Sunday, August 05, 2007

Look what I got.....

Nemo come home yesterday... and look what she brought back to me.....I got lots of fabrics.One with cats and one with turkeys , mybe something to make a little atumn quilt of ?? Several with stars and flowers. And last but not to forgot some with "good medicine" on: cup cakes and chocolate. I must make me a cup cake quilt. :) I just have to find me a pattern.. mybe in a cook book ??

I also got to charm packs from Moda. Celebrate Spring and Roman Holiday.

Just love all the fabrics.

She had got a kit to me also." Lilys on the pond " from Wello Wood Marked in Bemidji. Great pattern with all I need to make it. It is made of cotton and wool. Exciting to try to make a tablerunner with wool.I have never done anything with wool.

Bemidji was the last place she was staying. The family of her boyfriend are from Bemidji and his grandmother are living there. Great place wirh lovely quilt shops she says.

I got some Japanese book to. A big book with 156 patchwork blocks made by Yoko Saito.And a book with great ideas and lots of " I just have to do it" pattern. I realy need more vacation. She also bought lots of beatiful pattern fore herself. And more fabrics. You just have to look on her blog....I can't forget all the lovely stuf she has got....And I think I have to be nice.....and hope to borrow. :-) As a matter of fact she promiced to let me borow. Some times I feel like I can not see anything without thinking .......must have..must have. I'm not the only one...I hope ???!!
She had bought some books to, and she belive I could read them..... I will give it a try. I have not been reading books in English since schooldays a loooooong time ago.But I manage to understand what the meanings are in quilt magasines. I can bring the Dictionary from the girls school days and read slowly. :-)

One of the book are a book from the series of Elm Creek. I have read about it in some blogs and it are a ....must have thing. In Norway we just have a few books abouth quilting ladies...(I have only read two in Norwegian.)
Wasn't she clever to get mutch " must have" news from her trip ???

And back to my things. I have finished my little leftover quilt. It turned out to be a strawberry quilt.The saying are from a poem of the Norwegian whriter Alf Prøysen , called "vise for gærne jinter" And the saying are : finn et strå og tre dem på. The poem are called: song to the crazy girls. But crazy as playfull.And the sayings are : find a straw and put it on. Mening to put the strawberrys on a straw...... not easy to translate. But the poem make me think of lazy summer days, hot sun and dryed grass, flowers, bees and sun-warm ,just picked strawberrys. I almost can smell it. Childhood memories.......
The rats are now back by Nemo. I have to admit I have spoiled them and they have not lost anny wheigth in there staying. But who care " grandmothers" are made to spoil... :-)

Now Nemo have to be hard and not give them anny " candies"

I just couldn't let them sleep by them selves when I saw they were lying on each others arms, I just have to take a photo.

This are my sewing room..... I have got a new window and I have to move everything in the room. But it was not all bad, I threw away a lot of leftovers and things I realy didn't need..... and something I didn't meent to threw away , but gone are gone and I don't miss it. Just remember it to late.I just love all my new windows..... I can wash them witout move every thing, just turn them. Easy to have clean windows, but will they be more clean? That's a another question.
When Nemo was away I got a book in the mail who belongs to her. I just have to make this doll quilt from it. I have all this 30-years repro fabrics laying with my quilting fabrics. And now I have a reason to use them. I have just made the top, but now it are ready to add backing and to quilt it. The book was American Doll Quilt. It was a lot of easy things to make... I have to take care of Jacob. He are going to get food and to be put in the carge for the night.

And I have some stitching to do..... To the stitchery swap, I make a stitchery to......Oh, no it is a secret.... :-)

Take care...


Chookyblue said...

wow great presents........I am waiting to get the Elm Creek book.......I am so impressed with your blog writing since you have only read books in english at me if you need any help and we will see how we go.....
...oh and I am in a stitchery swap....wonder if it is the same one........mine is secret receiver exciting.....have to get stitching...I have started something.......take care......

Linda said...

Wow Nemo sure spoilt you didn't she. All beautiful gits, love the Japanese books. Hope to see all the lovely projects you make from them. You'll love the Elm Creek books, I've just started reading them and they are very good.

Sonnja said...

What a lovely quilts en fabricks too!
Kind Regards,


Guðrún said...

Lucky you that Nemo went to the USA, I took a peek at her blog and wow... I love your strawberry quilt. THANK YOU SO MUCH for what you sent me I will e-mail you later.

Holly said...

You will love the Elm Creek books. I've read them all so far and have gone to the website and printed out all the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks. I haven't started making them but "someday" I will.

I'm glad I found your blog =D