Sunday, October 28, 2007

This weekend with Leanne

This is all the ladies that joined Leanne for the weekend class. And I think I can speak for all when I'm saying they had some lovely days. Like the others that had joined Leannes classes earlier this week. Some ladies had travelled by train for two days, some ladies had driven over 90 norwegian miles to get to Trysil and some was from south of Norway. I you really want to do something you manage to do it. These ladies have proved that.

There was a chorus staying at the hotel this weekend and we could listen to they singing a lot of times. And on saturday evening Leanne got the oportunity to see all the ladies and men dressed in bunader (national costumes). And as I'm sure you all know Leanne loves to take photos so she was ready with her camera. Here I've taken a photo of her in action :) I'm so happy she got to see all these beautiful bunader. When I asked her if australia had any national costums she answered that was shorts and t-shirt.
Some of us went for pizza. Aase, me, Irene, Laila, Anne Ida and Lisbeth.
And after pizza we joined the others for some sewing, redwine, laughter and fun.

It was so nice to be together. I sewed a little bit, but my arm is not feeling so good right now so I have to take it easy. I try to be careful all the time, but I really want to sew a little bit. It's so frustrating wanting to sew, but my arm is saying NO!!!
A few fabrics came home with me today. Look at all these beautiful japaneese goodies. Do not know what to make of them yet :) I also bought some beautiful romantic floral flannel, but I can't show them to you right now. My friend Irene and I is sharing them and she took them home to her place. But I know what to make of them. And she and I want to start as soon as possible. So you wait and see :)
This has been a wonderful week. Meeting Leanne has been so wonderful. She is such a generous person, always sharing her ideas and creativity. And always with a smile on her face. I've got so much vitamin-Q this week that it will last for a long time. So much inspiration, all the laughter, meeting new and old friends and the oportunity to meet Leanne. A dream has come true.
Thank you dear Leanne for visiting Norway.
I hope you will return some day very soon.
Have a safe journey back home
and enjoy your days somewhere in Europe.
We'll miss you!!
Leanne will be home on saturday
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I will now wait for my first shipment of her beautiful Butterfly garden. I've ordered it from Honeysuckle cottage because I wanted the original fabrics that Leanne have used. But I know both Lille Stasjon and Quiltegården will have this BOM for sale in their shops. So if you are interested give them a call.

Saying for today:
The journey to a friend's house is never long.

31 comments:

julieQ said...

Looks like you ladies had a great time!! I feel bad about your arm, it has been a long time healing. Hopefully you will be mended soon. I fixed my blog so that I can receive replies!!

Thanks! JulieQ

Hedgehog said...

It looks like you all had such a wonderful time!

Elin said...

Thank you very much for this review. Next time I'll join you!
My arms are not good either, and this weekend I've been sewing too much...You are clever to be so careful!

Laila said...

Thanks for the wonderful days.We have a lot to talk about and remember. Vånabuch ;-)

Nadine said...

Oh, May Britt, THANK YOU so much for sharing all these treasured moments with us !
I'm sure you will soon be able to sew and catch up with your beautiful works...

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

ps : the pizza looks yummy, now I'm hungry ! LOL

Heather said...

What a wonderful time you had - love those blue Jap. fabrics.
I have started my blog today - please leave me a comment, May Britt - your blog has been one of my inspirations
Heather

CONNIE W said...

May, thank you for this lovely post so that we who are not in Norway could "participate" in your wonderful quilt group and time with Leanne. The photos are so fun to see and hearing about the good times together is heart-warming. What great memories you all have made this week.

de vliegende koe said...

Thanks for sharing May Britt! It sounds all so wonderful. You have something to live on for quite a while! I watched the DVD from Leanne today that came with the Homespun edition I bought at Honeysuckle cottage. It was so wonderful to see and hear Leanne talk about how to make a quilt-journal! I hope your arm will be better soon!

Violette Severin said...

