Sunday, October 12, 2008

A little bit of everything

Recently I had my birthday and some friends remembered me with quilty birthdaygifts. This is what I got: A Tilda box (I just love boxes) filled with ric rac from Laila. A beautiful pincushion from Stina. Fabric, cards and a great needle holder from Nancy. A book about crazy stitching from Kristin (no blogger). I also got a beutiful ceramic cat from Nadine, but I have not photo of it right now. Show you later. I also got redwine, a wool jacket and other things from my family and other friends. Thank you all for remembering me with nice comments in my blog and mail.
And this is what I brought with me home from Sweden. I do not think the shops at the meeting had so much to offer me, but I found these things. A new japaneese book (a lot of great ideas in that one), a stitcherypattern designed by a swedish lady, a new handle for a bag, and the pattern to make that bag, three meters of zipper with a lot of zipperlocks to thread on, and a swedish quiltmagazine.

Bjørg visited me today and we started to prepare the application for our Joy of Life quilts. We agreed both to use needleturn applique. We spend a lot of time choosing colours to get the look that we wanted on our quilts.
I am making me almost like the original, but Bjørg is making it in grey/blue. Think hers will look very nice and it will be fun seing the progress on both quilts and how different they will be.
We have started to make block number five that is in the middle. And this is how my first block will look like. So this evening I am enjoying sewing on it.

Old projects is pulled out of my bags. I intend to finish Leannes House before next year. I am handquilting it and it was fun doing that again. Have not been handquilting for a long time. Before Bjørg came today I manage to sew together block number five of Butterfly Garden. There is a lot of applique and stitching on this block.
And on my train trip to sweden I mangage to finish the last two blocks for Gail Pans Sewing Angels. And today I sewed them all together. Another quilt I want to handquilt.
Another old project I finished yesterday, and it took me only 15 minutes to finish it. I guess you all have a lot of "almost-finished-just-need-a-few-more-stitches"-projects. Now I just have to get it framed. I got the Ikea frames both for this stitchery and the other Leanne stitchery I made one year ago...............GOSH..........one year ago...............I really have to get them framed now and up on the wall LOL
I also finished the stitcheries for the workshop next weekend. Hanne is coming to me next friday and saturday she is giving the workshop in our local quiltshop making the makeup bag I showed you two posts ago. I really look forward to her visit and her workshop.
So this weekend have really been productive. I am so happy. Perhaps time starts to calm down now. It has been so hectic the last two months. Where have august and september gone??? Already oct 12th and christmas is approaching very fast.
Saying for today:
October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down -
October is red
And golden and brown.

23 comments:

Laila said...

Hi. you realy have been busy this weekend. Fun to see all you have manage to finish. Clever girl.. ;-)

Sølvi said...

Så mye flott i en og samme post. Både gaver, innkjøp og quilter under arbeid. den med engleen blir flott

Sherri said...

So many beautiful projects...you have been busy!

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! Late but I just found your Blog. You are very busy and I love all of the things you make. Judy
http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

Lynda said...

What a huge weekend! Everything is gorgeous - I love the colours you choose.

Susan said...

Wow, you've done a lot lately! I love all your projects, but it was really fun to see Leanne's house. It's been almost a year since she was there, hasn't it? How time flies!

Happy birthday a little late!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely stuff - all of it. You deserve the happiest of birthdays. So fun!

Sheryl said...

Your projects look beautiful, such nice colours, well done. Happy birthday too!!!

Hanne said...

You have really kept yourself busy this weekend :-)

I have your birthday gift here in front of me on my desk - to give to you in person on Friday :-)

Now I am inspired to work even harder on my works in progress - thank you ;-)

Helena said...

Så mycket du har hunnit med, underbara saker, jag har inte sytt ett stygn på hela helgen. Men nu är det dags....

Nancy in Norway said...

Excelent work you are doing on your projects. So beautiful colorchoices.

Karen said...

You have been busy. Everything looks wonderful.

quilterpolly said...

your have been very busy...love all your goodies:) Where do you find all the stitching patterns. I love all the stitchey that you do. I want to find some like yours...any help would be greatly appreciated:)

On my Verandah.. said...

Glad you have had a Nice Birthday...your doing wonders with your Stitcheries..they all are coming along nicely....Good to see you doing so many Aussie Designs...
cheers
maree

Nadine said...

Lovely presents :>) I'm glad for you, you deserve them so much...
The "Joy of Life" pattern is so beautiful. I'm sure this will make another gorgeous quilt in your collection! (say hello from me to Björk - her colour choice is so HER :>) ... and say hello from me to Hanne, also!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

PS : do you sleep, sometimes ?

Ullis said...

Gratulerar i efterskott! Vilka fina presenter du fått. Kramar Ulrika i Tullinge

Sandi said...

Wow, so many projects on the go, you are amazing. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Thankyou for posting a photo of my 'Stitchers Angel' bag (a little while ago now).

belinda said...

that there was some goood eye candy!!! thank you!

Karen said...

You sure have a lot to show in your post and I have thoroughly enjoyed looking. The chicken embroidery is my favorite as I am a chicken collector.

Guðrún said...

Wow, you have been busy. All your projects are beautiful.

Beth said...

Yea another hand quilter! I love finding other hand quilters - we are a rare breed apparently! I love the redwork! Was that by hand?

Catherine said...

Lots of sharing!!! I love all of your projects, the Gail Pan quilt looks wonderful and your colours in Leanne's House are very bright and happy!!Cathy

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOWOW you've been busy. I love all your projects and gifts. Some great things there.
Happy belated birthday!!!

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