Monday, 8 January 2018

T stands for TIOT and more

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week has got off to a good start.
The Rhine is still flooding here. My buddy G
came yesterday afternoon and we went for
a quick walk to look at it. Today the high water 
is supposed to reach its zenith, so I hope it will
be receding after that. At least it's dry today.

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at
Try it on Tuesday -my favourite things.
I chose die-cuts, fabric and sewing to create my piece.
The background is canvas. The birds were die-cut
from pink satin, the words from paper painted black.
The wings were die-cut from sequined fabric, and I added
a little padding while sewing them down.
As always, projects of all formats are allowed
and you have 2 weeks to link to us:

It's also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
party, so here a warm welcome to all of the
friendly ladies of the T gang. I made a hybrid page
using a photo of my fave cappuccino and ameritini
cookies taken in Cafe Burghof next to the castle ruins:

And now some photos taken on yesterday's walk.
The meadows where the horses usually are:

The meadows with the Rhine in the background:

This stream is usually just a trickle of water. It has now 
completely covered the bridge and the footpath along the Rhine:

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


  1. Fabulous piece, - adore those pink bird die cuts! And wow, the Rhine looks incredible, amazing photos! Glad you could go out for a walk!

  2. Your textile piece is fabulous, love the delicate colours and birds and flowers. The coffee page is great, love the humour, and I always hope for a quiet breakfast....The photos are superb, really atmospheric. Glad you got out for a walk. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  3. Such a pretty try-it. Really has me thinking of Spring or at least warmer weather. Love the sentiment of your tag. Yes, kindly keep quiet while I have my first morning cup of tea. Oh, my! The meadows look like a lake. Poor horses. Hope the were taken to high and dry ground. Hope the waters recede soon and not too much damage. Hope you're feeling better. Stay dry!

  4. beautiful work and such a fun a challenge! That flooding is scary!!!!

  5. das ist so hübsch geworden dein Stoff-Blumen-Bild und deine Cappuccinobilder da bekommt man gleich lust auch einen zu trinken!
    Die Fotos sind ja grossartig vom Rhein mit diesen Wolkenhimmel und Spiegelungen im Hochwasser.
    Schönen Wochenstart wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. The textile project is gorgeous Valerie, I love the pink die cut birds and the flowers look so pretty as well.
    I can relate to the words you added to the hybrid page. For me its my first tea for the day, I am no fit company until I have finished the first mug full.
    The Rhine photos look so atmospheric, I hope they got the horses in safely before the flooding.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Glad to hear the water is peaking. Lovely piece for TIOT and your drink looks so good.

  8. I know the flooding must bring its own problems and plenty of them, but I can't deny that your photos aren't striking.

  9. Your photos are just awesome-thank you for sharing your walk with us. and I love your art-just gorgeous-both pieces
    Happy T Day Kathy

  10. Hi Valerie what a pretty piece,and thankyou for sharing your lovely pics,its a lovely walk you take xx

  11. The water may be high but it does look great in your photographs ...
    I did like your artwork especially your hybrid page using a photo of your cappuccino.

    All the best Jan

  12. Your TIOT piece is so beautiful Valerie. Nice colors! I like seeing some brights at this lacking a lot of color time of year. And I also like a morning tea in some quiet. But I even more so like an afternoon tea, when I first get home, in some quiet. After kids all day, I need that break. :) And wow. The Rhine and it's streams are so high! It is spring flooding, not what I would expect in January. Hopefully no one's homes are flooded. happy T Day and happy new week. Hugs-Erika

    1. The floods are quite common here at this time of year.

  13. pretty TIOT project- love the birds, the roses , the colors...
    Fab hybrid coffee piece too- yes, sometimes it is nice just to enjoy in peace and quiet;) You live in such a beautiful place-thank you for sharing it often. Happy T day!

  14. Loving your hybrid and mixed media page. Those sequin wings and love birds are my favorite. Glad to hear that you are out and about!
    Happy Tea Day,

  15. I simply adore your TioT entry. Some of your favorite things are some of mine as well. I think this is so beautiful and very romantic.

    The meadow where the horses usually graze took me by surprise. I had NO idea it was so wet there. What I wouldn't give for a bit of moisture. It never fails that the people who don't need more rain get it, and those who need it, don't. Mother nature is often fickle that way. But I was thrilled you were able to get out for a bit and have a short walk. I hope it means your antibiotics are kicking in and you are on the mend.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your T entry today. Not only is it clever, it is well done. I would love to make digital art like yours, but I can't seem to get the hang of it. I especially love the words and script in the background of your coffee/cappuccino and Ameritini cookies. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hybrid art with us for T this Tuesday, dear Valerie. And I hope you are on the mend, too.

  16. Good morning dear Valerie!
    Great post!
    Your mixed media page and your hybrid are very beautiful creations!
    I admire your wonderful work!
    Hope the flooding will end!
    Gorgeous pictures of the Rhine!
    Have a happy new week ahead!

