isn't "May" adorable I will have to make 3 of them, one for my basket and 2 as gifts.

Thanks to Vonna Pfeiffer  from Twisted Stitcher who stitched designed the finishing and www.littlehouseneedleworks.com.


Happy weekend, be safe down south with the cold weather.

Gisela