Sonntag, 24. November 2019

Christmas Wreath - Weihnachtskranz




Dear friends,

I love the Christmas Season, always have. Fairy lights, twinkling stars, candlelight, glittery ornaments everywhere, The Tree, cosy music, Gemütlichkeit, the thrill of anticipation, people being friendlier, joy and happiness all around, a smile on many faces. When you‘re out at night, you see lights everywhere, beacons of welcome and friendliness (just wait till the festive season is over – suddenly the world outside is dark and forbidding).


Be it as it may: I love the Advent and Christmas Season, but I‘m only allowed to start decorating the house from the 1st of December on. And NO Christmas music before this day either. Men… Sigh…


Don‘t ask me why, but this year I feel a deep longing for the festive season, I am yearning for all the above mentioned, and I find it very hard to restrain from getting Christmas ornaments out. So, yesterday I put some fairy lights up and two lighted stars in the window. The hubby couldn‘t but notice this on his return home from work, but he didn‘t say anything about it and that made me brave. I started working on a Christmas Wreath yesterday afternoon and finished it today. AND the hubby even hung it up (have I ever mentioned he is the best hubby of the world?).


So, the first Christmas ornament is up! Let‘s roll up our sleeves and get started on the rest…

I‘ll keep in touch!





Liebe Freunde,

ich liebe die Weihnachtszeit, habe ich schon immer. Lichterketten, funkelnde Sterne, Kerzenlicht, glitzernde Ornamente überall, Der Baum, heitere Musik, Gemütlichkeit, die Vorfreude, die Menschen sind freundlicher, Freude und Glück rundherum, ein Lächeln auf vielen Gesichtern. Wenn Sie abends oder nachts unterwegs sind, sehen Sie überall Lichter in der Dunkelheit, wie Leuchtfeuer, die Willkommen und Zuflucht verheißen (warten Sie ab, bis die Weihnachtszeit vorbei ist - plötzlich ist die Welt draußen dunkel und abweisend).


Wie dem auch sei: Ich liebe die Advents- und Weihnachtszeit, aber ich darf erst ab dem 1. Dezember anfangen, das Haus zu schmücken. Und Weihnachtsmusik ist vor diesem Tag ebenfalls absolut Tabu. Männer… Seufz…


Frag mich nicht warum, aber in diesem Jahr verspüre ich eine tiefe Sehnsucht nach der Vor- und Weihnachtszeit. Ich sehne mich nach all dem oben genannten und finde es sehr schwer, mich am Riemen zu reißen und den Weihnachtsschmuck nicht doch hervor zu kramen. Aber, gestern habe dann doch ich ein paar Lichterketten aufgehangen und einen leuchtende Stern in das Erkerfenster gestellt. Mein Mann hat es bei seiner Rückkehr von der Arbeit bemerkt, aber kein Wort darüber verloren und das machte mir Mut. Am späteren Nachmittag habe ich die Häkelnadel gezückt und an einem Weihnachtskranz begonnen. Heute Mittag war er dann fertig. UND mein Mann hat ihn sogar aufgehängt (habe ich jemals erwähnt, dass ich den besten Ehemann der ganzen Welt habe?).


Also, der erste Weihnachtsschmuck ist raus! Lasst uns die Ärmel hochkrempeln und nun den Rest vom Dachboden holen…!

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!





Samstag, 16. November 2019

Granny Square Tartan Blanket






Dear friends,


just imagine: One kilo of utterly gorgeous, scrumptious handdyed wool, a woollen dream of approximately 120 x 120 cm, warm and snug, butI do not like the colour-scheme…



Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019

C2C Tartan Cushion / Kissen





Dear friends,

though I am still looking for a better way to translate tartan into crochet, I‘m pretty pleased with the C2C cushion I finished last night. I had made the front last weekend already, but I got carried away with more thistle crochet before I started on the back panels. And as I suddenly had the brilliant idea to make the buttons myself too, I had to order the supplies and wait for them to arrive.

Samstag, 12. Oktober 2019

Thistlemania





Dear friends,

I promised I would no longer start each blogpost with apologising for not posting more frequently, so I won‘t. I've been pretty busy lately. First I had but an abundance of ideas in my head but since August I am realising many of them. Too many really and all at the same time, cause I suddenly got problems coping. I got overwhelmed with day job, crafts, household, behind-the-scenes-project(s), new collections, tutorials, Etsy, admin stuff, technical issues … But I perceived what was going on and I took the appropriate actions.

Samstag, 21. September 2019

I‘m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…





Dear friends,

I know, many may find I‘m out of my mind thinking of Christmas at the end of September. Maybe I am, but truth be told: I‘ve been in some kind of Christmas mode for most of the year. In April I joined in the 100DayProject and the topic I chose this year was Christmas ornaments (do have a look at the hashtag #100DaysOfCrochetOrnaments on Instagram).

Dienstag, 27. August 2019

Elgin Cathedral Coaster/Mandala



   

Dear friends,


on the 15th of August was Granny Square Day (#grannysquareday2019).

Duffus, Four Winds, Fuchsia and MacLeod Granny Square (left to right)

Mittwoch, 7. August 2019

Summer Tablecloth – SommerlicheTischtücher




Dear friends,

mid July Maya (The Little Treasures) wrote a post about the „FlowerPounding Technique“. I was immediately intrigued by this technique, but couldn‘t try it as I didn‘t have any alum powder. By the time the powder arrived I was busy with other things. Yesterday I finally was able to give it a go.

Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2019

Little Thistle (free pattern) – Kleine Distel (Anleitung)




Dear friends,

on Sunday I felt a bit frustrated. I had finished eight crochet Christmas hearts the night before and I wasn‘t happy about the amount of time it had taken me to get them done.


An thus I didn‘t feel like making Christmasstars, nor did I feel like making Christmasbaubles either. In fact I haven‘t got that many baubles left and therefore the colour-schemes I can turn to are rather restricted and I do not like restrictions at all.