29 December 2009

Too good to cut Challenge

Found this fun challenge where you are supposed to finally use a piece of fabric that you have saved for "something special" for a while (long while). Sounds like fun.

28 December 2009

New Years resolutions

Yes I know, I am early, but why not start now. I plan to add my reading and cinema going back in the blog, even if it is at times just: read this, saw this.

I finished Carola Dunn's Sheer Folly yesterday and as usual have enjoyed the Daisy Fletcher née Dalrymple mysteries. Even if they are sometimes not much of a mystery, they are always enjoyable.

We went to see AVATAR last Tuesday. I thought the special effects were great (especially in 3D), but the story was nothing to write home about. But not a bad story, just a overly used one. Yesterday we went for the noon showing and saw Planet 51. Great! I am looking forward to the DVD on this as I am sure I have missed lots of puns on other movies, like 2001 and so on.

22 December 2009

Paper cut Trees

Have look at this post on Humble Quilts . I love those christmas paper cut trees. Great idea!


This is the view from my office (note the christmas tree in the middle of the river under the bridge, it is on a float). It was more orangey in real life, gorgeous sun up.

Snow Picture

Sorry for the graininess, I took that yesterday morning with my mobile and it is a enclosed court where the restaurant Güterhof normally has outside seating. The light at the end is their kitchen.

18 December 2009


The new winter knitty includes a lovely cardigan called Zora which lead me to the designers webpage and there I found Harlow. I really want to cast on for it right now! Not going to happen, but it is on my to do list.

Malabrigo, hmmm: Love of Light? Or Cordovan? Or Lettuce? Or??? Let me know what you think might look good.

15 December 2009

Carolina Christmas Layout

Bonnie has revealed the layout for the Carolina Christmas mystery here. I haven't even cut one stripe yet, but I love how this looks!

12 December 2009

Picture of the 28th of November Knit Meeting

Anouschka with her Victoria-Mathilda-Josephine-Tuch. Newly bound off.

The only other halfway decent picture.

08 December 2009

Cat lovers

For the cat lovers Starlings at Dusk at Quilt as desired.

Twas the night in a quilter's house

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace?
Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa," I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds ".
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough stuff, I'll see you next year!"

author unknown

06 December 2009

Leaking Roof

We found a leak in the roof of my sewing room. Fortunatelly the house administration got the roofers in on Friday after our discovery on Thursday morning. Unfortunatelly we found the leak by wondering about the stain on my new quilt top. Fortunatelly it did wash mostly out and the bit that stayed in, is in a batik and can be sold as part of that fabric. Puh! Unfortunatelly that means that currently no sewing is taking place as we are drying the room out at best we can and wait to hear when and what will be done to the inside of the room. Fortunatelly it did not get on my sewing machine.

So - mixed blessings, but not too bad.

02 December 2009


I wonder if I have anything for this in my stash: Shawl