Thursday, January 31, 2008
I know we are going to have a great time together.
She arrived Gardermoen airport at 12:30 and I spotted her imidiately when she came. A big warm hug and it was like we had known eachother for ever.
A stop at the quiltshop when we arrived Elverum. I think Nadine is going to have a great time there tomorrow. I have promised her that we go there :)
Then home for dinner. And then we went to a quiltmeeting. I think Nadine had a lovely time there looking at all the quilts and projects the other ladies where doing.
HOW MANY WISPs DID YOU TOTALLY FINISH???
I have a notebook which I have registered all reports, but what if I have missed one report. So please place a comment on this post telling me how many WISPs you finished in january.
In just a few hours I'm driving to the airport to meet Nadine. Can you see her in the airplane waving to me. I'm a bit nervous, but I know this will be very fun. My DD is also home for the weekend and she have promised not to laugh when mum is speaking english. I've prepared norwegian meatballs for dinner today and later this evening we are going to january meeting at my local quiltgroup. Tomorrow I have to show Nadine our local quiltshop, I guess we'll be there for several hours. And friday evening and whole weekend we are going to a quiltclass.
Saying for today:
Blessings come in many ways...
The nicest come as friends
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The "January finish it up month" challenge is soon over. And I've got reports from a lot of ladies who have finished many WISPs. The one that finish most WISPs will get a prize from me. And I will draw one extra prize for just one that have participated in my challenge. So what I want you ladies that joined this challenge to post me a final report. How many WISPs did you finish in january????
Sølvi have finished a beautiful quilt
Kerry have finished a tablerunner
Maria Elena have finished a beautiful quilt.
Inger have made a cute knittingbag out a stitchery with frogs :)
Yvonne have finished 3 more WISPs.
Christine have now finished a beautiful flannel throw and a christmas pillow.
Juliann have finished a georgius stitchery
Keslyn have finished Ruths quilt from Leannes book Living the dream
Elin have now finished another tablerunner
Saying for today:
PS: Tomorrow I'm meeting Nadine at the airport. I guess she is busy packing her suitcase now LOL
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Next thursday Nadine is coming over from Belgium to Norway to visit me. Please go over to her blog and read the story she have posted. I'm so looking forward to meet her. She is a blogfriend I "met" some time ago. We have never met in person, just via mail and now we are chatting on msn. I know we'll have a great time together. And one time during her visit we have invited Hanne, Laila, Anne Ida and some other friends for a little sewingtogether.
But what about my sewingroom.......it's a complete mess......again. By christmas it was so tidy and clean...........now a total mess. And now Nadine is comming for an inspection. I have to do someting about it.
Juliann have finished a little sampler wallquilt.
Karrin have finished two beautiful crazy quilts.
Sigrun have finished her 5th WISP.
Christine have finished two pincushions.
Nancy have finished four place mats.
Christine is really doing great work on her WISPs, here is two more done.
Kerry have finished a tablerunner.
Elin have finished a pillow (her 12th WISP)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
My friend Hanne and I found our "goodies shop". With sooooooooooo many stitcheries we just have to have :)
I get reports from eager ladies on my "January finish it up month" challenge. So many WISPs are getting finished. Below are the latest reports.
Carey have finished her cowboy quilt, but she found two new wisps while working on it LOL
Kerry have finished a tablerunner and a machinemat.
Elin have finished her 11th WISP. A beautiful table runner.
Eileen have also finished a beautiful Jingle Joly Runner tablerunner.
Christine have finished a lovely stitchery tablerunner
Hanne have finished a makeup purse in stitchery.
Inger have finished a tablerunner with angels.
Laila have now finished two wallquilts.
Tamara have finished her 4th of July wallhanging.
Moorea have finished two quilts.
Sigrun have finished her bulls eyes quilt
Patti have finished her 5th wisp, Josephs quilts.
Kerry turned a little stitchery into a cute little bag.
Yvonne have finished a red and white tablerunner
Christine have finished a beautiful stitchery pillow.
Inger have finished a pair of potholders.
And again Christine have finished another WISP before I managed to publish this post. And so have Inger. Now she has finished a beautiful Fairyland pillow.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Eileen has finished a thimbleberry club quilt.
