Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy dancing

This weekend I have been away on a little vitamin Q trip. This is the 10th year this quilting group are having a quilt weekend at the cabin. Sorry no photos this time. Having a wonderful weekend I forgot to take photos. But you can imagine six ladies, sewingmachines, red wine, tasty food, a lot of projects and just a lot of laughter.

When I came home and looked in my mailbox I really got a big surprise. A wonderful mailboxsurprise from Elin. She have visited USA and she had thought of me when she visited some quiltshops.

Look what she gave me. A Moda scrap bag and some fabric to sew stitchery on. I am so happy. Thank you so very much. I really apriciate it :)


I am doing my happy dancing now :) This weekend I finished Butterfly Garden. I brought it to the cabin and sewed down the binding . And today I hung it up in one of my bedrooms. I do not have so many big walls to hung such big quilts, so this is the only place for it.

Even thoug I have had so many "hate-moments" with this quilt, I really love it. But I have learned my lesson. No more BOM's from quiltshops that do not deliver at time, nor deliver all fabrics that are supposed to be in the package. I have my favorite quiltshops (both here in Norway and abroad) who I know deliver on time :) And I will buy from them.

I also finished the top on my Autumn Houses this weekend. Because of my bad left shoulder I have to take it very easy at the moment. Not to overdo my sewing. So I just relaxed with some applique this weekend. Now this quilt is ready for basting and quilting. This was going to be my focus project this summer, and even thoug Butterfly garden overtook the focus for a while, I manage to finish this top. Look forward to have it quilted on my wall.

Still waiting for my Flat Nat and Christmas hearts project to arrive.

Take care and have a cosy sewing evening.

30 comments:

Stina said...

Dance on... and be proud!!! It is wonderful!!! :o) And the surprise... :o)) gorgeous..:O)

Laila said...

Oh you luckey girl. Two finishes- well almost...
Love both your new quilts.
Have a great evening - you deserve it. ;-)

MJinMichigan said...

You must be thrilled to have finished the butterfly quilt and the autumn top. They are both lovely. I must agree that it is terrible waiting for the next part of a BOM to arrive when ut's behind schedule. I have been working on several this year and tried to schedule time for each only to find that delivery delays and missing or incorrectly cut fabric interfered. I also have decided to stick with shops that I know I can trust to provide accurate kits in a timely manner.

Yvette said...

They are both FABULOUS!!!

Radka said...

May Britt, your butterfly quilt looks just fantastic on your wall, I love it. All the problems you had with it will soon be forgotten!

Grethe said...

WOW! Great Butterfly Garden! Vær kjempestolt at du er ferdig:-)
Enig med deg,det der å skjalte ut shops som ikke holder ord!!

Teresa said...

The autumn quilt top looks great - you did excellent work!

Kaaren said...

What a wonderful surprise from Elin. Lucky you, May Britt.

Your Butterfly Garden quilt looks like it was made especially for that wall Perfect!

Love your fall quilt too. Beautiful things in this post!

Sherri said...

I just love your Butterfly Garden quilt! :)

Hennie said...

The projects are beautiful!!!
Have a great day.
Groet, Hennie

Anne Lise said...

Kjempefine tepper begge to. Kan være kjempefornøyd nå. Og Butterfly Garden quilten var flott på veggen din.

toja said...

Q-vitaminer er noe vi virkelig trenger og jeg har også vært så heldig å få en god dose denne helgen. Din Butterfly Garden tar seg nydelig ut på veggen. Autumn Houses blir også praktfull! To flotte quilter ferdig i løpet av kort tid! Bra jobba!

Miriam said...

I hope your shoulder is better soon.

The butterfly quilt is gorgeous!!!

Darlene said...

Oh, it's beautiful on your bedroom wall, May Britt. And, the Autumn Houses look fabulous, too.

mascanlon said...

Wonderful new quilts! And guess what? I know the shop Quiltique, were your friends in Las Vegas! And I just saw you won Flat Nat...what fun, send her to the states for a whirlwind tour!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Your quilt looks great on the wall....I really need to get my BOM finished and hanging. They do look great when done

LeKaQuilt said...

Gratulerer med ferdig quilt og topp - nå har du virkelig vært flink og holdt fokus :o))
Koselgt å se at Frida koser seg!

gamawinkie said...

Good job! Love the quilt on the wall.

Rita said...

Nydelig teppe.
Du har mange mange timers arbeid på den veggen :)

Greenmare said...

your butterfly garden is so beautiful!!! you should be doing a happy flutter instead of a happy dance, but really either one is good!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your autumn houses quilt is so wonderful!

ozjane said...

Lovely work in the quilts, you are a great perfectionist.
I also love Moda scrap bags.
I always buy a couple when Hancock's have free international shipping.
I am currently...taking a long time,to make two bags from two that came that were the same. Gobble Gobble. Good autumn tones.

EvaLena said...

awsome, jättefina quiltar...

Christine said...

Congratulations ... your Butterfly Garden quilt looks fantastic.

Yaya and Papa said...

Love love love these quilts of yours! So be--a---utiful!

Carole said...

WOOOOWHOOOO! Happy dancing with you for your butterfly garden! What a stunning quilt! So sorry that you had a bad experience with the shop that did the BOM. That stinks!

Autum House is gorgeous! Wow, you've been on a roll! Do hope your shoulder feels better. Cheers!

Carole said...

WOOOOWHOOOO! Happy dancing with you for your butterfly garden! What a stunning quilt! So sorry that you had a bad experience with the shop that did the BOM. That stinks!

Autum House is gorgeous! Wow, you've been on a roll! Do hope your shoulder feels better. Cheers!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congrats on the finish of Butterfly garden. It is really gorgeous! I guess it felt soo good to get it up on the wall :o)
The autumn quilt is beautiful too!
Hugs,
Laila

Little Green Doll said...

Congratulations for the Butterfly Garden!! It really looks great on your wall! it's very nice!! The Autumn Houses is also beautiful!! I hope your shoulder gets well!!

LuAnn said...

I love the Butterfly Garden quilt. I had never heard to swing your arms as shoulder therapy until I heard it from Hanne and now you. Hope you are better soon.

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