Sunday, November 30, 2014

1. Advent

And so it begins.

Advent, Advent,

ein Lichtlein brennt. 

Erst eins, dann zwei, 

dann drei, dann vier, 

dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Dishcloths

Whenever I am between big projects I knit dishcloths.

Another Finished Project

My Maybelle Blanket is finished and it is big and heavy. I am ready for Winter. ;-)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Feline Friday

Here they are, the whole family. It was a rainy day yesterday and they did what cats do best, snooze.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

No turkey at our house this year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

I made another stocking. This one is a little bigger than the red one, although it is the same yarn. Maybe the white yarn is a little thicker. I also made more squares for my Maybelle Blanket and finished the red chair rug.

Looking forward to going visiting and checking out what everybody else was up to tonight.

Feline Friday

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

'Tis the Season

Quick and cute, free pattern can be found here.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Del's Birthday

His cake - Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting.

His (handmade) gift, he also got a CD he had wanted for a while.

Lunch (ribs from our favorite local pig farm and oven fries).

Monday, November 03, 2014

Another finished project

My little Christmas stitchery is finished. Next time I want to stitch on dark blue, irregularly woven linen, please talk me out of it. I ended up using two (!) magnifying glasses and a sheet of white paper behind the fabric just to see the holes. But I am happy with how it turned out.

Sunday, November 02, 2014


We had a nice quiet weekend with lots of sunshine and cold air. The first hard frost was forecast for Sunday night so I tucked in my herb garden for the Winter and covered the strawberries with straw.

I knitted chair rugs because the seats of these old chairs can get mighty cold in Winter. The blue one is finished, now I am working on a red one.

There was no Halloween action in our street, just like it was in the past two years, which is fine with me. I can't afford to buy candy for people I don't know and I don't like it when the cats get spooked. The whole street was dark and quiet.

Our Halloween dinner was Halloween pasta with blue cheese sauce and an Irish Barmbrack with mulled wine for dessert.

I did not feel like making the pizza I had planned for Saturday but then I found this recipe on FB and tried it immediately. It is seriously yummy.

Del has the next week off and I am looking forward to sleeping in until the sun is up, celebrating his birthday and taking it easy.

The Last Rose

Saturday, November 01, 2014

More Skulls

I finished the second skull shawl I was working on. I still find it creepy. ;-)