onsdag 31. desember 2008
relaxing holiday together
with the family.
No sewing; I have
2 dishcloths and
embroidered a bit
on a cushion.
2008 is at the end.
I started blogging this
year, and it has been a
Technically I still have
a lot to learn, but ....
The blogging has
given me new friends
and great inspiration.
I want to thank all of you for visiting and leaving
comments! It's nice to get some
I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!
Among many Christmas gifts I also got
some quilting related ones.
Anne in UK sent me these beautiful fabrics.
A good Norwegian friend gave me
this lovely sachet and fabrics.
linen and cotton fabrics + a cat pattern.
Thanks to all three!
fredag 26. desember 2008
On Christmas Eve I finally could open the envelope. There were 3 wrapped gifts, one of them was even wrapped in a pretty fabric. Lovely.
onsdag 24. desember 2008
fredag 14. november 2008
tirsdag 11. november 2008
søndag 9. november 2008
Normally I don't tend to make pot holders since I feel that there's preciously little to show for all that work that goes into those tiny squares! :-) In the same amount of time I could almost have finished a table runner. But, since my daughter hinted rather heavily last week that she would love a pair... I decided to make her some. But then I realized I quite enjoyed making them for a change. I got quite carried away; you can see some of the pairs here.
Now the big question is; what to make next?
Have a nice week!
søndag 2. november 2008
tirsdag 28. oktober 2008
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
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 :-)
søndag 19. oktober 2008
lørdag 18. oktober 2008
tirsdag 14. oktober 2008
onsdag 1. oktober 2008
torsdag 25. september 2008
I'm going away this weekend, so no quilting until Tuesday :-(
Have a nice weekend and happy quilting!
onsdag 24. september 2008
then I got a very useful gift from a quilter in Norway. I really look forward to make a table runner from the pattern which was included in the package.
torsdag 18. september 2008
The handbag design is by AnnAKa - however I have altered the applique a bit.
My eldest daughter's birthday is coming up this weekend, and we'll have the house full of family. I've done some baking the past few days and have now all but one cake left. My daughter isn't really a "cake person", except chocolate cakes that is. I usually make "Sachertorte", but I enjoy trying out new recipies. If anyone has a favourite recipe, please feel free to share :-))
lørdag 13. september 2008
Earlier this year I joined a swap where we will send at least 4 small gifts to a secret quilting friend. In November we have to send the last package and reveal who we are. Recently I received the third gift. It contained some lovely red fabrics and matching buttons. Thanks a lot to whoever you are :-)
fredag 12. september 2008
søndag 7. september 2008
I have started on the "Trip around the world"-quilt for DS and DIL. I had to order some more of the lightest fabric, but fortunately it arrived in no time.
I'm still not sure about the final size, as they keep talking about buying a bigger bed :-)
But I hope to finish the top by the end of this month.
This year I'm taking part in the Secret Santa Christmas Swap - SSCS( www.choockyblue.blogspot.com).
I have now received the name of the person I will be Secret Santa for. I have visited her blog several times as I find it very interesting. I do have some ideas what to make for her, but haven't quite decided yet.
I wonder who my Secret Santa is? Well, I guess I'll have to wait until Christmas to get the answer. I'm already excited and time goes by so fast.
Yesterday, I actually started on a Christmas gift. I better not reveal who it is intended for, just in case he/she stumbles across my blog :-))
tirsdag 12. august 2008
I have so many projects in mind. First of all I have to start on the quilt for DS and DIL. They have waited for some time! I'll use "Trip around the world"; beige/brown colours.
In a few weeks my sister has birthday, and I plan to make a bag for her.
It's 4 months till Christmas; time will show how many gifts I can make.
Believe it or not, but I also have a lot of UFOes! I want to reduce the number before 2009.
My loom has been waiting for me for a long time. I have 12 - 15 m warp left to weave rag rugs.
I can't be without a knitting project or two. I have just started on a new scarf; same pattern as the white one, but I use another sort of yarn.
Well, I have now problem to fill the spare time I guess :-)