Christmas Placemats

File 2015-11-29, 4 03 18 PMA great day to be sewing and cooking today.  We have not had chilli in some time so hubby gone out for a hicke thought it would be great to have a hot pot of Chilli all ready to enjoy together.

So while that was cooking in my crockpot ….what do I do next was the question? Yes I know knitting could be something.

But I had brought some great fabrics at my work “The Quilt Store”not to long ago and Christmas is soon here. So off I went and put together four placemats for kitchen island.

I really love this 9 patch pattern that Wendy got my hooked on. My squares are cut to a 6″x6″ then sewn together in a pleasing look.

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9 Patch Placemats.Smiles, so easy and fast to sew up. Even if you have not enough fabric from making the backing all the same. No problem, I usually have two the same so they can be turned around and enjoyed a little longer and it looks like I have a endless selection in placemats.

Etwas kälter ist es Heute so recht schön zum Nähen und Kochen. Da wir schon lange kein Chilli gegessen haben und mein Mann für vier Stunden auf einer Wanderung ist wird es so richtig gut schmecken wenn er nach Hause kommt.

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Above you see the front with e different fabric patterns and the red backing for the 2 sets and the x-mass print for the other set.

So einen heißen Topf Chilli ist immer passend zusammen zu genießen. Während das Abendessen in meinem crockpot kocht…. War die Frage nun was mache ich nächstens?

Ja,ich weiß Stricken. Aber ich hatte einige tolle Stoffe auf Lager. So geht es los mit schneiden und nähen und schon waren wieder vier neue Tischsets fertig. Normalerweise habe ich zwei gleiche, so dass sie umgedreht werden können sieht aus wie ich eine endlose Auswahl Tischsets habe….lach

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Supper is all ready



Fall Rag Quilt

We sew quilts together and as we all know there is always leftover fabric from the quilt we just proudly finished. So no surprise I had a view pieces of flannel left from a previous quilt I put together.

Working at The Quilt Store , I get to see new fabric coming in and believe me the colours and prints are very hard to resist.

Truly believe with Clodagh our new Owner of the store, that the supplies will be gorgeous and you too will find what you are looking for your next project.

File 2015-11-21, 12 01 11 PMSo here is what I just put together this morning. This Rag Quilt is not finished as I am looking for a border to go around the edge.

Kind of got the sewing bug yesterday while I helped out at my friends booth “Divas Quilting Studio”

at the Seasons Christmas Show 

Ursula has some amazing quilts for sale till tomorrow November 22nd. Great Christmas gifts at really good prices.

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2015-10-25 17.16.45 So I have been playing around long enough with this.

 ” KnitswissYarn”

it is about time that I will show you all this too.

Today it is truly a fabulous day

Perfect to colour some more of the yarns I have undyed at my home.

So gorgeous outside for that it in November the 3rd. Normally we are truly way colder than the 18 degrees we have now. Even had snow as early as October.

File 2015-11-03, 4 47 07 PM So a batch of yarn is hanging on my clothes hanger outside now to dry. Have a look there are about 12 skeins of Lace hanging outside to try.

Aahhh soooo yummy soft!

Yes also 4 skeins of Soybean a new yarn I am trying out. Really love how it took the colour and how it feels too. I think that would be a great one for the once the can’t knit with wool.

time to come in for the night

time to come in for the night

Also coloured 10 skeins of Bamboo to see how it will take the colour. The colours come out rather soft see the light blue and light pink. I believe that would be nice for the coming Spring too

Going to knit something up soon with either one and let you know what my thoughts are.

My BFF, yes you will get one of them to knit something gorgeous too!

Soybean yarn have onlly 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far

Soybean yarn have only 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far “I Love It”

 Interested in purchasing any of the yarns just send me a note and we can chat.

I’ll be working soon on a site to post things better for all of you too.

Thanksgiving Hike AT Boyne Valley Provincial Park

2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 077 Boyne Valley Provincial Park is part of the Bruce Trail.

Where I only have gone on two hikes with my Hubby. He and his friends have almost completed all of the Bruce Trail that goes all the way from Niagara, Ontario to Tobermory2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 151 a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is 300 km northwest of Toronto.

So he has only two or three hikes that he needs to still walk and with it being so nice and warm on this past Thanksgiving Monday. The opportunity to go and hike the 15 km in this Boyne Valley was just perfect. Off I went on a perfect day together with my Hubby.

Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales

Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales with a little help from my Hubby as they are a bit high….and yes I am not a spring chicken

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Making A Difference

2015-09-10 17.08.21Glad I am here to make a difference

I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night…..all through my day I truly try my very best to make a difference in some once life. I know this is not always easy or noticed by others. I get it.

But here is a little story of “my rewards” to my day yesterday at work.

