Thursday, November 06, 2014

Cabin trip, houses and surprise in the mail

The last weeks have gone so fast and so much have happened.  I have been to busy to blog, so here is a summary of the last weeks.

Cabin trip with friends

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I am so enjoying these cabin trips.  Just relaxing, sewing, chatting, laughing, eating good food and just having a wonderful time together.  It is a small cabin, but as you all know quilters tend to bring MORE projects and stuff that is actually needed for a couple of days.  This photo shows what only two of us brought in to the cabin LOL

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Since we was going to celebrate my birthday (which was in september) I brought the cake.  This time I made my favorite which is carrot cake.  And look at the cute bundle of fabrics I got from my friends. LOVE IT.  Thank you for this wonderful birthday present.

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My working space this weekend.
As you see I am wokring on my tiny 3 inch houses.

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Just have to show you this lovely photo. At the cabin we have electrisity (thank you for that because we can bring our sewing machines), but no water.  We bring drinking water, but what do we do when we need to wash a fabric.  Out to the well.  And as you see we had a lot of snow. We laughed a lot while rinsing the fabric in the cold water from the well.

My tiny 3 inch houses

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I am having so fun sewing these tiny 3 inch houses.  I started to sew some other 3 inch houses some weeks ago.  But when Hanne designed this house I loved this house even more and so far I have made 20 tiny #tinyshipshewanahouse and I am only using fabrics #frommyscrapbag.  There is several ladies all over the world sewing these houses now, and several of us are meeting up again in Shipshewana next november.  It will be so fun to see all the neighbourhoods when we meet.

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And look what I found at work some days ago.  A cookie box with HOUSES.  When the boys had eaten all the cookies the box came home with me.  I will fill it up, not with cookies, but with houses.

Surprise in the mailbox

I have said it earlier that quilt friends are the best and they are so generous.

P1080900When I asked on net for suggestions where to buy wool, my friend Debra offered to send me some wool from her stash.  And I never in my mind thought she would send me this BIG package of wool.  When I opened the box I was overwhelmed and happily surprised.  You have to read her post about culling the heard.

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Now I have sorted the wool in a box and I love looking at it. And I am so looking forward to start making something with this.

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She also gifted Hanne and me with this lovely thread and a pattern (which I will not show as it has to be a surprise for Hanne).  So Hanne, you know what we will be doing in a few weeks when you are visiting me. 

Thank you so much Debra for sending me this wonderful package.  You really made my day!!

Saying for today:

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October quilt meeting

One week ago my quilt group had their monthly meeting.  This time Kreative Ingema quilt shop visited us and she showed us how to make fabric flowers.

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This time Kreative Ingema quilt shop visited us and she showed us how to make fabric flowers.

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It was fun making these flowers.

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For several meetings now the ladies have got instructions in a mystery sewing.  And now they got the final part and was shown how the result will be.  Two beautiful table runners designed by Bjørg Mellum.

Then there was Show and Tell:

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quilt class in my quilt guild

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This weekend I have been in quilt class.  16 ladies, and we have had so much fun together. No sewing machines, only hand sewing all weekend.  Needleturn, english paper piecing, stitchery, applique with buttonhole stitches, crazy quilt stitches and more.  Even though I have been sewing for years and done all this I really learned some new tricks.  When all my pieces are finished they are going to be pieced together to a sewing folder.

I have really enjoyed this weekend.  Loads of vitamin Q

Saying for today:

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Having fun

 

Having fun in my sewingroom this evening

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Started to sew the ohio star blocks for my Phebe quilt.

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And then I sewed house number 8 of my #365houses.

I know the house bug has hit several places now and it is so fun.  Happy house building everyone.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

House 1-7 #365houses

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Love making these tiny houses from my scrap bag.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

#365houses

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The housebuilding bug has hit my sewingroom as well as I know the bug has hit several other sewingrooms too. Thanks to a sleepless night, facebook friends, a blog and lots of scraps the housebuilding bug hit really hard on me. I am going to make houses for a whole year. 365 houses.

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I have two plastic bags with scraps. I have decided to make houses only from these two bags.  Of course there will be added scraps to these bags, because I have other projects I am working on.  Only small pieces of fabric is used for these, so I guess the scrap bags will give me a lot of houses.

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House #1 sewed late yesterday night when the bug hit me (read; hit us all)

Long time since I did foundation paperpiecing,  so I hope my tecnique will improve as I sew.

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This morning house #2 before breakfast.
I am adding the sashing as I build my houses.

Saying for today:

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I am proud

My daughter came to visit our quilt exhibition last weekend and she brought along her camera.  She is a photographer and she did take some photos of me and my quilts. I am so proud of her work and I know I have a lot to learn when I am using my camera.

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