Sunday, April 27, 2008


Yesterday I got my Spring Quilt from the Four Seasons Quilt Swap. A great little quilt made by Beth. I also receive a Charm pack and a Pin cushion. It is so fun to get and to send small quilts to Quilting ladies all over the world. Thanks Beth I love it all. ;-)
I have to finish my Swap to night, I only have to do the binding and make the label. Here are a little sneak peek of it. I hope the lady who gots it like it...
I have alos recived the next block from Spring Fling Round Robin. I got it from Marisa and I have to make another border..... I think I know how to make it....
I have got a lot of mail lately.... The fourth pascel from The Christmas Club 2008.Great labels made by Wildcraft Farm.And three Pattern I ordred from Keepsake Quilting.Just somthing I realy needed. ;-) I want to make me A Pop-up Heart Sewing Case, A great Redwork pattern called Fresh Cut Flowers and A miniature pattern designed by Lori Smith. Fit to Frame:Pattern Six. I want to start on it at once.....But I got somthing else to do first, I think....
Here are three photos to show you that Spring has come to my last.I have some Blue anemoes in my bed. Aren't they great. I got some flowers..... ;-)
The Swans have also arrived from where ever they are during the winter.They looks great but are not so great singers.... (I realy feel with my neighbours who lives close to the river.)
And to day I got a little visitor in the birdshouse.A great little friend , a squirrel.He are looking for some Sunflowers seed who the birds has forgotten. If you look close you can see he is changing colour on his fur. From the grey winter fur to the brown summer fur. I love to look after all the sign who tells me.....It is getting closer to SUMMER.
The last time I blogged I forgot to show the pressent I got from Nemo....A little Pin cushion to put on my finger, like a ring. ;-)
At last I must show you what I got from Marnie, my Scrap Swap partner.Great fabrics, a Pin cushion ,buttons and great postcards from Tasmania where she lives. What a great place to live.
I think this week has been great and the postman kind to me. May you all have a great week.
Big hugs from me in Spring mood to you all. ;-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Thimbles

Yesterday May Britt showed her thimbles and she told about Nancy and her big collection of thimbles. Nancy also has a Give a way, so you shold take a look .I promise to show my thimbles as vel. I only have a few. These two I love , the most simple belong to my grandmother. I don't know how old the thimble are but my grandmother was born in 1904. (I think.) And the other was hers sister-in -laws. As you almost can see har name was Bergliot. I don't know when she was born, but I think they was almos at the same time.The thimbles are both in silver and they has a blue stone on the top.Bergliot's has a drake around it.Like the one you can see on old woodcutting from the time when the Viking's was around.

Here are the rest of my little collection, I have got almos every one from good friends. They are from;Amsterdam,Island,Roma,London,Lanzarote,France and the last are from Hell. ;-) Last years NQF meeting was at a little place in Trøndelag, Norway named Hell.
On Saturday we went to Oslo to celebrate Nemo.s birtday( She are having her birtday to day)And of course I have to take a quick walk in town. I needed to go to Panduro to buy some panting for the Cloudberry-pattern. But when I came to the desk to pay, I had got more. ;-) Two nice boxes Safety pins and ordinary pins + three fabrics.....

We also had a stop at my oldes daughter's home to visit her and not at least Cyan.( I think she are a Quilting cat) She has found herself a new sleeping place.I have promice to make her a quilted sleeping bag..... In brown and pink.
To day I went to Lappehøna to visti her and get a chat and of course coffee. we even manage to do some sewing. LOL The sun was shining and it was lovely to walk. No ice on the road...But it is a lot of snow on the mountain.I wounder when it will be gone?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The NQF meeting