An elderly lady came to the store where I work. I had never seen her before. But she ask if someone could help her. I ask if she could tell me more. On she went on telling me she learned all on her own how to do “Cables”  but this had been a while ago and she was not sure anymore if she was doing it correct.

Ahhh a knitting question, Great I knew I could help her. So she showed me the project she started. It was perfect!!! She can still do the cables….She was so happy to hear that.

She thought she now had to buy some yarn from us now because I helped her.

Her and her husband really like the colour  “Gray” and she wanted to knit him a scarf but unfortunately do to the sale we have had only 3 skeins of a gray yarn left but not in the weight she was looking for.  Gray always goes the first with naturals, white and blacks.

She was soooo upset and ask if I would be mad with her if she would not buy any yarn this time? But she for sure will be back to buy from (me) the store again. How could I tell he I was mad with her. Never in a million years would I have told her that! As I really only want to help her no matter if she bought yarn from us or not!

She gave me this great big hug and told me she will be back!

My believes are

“If you give a little Help, Care, and Understanding you get sooo much more in return back”

maybe not right away but customers like that will remember You “Me”    

“I know I make a Difference”

And You can too.

Knitting “Therapy”

2015-08-06 17.53.41Ohhhh that is so true, knitting is Therapy for so many of us.

Smiles I knit all the time and it is so relaxing and calming. It lets my mind think and rekindle with my thoughts and soul. I really hope there will never be a time where I am getting told I have to stop knitting or I can’t knit anymore do to health reasons.

2015-08-06 17.53.18Some of my friends and I decided to knit this shawl “Therapy” by Laura Aylor as a knit-a-long. We all knit 2 hours each week and finished all at the same week.

As I am having fun dyeing my own yarn now, why not use some of it and make a sample for “KnitswissYarns” too. Off I whent with 50% Silk and 50% Merino Superwash Fingering weight in Dunklegrau Wolke, Rosa Wolke and Rote Wolke and US4 -3.5 mm needle. Wonderful and so soft , love knitting with my yarn. Feels like butter running through my fingers.2015-06-30 18.19.43

2015-08-06 17.53.47Es ist doch kein Geheimniss das stricken eine  Therapie ist  für so viele von uns.

Lächeln, Ich stricke die ganze Zeit und es ist so entspannend und beruhigend.  Meiner Meinung denke ich es entspannt meine Gedanken und Seele. Ich hoffe wirklich, dass es niemals eine Zeit gibt, wo mir gesagt wird dass ich aufhören muss mit dem stricken wegen gesundheitlichen Gründen.

Ein paar von uns beschlossen “Therapie” von Laura Aylor als Knit-a-long zu stricken. Wir alle strickten 2 Stunden pro Woche und fertig sind alle in der gleichen Woche.

2015-08-06 17.52.18Da ich Spaß am Wollen färben habe, strickte ich diesen Schal in “KnitswissYarns” meine Wolle 50% Seide und 50% Merino Superwash “Fingering” in Dunklegrau Wolke, Rosa Wolke und Rote Wolke und US4 -3,5 mm Nadel. Wunderbar und so weich, fühlt sich an wie Butter in meine Finger

Wear It In Many Fun Ways – Airy Shawl

IMG_4412Wonderful light blowing in the breeze.

A shawl that I had seen on Ravelry by “SingingCats”.

As you can see this shawl can be soooo…. much fun in many ways and style to wear.IMG_4405

IMG_4394A little something different as I knit this up with a Metallic Ribbon yarn “Sirdar Firefly Metallic”  had 3 skeins available  and used a US13 – 9.00mm needle.

One would think this knits up fast but because the ribbon yarn has a ladder look with open section.I really had to pay attention that I was getting all the pieces of the yarn while I was knitting this Shawl.

Done in the knit stitch. Cast on 30 and increase at the beginning and end of each row until you run out yarn
This is sooooo long with a total of 214 stitchesIMG_4415

IMG_4408Wunderbar leichte bläst er im Wind.

Ein Schal den ich im “Ravelry” bei “SingingCats” gesehen hatte.

Wie Du sehen kannst hat man viel Options beim Tragen von diesem Schal.IMG_4418

Hier ist er mit einem metallischen Bändchengarn gestrickt  “Sirdar Firefly Metallic” genau 3 Stränge waren vorhanden und eine US13 – 9.00mm Nadel.

Man würde denken, dass es sich schnell strickt mit dieser Nadel grösse. Doch weil das Bändchengarn so Leiter artig gewoben ist, musste ich darauf achten, dass alle Teile des Garnes verstrickt wurden.

Angeschlagen hatte ich 30 Maschen und auf jederen Vorterseite bei Beginn und Ende der Reihe je eine Masche zugenommen, ein Total von 214 Maschen. Bist ich fast alles Garn vertrickt hatte und ich noch genug zum Abketten hatte. VoilIMG_4417a ….IMG_4419