15 Jan 2020

Mending and remembering


Old sweater - in fact not SO very old but haunted by moths -
since I love to repair all things because it is meditative
I unravelled the lower part where the wholes were and
knitted downwards
About the age: It might be 25 years - good wool
 - seldom worn - machine knitted by a friend.








Color is something like greenish blue - more the first pic
I knitted about 5 cm from top to bottom - I think it is pretty
good and wearable.



From time to time I am looking at my fake chocolates




and stumpwork - 4 square cm
the first one depicts Clara Schumann (1829-1896),
Clara Schumann was the pianist wife of Robert







The rest ist fantasy










It is mid-january - no snow about 8°C during the day

17 Dec 2019

Creating in December


A little bit inspired by Janet Bolton‘s class for angels I had the idea
to make hang-ons for cookie-parcels
They are made of white 3mm felt dressed up with tiny bits of fabric
delicate ribbon-wings - a bit of stitching for the face, hair of what came 
out of my thread box -  and - my face powder for the angel‘s face to look fresh












Baking Stollen-Konfekt



and much more baking by DH to fill the parcels which are
hiding behind the angels

My interest got suddenly caught by paper folding, origami - 
searching Internet I found many interesting folding techniques

Instagram connection mycrossdrops told me about a scoring board
for easily scoring exact straight lines - she made lovely little
objects to fill with small gifts (Instagram mycrossdrops)
it is the perfect tool for paper folding
and guess what - I own one now - I made myself a Christmas present.



Baubles - thanks to youtubers: Hattifant - Triskele Paper Globe
and Mixed-up Craft Orb Decoration




















A nine-patch of creations in 2019




1 Nov 2019

Not lazy


I start being lazy - walking on the high plane Schwarzwald 
We (DH and me) love to walk a little then sit and admire nature



Mushroom - I am delighted but didn‘t take it - 
„himself“ is distrustful



This one is edible - and a beauty



But then - I am also stitching 
EPP English paper piecing - I am sewing along without 
plan - it is still lying around like this - waiting for an idea
how to proceed




I am not wasting the backside but cutting it out and making  my 
meditation stitching on it 




Still no plan but fixing it on a background
How awkward -  I want to add more embroidery





Some painted Vliesofix  „Wonder Under“ from years ago
added and a date



It is a page for a collection of small works
And here again the front, quilted











Yes this is a butterfly bound book with little stitcheries



I bought a bookbinding tutorial of Anne Lange and I love
this kind of binding folded pages




Another page - a stitched leaf 
Sharon Boggon is still publishing TAST stitches - and everybody
interested can take part - it is free






And yes, we met our grandsons - at MacDo‘s like always.
L is studying in Karlsruhe
Y came to visit
and the beautiful young lady - L - is the girlfriend of L
We are living 10 km outside of Karlsruhe so meeting in town 
is more convenient - students have their own tight schedule 

 



Again back in Schwarzwald - Blackforest

Our luck must be limitless with so many ladybugs/ladybirds
on the window outside 
An invasion - they gather there when we start to heat





This is autumn folks and my view out of the bug-window






8 Oct 2019

Erfurt in Thüringen

Dom
Domplatz Erfurt


Schaufenster 



Krämerbrücke - 



Krämerbrücke



altes schönes Tor





Gepflasterter Weg



Domplatz



enge Gasse



Waidspeicher - Waid brauchte man zum Färben von Stoffen

22 Sep 2019

Weimar and Erfurt



Immer wieder davon gesprochen und  dann endlich wahr gemacht
Besuch in Weimar und Erfurt. 15. bis 18. Oktober 2019





Goethe Haus - Weimar



Am Frauenplan




Marktplatz - Touristenbüro





Eingang eines Hauses





Schloss - wird zur Zeit renoviert



Herderplatz und Herderkirche



300 Jahre altes Haus - nicht renovierte Fassade







Goethe und Schiller von einem Prospekt abfotografiert. Das Ginkoblatt
Ist von einem Baum, den Goethe schon gesehen hat.

Erfurt



Ägidienkirche - wir warten auf die führung





Fluss Gera und Café





Brunnen am Wenigemarkt Erfurt



Ägidienkirche


Häuserfronten in Erfurt



Häuserfronten



und Türen bzw. Tore





Goethes Gartenhaus in Weimar




Ein Zimmer in Goethes Haus, Weimar


Goethes Arbeitszimmer, Weimar



Das Schillerhaus in Weimar


Das Goethehaus am Frauenplan, Weimar