Sunday, September 23, 2007

A quilt vitamin weekend

This weekend I have been at meeting with the Norwegian Quilters Association. Meeting on friday and a class withAndre Wallenborg on saturday and sunday. We were going to make small bags/purses. I was very afraid I could not sew anything because of my arm, but the other girls helped me a lot. The rotarycut all the pieces and did the most "tough things for my arm" for me. And I managed to sew :) So I'm so happy now. I MANAGED TO SEW!!!!!!!!!!!! But I have been very very very careful. Relaxed when I felt pain in my arm and sewed in slooooooow montion. The other girls joked about buying me handcuffs if I did not take it easy ROFL Pink fluffy handcuffs LOL

Andre Wallenborg is a norwegian designer who makes bags and dresses. He has made both for the royal Mette Marit. I learned so much from this class. A lot of very useful trics making bags. On these photos you can se how interested we are in what he is telling us.

And I have been sewing.............YES I HAVE BEEN SEWING. And my arm is feeling better each day. Of course I have been very careful. And I said yes thank you please when the other girls asked if they could help me. That's perhaps one thing I have to work with; to say yes thank you, when people offers to help me. I do not need to do everything myself, especially when my arm have to relax.
Here is me sitting on the yellow pillow to reach up to the sewingmachine LOL I have to do something about my haircut ROFL
This is the purses we made on saturday. Using plastic on the front.
Mine is the third from the left back row.
And these are the bags we made on sunday. Mine is the third from the right.
A close up of the bag. I have still some small details to do before it's finished. But this is one I'm going to use. And probably make another one perhaps in a differet size. Now I know the tecnique.
And a close up of my little makeup purse covered with plastic. Wonder if I get to keep them when my DD is coming home next week ??? Perhaps I already start to make another one. But first rest my arm a little bit. Not overdo anything. I promise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This has been a great weekend. Friends, sewing, laughter and fun.
Saying for today:
Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes.

32 comments:

Anita_T said...

Veska og toalettpungen din er lekker May Britt - helt nydelige stoffer - du må "bare" sende dem nedover hvis du blir lei av dem - hi hi. Klem fra en reisesyk Anita T.

Nadine said...

WOW, WOW ! Was I waiting for these pictures ! This is fantastic, and I'm soooo happy you could sew. Hip Hip Hurray !

Hugs & smiles to you,
NADINE

Patti said...

What a wonderful weekend! The bags look so wonderful. I've collected so many patterns and books about making bags - one of these days I just need to do it!

Vicki W said...

What fun!!! I love both of your bags. I even have some of the fabric on your larger bag. I like your phrase "sewing vitamin" - that exactly what it is.

Sweet P said...

Wow! You look great sitting at your sewing machine. Those purses are all wonderful.

Katie said...

I love your bags. Glad to hear you are sewing again!

Karol-Ann said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and so great that you had help and could therfore manage to make your bags which are beautiful!

Leanne said...

I'm glad you had a nice weekend. Your bags do look lovely. Remember to take it slowly now.

Dawn said...

Oh May Britt - they are wonderful! And I especially love yours! I"m so glad the arm is getting better, but even happier that you let people help so you still could sew and not overdo it! These purses are awesome!

CONNIE W said...

You have described a fantastic weekend and the purses all look so professional and beautiful. How great that your arm is improving, even if slowly, and you can sew now for a bit. Sounds like a wonderful weekend with your friends.

Jaimie said...

Wow! Those are beautiful bags! It sounds like you had a great weekend. I'm glad to hear that your arm is better too.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a wonderful weekend you had and thanks for sharing the photos of the bags you made. I am so happy to read that you managed some sewing.

Jeanne said...

Your bags look so professional! It must have been a fabulous week-end as the results look terrific. I'm glad you were able to do some sewing, too.

Alice I. said...

Great looking bags, May Britt! It looks like you all were very successful at making bags, judging by the photos. Your cosmetic bag is so cool! Great colors! Glad you had a little help from your friends so that you could participate and do some sewing! Hope you are healing well.

Tazzie said...

I'm just so thrilled that you're back sewing again. I can imagine it was a wonderful feeling for you! Your bag looks just super, I love the fabric.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Hanne said...

I am happy to see you sewing again :-)

The bags are lovely.

meggie said...

May Britt, I loved this post. So glad you had fun, & managed to achieve some sewing also.
I love your bags.
Now, remember to take it easy!!

Colleen said...

The bags look great! I'm so glad you are starting to be able to sew again.

picperfic said...

those bags look lovely, you have had a good weekend! Glad your friends helped you too.

Marita BK said...

Knallstilig May Britt! Så bra at armen din er bedre!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Fantastic news, and fantastic bags! Glad you're back to what you love, please take it easy.

anne bebbington said...

They say everything happens for a reason and maybe this is to make you realise that it's ok to both ask for and accept help once in a while - love your purse and bag especially the fabric you chose for the bag :o)

Jenny said...

You're finally coming out the other side, way to go!
I know it's hard to ask for help too. Pretty purse and make up bag.

Darlene said...

Wow, your bags are beautiful. I'm so glad that you were able to sew and that your friends were so helpful.

Did you spend a little time sitting with your new magazines - you were suppose to just relax and rest your arm. :-)

Suze said...

How good to see you sewing again, even if it is just small steps.

Your bags are delightful.

Charlene said...

Sounds like loads of fun - and what a valuable lesson you learned - others mean it when they ask if they can help. Your bags are darling!! Take care!

Gail said...

Hooray! You were able to sew! And it sounds as if you had a wonderful time. Certainly your purses are terrific.

Kathy said...

I love those bags. Glad to see you are sewing again.

Cheryl said...

Those bags are so cute! I love your colors...I'm very glad that you are able to be sewing again.

atet said...

Hooorrrayyyyyyyy for sewing!!!!! And yes, take it easy, relax, rest when you need to. But, I know how much just doing a little helps to raise the spirits! (and if I were your DD -- you would have NEITHER of those bags when I came home!)

Passionate Quilter said...

Great purses! And yeah for May for being able to sew a little bit!

Anne Ida said...

Looks like you ladies had a ball! :o) Your purse and bag are really cute!

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