The photos didn't came out in the order I would like them to do, but who care...I have a lot to tell and to show.So I will start with some great quilts from the exhibition first, ( and I have asked if it is ok to show them. LOL ) The firs one are a little quilt made after an idea from a Japanese magasin almost only with Japanese fabrics. It is my friend Bjørg who has made it. I think it is beautiful. She are a great quilter.
Here are another beautiful quilt. It is my friend Lisbeth's lovely Baltimore Quilt. A queen- size hand quilted master piece. I hope to rember to take a photo of the whole quilt some times.
Here are a photo of one of my quilts. I have only used leftovers from different Thimbleberry project. All made by sewing-maskine.I think it fell true with the great quilt above.
When we started on our trip to the NQF-meeting some of us arrange a coffe break on the way. It last a long time, we had so mutch to talk and laugh abouth...
I think we entertain a lot of people who sat near by us. It was so fun to talk abouth what we needed and hoped to get from all the shops, and how we belived the meeting would be. It was more than 600 mostley ladies registert and abouth 20 shops. Have a look at Abyquilt's blog, she has great photos from the shops.
I bought a lot of pattern and kits. ( wonder when I'll be able to do them. LOL ) Some I have a plan with. The pattern on top I intend to make a coaster for my father. He loves to pick Cloudberry.The saying are: the mouth filled with gold from the mountain.The pattern are from Nothern Quilts. The little box are a kit from Jordbærstedet.( A little butterfly bag.) And I got myself a Japanese-kit. And a new Bom from Quiltegården.- Fairy all through the year. It is a young girl who has desiged it.
I also found a lot of other items I realy needed. :-) Somthing I know I needed and some of them just jumped in my bag....I was looking for a big botle of Glue.Bast-It and silk thread....I have some big plans. And I was looking for diffrent thread to use in stitchery. But I didn't know I needed new ear-rings or all that fabrics....or the Lickity Grip. :-)
Here are the only photo I took during the banquet. It was more than 400 ladies .The photo are of Hanne taking a photo of us at ouer table. She had a kind of traveling fever, going on her big trip.
Here are some friends of me waiting to get there quilts. I think the photo says everything abouth these days....The little badge above says in Norwegian:Vennligst ikke rør . ( Please non't toutch ) And if they feel like I did...I didn't want anyone to touch me. I would be afraid all the thing I have seen and heard and learned would just get out in the air just like a broken ballon. We all needed time to let it all sink in our mind. I'm still working on it. :-)
At the end I like to show you a quilt I made to the shop. It is so easy , only squares,what I think made the quilt are the stitching. It is the reason I needed more diffrent thread....
I hope to show more photos from the meeting later... You must have a look around with the other Norwegian-bloggers. I think a lot of them has some great photos....
Have a great day and take care.... HUGS.

Friday, April 11, 2008

BOM and Round Robin....

To day I mailed The Spring Fling Round Robin to a lady in America. I have made the border.And now she has to add another border.I have also seen a photo of the one I made the center of.Go and have a look at the blogg, there are so many clever ladies making beautiful borders and centers.....
Yesterday I made the second block of Noas Ark BOM. I love the little Dove.Thanks Lynette who make this free bom.
As I told you I mailed one block today.....and I got another in my post boks. So my "have to do" object are the same. ;-) I got this great kit from Honeysuckle Cottage Christmas Club. It is Christmas Wreath by Country Cupboard Design. I will start to make it soon.
Yesterday I took this photo in front of my house. I try to tell my self ; It is footprint in white sand,but it is SNOW..... So if any one of you out there could pass on the sun , I would be soo happy.. LOL
I will blog about NQF soon. Take a look at Abyquilt's blogg ,She has shown photos from the shops.
See you soon.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


I'm couting down to the Norwegian Quilt Associations big event this weekend. Only one more day , so of to Olavs Gård to meet all the other ladies from all over Norway.There are a lot of us going from Elverum Quiltelag. I think it is going to be a great fun....but may be expensive. There are more than 20 stores comming, and I don't know what I Must have. I'm also going to a talk with Kaffe Fasett.
I had to make me a new bags. The little one are Lykkefugl (good luck-bird)from Nothern Quilt
And the big one are from an old Homespun (vol.8 No.11) called A Woman's Glam Bag. I fell hard when I saw it in the magasin. Now I got my self a new bag to bring with me.
One day after Easter my friend Vigdis and I was talking abouth old quilts we had made some years ago. And I remember these two smal quilts.The first one are from my first BOM a pattern from Debbie Mumm. I made it only with her fabrics. When I saw it I think it looks great, time has been kind to it.
The second quilt are older. One of my first I think. I had just learn how to applique hearts, and I remember sitting out on my porch trimming all the Hourglass Blocks. A great quilt to remember all the old fabrics.
We got a visit of Cyan and her "mother" at Easter. Here are the very first meting between Cyan and Jacob. We didn't know how they respond on each other, so Jacob stayd in his travelling-cage.But there was no problem so we let him out soon, but keep a close eye on them.

The last photo are what I realy got to have from my trip to Trondheim last weekend.I was able to get to Quiltegården and Jordbærstedet....I tryed not to buy a lot, thinking abouth this weekend. ;-) The book just jumped in my bag..."from my heart" by The Birdhouse. Great stitchery book.I also got me some Quilting thread. Somtimes I think my sewing maskine eat thread..... I also got Yli Silk thread and Glue-Bast-It.( So now I'm ready to applique.) I got my self a two new fabrics and a little Stitchery frame.All great buyings.
I will take photos to show you from all the happenings this weekend. So untill next time...have some great days. I know I will....