Thursday, January 28, 2016

Diamond // 11

All the blocks are sewn! I had a hard time deciding on the color for the edges but now I'm just happy with it. No decisions for a while now and I can just relax and handstitch them all together.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Diamond // 10

Just got all the parts together for the last edge block!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Diamond // 9

Meanwhile I have resumed working on my Diamond quilt. I have started to join the sewn blocks and to sew the remaining blocks to complete the edges. After weeks of thinking back and forth I have now settled on a light "border".

Friday, January 15, 2016

Todtnauer Wasserfall

During our days in the Black Forest we hiked the Todtnauer Waterfalls. We have been there before in summer of 2013 and you can see pictures here. It's been so nice to see the same place in a winter setting.

And for comparison two pics from August 2013.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


We spent last week in Todtnauberg in the Black Forest. We substituted the current rainy days we are experiencing in Basel with a white winter wonderland. I couldn't get enough of looking at how the snow changes scenery, shapes, and colors and of listening to the quiet sound! I just love winter when it looks and sounds like this!
Sorry for the overflow of pictures but I just couldn't contain myself more. I tried hard. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Creux du Van

Another great day trip took us for the second time to the Creux du Van. You can read about the first trip here and here. The first trip was marked by fog and limited views resulting in a very odd and particular atmosphere. This time the weather was simply perfect and we enjoyed the scenery from a totally different point of view. We even got to see a panorama of the alps and ibexes climbing in the rocks. Perfection!

Sunday, January 10, 2016


On our way down from Mount Titlis to Engelberg we stopped over and went on a nice walk around the frozen lake Trübsee.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Hope you all had a good start into the new year. I did. Over the last two weeks I spent quite some days enjoying the great outdoors Switzerland and Germany have to offer. Thought of sharing some pictures before getting back to quilting matters.

First we went on a day trip to Mount Titlis at 3,238 meters above sea level. We drove by car to Engelberg from where we proceeded by cable cars including the world's first revolving cable car according to Wikipedia. You can follow the link if you want to learn more about it. I'm just sharing a few favorite pics.