Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day

This quilt was behind a glass but I think it is so so beautiful.

It is a difficult week for us a police officer was shot to death, and she was going to bring
her preemie home the next day.  Prayer for her.
Thank you and God Bless.  She worked with the gang crime.

Gisela




Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taking a day off reading Pam Jenoff...


Reading Pam Jenoff's "The Kommendant's Girl" has been my book of the week.  It hits close to home since my in-laws are from Poland and they lived in Krakow and Warsaw.  They were considered displaced persons and ended up in Wieden Germany and worked on a farm.

The book is about a Jewish family in Poland. "Set in a time when loyalties were test and no one could be trusted.  Pam
Jenoff's astonishing debut faithfully explores the timeless themes of hope, struggle and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds."  Check out Pam Jenoff on facebook.
She also does Skype for book clubs. 


I made myself a cup of tea from Harrods and had some
Digestive cookies my husband brought me from a British shop in Grapevine, TX.  I have been under the weather and this made me feel better.

Working on my hexies I have 2 more to do and I will have 24 flowers done for a quilt.

Enjoy the day.
Gisela

Monday, May 4, 2015

Busy Busy Busy!

I have been busy getting quilts done for church, Lutheran World Relief sent 10,000 quilts to Nepal;
that is why I make quilts at home.  Today I went to the memory care facility and the ladies helped me tie the quilts.  The crew just come out to help and they are so so happy and fast - 7 quilts tied in 30 minutes. I know they appreciate all the work put into the quilts.



I made some bags, cell holder from mixed bag of cross stitch pieces - they were fun to make.

Took the grand kids fishing - didn't catch anything but we had a great time.  The lake was busy.
Worked in the garden and had lots of aches and pain, went for a good swim today and that helped.

I am not writing that much on the blog recently since I am busy, but you know what - I think you are too!

Happy Day....
Gisela

Saturday, April 25, 2015

My new treasures!

This is a Laura Ashley planter for $2.00
I put my charging cords in it.  I also purchased some Thank You cards.

 


I enjoy going to the thrift store I also purchased a basket for my sewing:
I love this weave effect.
Have a great weekend, it is raining here and I am off to my sewing room.

Gisela

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clover Wonder Clips

I love this deer, I didn't  cross stitch the piece.
Do you use your clips?  I didn't use them for awhile, I brought them for when I bind my quilts. The clips are noisy when I move the quilt from the table to the machine but they do come in handy when you run out of pins.

I am working on a project for World of Cross Stitching (WOCS) - it is going to be a phone case or a pouch for whatever you want it to be; they might use it for playing cards.  Yes, people still use them, thank goodness.

So I am happy to report, that I am actually using what I brought (was on sale, can't pass a bargain and I had a coupon). 

I did work in the garden Monday but I was sick with my allergies so I have decided to stay in the house per my DH instructions.  The allergies are no fun with headache, burning eyes, scratchy throat,but lots of hot tea helps and honey. Have a great day everyone.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Should be working in the 'garden'.



I received pink fabric from a church member and I have been working on sewing it together for a quilt.  So much fun but the weather is beautiful and I should be outside working on my garden.  Gardening has been tough this year, so many aches and pain.

Lots of sun outside and it is going to rain this weekend, I have decided that Monday is a good day to work in the garden.  Don't you agree?

I have been cutting fabric for the last 3 weeks so now it is time to sew.  I made up 25 quilts kits for the ministry.


I have enjoyable work cut out for me.

Gisela



Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Easter Basket - fabric

I made an Easter Basket for myself.  I made kits all week long.

Love my Peggy Carr plates, they always fit the season.
















I keep my Easter decorations up for awhile.

The baskets I made for my old neighbors.
This time of year I will have lots of things to do, I am so so behind.  Had a great family weekend.

Read a great book:  "The German Bride" by Joanna Hershon (I think this will be a movie) by 
                                     

Talk to you soon!  Gisela