Thursday, October 30, 2008

Feels like winter

For those out there waiting for this, it's heavy, it's wet, but it is snow.... For those who can't be here, I miss you! I don't think I am ready for the cold........

Monday, October 27, 2008

It was no big deal......

That's what he said, this man..... the one that is my son. He was just doing his job, it could have been worse. It could have, but it wasn't and I have spent the whole weekend being really happy and grateful. Blessed that all my children are alive and well. So big deal or not, all is well in my world. Thanks to everyone who have all along kept him in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just for fun

I came across a website for Cosmo Cricket. I have always thought this was a cool name and wondered how they came up with it. They are a husband and wife team and it's an anagram of the husband's name. So they linked to this site. I thought since someday I might get to have a business of my own, it could work for me too..... Well, you all know my name is long, there were a lot to choose from. Sadly, I don't think any will work. Here are just a few of my favorites.
A Lacerated Minor Inn
A Radiance Inlet Morn
A Manacled Inner Riot
A Caldera Tern Minion
A Dramatic Inner Lone
A American Trod Linen
Now you try it.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My pottery

Pottery painting Friday night was fun. More so when I saw the final results today. I got the idea from some expensive cups I saw and wanted, but couldn't justify. I love em. They are for those late afternoon espressos I shouldn't be drinking.....
Can't seem to stop with the bird theme. I really like birds. This bowl turned out better than I thought it could! It had been so long since I did the plate for my sister, I practiced first on a sushi plate. The bowl really turned out a lot better. Doing things that you're not comfortable with helps keep you young, right?

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I love this word. It's a feeling, as close as I can translate (correct me please if I am wrong), of coziness, warmth, friendship or friendliness. It pretty much permeated my whole weekend.

It started Friday night. I have no pictures because I was having fun in the moment. There were quite a few of us at the shop doing some late night sewing and painting pottery. It is so much fun to get together with old friends and potential new friends to share in common interests.

Saturday, the man and I were quite lazy. In the evening I allowed him to take me out to one of my favorite restaurants. The Wildpfadstueble (the old Busnauer Hof) is a wonderful place to go and relax for a bit. Marion and Detlef are a warm couple and most of the time you feel as if you have been invited into their home. Detlef is an extraordinary chef, I have never been dissappointed and I have had everything on the menu. Pictured below is some apple kuchen he made. If I hadn't already eaten too much, I would have asked for another piece. It is almost better than his tiramisu..... hmmm, I need tiramisu....

Sunday was equally as relaxing with an afternoon drive to Esslingen to see a quilt show. The Log Cabin Ladies got together and made all of these quilts for the SOS kinderdorf. It's a place for children in need. The quilts were wonderful and each was made for a specific child with their likes taken into consideration. I love the generosity and care that went into each of these works. The pictures on the top left are the front and back of one quilt, amazing. I wish I could show you each quilt, but you get an idea of all the effort that went into this kind act.

After leaving the quilt show, we took the long way home partly on the weinstrasse. You know who was very kind and when I squealed, "I wanna stop here!!!" obligingly did so. He didn't even mind when I climbed down the embankment, in my heels, like a crazy person. Of all the days to wear heels. Hope you like the pictures....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A fun day to get the mail

I saw this fabric at quilt market. A really nice person told me she could send me some. It has tons of texture and I hope each will eventually be a great peice of clothing. I already have something/someone in mind for the middle one.... what do you think Jess? My sis and mom sent me a box, just because. I love boxes like that. Mom sent me a beautiful pair of earrings. Try as I might I could not get a good photo of them. Have I told you it's dark in here? Love them mom! My family knows I have feet issues, so when Sher tried this, she knew I would love it and I do! This was just a great way to start the day! My feet are ready to walk the shop....

It seriously feels like cream of wheat........

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What someone else is doing....

Look at the link to the right. I was checking out another blog and they led me to this person. How cool is this quilt? Yet another incredibly talented young person. You get more chances to win if you post it on your blog. Just thought you might enjoy and I just really liked this quilt!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilt top for the shop....

This is Paisley Party our newest fabric line at the shop. I made up the kits for this quilt last week and decided we needed a sample. I really love the colors they used, it is bright and warm at the same time. The pattern is easy. The most time consuming part being the four square blocks (thanks Kelly for finishing squaring them for me).
I have to say I love the end result. I was being pretty random with the arrangement. Evie thought it wasn't random enough.... she has strong opinions. It was funny to have her jump in the middle of the strips, well, it wasn't but it was. I am sure it was my fault being as I left them dangling from the ironing board in such a tantalizing way.......

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Saturday in Stuttgart

The Man and I decided that a good way to spend this Saturday was to wander through downtown Stuttgart. Imagine our surprise to find the Navy Band playing in the Rathaus square. First the presentation of flowers and then good ole American Rock and Roll...... The crowd really seemed to enjoy it. If you haven't been to the farmer's market you are missing out. There is a lot of about anything you can think of. It's gorgeous and overwhelming and fun to wander through.
It's crowded, but it's ok. Most people are in a good mood. Fruits and vegies seem to make some people happy..... When you're over it, there's a coffee haus on the edge of the square. It is nicely situated in the sun. Apparently it's the place to be and it gets crowded. You know who and I were lucky, we got a table, had some lovely coffee and a good pannini. Later they pulled out fun lounge chairs. We almost stopped again......
Last but not least was the flea market on the Karlsplatz. You can find anything from antiques to junk. I had to get one of the brown bowls in the picture. Can't wait for Kelly to see it. The artist is from Uzbekistan.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome to my studio

Or, what dumb luck I have finding an interesting spot in my lovely but lightless apartment. Or, now that you know the truth will my pictures still be interesting? It is a favorite spot of Evie's (or big butt as you know who calls her). I have no idea what she is looking at right now.... she has caught three mice out there.... I shouldn't say lightless, at night that street lamp glows!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've been tagged!!!

Ive been tagged by Thorngren

OK here goes…

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 random facts:
1. I am awake way too early this morning because I have started swimming again
2. I believed at a younger age, that I would let my hair go grey and grow old "gracefully".
3. I love people but I do not make friends easily.
4. My husband is my best friend.
5. One of my pets is a chinchilla, he's actually my son's...
6. I am grateful everyday for where I am and who I am and what I have right now.
7. I know I do not deserve #6 and pray daily that I will be worthy

My people are only four!

the black forrist
parrish platz
really me
insanely crafty

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekend part 2: What I saw

Weekend part 1: What I made

Not much..... I do have stuff in the works but it is really hard to finish things when you sleep for 12 hours.... Tired much?

Anyway, these are push pins for Jess. Hope you like them! Just a beanie.