more green and a winner

spring green 

I couldn't resist to post a few more pictures of the garden greens - false forget-me-nots doing lovely in their shady corner

But yes of course - the winner needs to be determined - I wish the number would have been lower it, so Iwouldn't have to count all the way to 96.

And No. 96 is:

Love them and need them! thanks for the chance!!

a very special green - grandma's grapes ...

And for a green finale - a very special litle green splot - that is a very hardy very sweet grape from granny's garden, we "borrowed a few cut offs in autumn and waited for months to finally see this.



Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

All things green . . . are mine


I do love the garden ... not only because it's green, because it needs working in winter too and thenit's either muddy gray brown or snow white, so there must be more to it, maybe the strawberries, or the raspberries ... but also because of all the green, the shades the textures ....  

miniature wedding ring - getting rid of those ugly ends

Some of what I sew is green too - but mostly it's not - it is one of my  favourite colours, but it's a complicated colour. And anyway if you plan on sewing in green you are goign to end up with red or blue or yellow, it's like buying clothes, you o because you need trousers and you will end up with shirts and sweaters, well really anything but trousers.

green green green

I decided to share a little green with you and went through my cupboard to pick out a small collection:

Sew Mama Sew giveaway day
a small fat quarter bundle in greens could be yours

For a chance to win:
  1. let me know your feelings about greens ... love them, hate them, need them ... remind you of spring, christmas, puke ... 
  2. if you follow let me know how and it will cound as a secon entry

And because I know you are all busy hopping back and forth - so here is the way back to Handmade Goods and this to Supplies


fine print:

* the giveaway runs from Wednesday May 6th to Monday May 11th (8pm CEST)

* the giveaway is open for international entries

* it's your responsibility to make sure I can contact you in case you win

* the winner will be notified on Wednesday May 13th if I don't hear back until Friday I will pick the next one on Saturday


sleepless nights and no mailing

I spent the last two nights there ...

my home for the last two nights

... and the days catching up on sleep ... because of this:

So I'm sorry but there will be no mailing till May - sorry to the Bee-people waiting for the blocks from the last post ...

BusyBee - Aprilimprov windows - bowlegged curvy bee - April

I don't think I already put the sneak-peek up for my April Round Robin part
(sorry Kirsten you need to wait too

Vorschau für Monika



Sunday Sewing

I did get some sewing done - yay! go me! (?go I?)

First of we have this beautiful origami paper crane, ehhh fabric crane

StasBee - Hive#1 - April

Followed by a hmmm it's supposed to be a flower with green leaves ... it's not always easy to "see" what blocks are supposed to be ... 

BusyBee - April




So far spring has been a more or less sewing-free time. But I did some gardening oer Easter ... sort of the spring high-light so far.

digging a hole ...

I dug a planting hole thingy for the newest garden-addition - a peach tree that's supposed to not mind the cold winters - well you see patch of land is in the valley, close to the river so ... you can dig about 10 inches until you get to the old rier bed - I guess - it's all pebbly and not nice to work with ...

But I also got to enjoy the early spring blooming things - theese blue hyacinths more or less grow wild all over the garden, there are also a few white/slightly pink ones that smell absolutely fantastic, if you liek the smell of hyacinths that is ...

growing like weeds ...