Saturday, June 28, 2014

Poppies and Cornflowers

On my way to the next town there is a cornfield. On its edge are these beautiful flowers growing. I am so happy to see them because in the years before there weren't any flowers growing in the fields around us. It remember me on my childhood, when in every field were cornflowers and poppies.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I sewed a new case for my little digital camera. I love to take pictures - but this camera only had a wrist band. First I made me the neck band to carry my camera free hand and then I made this cute case to protect it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Elder Syrup

Every year in May or June I make elder syrup. We all love this syrup from elder flowers. I want to share my recipe with you:

Gather 100 elder flowers and place them in 5 liter cold water for 24 hours.
Strain the elder flowers out and pour the water through a fine mesh or a tea towel.
Mix the elder-water with 5 kg of sugar and 150 g of citric acid (from the drugstore).
Then stir until the liquid is clear.
Boil bottles out before you fill the syrup into them. 
The syrup stays good for 6 to 8 month. 

We mix it with water, sparkling mineral water, tea or pour it over muesli and yogurt. You can also mix it with sparkling wine. I use to put a slice of lemon, some mint and ice in a jar of syrup and water on very hot days - delicious. 

Have a hot summer!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sewing With Knits

For my birthday in March I got a free Craftsy Class form Craftsy. I've chosen 'Sewing With Knits' with Meg McElwee. It's a great class for me because all of the patterns are fitting so well and I love knits to wear. All in all there are five patterns and 10 video lessons - including one dyeing lesson - to do. But you can modify each pattern so you can get more wardrobe essentials to sew.
And for all readers who live near me: this wonderful and highly quality knits I've bought at Rita's Quilt- und Patchworkstudio - visit her!

This is called the 'Surplice Dress'

And this is the 'Scoop Neck T-Shirt'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Flying Fish Quilt for my niece

This quilt was a birthday present for my niece. I called this quilt 'Fliying Fish' because of the turquoise background fabric. I used a Jelly Roll form Rowan fabrics called 'Lark' from Amy Butler. It is all machine pieced and quilted. I love this fabric line. On utube you can find a fabulous tutorial for the pattern of this quilt. It's from MissouriQuiltCo. and called The Silly Goose Quilt Tutorial. I love Jenny's tutorials on utube - she explains very well and it's always a fun to watch her. Look by yourself.....and have fun quilting!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sugar Block Club - April and May

Hi, I am back. After a longer break I have to post more than one venture this time. In the next few days I will post all projects I've done in this two month off.  First I will show you my next two blocks from the 'Sugar Block Club' at Stitchery Dickory Dock from Amy Gibson. I love this block of the month club because the patterns are so cute. Some of the blocks are challenging me because I don't like to paper piece. The May block is fully paper pieced so I avoided to sew it until the middle of June. Now it's done! Yeah!
April block

May block