Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy new year ..... from the lazy blogger..

This are to bad .. but it is my first blog in 2017... 
shame on me! No exuses ... Here in Norway there 
are a saying going like this : Christmas last untill 
Easter... so I'm aaaalmost not lazy at all... LOL
This Easter as the last years I spend in Oslo,and there
it was flowers and green gras,at home it is still winter. Now I can start
to dream about flowers at home to,not just iceroses... 
During the white winter time I have been playing with colours.
I never miss colours so mutch in winter time as this year.
I feel it has been all white,white snow,white trees ,white sky....
Beautifull yes, but soooo boring. 
It was so fun to make this  Dredsen Neighborhood pattern by 
Kim Lapacek.
More colour playing ,had to try it twice,a pattern from a Norwegian 
Magazine named Frargeglad løper. 
I also had to make this IPad cover. Here you can see 
how the trees looks like.. white,white,white...
There has been some knitting going on too.. 
made me a new shawl... 
There are some secred quilting going on... show you later,
and I'm ready to start making Jen Kingwells Delilah quilt 
to morrow - - ;-)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SSCS 2016

I have been a part of Elf Donnas SSCS for ten years. And this year I got this beautifull gifts from
Anthea ( hibiscus stitches blogspot.com)
Luckey me needed a new pouch ,and got this beauty. I love the sissor and measure tape
to. I can never got enough of them. 
I even god more poppy fabrics, so now I have to make me somthing of that too. :-)
Thank you Anthea you have realt spoiled me. 
And a big Thank you to Chookyblue who are hosting this swap over and over again. 
As these Christmas days runs so fast I want to wish you all a Happy New Year  
a little early this year. 
May you all have a great,fun and luckey 2017. 
Hugs :-)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas around the corner.....

As it is close to Christmas,I have put up some of my " old" Christmas wallquilts.
This are a beautifull one,made by Red Brolly herself. Lucky me won it some years ago. 
As I have told before I got a gift from Nemo every sunday in advent. This box and kit 
are from the third sunday.I desided to do these small stitcheries at once,and to make somthing
from them..
......and here they are,new Christmas costers. ( I belive the pattern are made by  Nothern Quilts) 
On the last sunday of advent I got these great items...another box and Christmas tree decorations from Liberty and Starnucks.Thank you ,Nemo... next year too ?... ;-)
I have manage to do some small items for me ,not just making gifts
for mot friends and family. 
Two small tablerunnere and a little knitting bag. Both are from the Norwegian magazine
Quiltemagasinet. They where fun and easy to do. So now I look forward to the next nr.
of the magazine...
I play with yarn as well as fabrics ( most of the time with fabrics) Knitting 
are more easy to bring with me and I love to try new pattern.The Christmas mittern
are a mystery from a Facebook book page. 
And the yarn...is yarn dyeing made by me :-) Realy fun to do. I use food coloring. 
Now I have to find a great pattern to knitt....
There has been some beautifull days before Christmas where I live. 
It is almost like live in a Christmas card. 
I hope you all will have a great Christmas - with a lot of quilting and knitting. 
God jul :-) 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Closer to Christmas ...

ØTo day I got a lovely parsel in my mailbox. 
My SSCS gift.... all the way from Australia..
In side there was two gifts, one to open at once and one to put under my Christmastree.. 
In the little gift there was a tree.. a beautifull little treeornament. 
I hope it is OK for my partner if I copy the idea and make 
me more!? 
Thank you for the gifts my SSCS partner and thank you Elf Donna 
for making this fun happen :-)

Sunday, December 04, 2016

2.sunday of Advent.

There are just a little snow where I live,and soon it is Christmas...only 20 more nights. A lot to make and a lot to bake... busy fun days getting every item and gift ready. Some gifts have to go in Mail and some I have to bring myself. Talking about gifts and Mail.....my gift for my SSCS partner are in Mail and on it's way out in the world.. 
This are the second year Nemo and I are making ( buying) gifts to each other. 
Look what great surprises I have got. 
On the first sunday I got this cute box filled with memories from our London trip. 
4 thimbles from London. Luckey me :-)
On the second sunday ,to day,I got another tiny box, this was filled with 
buttons to mark my knitting and quilting items. I got one more memory item 
From the trip,a Harry Potter bookmarking. Almost to great to use. It deserve to be used 
In a " stay at home book" Thank you Nemo :-)
And this is not the end of the fun... I still got two more gifts waiting for me..
I'm so looking forward to open them... :-) 
I hope every one have a great advent,busy getting every thing ready for 
Christmas evening og day.. 
Have a great time and take time to have some fun. :-) 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

New ideas...

Sometimes it feels great to do some small items. This little tablerunner are a result of a great stitchery ( pattern by AnnAka) and a mini charm pack.When I found this beautifull fabric with the birds,I new I had one Christmas gift almost done. 
Tablerunners are great to make,and I have been looking at this book on Internett for a while. So when Siw from Quiltegården visit Elverum Quiltelag,it had to come home with me.It came with the other book,filled with diffrent small items.More for Christmas gifts ? I Even got me some new fabrics to play with....
Yesterday the mailman bring with him more ideas and want to do items... Two great books,filled with ideas and " oh I just have to make/ try this" So now I have to get me a lot of sewing time... 
My SSCS gift for 2016 are almost done,and will soon be in Mail. AS you can se on the photo below... I'm going to send it to......some one in a diffrent country ...as last year ,and the year befor that..and so on.. I have done it for 10 years now... Thank you Elf Donna for hosting this swap once again...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Home and away....

I have been traveling a lot these last weeks. My first trip was to London with my youngest daugther. We where going to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexsandras Palace. It was for the first time for both of us....
And the fun started as soon as we where at the Tube when these guys startet to play and sing. 
Early next morning we started towards the show,we where wondering how to get from the Tube to Alexandra Palace,but when we got out on the street we saw this " taxi" . Yes we tok the seat in the front on the top ! 
The show was great, filled with fabric and yarn and everything you could need to play with both. My eyes keep looking at this beautifull window. An idea for som Paper Piecing ?
The winner quilts from the show in Birmingham where in the Galeries ...
Also a winner from Birmingham. 
After spending two days at the show,we started to explore London. First importen stop for a big fan of Dr. Who, the blue call box...
Another big Must Visit : plattform 9 3/4 - both of us big Harry Potter fan...
Then it was time to go to Buckingham Palace.... we made it to the Queens shop too...and there was the most beautifull thimble... sorry to say I need a prince to get it. It was not for my purse.....
We manage to go to the Liberty shop and a lot of other shops too. 
Our last day in London we spend at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I saw this little fellow there. It is a wonder I manage to take some photo there... we went to see -and hear-You Say You Want a Revolution? Exhibition. Wow ..it was a step back to my teenage. All that happend between -66 and -70 The music, the wars,peoples on the moon,Woodstock,Beatles,the Who, Watergate.... I would love to see it once again,the Exhibition I mean. 
At home it looked like this , snow are gone now...as long as it last..

Only home for some days,then of again,this time for France visiting one of my brothers. Lovely summer weather.   This time I travel with my youngest brother,and the two of us tok some trip with train...

We spend one day walking in Cannes... looking around...
and one day in Nice... 
It was great to just walking around and beeing a tourist :-) 

And Yes I did some shopping at Alexandra Palace...just take a look...  :-)