onsdag 31. desember 2008

New Year's Eve

I have had a quiet and
relaxing holiday together
with the family.
No sewing; I have
only knitted
2 dishcloths and
embroidered a bit
on a cushion.

2008 is at the end.
I started blogging this
year, and it has been a
new experience.
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!

Quilting related gifts

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.

From Germany I received some
linen and cotton fabrics + a cat pattern.

Thanks to all three!

fredag 26. desember 2008

SSCS gifts

I received the SSCS package weeks before Christmas; it was from Julie Waldman, but I wanted to wait until Christmas before opening it.

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.

Wow, Julie really spoiled me. She had made a wonderful square bag with two pockets inside, and a case for knitting sticks. I have thought for a long time to sew one myself, because the case I have is very old and doesn't look good. Now I don't
have to - Julie did it for me :-). She also sent two patterns - one for a wallhanging, the other for quilt cards. When all was unwrapped I found a notebook and a book with 12 boomarks together with a nice card as well. Thank you sooo much Julie for the gifts!
Thanks to "Chookyblue" too for hosting the swap. I hope you will do the same next year.

onsdag 24. desember 2008


I have been quite busy lately, and I haven't given my blog a high priority.
Now everything is ready for Christmas. My children + daughter-in-law are home for the holidays, and we look forward to some relaxing days together.
These knitted "nisser" I made about 25 years ago, and still we like to have them on the old stump.

This is another quite old decoration, my children won it when they were tiny! The table runner underneath I wove myself many, many years ago.
We always place the angels on the piano. Some of them are paper angels which my children made when they were little. The ones made of porcelain are hand painted and from my sister. I really cherish them and I usually get one every Christmas.
The Christmas tree is now decorated, the packages are placed under the tree and will be opened later tonight. As I'm writing this I can hear one of my daughters playing X-mas carols on the piano. It feels like Christmas. :)
My best wishes to all of you.
Merry Christmas!