Sounds like you had a blast at this class. I think I will try a little red wine later tonight when I work on a quilt. I checked my blogger set up to make sure I can get replies. It has been correctly set, although another blogger tells me she cannot respond to my comments. Don't know what the problem is.

Anne Ida said...

Hi! Thank you for a wonderful weekend! I've had so much fun! -and look forward to work on the projects planned and begun over these two days :o) The photos looks great :o) Take some time to rest your arm, and sleep on the bus tomorrow!

Tazzie said...

What a joyful time you had with Leanne, she is such a treasure! I'm hoping your arm gets better soon, it has been going on way too long. I feel for you not being able to sew as much as you want to.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Just can't imagine how much fun you've had. You'll have to show us the block Leanne made for you!

Darlene said...

Thank you for sharing your week with us. It's been so much fun to see you and others having such a wonderful time.

The only thing that would have been better is I could have been there, too. LOL :-)

Chookyblue said...

Looks like you girls have had a wonderful time and it is cool to see some of the others from blogland also......can't wait to catch Leanne's post about Norway...

Em said...

I love that butterfly garden quilt - where is this found? I didn't see a link for it. It looks like you had a great time! Em

Linda said...

What a wonderful time you've had May Britt, and wonderful memories. How we all wish we could have joined in on all the fun, but for those of us that had to stay home, we felt like we were there with you all with all the wonderful posts.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

It's been so neat to hear all about the wonderful weekend of sewing and friends! Lovely. ~A :-)

Helen said...

How exciting to have someone form the other side of the world to come visit. I am very jealous of the quilt label you have made by Leanne!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a wonderful time you all had - thanks so much for sharing it all with us. Take are of your arm ...

Pam said...

Thank you so much for sharing the week with us! I have enjoyed it so much! It looks like it was just a fabulous experience.

I hope your arm gets better soon.

Andrea said...

Brilliant - you've made us all very jealous - lol ! I love the idea of Vitamin Q. That is a stroke of genius...I will use that phrase if I may - :-)

Angelika said...

Tusind tak for at du deler bilederne med os. - og saa blev jeg lidt forelsket i stoffet med de smaa tasker paa :-)
Quiltehilsner
Angelika

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing your time with Leanne. Looks like everyone is having a good time stitching and eating.

Love the Japanese fabrics you picked up. They'll make something very lovely.

Jeanne said...

What a dream week for all of you! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for posting about the workshop and other events so we could sort of be there. :-)

cat in tassie said...

looks like you all had a great time with leanne. I love her patterns but haven't actually made one yet. Now you've inspired me to try one!

Juliann in WA said...

Thanks for sharing so much of this week with Leanne. It has been fun watching it on your blog. Wishing and hoping to have the same opportunitiy some day.

Mary Ann/Ca said...

Oh no, every time I read about some wonderful shop and BOM on your blog I must go out and sign up! Today it was 2 sign ups...the lovely Butterfly Garden and while I was exploring the Honeysuckle Cottage site I found the Christmas 2008 (2008..thats right, no typo) BOM which is a variety of homemade gift kits sent each month. Thank you , I think, for all the inspiration!

Dawn said...

WOW! You had an amazing awesome time! Thanks for all the pictures and telling us all about it! That label she signed for you is such an awesome idea!

May Kristin said...

Hi, May Britt. Thanks for sharing your photos. It was so nice to meet you! The week-end was wonderful! Take care, and especially your arm!

Carole said...

May Britt, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time with Leanne. What a wonderful time it was for all! Now I'm all charged up from your Q therapy! lol Hum... so Honeysuckle Cottage will be using the same fabrics as Leanne! It is a sweet looking quilt! I do hope your arm feels better soon! Take care and thank you again for sharing your fun time with Leanne!

PAULE said...

Thanks for sharing. How lucky you are to meet Leanne ! I'm also making the "Leanne's house" quilt.

Paule

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