Wednesday, May 06, 2015

May...so soon...

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I have been back to Stavanger,a different Stavanger than my last trip. Then it was Hurrycane now it was the most beautifull sunny days. It was a great trip with some of my greatest friends. A lot of talking,walking and some quilting. Lovely to see green gras and flowers,I still can see some snow and ice in my garden... 
When I visit my mother yesterday she had found a tiny quilt made by me back in 1995. Funny to see how my fabrics has turned diffrent and so has my quilting style.This little housequilt are no more than 10x10 cm. 
Here are my latest work. A tablerunner for my dinnertable. I'm with 7 other ladies who make blocks ,and exchange once a year. We have to make somthing with all the blocks to a show and tell. Sadly I could not meet them this year,but I send the photo on mail and got photos of what they made.A lot of great ideas. 
I have been busy ( and verry clever ) with bindings in April... This quilt after an idea from Lori Holts Great Granny Squared book are made with Tula Pink fabrics. Her pattern and fabrics are so me ...
I have also manage to sew the binding on these two single bed quilts. I had to make all the blocks from Tula Pinks 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book.I made them only from my red scrap box the only fabric I had to buy was the red for binding and back and the black.

At last -- lately I have been playing with Kim Diehl fabrics and pattern. It is from Simple Whatnot Club 1 and 2 . The colours of the fabrics are so beautiful ,and I love making thes miniature quilts...and I got a lot of leftover to play with later... I love that... 
I'still have a lot of bindings to do,so I have a goal to finish one every evening untill it is empty.... If I manage that, there will soon be more to show.... Untill then have a beautifull spring ( fall ) 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Somethin old,something new,somthing.....blue..

I have been busy this month... Almost spring cleaning ,but the cleaning has been with old Ufo's ,magazines,books and fabrics.So I ended up with some old/new ideas. This idea with Hexagons are from the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.I used old fabricks for the Hexies and have to put a little sparkling too. A fun and easy way to play with Hexagons

This little wallquilt are an old one,realy old. I started it in 2007 and now it is all done. :-) 
It is a pattern from Nothern Quilts with some Norwegian summer sayings. 
The blue one are a tablerunner after an AnnAKa pattern from Quiltemagasinet ( a Norweginan magazine) it seems to be "a must do" item here in Norway. I got the fabrics in Birmingham last year,not in my favorite colours,but I like the way the tablerunner turned out. 
I have also manage to keep up with the blocks for the SAL 2015. 
Now I have to start on my April blocks... They are my Easter-sewing-projects,together with all my bindings.... During my springcleanproject I found a lot of "almost done" items...so luckey me I'm not without something to do... 
Have a great easter,a little early,but as a lazy blogger as I'm ....
Take care and have fun.. 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February progress...

I have been playing with 2.5" mini charm packs. For now I have manage to make three small tablerunners. I have a goal to use as mutch as I can of my fabrics ( LOL) and to get a lot of my UFOs done... So now I have a big pile of binding to sew by hand.... I hope  have more to show soon... 
To nigth I'm hoping to get the last stitches done on a little wallquilt from 2007. About time ? ! Yes I think so,and I still like it,so why it has been "forgotten" I can't tell...
I have done one all new little wallquilt, the first of Kim Diehls Simple Whatnots Miniatur Club 2.
Love to play with these great all new fabrics. I'm ready for nr 2 now..... I have not only been playing with my old stuff. Both Magda and Gretchen has been clever and worked realy hard so far this year.. 
May bee there are some Christmas gift done ? Time will show..
I have also done February challenge of SAL 2015. I have even manage to get ready to start making the Mach blocks... 
But now I have to get back to my old stitchery.... 
See you soon with more bindings done... I hope.. :-)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This and that...

I'm with a lot of other ladies in Chookeyblues SAL 2015 and this are our Januar goal. Anni Downs free stitchery pattern. I made me a little wallquilt with a pocket for pen and paper. (For great Christmasideas)
One more finsh today.... AnnAKa pattern a little "book" for items to use when you are away from home..
I add a pocket (wonder why I always do pockets....hmmm ) where I put a little ruler,a cuttingmat and a rotary cutter... 
A combined designer and iron plate,and a plate to draw on fabric and to glue EPP on. It is just to turn them. I also add some ribbon so I can bring my sicissor. 
This Januar I have been able to get one of my dreams come thru....
I have been in Stavanger and been out by the ocean in a big storm. Later this evening it became hurricane.
You can see by the happy smile on my face how I feelt...I loved it. The wind,the sound,the saltwater..everything.. WOW
Look at the sea....
And here....
I was also so luckey to come out in the montains for a roadtrip.Oh it is so diffrent from the part of Norway where I live. In Stavanger it was green gras  and no snow. ( but they got storm,thunder,rain,sunshine over and over again ) 
At home I got snow......a lot of snow. To day there are cold outside,18.4 degrees below zero now. 
Cold but beatyfull....great to stay indoors and stitch... 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

SSCS spoiled...

