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.


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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I love Broadway

I lived in NY most of my life and I have been to plays when I could afford it.  Like Pippin, Promises Promises, Les Mis, 42nd Street and in London I have been to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd.  I love theater.  Hear at home The Graduate, Man of La Mancha, Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, and many more great experiences.

Jonathan Groff was in Glee, voice in Frozen and on TV and Broadway.  

You have to see Jonathan Groff tap dance "Anything Goes" -  It is so good and fun.  I am going to dance all day.  
He will be in the musical "Hamilton" on Broadway in July currently on Off-Broadway.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Deocration

A tree in Germany
I did 2 baskets already and now I have to make 4 more.  I forgot to take photos of my baskets - they had pin wheels attached tot he basket.  Had stickers, a small purse (poker dots), and bunnies.

I am having issues with composing in between the photos. 

I have to get started on my baskets on a small budget.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Legoland - I am hooked!

I had to get another friend set for my other grand daughter here in Omaha.
Spring break and it is all about legos.  My children had them when they were small but we had no themes then.  I love this caravan set.  My granddaughter 6 made this set in an afternoon.
Legoland in Grapevine.  Children loved to drive the cars.

The sets are expensive but it was worth every penny.

More to come about spring break.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring is here.....

The photo came from the blog  I love tea cups and this would be so much fun to make.  The blog is from March 4th.

So happy to hear the birds.  Photo is from the zoo - I put oranges out and had no luck from the birds.

Love blue.
My mom's teacup

Just returned from a trip to Texas, it rained and was cold while at home it was 70 degrees.  Went to Perot Science Museum (a must) and Lego Land a must go too.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"House of Eliott" must see DVD.

Well "Downton Abby" is over for this season and the wait is difficult till next January 2016 for us in the USA.   But I just saw "House of Eliott" by Jean Marsh and Eileen Aitkens; sound familiar "Upstairs, Downstairs" creator.

I got my DVD from the library, great costumes, fabric, sewing machines, fashion, drama. love, history.  This has 12 discs, I was lazy and I cross stitched the whole time - I watched it in 4 days - I did take a shower.  

I loved the seamstress and you got to see thread holders,  how neat their sewing area were.  The area where they worked was minimal but the fashions were wonderful. 
Go for it, before the weather gets warm and we have to go outside, or wait till summer when it is so warm you have to hyphenate indoors.

Let me know what you think?  I am sure some of you have seen it many years ago.

Happy sewing!