Monday, July 20, 2009

Rainy day = sewing day

Last week have been crazy hectic. That's why no blogpost from me. Hectic at work preparing ready to take summer vacation. And hectic at home too. Today is my first summervacation day, but I am going to work today. Having this day off later when I need it.

First a finish:
One week ago I was invited to my childhood friend to celebrate her 50th birthday and I know she always appriciate something made by me. So this is what I gave her. I have had it almost finshed for a while (read: years), I just had to put the binding on and voilà..........the perfect gift for my friend.

Looooooooong time since I won a giveaway, but this week to packages arrived in my mailbox. Jippiiiiiiii, finally some goodies in my mailbox instead of bills. I'm so happy.
Over at Lyn (Moor patchwork and quilting) I won a wonderful pattern.
And Mona sent me these wonderful romantic fabrics, buttons, thread and a cute Huggets pattern.

Thank you both for picking my name in your giveaways.

I am soon (after my summervacation) going to have a giveaway too, celebrating my 3 years as a blogger.

And what does a quilter do when the rain is pouring down outside. She spend her day in the sewingroom. Saturday was a wonderful evening and my friend Irene and I sat out on the porch until after midnight, chatting and sewing and having a great time together. But sunday.......rain rain rain rain, and it's still raining. Of summervacation have started.

I have finished another block in my "oldemors fotoalbum" (granny's photoalbum). I now have just 3 more blocks to finish before I start putting it together. So I think I start like Hanne, to focus on just a few projects on my summer vacation.

I also spent a lot of time in my sewingroom this weekend, preparing the 3 first blocks on the Gingham Girls BOM.
And I have been playing with my idea for the Stitchers Angels projects this weekend. My roses are traced on the fabric and I will start to stitch it really soon :) Sneak peak.........not yet :)
Saying for today:
- A rose is for today,
golden threads of friendship are forever.


Cattinka said...

You were very busy on this rainy day, at least it was good for something.
Your friend will love the new tablecloth, it turned out very nice.
You really won a lovely pattern, I´m sure you will turn it into a beautiful bag.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your wins. The quilt you made for your friend is so very nice, I know she will treasure it for many years to come. I love the gingham girls fabrics you have selected - will be watching to see the progress on this one.

a good yarn said...

You are always making the most marvellous projects May Britt. It doesn't matter when you post - I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Have a wonderful vacation - rain, hail or shine. Ann :)

Joy said...

Congratulations on your wins!!
Love the tabletopper May Britt, what perfect border fabric you chose, I'm sure your friend will love it!!
I can't wait to see what design you come with for the Stitcher's Angel swap!!!
Joy ;o)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your giveaway wins. I have only ever won one pattern from Natalie Ross Institches, here in Australia.

Karen said...

The gift for your friend is done in my colors! Love it. I am not familiar with the redwork patterns you are doing but I do like what I see.

Merete said...

Flott gave til din venn! BOMen du skal jobbe med i sommer er kjempeflott, følger spent med på hvor langt du kommer, regner vel med at det kommer noen blogg innlegg fra deg i løpet av ferien også. God ferie!!!

sewkalico said...

have a great summer vacation - hopefully with some sun (and lots of sewing!)

Laila said...

Gratulerer med gevinstane. Flott duk du har sydd. Likte spesielt godt quiltinga.

2ne said...

Lekker duk du har laget, likte godt fargene :-) Blir vel litt mer regn i morgen.....så da skal jeg sy litt.

Bec said...

Congratulations on your win!
The table topper you finished for your friend looks fabulous! Love the earthy colours.
Gingham Girls is looking good too, looking forward to seeing more of the stitcheries on this quilt.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Congratulations! you're very lucky! Beautiful gifts!
Your present to your childhood friend is very nice, I'm sure she was very happy to receive it!
Enjoy your summer holidays!!

Unknown said...

I hope the weather is better so you can sit out on your porch during your summer vacation.

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