Patti has finished her third WISP
Elin has finished a lot of wisps now, and she still have more :)
Sølvi has finished a fun elephant table runner.
Laila has finished her Jacob quilt.
Sigrun has finished two lovely gardenladies wallhangings
Hanne has finished a beautiful stitchery pillow.
Patti has finished another wisp before I manage to publish this post.
Tamara has finished her first wisp
Carole has finished a very cute snowman.
Saying for today:
A cat's purr:
Most effective stress medicine known
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I get reports every day of finished WISPs:
Linda have finished a Christmas wallhanging and a quilt called Illinois Chills.
Monika have finished a little christmas wallhanging.
Eileen have finished a quilt which she forgot to take a photo of before she sendt it to her niece. But you can see the before photo of it.
Nicolette have finished her crazy cat quilt
Lori have finished one quilt out of two tablerunners.
Inger have finished two small wallhangings.
Sigrun have finished a tablerunner with owls.
Christine have turned a cross stich to a beautiful wallquilt combined with fabric. Great idea.
Tracey have finished three beautiful WISPs.
Way to go girls!!!!
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I also finished a makeup purse. It took me less than half an hour to finish it. So tell me why haven't I finished it before. I took it outside on my porch for a photo. Here you can se how much snow it came last night. The makeup purse is standing on my pillowbox. And it's still snowing.
I already got some reports from ladies that have finished WISP's and I think several of them have mentioned that they were amazed how little time they used on finishing them. Like me LOL. WISP's we have hided in our sewingroom just needs binding, a little bit of quilting, some seams here and there aso. Why did we abandon them?? I think we all got to eager starting a new project and we forgot them.
I got a comment yesterday from Peggy (can't link to her blog as it does not show) saying: I smiled when I read your saying for the day. I'm not so sure quilting is cheap therapy for all of us! With all the WISPs we have, there is a fortune spent on fabric. Your challenge will make us spend less--for a while :)
This is so true :) If we were going to make inventory of our stash ...............OMG think I have fabric, books, patterns to open a quilt shop. But it's mine, I love it, I want to use it , I want to play with it, I'm getting inspiration. I LOVE MY STASH :) But one goal for 2008 is to use from it. See the badge on my sidebar.
But do you feel as happy as me now when you've finished one WISP.
So look through your sewingroom and see if there is a WISP you want to finish. And then join my "January - finish it up month" challenge
These ladies have mailed me a report on their WISPs:
Tiriltunge have finished two beautiful tablerunners and a table cloth.
Sigrun have fininished a georgius quilt called "Rhaposody"
Nancy have got her binding done on her christmas log cabin quilt.
Christine have finished a christmas stocking so she's ready for next christmas.
Anyone else finished some WISPs by now??
Please mail me and get registered for my "January - finish up mont" challenge. There is a prize for the one that finish the most WISPs. And I will also draw one that will get a little prize just for joining this challenge. As soon as you've finished a WISP post it on your blog and mail me about it.
Saying for today:
Quilting is a gift you give yourself
Friday, January 04, 2008
Still working on my first WISP. I wanted to do a simple handquilting, but of course I started to do more than I intended to do because it was so fun to handquilt again. Haven't done that in a long time now because of my bad shoulder. But I can tell you I'm feeling so much better. Even my physiolady was so pleased with my progress now. So I guess in a month or two I'm back at work. But as she told me, this is the time I have to be very careful and not believe I can manage to do too much. And I will listen to her :)
I got so many mails from ladies that want to join my "January-finish it up month" challenge, and I have decided that when you report a finished WISP to me and show in on your blog, I will link to your blog so the rest can see what you have done.
And these ladies have already mailed to me and put photos on their blogs:
Sølvi has finished three toilet purses.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
I've got my sewingroom back. And my belowed sewingmachine is on the table again, ready to action. And I've found my first WISP for january challenge. It will be the "Friendship basket" (pattern from Leanne Beasley).
It's not an very old one since I started it in october when Leanne visited us. I basted it yesterday and have started to handquilt it. I will do a simple handquilting and hope to have it up on my wall above my sofa now when I remove my christmasquilts. I was so lucky to receive more of the floral brown fabric so I will use that for the binding.
What's your first WISP for the "January - finish it up month"-challenge????
Saying for today:
So many quilts,
so little time :)