Dienstag, 19. November 2013

Some Flowers For Little Amelie

 My friend Hans and his wife Ute have asked me if I would make a quilt for their newborn godchild Amelie. Of course I would - besides that I never wouldn´t have said no - since they are such great friends to me.

Ute asked for some apple-green and thats the fabric I have to make a pick for the project

For this projec tI always had the wonky logcabin in my mind

Name got appliqued....

.... and so some flowers

the orange was originally planned as sashing...... but somehow - after adding the sashing - the quilt looked kinda finishd to me and so it did to many more wonderful ladies I´ve asked for their opinion - so lets sandwich the layers

with a few night hours working to bind the quilt, I finished it just in time to be hand over on Amelies baptism

I hope Amelies parents like this quilt - I´m looking forward to get a feedback from them

Montag, 18. November 2013

My Biggest Project In 2013

Just a warning in front - lots of non quilting pictures
getting the roof and facade fixed was a long time plan

the backside has been the old color from the 70ies, the windows were replaced in ´95

ughhh ugly..... backside facade after it got washed down

north side - I havent even known that there were windows

new plaster

some window sills had to be replaced also

roof tiles are gone

and enjoying the open air sight from the roof of my house

the last wooden window should be also replaced sometimes.......

...... sometime soon - what about within 14 days

we were lucky and havent had any rain....... besides one sunday........

nope not just some rain..... nope not just 15 l., not 20 l, not 30 l - well we got 57 l within 24 h - lucky us nothing went inside the house

one of the two chimneys - they need to be fixed too

roof tiles-delivery

new roof and windows

the asbest platters also had to be removed from the gable

voilá - next summer I will have a great view out of my deck chairs

I think my Dad would´ve been proud of me  - LOVE and MISS you Papa!!!

Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2013

Trip To Buttinette -> Germanys "Joanns"

Buttinette is a online-shop where you can buy all kinds of crafty things (well you can also order via telefone, fax or mail) and they have one shop at their place of business.

thats the catalog I normally browse through..... over 500 pages

On a Saturday in September we finially set the date for our trip to Buttinette - we even had a chauffeur (Mariannes husband, Nicoles Dad). He offered to drive us, even after we warned him that it might take some time until we would be done shopping. Still willing to drive us, because he will go for a walk while we are shopping (poor guy - it start pouring down pretty much after we got in the store and didnt stop for the whole time we were in the store, so he was patiently waiting in the car).
After a fun ride through the smallest streets (I guess the Navigation was set for shortest way) we arrived at Germanys "Joanns"


they even have a seperate store for Fasching (carneval) and costumes (still closed since Fasching starts at 11.11. every year)

the store we want to go

the store aint very big and they would sell alot more if it would´ve been placed in the shop not just the warehouse. The stuff is very friendly and they run to the warehouse to get all the things you want (they run alot). It still took us 2 h for 700 sqm

on the way home we stopped for lunch - it was yummieh

here are my goodies I bought - thank you to Nicole for the giftcard (as you can see the money was wisely invested - lol)

It was a fun day and we decided to do it once a year - just for the fun.


I made this get-well-muffin for Marianne after she hurt her hand

  1 FQ,
 1 bead,
some batting and
 a muffin paper cup