Sunday, August 26, 2007

Weekend at the cabin

Doesn't this look yummy. Waffels out in the sun was delicious. Autumn is starting to come in Norway and when the weather was so lovely as this weekend we had to enjoy every minute of it out in the sun.
Nine good friends at the cabin. This was the 10th time we are having our quilt weekend together.

All the others brought a lot of sewing, but I had to relax my arm. So this is the way I've been sitting all weekend. Relaxing in a chair, with my arm on a pillow, looking at the others and wanting to SEW!!!!!!!!!!
But I know my time of sewing will come. Soon I hope. The arm is stiff and I have not so much strength in it. Not so much pain but I guess that's because of the painkillers. I'm off to the physiotherapist tomorrow.
The others did a lot of sewing. Some new projekts was started and a lot of "old" projekts was finished (like bindings, quilting aso)







What's so interesting here?????
I told everyone to find their bags and exhibit them out on the stairs. And we counted to 26 items. Divided on nine ladies :) A real quiltlady has more than one handmade bag.
Saying for today:
What is a friend? I will tell you....
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.










32 comments:

Anne Ida said...

Hi! Looks like you had a wonderful time, even though you still aren't able to sew! We really have to treasure the hours we get of sun before fall and winter. The ladies really stitched up some great things! I love the pic of the stitcheries - with the shadows of three eager people with cameras standing around to get the best shot *lol*. And all those bags... WOW!!!
Take care! Hugs!

Gail said...

Your photos make me wish that I had been with you this weekend. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, even if you couldn't sew.

Barbara C said...

It looks like a perfect weekend for sewing and for friends too. I'm sure you enjoyed yourself, even though it must be hard to watch others sew and not take up the needle yourself.

Sweet P said...

How funny you took a photograph of the bags. DH was just saying to me the other day that quilters love their tote bags. So many wonderful projects being worked, good friends and good food - what a terrific weekend.

Vicki W said...

Looks like it was a greand time! At least you got to spend your time with friends. You wil be sewing soon!

Jenny said...

Such lovely pictures! I love the bag photo.

Libby said...

Looks like such a fun weekend and a good way for you to be near all the sewing while still resting up from your surgery . . . you'll have a needle in your hand again before you know it *s*

Katie said...

I'm glad you're feeling so well! The pictures are wonderful. I love all those bags!

Sharon said...

Loved looking at all the handmade bags. Your right we all have lots of them.
Hope your feeling better. It isn't fair that you had to sit there watching while everyone was sewing.But at least you were with good friends.

Linda_J said...

I bet you were a most excellent cheerleader for those who WERE sewing and they were happy for your company. Lovely spot for a retreat with friends.

Pam said...

Good to see you looking pretty good!! My husband had to wear a very bulky sling for 4 weeks. Lucky you didn't have to do that! Looks like a fun weekend --- what a fantastic bunch of bags - you all should be proud!!

Jeanne said...

I bet you enjoyed yourself even if you couldn't sew! Lots of great projects worked on there.

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely photos. Next time you can sew too ! Healing takes a lot of energy.

Sølvi said...

Ser ut som dere hadde en hyggelig produktiv helg, og jeg gjetter at du fikk fylt opp med masse q-vitaminer mens du heiet på de som sydde.

Chookyblue said...

OMG how long did you girls go for and did you sleep at all......what an achievement.......you look like you were resting up well......

Leanne said...

I'm sure you will be back sewing soon. Oh I do love the quilt with ants on it, very cute!

Rose said...

Wont be long and ull be sewing up a storm "with them". Such beautiful projects and those bags r divine!!!

Darlene said...

I know that it was very difficult to sit and watch while your friends sewed however I'm sure you enjoyed spending time with them. You'll be back to sewing very soon.

de vliegende koe said...

Hello May Britt. Good to see you and hear from you. It looks so wonderful, your being together, that must have eased the pain a bit of not being able to sew (yet!). Such a lot of beautiful photos. I love the red wooden cottage. We have been to Dalarna in Sweden about 25 years ago and it reminds me of that holiday!

Judy said...

Oh, I am green with envy!! The cabin looks fabulous and you all got so much done, even if you didn't get to sew! Love the tumbler quilt and the bag display was magnificent!! Love all the bags!!I even got some ideas!

teodo said...

Ciao May I'm happy you had a good weekend with your friends.
I'm sure you are going to be better.
ciao ciao

Hedgehog said...

Ooooh - so jealous of your retreat! Looks like you're recovering well!

Colleen said...

It's nice to have you back. I've checked your blog everyday and I knew you had surgery. I'm glad you are on your way to being 100% again, but it must have been agony being around all that sewing and not being able to do it yourself. Thanks for sharing your fun weekend with all of us. I loved looking at all the pictures and finished projects. They were stunning.

That's a lot of bags. I need to get busy so I can be among the serious quilters who have homemade bags. I've been inspired by bags I've seen and have all ready got my fabric bought for one. I just need to sew it up. Take care of yourself, so you can be back into sewing full swing.

Guðrún said...

The bags are great. I hope you will be able to sew soon.

Julia said...

Sounds like it was the perfect place for you to heal and recuperate. Take care and be careful with the pain killers.

Little Mysteries said...

It must have been torture to sit there and not sew. But what a lovely place and such fine company to relax in. Love all the pictures, especially the one of all the bags, I couldn't stop smiling over that one.

JudyL said...

Note only does the food look yummy but the cabin and the quilts look fantastic too!

atet said...

Love those bags -- and it sounds like you had a great time even if you can't sew yet. Be patient, it will happen soon!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yum I love waffles, and I can't believe how organised that lady is making the pyramid quilt. All those pieces precut and stacked in little piles. It doesn't happen that way around here! Hope you will soon be sewing May Britt. This must be torture for you.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! That cabin and area around it is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! Oh would I have loved to be there! and all the projects are so fun! I really loved the tumbler quilt! And I even saw a cute tumbler bag! I've got to make one! I loved, loved, loved all those bags! That is too funny! There were so many I wanted for me!

Mary Ann said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic weekend!! Thanks for sharing the great photos and I hope your arm is better soon :o)
Mary Ann in Denmark

picperfic said...

hearing about your recovery is giving me some comfort...I have my surgery on the 12th September and I am getting so worried about it...what a lovely lot of quilty friends you have and to go away with them like that is such a lovely thing to do. Get well soon! Marianne x

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