26 August 2010

Iraqi Bundles of Love

After having had a look for yarn for the yarn pool I know I also have some sewing and knitting stuff that I can send to Iraq to be given to locals for their own clothes or to start a small business. Care to help? Have a look for the IBOL Guy and IBOL 2.1 Less quilt and less stuff for me, a bit better life for someone in Iraq, sounds like a Win-Win to me.

23 August 2010

My new sewing table

My father in law and MyGuy made a new sewing table for me. The base is from an old sewing table and solid iron, with great curlices. The top is a new wooden board that they smoothed, rounded the corners and edges and sealed. Here I am test driving it. This is the first time in ages that I did any patchwork as the room had a leak for so long, but now I am all set to finish my pink and grey blocks and make a quilt. However the next thing is a mat for my sewing machine to protect the table and to dampen the noise.

16 August 2010


We went on a boat trip this sunday, two hours on Lake Constance with the old Steam Boat "Hohentwil". The ship originally served on Lake Constance as the State Ship for the King of Wurttemberg from 1913 on  and has now been lovingly renovated. Unfortunately the weather was just short of bad, but we enjoyed the excursion from Bodman past the Marienschlucht to Ueberlingen and back along Sipplingen and Ludwigshafen. It may not have been our last time on the ship.

13 August 2010

Knitting Meeting at my house

I am looking forward to seeing all the Bodensee knitters at my place tomorrow!

09 August 2010


The festival is over, the Simple Minds played at midnight after car problems delayed them for 2 hours. But at that point my feet and legs hurt like hell.

However earlier in the evening (around 7) the Swiss Newcomer Band 2010 was playing: Pegasus. Those I loved, they sounded California Rock meets Blues Brothers.

06 August 2010

Simple Minds

We are going to see the Simple Minds (among others) tomorrow in Schaffhausen at the festival there. Just cross your fingers the rain finally will let up.