Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sing Noel

18 x 24 cm
I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all the little children who have no Christmas tree
I sing Noel, Noel, Noel
For little girls who have no pretty dress to wear
Little boys who have no teddy bear

I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all lonely children who cry on Christmas Eve
I sing Noel, Noel, Noel
For little girls whose hands are trembling in the cold
Little boys whose eyes are too too old

May the new born Savior
Turn his tender face to you
May he help us all
To make this world a better place for you

I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all little children who have no Christmas tree
Let’s all sing Noel, ring the bells of Christmas
For all lonely children wherever they may be
Noel, Noel, come spend Christmas with me
Noel, Noel, come spend Christmas with me

Sandler and Young

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Looking at pictures of bunting, I was never tempted to make or use it.  Then one day I found myself wondering how a Halloween bunting would look. I thought some small bunting might pop up my shadow box, so I decided to try it.

I played around with the size and shape of the triangles until I liked the proportions, made the triangles and wondered how I would string them.  Twine seemed appropriate, but how to attach them.  I put them on with straight pins to get the positioning, and liked the way it looked, so I hung it up.  The pins are kind of like the clothes pin effect for bigger projects.

When Halloween is over, I put away the pumpkins with faces (Jack-o-lanterns), and keep the remaining pumpkins for fall and Thanksgiving decoration.  This bunting has a touch of Halloween but that's okay.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Phone Pockets

The way things get tossed around in my purse, I didn't want to add my phone to the jumble without some kind of cover for the screen.  I found the patchwork (that had been a wrap around a flower pot) in my stash, and sewed the sides to make a pocket, and added the button. 

The first one worked well, so I sewed up another flower pot wrap.  I thought a button didn't look as good on this one, so I used snaps.

The third one was designed as a phone pocket.  The button is decoration with a snap underneath.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014


13 x 18 cm
This cat speaks German, American English, British English and Youtube.
Most of all he speaks love.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ladybug Bling

24 x 30 cm
My granddaughter loves blings and knows how to adorn her stuffed animals.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


18 x 13 cm
I heard this a lot when I was growing up: "Cleanliness is next to Godliness".  Okay.  Define "clean".

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I Love Maxi

18 x 24 cm
My son Max and I had a lot of fun drawing on paper.  I would say "I" and write it on the paper, and he said it after me.  Then I drew a heart and said "love".  He repeated "love".   The last part I wrote his name, and together we would say with gusto... "Maxi!"  We did it over and over until the paper was full of. . .  I "heart" Maxi.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


13 x 18 cm
His big brother skis, and his twin brother lives in Kiel.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


24 x 18 cm
The good fortune of life is the love of life.