Sunday, July 21, 2013


It's too hot to do much, so all I have to show you this week is a new pair of slippers I've made when I realized I needed a second pair. (I have a pair of shawls finished as well, and I also finished the top on the 'Oh my stars!' blanket, but haven't got around to take pictures yet, so maybe later...)
This time I used real leather for the soles. I have to see how this works out.
They fit perfectly!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Büdingen 2013

The renaissance fair in Büdingen takes place every other year. I've been going there for the last two times and, again, this year. I blogged about the fair four years ago.
As usual, there's a camp against the walls of the town.
There are entertainers (some of them of the rather unusual kind)
 I loved that setup for kid's entertainment. The little tykes get to dress up as a knight, with a little horse strapped on and off they are on a kind of obstacle course for little knights. And when not needed, the horses wait patiently for the next little knight to come along (and PETA can't complain either ...)
 And, of course, great food.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Starry Update

Yeah, I finished my 111 stars and I have started to sew them together.
I now have six larger blocks, which still need to be sewn together. Then the border, decide what to use for the back, making the sandwich, quilt the whole thing (I'm thinking about doing that bit by hand!) and finally the binding. I'm practically done!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Schönbusch and Mespelbrunn

I visited two small castles west of Frankfurt.
The first one is Schönbusch, part of a large park area close to Aschaffenburg. The main reason was for a photo shoot for a present for my sister. But as her birthday is in September I can't show you the present yet.
 I'm particular fond of the four sphinxes at the end of a stone Bridge in the park.

Second stop was Castle Mespelbrunn, a smallish castle which is still privately owned and lived in. In Germany it's most famous for being the set for a movie from the 60s (The Spessart Inn - Das Wirtshaus im Spessart)