My “150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

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“150 Canada Celebration Tulip”

White And Red I thought…..but Yellow and Red mine are…

Smile “Nature”  has it’s own way.

They where to be pure white with red. Was it to be red Maple Leaves from what I hear?

File 2017-05-31, 3 51 16 PMMagical I guess they are now.

I was kind of surprised too when the one of 50 bulbs I planted last Fall opened up YELLOW with red markings….

Really?! was my first initial thought…..

Finally…today we have some sunshine for my 50 Tulips to all open up…and it looks like I have more than 50 heads yehhh……yes all in light yellow… but one. Look at the one that looks like Micky Mouse Ears.

very pretty and with jagged edges… like someone did some paper cutting all though the edges.

Have to say there is not much white to them ….but who cares they are pretty and

on really super tall stems too. I hope they will last for at least two weeks.

And I am sure we all will have a fun 150 Year Canada 

even if our tulips are Yellow with Red…

Happy 150 Year Canada…

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Happy Mother’s Day

img_4020Wishing you all a sunshine filled Day.

“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all the blessed Mothers out in this big beautiful world.

No matter where your Mother is remember she loves You with all her heart.

She is Your sunshine and believes in You

Tomato Sauce

File 2016-08-25, 7 32 27 PMSooooo Yummmmy! Fresh Ontario Tomatoes!!!

….what can one cook up from fresh tomatoes was my question?

Well I thought I could start cooking some comfort food for the fall Season. Ahhh noooo not that yet!!! I know it is above 30 Degrees and no one wants to think of this crazy cold weather.File 2016-08-25, 7 01 03 PM

So put 10 big tomatoes chopped up into a pot. Well back up a little bit. Some Olive Oil, two onions chopped up, some celery also chopped up, garlic of course, ginger, soften all up first……now the tomatoes and just one cup of water and fresh Basile that my girlfriend had growing in her garden. Thanks Cheryl.  Oh almost forgot a cup of vegetable bouillon. Now simmer all on low for 4-5 hours….and voila

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4 Hours of simmer still a bit watery….
Sooooo Yummmmy! Frische Tomaten von Ontario!!! …. was soll ich nun mit einem Korb frischen Tomaten kochen ist nun die Frage? … so ich denk ich könte etwas Vorsorgen für die Herbst-Saison. Tomaten Sauce die ich einfrieren kann. Ahhh noooo Herbst das noch nicht !!! Ich weiß, dass es über 30 Grad hier im Moment ist und ich will das kalte Wetter noch lange nicht sehen.

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Sooo Yummy after 5 hours simmer adding some seasoning like paprika to it now…done

So setzen 10 große Tomaten in einen Topf. Ok halt zuerst heist es etwas Olivenöl, zwei Zwiebeln gehackt, einige Stengel Sellerie auch gehackt, Knoblauch natürlich, etwas Saltz und Ingwer alles zuerst dünsten…… Jetzt die Tomaten und nur eine Tasse Wasser und frische Basile, dass meine Freundin in ihr Garten wachsen hat, Dank Cheryl. Oh fast vergessen eine Würfel Gemüsebouillon . Nun alles auf niedrigen temperatur köcheln lassen 4-5 Stunden …. und voila….soooo Yummy

KnitswissYarns In The Sunshine

File 2016-05-31, 8 08 57 PMSunshine all around….thought it was the perfect day to dye a view skeins of yarn…Only to find out I ordered the fingering weight instead of the sport weight yarn….off to the ordering again as I have a view of my friends looking for the “Sport Weight” not fingering Weight….but as I had the skeins soaking already why not go ahead with giving them a colour….

Since I am already on a roll why not put 4 skeins of Milk Protein Fibres/ Bamboo in the dye bath and 3 skeins of  Silk /Linen to see how they take the dye….Gorgeaous is all I say.

Hope to knit some sample up soon too.

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Knitswiss Yarns  “100% Bamboo” collection

Sonnenschein….perfekter Tag zum Färben von Garnen. Nur um herauszufinden, ich bestellte Fingering Weight  anstelle von Sport Weight. Oh je Oh je ..die  Bestellung muss schnell weiter gehen. Doch nun hatte ich die Knäuel schon eingeweicht im Wasser Bad dann soll es auch weiter gehen mit dem Färben.   Wunderschön!

