Sunday, February 04, 2007

My visit to Grimstad

This weekend I visited Grimstad. The city is a very beautiful seaside city in the south of Norway. I left Elverum with snow and cold weather and came to Grimstad with sun, no snow and warm spring weather. I have been several times here and love this city. I will come back this summer to join my friend on a boat voyage.

This is my two good friends Anita and Nancy who lives in Grimstad. Here we are visiting the quilt shop "Merethes Lille Atelier". I only bought one little piece of fabrick and a button.
This is Gizmo. And of course a cat who lives in a quilters home have to have his own placemat

We were working all weekend preparing papers for the Norwegian Quilt Associations annual guilt meeting. And we got very good help from Gizmo.
Now I can button up :) Look what my friend Nancy had bought me when she was on holiday in Caribien. A necklace and earrings made of buttons. Just perfect for a quilter that loves buttons.
I have had a lovely weekend with good friends. No sewing done, so I have a lot to catch up now. Tomorrow I am starting a new class in hand stitching. Six ladies who I hope will be hocked on quilting. We will start with ohio star and monkey wrench and go further on with different tecniques. I will teach them how do applique with freezerpaper and how to baste a quilt. And finally I will teach them how to handquilt. And during eight evenings and with a lot of homework they will make a sampler quilt.

There is a new blogger among us. Take a look at Jeanne blog Luv2stitch and say hello and mention I sendt you. She is one of the ladies that had made a block in my DJ siggie swap. I challenged her to make a blog too and she have done that now. I am looking forward to see what she is making.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Så ut til å være en hyggelig tur - håper den ikke ble for dyr (hi hi). Hva heter butikken du var i og hva er adressen? fint om du kunne legge ut informasjon om det

T.M.

Jeanne said...

Thank you, May, for mentioning my blog. I have lots of UFOs to show you in the coming months.
Jeanne

Dawn said...

What a fun weekend it sounds like you had! The picture of the harbor is lovely and what a fun present from your friend!

Sweet P said...

A wonderful way to spend with a weekends - good friends and a cuddly cat. Good luck with your hand stitching class tomorrow. I've marked Jeanne's blog and have added her to my bloglines.

kjquilts said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend! It looks like a very lovely place. Thanks for the pictures of the quilt shop. Our shops always have their bolts standing on end instead of stacked like that. Isn't that interesting? I hope you have good luck with your class...new quilter's are always welcome. I checked out Jeanne's blog and left her a note.

Mary said...

I like the placemat idea - we've got Chesty's bowls sitting on a store bought mat that I'm not crazy about - maybe I need to make him his own placemat.

Spring seems very far away today with our temperatures not even making it above 0!

Cynthia said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself even if you didn't get anything quilty done.
Good luck with your classes. Let us know how it goes.

ruth said...

It looks like you had a great weekend! The button necklace is lovely.

The Calico Cat said...

Thanks for sharing, that city looks beautiful.... & The quilts in that shop are lovely... & such a sweety big helper kitty...

Libby said...

Sounds like a fun weekend (and a little bit warmer *s*) The button jewelery is just grand - a great gift. Off to visit Jeanne.

Rebekah Smith said...

Wow, A great weekend with friends and a lovely kitty! Who could ask for more?? It is just what I would like to do during the winter.

Anita_T said...

Yes May Brit - I am really looking forward to that boat voyage this summer when you are going to be the figurehead on the bow - hi hi ;-D Hugs from me in Grimstad

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

A lovely week end with friend. AH!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time - welcome home!

Anne said...

Oh... your trip to Grimstad sounds wonderful. I haven't been there since i was i child, but a quilt shop is a good reason to make an effort to go back:-) Hope your planning of the guild meeting went well. I wish I was going to Stjoerdal in March, but I've got a seminar at work that weekend:-/

meggie said...

Lovely pics of your weekend May Britt.
I will check out Jeanne now.

Anonymous said...

Great having you here.
Hugs from Nancy, Gizmo and "the Cook"

Pilar said...

It has had to be a wonderful weekend, the boat trip, the city, the stores. I am glad that you have passed it well. Greetings

Hanne said...

What a lovely necklace :-)

Samantha said...

Sounds like a wonderfult time!

Hanne said...

Hiiiii again - late in the evening. I had not noticed you are on the blogring! Welcome to you :-)

cher said...

oh to visit where it is warm-lucky you-the necklace and earrings look fun.

Wendy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. What fun it is to shop for fabric with other quilters.
My pincushion is a BOM from Buggy Barn Quilts.

Shelina said...

May, glad you had a good time. The first picture with the sunflower quilt in the background - I have that kit - in different colors and I am going to be making it late this year.

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