Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My visit yesterday

When the girls from "The spools" LOL had left yesterday I was to load some photos of them. But blogger did not cooperate. I read on several blogs that they had the same problem. But now, early in the morning before going to work, it worked. Here are the pictures of my quiltingfriends that visited me.

Me in the green sweather quilting on my "Say it with flowers" ufo. Irene is doing some CQ and I showed her several stitches. Turn up page 32 and do the stitches on that page I ordered her. And she did.

Mette, Aud, Anne Britt and Kjerstin

All the girls har brought their quilting and we had a great evening together. We started this group in 1988 when some of us took a class in handstitching. Some new girls have joines us and some have left the group. My mother was one of the girls in this group and I felt a bit sad yesterday she not being able to join us. Love you mom!
We are a small quilting group that calls us "The spools" (in Norwegian; Trådsnellene) and we have made a little pin as sign of the group. It is very small 1,5 x 1,5 inches. As you can se the little hexagons is very very tiny. And under we had to have a spool hanging.

I made some other pins some years ago. Want to show you two of them. If you want to make similar pins you can find the pattern here. It is very easy doing and you can give your pin a personal attitude making funny faces. A lot of my friends have received one of these as a little gift from me.

And I received my books from amazon yesterday. Jippiiiiii. Love the Simple traditions book. It was soooooo many beautiful quilts in it. And the Treasure of crazy quilt stitches....... so many ideas. Do not have the tools that follows the book, but I figured out I could use the plastic I make templates of when I am handstitching. Think that could work helping to get the same shape of bowes aso.


Nina In Norway said...

Heldiggrisen! Vel, da kan jeg begynne å vente på mine bøker.
Det så koselig ut hos deg. "Snellene" så riktig koselige ut! Deilig med sybesøk (og det ser ut som om du får sydd litt også). Og for noen fine Pins.

Jenni said...

Hooray your books have arrived! I love your little spool pin, and "The Spools" look like a lovely group of ladies. I can't imagine you ordering your friend what to do?!

Lorenza said...

I'm happy that you received the book, I'm always so happy when I have a book in the mail. So many nice cakes at your meeting: by sure you and your friends had fun.

Libby said...

Looks like a fun day to spend stitching with your friends. Yeah for the books -- you will enjoy them.

Susan said...

Those pins are so cute, Ati. I went right to the site and downloaded the pattern information. It would make a cute needlebook, with a little change in the pattern.

The inspiration from Carole Samples' book will be more than worth the price of the book, even if you don't have the templates and workbook. Each is independent of the other. =)

Looks like you had a great day with your spools group, and then the books on top of it!

Hedgehog said...

Looks like so much fun, May Britt! I love your group's name and little pins. My first large quilt was a spool quilt. I need to post a photo of that soon!

Julia said...

Looks like so much fun, May Britt! I love your group's name and little pins.
It's so nice to have friends over to stitch. " When friends meet, hearts Gather'
I have bben meaning to make the spools quilt for a long time now...one day!

Anonymous said...

I feel inspired to start a "spools" group. How I miss all my former quilting buddies...it might be time to gather some new ones. Thanks for sharing your photos!

abeautifulcraft said...

What lovely photos .....!!!!!! The little pins are gorgeous May.

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