ÅThis Cristmas I got spoiled by Julie from Australia in Donnas SSCS 2014. 
Thank you both Julie and Donna. This swap are so fun ,to make and give...and to get. After all these years it has became one of my Christmas traditions. 
This Christmas I got this beautifull tablerunner with cute Australian animals. 



And I also got a lot more presents : a little banner,saying My Quilts,a beautifull Towel with a rose on, a toolbox to use when I'm sewing on Magda or Grethchen and at last ....a lovely ribbon with Coala bears on it. 
I realy love all my gifts. So thanks again Julie.

This Cristmas I have got visit from Emma,her babybrother and her mum. It has been a quiet,indoors celebration. By now there are an cold Christmas, verry cold but beautifull days. It has been all down to 26 degrees below zero, and that are to cold for the baby,so some of us have to stay at home with him,but I have been able to dress up ( in warm clothes) and get out for some shooping. 
This photos are from my way to the shop. The trees on the brigde are for Christmas decoration. Lovely with snow on. We got great sunny days,lovely but short. The sun rise about 9 am and sunset are about 4 pm ....  

I hope you all has a great Christmas time,and I wish you all a Happy New Year...
I have no goals for 2015, I just want to do my verry best, for my family,my friends and not to forget for my self.. 
Christmas and New Years hugs to you all... :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Making Christmas Gifts..

I got my self a new book this atumn, a book filled with childrens favorite figures from Childrens TV. As kind (or stupid) as I 'm I asked Emma and Peder who they want me to make...and both wanted Rodde... No problem I belive... But as you can see there was A LOT of pices...about 60 on each.... Ok If I have said A I have to say B and just knit on....and on...and on..
Then after days of knitting small items, it was time to put it together. So I started to sew ,and sew,and sew... And my two Roddes started to look like monkeys ....quite qute guys I think....but there still was a lot of work...so now I had to start with all the blue items...a lot of them,but I had forgot some ,so more knitting..
But to nigth I'm done ! I have to almost look a like Roddes waiting for Christmas evening so the can start playing with Emma and Peder ... Ups...please don't tell them ... They are a surprice... 
To nigth I have been feeling great and relax a little....but I have one little guy who must get a new friend for Christmas too....( Wispering...Fillip will get Flode... Show you when he are done...)
Untill then I hope you all enjoy making a spesial Christmas gift to some one ....
Hugs <3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A visit of Santa...

I have been on my pre-Christmas trip to France and my brother,and this was on of a lot of mail who was waiting at home... My SSCS gift... From Julie this year.
Look what I got in my Ornament gift. Wow. Thank you Julie,I will be clever and wait untill Christmas with the big gift.....but can I open it at Christmas evening please ? As we do here in Norway...
Going to France I got a beautifull view ower Nice and the mediterranean. Not the best photo,but hope you can use your imagination and see the beauty.
Staying in Grasse we manage to go to an old town in the montain named Mons visiting a Christmas marked. And see what I found...quilting ladies :-) and Tilda items! Tilda are realy big in France,more from there than here in Norway. 
I buy thes cute little Christmas item from the ladies. A cute idea....hmmm...:-)
Coming home from France I stayd some days in Oslo...belive it or not,but I have a big pice of my heart there <3 While staying there Tonje and I went to a kind of a Christmas marked named Jule Expo in Lillestrøm to meet some of our friends. Luckey for all of us we manage to get a workshop with Andre Wallenborg.He are a great designer of bags,and he learned us how to make tassels. So now I got my own designer tassel :-) 
Here are my verry first Tassel... Proud.... Yes ;-)
There was a lot of shoops at Jule Expo,quilt shoops too. It is so fun to meet the shoop ovners and have a little chat. And yes I got some new patterns and fabrics...
The patterns are not on the photo,but fabrics from here and France. The pile of wool and the blue pile are from France. The blue pile are from Born to Quilt...a frence designer and shoop ovner. The treee little hens are from Mons...

Now I have to get back to my secred for Christmas work...
See you closer to Christmas. 
Hugs :-)