  17. A cols-snap now and it could be Rhine skating time. Enjoyable post thanks

  18. love your photos hope the Rhine recedes soon and everyone dries that vibrant pink colour..its so energising..I am currently wearing my vibrant pink sheep scarf while drinking my coffee

  19. Ein fabelhafter Post, liebe Valerie

  20. Hi Valerie! I absolutely LOVE the work of art you made for TIOT! WOW! I love it all, and the birds die-cut from pink satin are stunning! I love your coffee project made for Elizabeth's T Gang, too! I agree - I LOVE the smell of coffee, especially in the morning. The quiet of morning hours is a wonderful time. And your photos are simply amazing. So, so beautiful. I feel like I was there with you! Happy New Year, my friend! HUGS!!

  21. Happy new year my friend. Thank you for taking me with you on your walk along the Rhine. Wow, the water is very high! I wouldn't like to live in that white house!
    Your art pieces are lovely. The try-it is very sweet and I really like the cappuccino with the quote.
    Happy T-Day,

  22. A lovely tactile piece Valerie and I love the coffee page - a wonderful quote.
    The flooding looks quite extensive, hope it recedes soon.
    Avril xx

  23. What a vibrant and cheerful fabric piece! I love the birds and flowers, they are so beautiful 😁. Your digital coffee art is wonderful too and your photos of the meadows with the Rhine in the background are stunning! Those dark colours look so spectacular Hope you are feeling much better today and wishing you much happiness this T Day! J 😊
    p.s. thanks for your warm welcome to the TioT's team; it's an honour to join you on the team! J 😊

  24. Love the blues in the photos and how delicate and bright your piece is.
    FYI: I tried making cappuccinos over the holidays and used too much milk:) But I think I've got the hang of it now:)
    Have a healthy day.

  25. Great to be back visiting Valerie,
    Beautiful fabric birds and flowers... so delicate and it reminds me of spring.
    The photos were great but that's a lot of water! Phew!
    Happy New Year to you...let's hope it's a fantastic creative one for us all :D

  26. Valerie I've been on a Rhine River cruise but i've never seen it flooding .. Wow! Thats alot of water.. Both your art pieces are lovely.. Is that top piece sewn down or did you glue it? So pretty!

    And your hybrid piece just knocked me out! Just gorgeous all the way around.. the subject the color the quote... so agree with the Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  27. Your TIOT piece is so beautiful Valerie. Love the design and beautiful colours!
    Stay healthy and warm!

  28. A beautiful piece of work Valerie, love the birds. Looks a bit wet in your part of the world, much the same here


  29. This really is such a lovely project Valerie! I live those birds but must say the whole design is just fabulous! I love the hybrid piece - hubby and I exchange few words until we have had our coffee which is always with breakfast! So pleased you got out for a walk - even if it was to look at flooded areas - the banks near here have been dug out so hopefully less flooding this year, the island disappeared last week but is back now! Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  30. This really is such a lovely project Valerie! I live those birds but must say the whole design is just fabulous! I love the hybrid piece - hubby and I exchange few words until we have had our coffee which is always with breakfast! So pleased you got out for a walk - even if it was to look at flooded areas - the banks near here have been dug out so hopefully less flooding this year, the island disappeared last week but is back now! Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  31. I can't tell its size from the photo, but your "my favourite things" piece would make a lovely wall hanging if it's large enough. Very pretty!

    Wonderful texture looks on your hybrid page, Valerie. The sound of "nobody talking" - lol.

    Is the river expected to rise any more? It looks pretty scary.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

    1. My piece is big enough for a wall hanging. The water has peaked and should recede now, we were lucky it wasn't worse.

  32. Great art again today ♥ The die cut & fabric one is very sweet and the journal page about coffee is spot on for me. I so love my alone quiet time. You do have some water issues over there. Even though we got rain we are still in a major drought here. We are hoping for more rain on Thursday so keep your fingers crossed for us.
    Happy T Day!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!!!

  33. Gorgeous art piece...beautiful contrast with the pink and green! Truly stunning photos as well. Looks much greener than where I live in the U.S.! Here it's grey and brown covered in I needed to see your colorful artwork! ♥

  34. Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year. We have had temps of 45 celcius in my part of the world, a tad too hot for me.xx[aNNie]

  35. Oh your piece is so lovely! The colors and designs are so pretty. The photos are incredible too!

  36. I love that pink in your first piece!

    I totally agree with your coffee piece. Perfect! :)

    Wow! Can't believe the river is SO high. Hope it is starting to go down. It does look beautiful in your photos. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Wow, what a beautiful Project.

  38. I love your collage, so pretty! Great photos too, I have been snapping on my walk today :-) xx

  39. What lovely pieces Valerie, the collage is really pretty - I always love cheesecloth on a project. Your coffee piece made me laugh, it's exactly how I feel on a morning (and afternoon sometimes) xx

  40. I hope the flooding stops for you! That is alot of water! Your pink art piece is so pretty! Love the coffee one too! LOL! Very funny! LOL! Your pictures are so beautiful! Very dreamy looking! Big Hugs!

  41. Your first piece is so lovely Valerie, makes me think of spring!
    And I love the hybrid and your wording- I had to lol because I am the same!
    Oh my, the flooding is crazy! I do hope it recedes soon...and I do hope you don't overdo it too soon!
    sending hugs,Jackie

  42. Wow Valerie such gorgeous fabric art! So impressive the way you married the birds with roses so perfectly in colour and shade!so much talent!

    Peace Giggles


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