Thursday, June 6, 2013

a trip to Germany

This past spring, I went to visit my family in Germany on the occasion of my mother's 75th birthday.

I want to spend a few days showing you some pictures.

On my first day there, we went to the Kreuzberg  and yes there was still snow on March 27th. This is the mountain where I learned how to ski from my dad when I was 4 years old.

 Kreuzberg is also a Franciscan monastery where every year thousands make pilgrimages.

Franciscan monks have been brewing beer here for 275 years.
This is the inn where I remember having lunch as a kid between ski runs. The skis would lean against this window in the court yard.

Of course we stopped to have lunch as well!

Then we went for a walk through the woods, to the summit.

Back to the car and off to a lovely cafe where we indulged again...or at least my dad did (my mom and I always bring a gluten-free snack).

 And I couldn't have asked for a better first day back home!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

happy to announce

Today I get to tell you some news --

Hook A Frog is going to take over online sales of Periwinkle Sheep yarns on June 15th!

This is a small, woman owned company who specializes in US made yarns and needles.

I've ordered from Teresa before, and I know for a fact that she sends packages with great care. Why don't you take a minute and visit her website, designed by her husband, and see what she has to offer?

I do believe we will be starting with a selection of watercolors yarns, such as these --

ignore the feet please

and if there's anything you'd like to see more of, please don't hesitate to contact either of us. I suspect we will be on the phone with each other a lot in the next couple of weeks.