Thursday, September 23, 2010

Getting ready for Fall

Today we had 90*F , but Fall is coming soon.

I just finished the first Fall cardigan for the season. The pattern is fairly simple, just the raglan pattern for the shoulders was a little tricky. The cardigan was knitted from the bottom up in 1 piece.
I hope you have a great week
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

A towel fix

Last week I bought a multi-pack of dish towels. When I unpacked them I noticed that a couple of them were not cut straight.

Since I had to fix them anyway I pepped them up with a little fabric and bias tape.

One of my friends made a yummy cake when I visited her. I had to try it. It is super easy and fast.

All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and a can of peaches (in light syrup). Add eggs and oil as it says on the package and 1/3 cup of water, then add the can of peaches including the juice.

Bake for about 45 min. at 350* or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

we had an early morning visitor today, this little turtle was greeting us in our front yard when the boys left for school, what a nice way to start the day.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Special Birthday

A very Happy First Birthday to little Mrs. Emily

here is the last minute present for her.

She tried it on and it fits.

These are today's finds, these cute bowls just had to go home with me. These ribbons will be perfect for my christmas sewing projects.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kitchen makeover

Our first week of school was very hektic and exciting. Both boys are in Middle School now, new teachers, new schedule, new classes, everything is different. It was a very busy week, but I managed to get some things done in my kitchen.

Finally there are curtains on the windows. I was not quite sure what was the best style, because the windows are not very high, but I'm pleased with the result.

The pantry needed some work too, there is (or was) one shelf stuffed with plastic bags, thats a lot of wasted space, I saw plastic bag holders for sale and they were fairly simple. A fabric tube with elastic and a holding strap on top.
I made mine a little larger and a lot more colorful. It is hanging on the inside of the pantry door. The thing I love the most is - that it limits the number of bags - when it is full, thats it, so there is no way I'm cluttering my pantry with plastic bags again.
Have a great week!
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Monday, September 13, 2010

Last minute vacation

We had a great last minute vacation at the beach, the weather was perfect and the waves were high, the boys had soooooooo much fun.
wir hatten einen Kurzurlaub am Strand, das Wetter war toll und die Wellen sehr hoch, die Jungs hatten einen Riesenspass.

It was a nice break before the school starts again.
I hope you all have a great start into the new school
Es war eine gute Pause bevor die Schule wieder anfaengt.
Wir wuenschen Euch einen guten Start ins neue Schuljahr.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine