February 21, 2020

the week through the lens

It has been on the back burner, I have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. Every time, it touches me in a special way, as I wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and I like it.
We will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. There is to be said, that I was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". She does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. A week in the snowy mountains, it's one of last weeks pictures I still savor.

:: 2. She loved it too and learned so much.

:: 3. The knitting got some good going as we had two days of high winds, when no lifts were running.

:: 4. Such spectacular evening skies, we get them frequently (I guess they make up for now snow)

:: 5. On Wednesday was Kiwi jam day.

February 7, 2020

the week through the lens

It has been on the back burner, I have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. Every time, it touches me in a special way, as I wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and I like it.
We will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. There is to be said, that I was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". She does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. our neighbors in the morning (taken by Joel) 

:: 2. winter without snow

:: 3. In our front yard, the Yasmin is in full bloom

:: 4. Some wonderful bush in bloom, in our friends front garden.

:: 5. Winters evening sun in our kitchen, I still love the lace knit "curtains" from my mother in law.

February 4, 2020

the granny square quilt

 I'm very happy to finish up this granny square quilt. The piecing of the top was done seven years ago, in the summer of 2013. The back, the following winter and then it rested an other two years until I "sandwiched" it. Last summer on our trip to the dolomites, between hiking and climbing and just beeing, I managed to bind it and in the past two weeks, there was the machine quilting and finally the tying together (by hand stitching) done. It turned out lovely and I'm pleased with the color scheme of those squars, put together, kind of random, but not totally.

I'm not a very productive and quick quilter, it takes time and energizes me at the same time. And it fills me with joy, looking at the finished quilt. It is no masterpiece, but it still amazes me, what one is able to do with scraps and some old bed sheets as well as a bit of craftyness.

thank you Amos for helping me with displaying the quilt and Joel for taking the photos... It was a rather windy sunday afternoon, just before the rain came down!





The back ist put together of rather old curtains, which I got from my mother in law, thank you E.



January 31, 2020

the week through the lens

It has been on the back burner, I have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. Every time, it touches me in a special way, as I wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and I like it.
We will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. There is to be said, that I was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". She does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. Taking out one of the two "old" in the making quilts.

:: 2. After some machine quilting, tying the rest of it.

:: 3. The bulps are getting ready in the ground

:: 4. And those are straw and waiting to be used up in a little deco project, so pretty and colorfull.

:: 5. There might be one more photo, it all depends of what's going on tomorrow...

January 24, 2020

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. every time, it touches me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it.
we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. long since I was baking granola, but it was fun and the teenagers love it! That's why I put a red
        dot on it (it's mine!)

:: 2. while I was in the kitchen, trying a new cabbage recipe. It was written down with white cabbage
        and wallnuts, I made it with red cabbage and pecan. It turned out deliciouse.

:: 3. the long awaited bloom.

:: 4. Tomorrow are the presentations of all the Maturanden, and so Amos's will present too. It's quiet
        an interesting program!

:: 5. It has been a while, and I marked it in my calendar, cancled it and wrote it down again. The opening talk and reception to Walead Besthy with a Gallery talk by the curator and the Artist attending. Thea came along for the kids program, very fun, very well done!

January 18, 2020

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. every time, it touches me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it.
we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. morning frost on my gone by sunflowers

:: 2. and I can't get enough of the beauty, at those cold mornings.

:: 3. reading, watching, relaxing, seems very comfortable.

:: 4. the Amarillis just about to open up it's beautiful flower.

:: 6. and o those bare trees, the chestnut buds are already growing in strong.

January 11, 2020

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. every time, it touches me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room, or the garden... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it.
we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. catching up with the end of year retreat at Don Camillo, the time inbetween was spent at a quiet
       place with friends and wonderful hospitality!


:: 2. thank you Joel, Christina and Elias for the Music.
 
:: 3. lots of wonderful sunsets at the beginning of 2020, no snow though.

:: 4. crunching out the "Maturarbeit" (an important 15 page paper)

:: 5. while i took the paint brush to decorate some small bowles. I enjoyed, to work with paint once
        again.