Monday, 17 September 2018

T stands for a blasT from the pasT

Hi Everybody!

Have a great week! The week started off bright and sunny here with a wonderful sunrise - always a good start to each and every day. At Tag Tuesday we are still following Wilma's wonderful 'peace' theme to remember the terrible events of 9.11.2001. I'm sad that so few people have joined in up till now, but the challenge is running for another week, so you still have time. My tag has been made using a photo of a winter sunrise as seen from my balcony. The words are from a Beatles' song, and the blackbird is one that often visits my balcony-garden:

Today is also Elizabeth's  T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang.

On Saturday G and I visited a large park at the other end of town - I will show pics of what we saw there another time - and of course, we started with a drink. I had cappuccino:

G had a Latte, and drew a palm-tree in the foam:

Two weeks back when we were in Abtsküche, we were able to visit the Heimat (Home) Museum  - stocked with items used by the people of the village in past days:

 There were lots of items pertaining to food, drink and kitchens etc:

What a sensible way to sell oil and vinegar - bring your own bottles!

I was pleased to see lots of blue-white china with the 'onion-pattern', like I have here at home:

'A clever woman keeps busy cooking her husband's favourite food':

A good way to keep a check on what you need to buy:

A biscuit mould in cat form, I am sure some ladies would love this!

'My' crockery again:

 And a peep into an old fashioned hairdressing-salon:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday post

Hi Everybody!
It's nearly weekend, enjoy!

I have a vintage journal page to share today. Some time about 2 years back, a friend sent me an envelope full of scraps with the instructions to make a journal page out of them. Recently I found the envelope again, so I tipped them out onto the table and started to organise them. I used a 12" x 12" page as substrate. I painted it with some left over rust colour, stamped it randomly with a script stamp, and then added the images, including a couple of bits that were already on the messy table. I did some sewing after lightly gluing the pieces in place:

And I made another tag for Wilma's peace challenge at Tag Tuesday, where we are remembering the events of 9.11.2001. I used one of my hand-carved stamps and a Buddha quote to make the tag:

I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.

And I have some more photos of the lake at Abtsküche to share:

The 2 cygnets on the left are as big as the swan already:

The Church and old school house on the other side of the road, I will show what we saw there another time:

A tower, a remnant of the fortified building that was there in the 14th century. I was almost expecting Rapunzel to look out....

Have a great day, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Having colourful fun

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well.

Today I am sharing 2 journal spreads made in the past couple of weeks. I am enjoying using lots of colour and some of my Jane Davenport goodies. Here I used some bits of tissue paper and 2 different sorts of washi tape. Stencils were used to add the hearts and stars. The 'eye candy' is a die from JD. The background was painted with water colours and I added some splodges with it, too. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, and Simon Monday challenge, use more than one stencil.

The second spread was just made for fun. I drew the girls with water colours. The words are from Dina Wakley, the old girls from TH

After visiting Neviges and the Mariendom (photos were shown in the previous posts) we visited this beautiful little lake at a place called Abtsküche (Abbots kitchen). There used to be a priory here, and a house where food was cooked for the Abbot and his brothers:

Can you see what's on that log?

I counted 14 turtles in all - I have never seen so many at once!

More photos from our visit to Abtsküche to follow!

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!