Monthly Archives: December 2011



We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page.  Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

I’m so happy because…


I got so many new crochet patterns for christmas. But what all my friends forgot is to add some extra time to the gifts “LOL”. I need more spare time to make all the nice things please….

Thank you sososososooooooo much again for all the goodies!!! So here is what I got 🙂

3 Fliegenpilze – allescaro Design

Häkelmuffins – Shabby Roses Cottage

Vampir – Mala Designs

Mermaid Pattern – Denizum

2.3 inc Angel Pattern – Denizum

Soft sculpture Christmas trees – Maggie Weldon

Woodland Fairy Doily – Elizabeth Ann White (BellaCrochet)

Little Fairy – Delicious Crochet

Garden Gnome – Muffa Miniatures

Garden Gnomw – Delicious Crochet

Little Fairy – Delicious Crochet

Moe the Sheep – Dawn Toussaint

Pumpkin Witch – Dawn Toussaint




My Wishes for You…
Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.

What’s in your jar?


A friend of mine sent me this today. I really think it is worth to think about… So I want to share it wit you:

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full..

The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things… your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions… and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car..

The sand is everything else… the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents.Visit with grandparents.Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first… the things that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’

The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend….

A Thousand Thanks! A Giveaway…


Sometime during this week the visitor counter went over 1000 hits!

I know this is not much for most Blogs on the net but  I’m very happy and I want to celebrate it.  That´s why I  make a little Giveaway.

You can winn one of my “You are my Star” pattern: .

All you have to do is to tell me why you should win it. So be creative and let me know your reasons :).

I will pick a winner on Sunday 18.12.2011 and sent the pdf via email. You can choose between the german and the english version of the pattern.

And now…  GOOD LUCK!!!

You are my STAR


The pattern is available online for 3,00 €.  Go to Ravelry: or if you are not a Ravelry member klick here: BUY NOW

Pattern is available in German and Eglish (US Terms). It includes lots of photos.

Der Stern auf dem Bild wurde mit Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo und einer 4mm Häkelnadel gearbeitet. Er misst 12,5 cm. Wenn Sie gerne einen kleineren Stern hätten verwenden Sie einfach dünneres Garn und die passende Nadel (z.B. eine 2mm Häkelnadel).

Skill Level: intermediat

Stitches and abbrevations:
st (stitch/es), ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), lsc (long single crochet) hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), trc (treble crochet), dtr (double treble crochet)

The star shown in the picture is crochet with Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo and a 4mm Hook. It measures 12,5 cm = 4,92 inches. If you want to make a smaller star just use a smaller Hook and matching yarn (for example a 2mm Hook).