31 December 2012

Tree 2012

Sizing the tree (and showing off a sweater that I finished after at least 7 years)

The lights are on the balcony, but the ornaments glow on the tree.

11 December 2012

Pre Christmas Gift

These two candle holders were a pre chrismas gift from MyGuy so we would be able to enjoy them in the season leading up to the darkest night.

20 November 2012

Stars for Max

Somewhat belated as the Birthday was in July, but I am pleased and hope Max will be too.

Pattern by Bonnie from Quiltville.

06 July 2012


This is the weather from the little tower in two directions at the same time yesterday evening. You can see the bad weather approaching...

18 February 2012

Some WIPs

Karenina with the pattern proceeds going to MSF.

 Another pair of Jules, these ones will be size 44 for Bettina's kids.
 Scylla, because after seeing so many on the SKA threads I was too weak to resist.
A poto of the cardigan I have dug out of the closet and am back to working on. It is actually black, but the color is hard to capture.

Some FOs

My finished Mystery Socks for the SKA (Sock Knitters Anonymous) group on Ravelery.

MyGuy's reworked X-mas socks, they needed shortening and tightening after he first wore them,they grew like crazy.

14 February 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Erna's 85th

It was my mother in laws 85th birthday and we bought this bouquet for her in the name of relatives from Bavaria, thus the "blue" white flowers:

18 January 2012

4 new stars and a new knitting project

While MyGuy was out viewing Verblendung the american version, I managed to sew 4 stars for Max' Star quilt, they still need the sashing strips but at 11:30 I decided to call it a night. I have finally managed to screw up one of the star points by sewing the squares in opposite directions and then cutting the second one of before I realized it. Lucikly I could recut one, so the star still looks good.

As I cannot find half my hats and gloves (not that I have searched too hard yet, it was warmish until this week) I have cast on a new hat this morning on the train. Topdown and improvised, so wish me luck on figuring out the right number and spacing of increases.

16 January 2012

First Knitted FO 2012

I finished the girly socks, but have no picture as the battery on the camera was empty. I also ripped one of the christmas socks for MyGuy back to the gussett decreases and added two more sets of decreases as they are to wide and to long.

I did finish the 6th star for Max' Star quilt, but Sunday I spend more time watching downhill skiing and slalom than sewing.

12 January 2012

Flue brings progress

Due to some fever and flue I staid home from work and finished the first sock of both my Girly socks and my Cotty socks. And on the day I was almost good I started putting together Max' Stars. The first two are done and I am very pleased so far. I have cut 35 centers the same and the sashing posts will also be all the same, I do not have enough of any fabric to make all the sashings the same, but that is fine.

06 January 2012

05 January 2012

Convergence bordered

I have finally added borders to a small convergence quilt I made quite a while ago in a class with my mom. Black and white and red. I am quilte pleased with how it looks now.

This is a small size and I think will make a nice first project for my machine quilting resolution. However I have to dig out my manual first and get the tension right, at the moment I have a feeling my bobbin thread is popping up at the top of my sewing.

03 January 2012

Lone Star

The January palette by Vicky would be great as a Lone Star, I think, but white as the back drop? Or lime green and have the purples and blues form the star...

02 January 2012

Send my Kaleidoscope off

At least I hope it went off, I have left it with the Best of All Husbands to be send to my mom for quilting. I finished adding the border strips, sewed up a backing and put the binding fabric in there, too. Tape shut and address to Mom. Done!

Sunrise today