Monday, February 23, 2009

Crocheting on my couch

That's pretty much all I did this weekend. I think there is an indentation on the right side of my couch now. This is the culmination of my weekend of doing as little as possible.

Do you think a guy might like this? Made with Cotton Ease by Lion Brand. We carry it in the shop.
Hat and matching scarflette. Lion Suede by Lion Brand.

Hat and scarflette. Silk'n wool Blend by Moda-Dea, also carried at the shop.

The one below is for my youngest, at his request. I hope it fits all his hair.....
Last but not least. A crocheted top, size.......4! This is a pattern I first saw here. It is by Chez Plum. I really enjoyed putting this together. It only took about 5 hours to do. This is great because one of the reasons I don't crochet more clothing is that it takes too long and has too many peices. This is crocheted all together. I did it with the Cotton Ease because it is washable, though I don't think I would just throw this in the laundry. Jennifer, is a certain model available??

Friday, February 20, 2009

And the winning model is.......

This gorgeous girl. Ya'll know who she is. Thanks Jennifer for letting her be my model.
I would like to make about 20 of these.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'd like one in my size....

I have wanted to make this jacket since we received the pattern in the shop. I asked Jessica to send me this fabric since it's not one I can get. The facings are done with Mendicino by Heather Ross. I think it's a nice little surprise. The pattern was fairly easy to follow. There are a couple of things I might do differently next time. Minor stuff.
All in all I like the way it looks. Now I just need a model. Size 4.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Dress for Jessica

I've had this fabric for awhile and when Jessica sent me this pattern, I knew that they would make a good combination. I am sorry for the bad lighting, again. The nice cozy, snowy day doesn't lend itself to good photos. The fabric is a brown cotton dobby weave type fabric with white, beige and black details. I loved sewing it and wish I had more! I made the piping from a dark brown Kona cotton.
It was fun to use one of my tags. Hope you like it Jess.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ten things you should know before skiing at Feldberg

1. The highest elevation is 1448m which is just not that high.
2. On the first really sunny day in weeks, everyone in S. Germany, N. Switzerland and E. France will be at Feldberg.
3. When there is an unusually high snowfall, everyone else may try to crowd in.
4. During said snowfall, the chairs lifts are only a foot off the ground. I'm short, this is too low.
5. The runs are short, the lift lines are long.
6. There are not a lot of lifts.
7. The gulasch at the place over the top of the mountian is good but it's a long walk back up.
8. The "black" runs are frequented by 3 year olds.
9. Do not take my husband or myself to help with directions. Apparently we are directionally impaired at Feldberg.
10. A 7k trip down an unmarked ski route can lead to a 35 euro taxi ride and 20k later you are back at your car.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Purple Heart

Is presented for:

"Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces"

Some of you know our son was injured just before his last tour ended. We were honored to be with him this morning when he received his Purple Heart. It was a solemn occasion, thinking of those who gave their lives and what could have been. It was a happy occasion because he was there. We were able to see him receive this medal. We could hug him, laugh with him and just feel glad.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Porsche Museum

If you haven't heard, the new Porsche Museum opened last week. It's located in Zuffenhausen across from the factory and show rooms. Though not quite as extensive as the Mercedes Museum it is well worth checking out. Being smaller it doesn't take quite as long which is good for me. I don't know why but places like this make me hungry. Anyway, just a few pictures I found fun.

You know who says this is a good display idea for my cake plates. He's working on it right now.

This is what 1.5 million DM looks like.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Turning Twenty finished

I started this in March of 08. It hung in the shop unfinished until last week when I finally got brave enough to quilt it. Leah quilted Jennifer's Turning Twenty in this same pattern and I really liked it. I completed the binding this morning. My quilting is a bit wonky in some places but how do you improve if you don't try? Took me almost a year to talk myself into that one. It's not perfect but nothing is and I'll do better next time. Until then, start to finish, I made this!