Monday, May 12, 2008

A busy weekend

On Friday I went to bring my DD back home from school. And it was a big event with a lot of tears and hugs. When 75 students have lived so close together at school they build a very special friendship. And of course it's hard to end school knowing they perhaps never will meet again.


They got their yearbook and everyone had to write something in eachothers books.
A lot of entertainment and speeches.
And then there was time for receiving their graduation papers. My DD is standing at the left.
Getting her graduation papers.




It feels good having her back home.





While bringing my DD back home I went by the the quiltshop in Lier. My local quiltshop has two shops. One here in Elverum where I live and one in Lier. And my car was filled up with new fabrics for the shop here. Beautiful fabrics. And as a thank you for doing this I got this lovely Dandelion Girl layer cake. The fabrics are soooooooooo lovely. And of course I had to buy some more of some of the fabrics. I bought this bag pattern from Melly and Me some days ago and when I saw this new fabrics I knew I had to make it from them.



So yesterday I cut the pieces and started to sew...............
And this is how far I got yesterday. Just have to add the handles to the bag now. I think I want to make more bags in this pattern and perhaps make it a little bit bigger. See a lot of possibilities in this pattern.

And I prepared the heart blocks for my adventcalendar. I've got a lot of comments on working on a christmas project now LOL. Never too early to start a project for christmas. Perhaps the chances to actually finish it this year have encreased. And stitching on such small pieces is so easy and fun while sitting on the porch.


I guess you all remember the secret project I showed a little glimpse of last weekend. Now it has been handed over to the receiver and I finally can show you. It's for Martine who had her konfirmasjon yesterday. I've transferred some photos over to fabric and made this little quilt for her. Her favorite colours are black and turquoise. And I'm proud to say that I've just used fabrics from my stash.

I found a new giveaway so if you visit My favorite things and comment you can join their Giveaway. Beautiful pattern to win.

Saying for today:

Don't be afraid to strive to be first -
first to nod,
first to smile,
first to speak
and first to forgive.

21 comments:

LAPPEQURI said...

Flott sommer veske du har sydd deg:-)Her i nord norge er det fint sy maskin vær i dag da det smått snør:-(
Ha en fin og kreativ uke:-)

Anne-Grethe said...

Likte både veska og konfirmasjonsteppet veldig godt. Her oppe i nord er det lappesøm, jobbing og snøvær i skjønn(?) forening...Kos deg i godværet!

Nadine said...

Heartful congratulations and a BIG (((HUG))) to Leana (so beautiful in her national dress !) :>)

And WOW.... 3 X WOW for the good job you did on your stitching & quilting ! The bag is sooo nice, as well as the Advent Calendar !

You're on a roll, dear, keep going !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Doodlebug Gail said...

Congratulations to your Graduate! Your bag is so pretty - I'll look forward to seeing it in different fabrics and sizes. Your Christmas stitcheries are so cute - how big are those little blocks?

Jeanne said...

How nice to have your DD back home! Congrats to her on her graduation. I think your advent calendar blocks are so pretty. The purse looks very nice, also.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Så flott veske du har sydd. Teppet ble lekkert og advents kalenderen blir helt super. Jeg har igjen hjertene på min, men er i siget.

Libby said...

Congrats to your daughter . . .hope you have a wonderful time together now that she is home *s*

Jacquie said...

What a lovely even! Congratulations to you and your daughter. All your work is so wonderful. The advent calendar is going to be so special. Love it!

Sølvi said...

Lekker veske. Jeg kjøpte både stoffer og mønster for lenge siden, så jeg får vel forsøke å gjøre noe med den saken snart.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Wow! You have been busy. Love the fabric and pattern for the bag. Just gorgeous.

Mad about Craft said...

All your 'quilty' things are just beautiful! You are a very clever lady!

Leanne said...

Parting teenagers is always an emotional time. Well done on the bag.

Rose said...

Congrats to your DD!!! Love the bag (I just got a Dandelion Girl Jelly Roll and love it!!!) Great stitcheries, u have been busy!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How nice to have your daughter home with you. Congrats to her on her graduation.
I love that new bag you made. It's adorable!!!! I'm gonna have to get that pattern for sure.
Love the advent calendar too.

blueberrylane said...

It must be so nice to have your daughter home, is it the end of the school year there now ? Don't you just love the Dandelion range, it is so peaceful.

Stina said...

May Britt...that bag is...WONDERFUL...I love it...do need to get me that pattern!! And fabrics...why don´t I have a shop like that nearby!!Hmmmm...
Conratulations to your daughter!!

julieQ said...

Such pretty redwork for your advent calender. Just so lovely!

SG said...

I visit your blog regularly because I always like what you do. I never made a comment before, but today I must, just to tell you that you are a very working girl! How do you find time to do it all???
Good work!

Chookyblue...... said...

love your stitcheries.............I got the Melly and Me bag pattern also I musyt get it made up.........love the colours you chose........your DD is growing up quick.......

Guðrún said...

Very special in a beautiful way the quilt you made for the "konfirmasjon". The fabrics are very much like summer :) Congratulations to you and your daughter, she looks so handsome.

Leanne said...

Hello May Britt

I have been looking at your blog and you have made some beautiful things, I saw your lovely redwork advent calendar and i was wondering if you would consider swapping patterns with me, I would love to make one. Please let me know.
regards Leanne

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