Thursday, September 03, 2015

Quiet days at home..

Back from Birmingham there has been some quiet days at home... Thinking and remembering all the fun I was a part of.With about 1000 Quilts to look at and 300 shops to look in keept me busy. 
This time I hoped to manage to look all over, but I realy don't know if I manage that. 
I had promise some of my friends in Australia to look for Quilts from "Down under" and I found a lot beautiful from there..
Just take a close look...

I found some tiny Quilts too...
A great miniature...
Luke Haynes had a lot of big beautiful Quilts there too. I have seen some Quilts made by him on FB and in magasines and was looking forward to see them in " real life". Even got more fan of hvis work now.. :-)
Another Quilter I was looking forward to see more from was Annabel Rainbow. I saw some of her Quilts last year ,and want to see more. These two artist are so diffrent,but their Quilts make me look more than one time...
This are one of Annabel Rainbows work..I love the look of this little girl... And the way she use words and stories in her quilting... 

Here are the EQA Quilts from Norway.. My Elvis was in the building :-)
Home from Oslo and Birmingham I found these treasures in my suitcase. Most of them from Birmingham but the four pattern from Kathy Schmitz are "a must have" Anne Heidi at Lappemor help me to get :-) Thank you Anne Heidi ! Lot of fun stuff to play with during fall and winter....
I had a little bit of Annabel Rainbow with me home too... Two copies of her Quilts made in to tea towels. They are not for use..!! They are to look at and remember the days at the festival of quilt, the walking around,some time all by my self,sometime two and two. All the "look what I found....and where did you got that ...and you must come with me and see this "when we meet for lunch. All the talking and laughing at dinner in the evening.. And not to forget hos proud I'm of two of the girls who made clothes for the Festival Fashion Show.
After coming home I have been playing with Magda and Grethchen and we manage to finish my Natures Journey by Hatched and Patched. I started this quilt as a part of Donnas SAL ,and now it is done and ready for use on cold days :-) 
Thank you Donna for hosting the SAL and Anni for the pattern.

See you soon... Hugs :-)

Monday, August 03, 2015

And so ,this was the summer.....

UThis July has been a busy one. It started with a Paul Mc Cartey consert.
Wow it was great! A lot of the good old songs from when I was young... Ups..a little younger LOL
It was my birthday present from Nemo and her family. She was going with me...with a few more fan..

As you can see we where not all by our selfe. I belive it was about 20 000 peoples.

Sir Paul did a great consert.It is still hard to belive I have been at a consert with on of the Beatles.
And with Paul,the cutes of them all ....  <3

The rest of July has been great times with the girls and the kids. A little boattrip to Denmark,and great time her at home. I even manage to do some sewing. 
Here are NJ the August part... Early on this,hand sewing are great work when the kids are in bed..

Now when hollydays are gone and I'm home by myselfe I have started to play with this old blocks again.They has been in my Ufopile for almost two years,so it is about time to restart it. 
This summer has been great for my flowers...rain,rain and more rain... No need for I hope fore a Indiansummer. Cold nigths,but beautiful blue sky and sun...I cross my fingers fore that..

At last I want to show a photo from the top of the mountain. Here you can see the little "town" where I live. I can see my house.If you look at the road by the river,tru the wood and find a yellow house,mine are a dark one close to the road... It is realy hard to see, if you don't know it is there..

See you all son,and then I have a lot to show and tell......
Untill then : take care.. 
Hugs :-)

Monday, June 29, 2015

50 years in colour..

This week I have been to Hadeland Glassverk to see a
Kaffe Fassett exhibition - 50 years in colour.
This was a different exhibition than the one I saw in Bath last 
year. There it were mostly Quilting items,here it was quilting,knitting ,paitings and 
Most of mine photos are of his Quilting work... I love the way he use colours,and 
manage to "forget" if there are some "not perfekt" pieces .... 
Quilters as we are,my friends and I ,we startet to look and find some of our favorite designers in his works. We have been working in a Quiltshop and know some old fabrics. My friend found a lot of Roberta Horton fabrics,and I found old Debbie Mumms... They are our nr.1 favorite designers from that "old"time :-) 
I hope you will take some time and look at this great quilts. 

I had to take photos of some of his pillows ....
And some knitting... My mother use to make tapestries ,and this made me think of some of her pattern. 
It was a great summerday,this are the view outside Hadeland Glassverk.
.... I have done a little stitching this month June blocks of Natures Journey are done. 
For July I will make the big senter block...
Of course I had to buy some new Kaffe Fassett fabrics,and dig out my old one and start to play with them... I have a lot going on in my sewing room... It is a mess,but I hope to show more of my items soon. 
Untill then take care . 
 Hugs :-)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Norway in bloom

PThis summer has been cold,but I have not seen so many colorfull flowers.
Her are the ditch of the road wher I walk fore some shooping. A yellow thie of Dandelion.
Here are more flowers from a ditch. I was on my way to visit a friend who has her birthday to day (!) 
And started to pick some Lilly-of-the-wally,but there was only a few,so I started to pick some of all the flowers I walked by... If you want the names I give you them in Norwegian here (LOL) ; smørblomst,forglemmegei,jonsokblomst,stemorsblomst...and one ore two more...
Trysil,where I live,are well known for all its slalom skiing in wintertime.  
Now there has been made roads in the montain for biking. So now 
It is old ,colorfull bikes all over the town. On the brigde ,even in the floodligth. 

Here are one of the floodligths...
It made me wonder if ET had been on a visit,or if someone had gone on Road 26 to heaven..
I had a little more for a birthday pressent for my friend then flowers,
I made this tablerunner for her... After her wish.
For me Gretchen,Magda and I made this little tablerunner. It is a pattern from the Norwegian magazine My Quilt. Great to do something with this funny -why did I buy this - fabrics...
The three of us did a lot more sewing and quilting....but as ursul I have not done the bindings...
So hopfully there will be a new blog with more to show soon.. 
Untill then have a great summer/ winter... 
Hugs :-)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Almost end of May...where are the summer...

May this year has been the coldes since 1996. No green leaf on the trees yet,but suddenly there will be summer.....I hope. This evening it looks like some one has been playing with the sky. Done a little panting ?...
In my quilting world I try to stay focus on my Ufo binding...with some "playing with blocks - not to show yet" I have a new book who I love to make blocks from and a new miniature block quilt I work on. Show next time ... May bee..
Back to my binding... This little sampler are an realy old forgott one. It are from a class I had years ago... Great memory :-)
This blocks I can show you, my May blocks of Natures Journey.  Some quiet days before I start on the June blocks. SAL are a great way to make quilts :-)
More bindings : to small tablerunners. One with Fabric from a mini charm pack and one made from aTula Pink charm pack. At this time I only has three small binding to do....
It feels so great to see the ending of my fare... I have some small items lying ready to quilt...and after that..more bindings.. 
Ok thats life.... And I love it :-) 
Big hugs to you all...  :-)

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 soon...


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 :-)