Weiter geht es mit 4 Knäuel von Milch Protine Fasern/ Bambus im Färbebad und 3 Knäuel aus Seide/Leinen.  Nur zu sehen wie die verschieden Mediums die Farbstoffe annehmen werden…WUNDERSCHÕN ist alles was ich sage

Hoffe bald damit einige fertige gestrickte exemplare zu zeigen

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Homespun Rag Quilt

2016-05-23 19.23.58Yes new Homespun fabric has arrived at “The Quilt Store” where I work…

Love the colours and I have to tell you the Homespun is one of my favourite fabrics by far.

Well next to the batik. But with batik you can’t make a rag quilt…So this Homespun  is a perfect weight for a spring or summer evening cuddle quilt sitting by the fire camping or in your backyard.

You too can sew this up in no time.

 

I was kind of thinking of making a longer rag wrap quilt for me to put over my shoulders in the evenings…but really need to get some headway with some of my knitting too.

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small bundel

All you need is half a meter of 6 colours each. 

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Cut them into 6″ squares  (my front and back are the same fabric) then deco stitch a “X” with any fancy stitch you like onto the 6″square. Sew them all in a pleasing way together with a 1/2″ sem . I had 6 squares by 9 squares as you can see in the picture or at the store.

For the edging you need about 1.20 meters of one colour cut them into 5″ stripes and fold in half. This amount was based on the length 9 squares that now are only 5″ due to the 1/2″ seam. I sewed the edge onto the 9 square length first then the 5 square edge.

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before the wash

Cut the fringes and off to the wash…Please make sure once you put this into the drier you empty the filter about every 3-5 minutes believe me it will be full of lint.

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lint amount every 3-5 minutes! So make sure you empty it often

 

Grocery Shopping In Switzerland

2016-04-18 12.58.51It felt like we had the store to our selfes….So big and almost no one was in the isles. Love the bread section and the fruit tray was kind of fun too. One basket with three different fruits. The cheese ahhh so yummy wish I could have brought some back. But no dairy products are allowed to bring to Canada.  Sadly.2016-04-18 12.49.23

The meat and cold cuts wow so many choices. Then I totally forgot the CHOCOLATE section….ahhhhh here I did bring some back.

 

2016-04-18 18.03.17Es fühlte sich an, als hätten wir den Laden für uns allein….so groß und es hatte gar nicht viele Einkäufer. Liebe die Brot Abteilung und die Früchten  waren eigendlich recht toll abgepackt. Einen Korb mit drei verschiedenen Früchten. Der se ahhh so lecker, ich wünschte, ich könnte etwas zurück bringen. Aber keine Frishen

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I have to ask for more of them when my visitors come over to see us! 

Milchprodukte sind erlaubt mitzubringen nach Kanada. Leider.

Die Fleischabteilung und Wurstwaren Wow so viele Auswahlmöglichkeiten. Dann habe ich total vergessen die Schokoladen nah ja ….ahhhh hier bringe ich einige zurück.

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You Guesst It RIght

Baby Surprise Jacket
Baby Surprise Jacket

It is the Baby Surprise Jacket.

So you know Noro Yarns is one of my favourite yarns, and so is this pattern. So easy to knit and fun too. Great for any yarn though. But with the Noro Yarn you get the colour play too and that along makes this Jacket never a  boring knit!

Not sure who get to wear this jacket yet…so if anyone is interested in purchasing it, send me a note with email address.

On another note, keep stopping by as I will have a Give-A-Way for a correct answer sometimes during the next couple of months happening.  The question will be something I will post over the next little while….smiles will have some fun.

 

Richtig geraten es ist ein Baby Surprise Jacke.

So wie Ihr wisst is  die Noro Wolle einer meiner liebsten Garne, und so ist dieses Muster. So einfach zum Stricken und macht auch Spaß. Großartig für alle Garne. Aber mit der Noro Garne erhaltest Du das Farbespielen und dass entlang macht diese Jacke nie ein langweiliges Stricken!

Habe keine Ahnung für welches Kind ich dies gestrickt habe…also wenn jemand interese hat and dem Jäcklein und es  kaufen möchte, senden mir eine Notiz mit der E-Mail-Addresse.

So nun noch schnell eine andere Notiz, währent den Nächsten Monaten ein “Give-A-Way” “Verlosung” haben. So wenn Du lust hast da mit zu machen schau weiterhin bei mir herein die Frage wird in den Post sein. 

…Lächeln wird werden Spaß dabei haben.