tirsdag 28. oktober 2008

Tuesday update

We had awful weather all weekend - the perfect excuse for staying indoors and spend time in front of the sewing machine. One of the things I made was this Christmas table runner. I had completely forgotten about this pattern which a friend gave to me last year. I ended up with altering it slighty though. (The original design is by a Norwegian designer MarianneZ).

I'm still working on various Christmas projects; both gifts and small items for the local Christmas craft show. Twentyfive hour-days would have been nice :-)) What are the rest of you working on? Christmas gifts?

Have a nice day!

lørdag 25. oktober 2008

Saturday quilting

First of all - thank you so much for the birthday greetings :-) I had a lovely day.

I finally finished the top of "The Trip Around The World"-quilt. Jiiipii! It feels so good to have it out of the way. I'm not going to do the quilting myself this time, so my work is almost done. Now I can concentrate more on smaller projects, i.e. Christmas gifts. The other day I bought some red and offwhite fabrics which I will use for a table runner or a couple of cushions.
And on that note, I'm going back to my sewing machine :-)

Happy Quilting!

søndag 19. oktober 2008


Outside my window the rain is pouring down, but in spite of that I'm having a lovely day - it's my birthday :-)
My husband brought me these beautiful roses this morning.
I have also received some quilt related gifts from friends over the past few days. Thanks, I really appreciate it. Since it's my birthday, I get to do nothing. DH is now making dinner; I even hear rumours about a cake :-))
Now I think I will sew a bit, while he takes care of the cooking.

lørdag 18. oktober 2008

Saturday morning

Perfect day for quilting. :-) After last weekend's quilting gathering, I felt very inspired by all the beautiful and creative items I saw there, so the past week I have wanted to do nothing but sewing! Unfortunately there is something called work :-)) However I have managed to fit in some quilting between work and household chores. Yesterday I was able to finish a table runner in Christmas colours.

I also managed to complete a couple of things for my Secret Santa Christmas Swap partner - but for obvious reasons, no photos of those.

Now back to the sewing machine. I hope to get the borders on the "Trip Around The World"-quilt done today.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of quilting!

tirsdag 14. oktober 2008

Quilting weekend

Thanks to all who took their time to look at the fabric I was searching for some time ago. Unfortunately I couldn't find it, so I had to come up with another solution.

As you might have noticed, I haven't been blogging for some time. The reason for that is that I have been quilting :-). Our local quilting group has an annual gathering in October. This year more than 60 women gathered to quilt at a local inn. The most entusiastic of us arrived already on Wednesday, but it officially started on Thursday :-)
We didn't have any workshops; but with 60 + quilters under one roof, you still learn a lot. The atmosphere was truly amazing. By the end of the weekend I was feeling more inspired and motivated than in a long time. I made 4 beauty bags ( 3 of them in the photo) and a table runner.

onsdag 1. oktober 2008

Help needed

Last week I was so pleased because I thought I had finally found a fabric I was searching for. Unfortunately it turned out to be slighty the wrong colour, therefore I'm still searching. If any of you know where I can find this, I'd be very grateful.