Sunday, October 30, 2011

Enjoying some time in the sewingroom


This weekend I have spendt a lot of time in the sewingroom, and it feels so good.  Sewing, preparing new projects, watching movies on my computer and just having fun.


Remember this quilt that I started several weeks ago.  Now I have finished the top and hope I can baste it soon.  Just have to find a backing for it. It was a kit, but I did not like the brown sashing between the blocks.  I choose light sashing and I love how the quilt turned out.


Last thursday was quilt meeting in my quilt group.  Our local quiltshop came for a visit with some boxes of fabrics and patterns.  I bought these fabrics…


…to make this pillow.  Today I traced the applique pieces and got them on the background.  Have to find some thread to do buttonhole applique.  Want this pillow to be finished until Christmas.


Working two days in my sewingroom makes it so messy.  Projects, fabrics and patterns all over the room.  Finally there was no room for ironing LOL

I have also made progress on the tablerunner from last post and I have almost done all my homework for my Antique Sampler that I am sewing together with Bjørg. 

This has been a great sewing weekend.


OPAM……this month have just gone too fast.  Only one tiny little finish, a pincushion made from a soda cork.  But I promise november will have more finishes.  Have to start making Christmas gifts now.


Wish I could do like this, but my back is to stiff and in pain right now.  Rusken really knows how to relax.

Saying for today:

Always remember you're unique,
just like everyone else.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Something new


I really was in the mood for something new to stitch on.  And remembered the table runner pattern from AnnAKa in the newest issue of Quiltemagasinet.  I loved this pattern when I saw it and knew I had to sew this tablerunner.  Do you like my light box.  Easy way to use my sewingmachine table on my knees and over to a stool, with a otlight lamp underneath.


Then out into the sewingroom sewing the blocks together.  You can see the tablerunner photo in the magazine behind the sewingmaching.  Luckily you don’t see the sewingroom, it is a total mess right now.


Relaxing stitching in front of the tv. Visiting Hanne tomorrow today (the internet did not allow me to post this blogpost yesterday) I will bring it with me. 

Saying for today:

You can always tell a real friend:  when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. 
~Laurence J. Peter

Friday, October 21, 2011


Some hectic days weeks at work and I am so happy that weekend has arrived.  Going to put my feet up on the stool and just relax, stitching and work on some project in my sewingroom. 

And get some needed sleep.  Have to learn from this guy how to relax.



Wish yiou all a relaxing sewing weekend.

Saying for today:

A cat allows you to sleep on the bed.
On the edge.

- Jenny De Vries

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Guarding Mom’s sewing


While Mom have been in the sewingroom most of the day, I have stayed there with her………protecting her sewing.


She has been sewing all day and chatting with Hanne on msn.  Think they are sewing on the same project.  There was a lot of fabric all over the sewing room.  So no wonder I had to protect her sewing from not vanishing together with all the other fabrics.


Not any weather for me to go outdoors today.  So I stayed indoors in the sewingroom and laying on the floor in front of the fireplace.  Did not like the white stuff coming down from the sky.

Purr purr from Rusken.

Saying for today:

Cats can be cooperative when something feels good,
which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed
to feel as much of the time as possible. 
~Roger Caras

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sewing is healing

First of all I want to thank all of you for your lovely comments regarding to my previous post.   I have not replyed on those comments, but want you to know that they meant a lot to me. 


Today I have spent several hours in the sewingroom.  Wonderding what to sew I chatted with Hanne on msn.  She remembered me on a kit both she and I bought in Tromsø at the annual quiltmeeting in march.


Miss Mary’s pinwheels quilt.  Of course it had to be this one today.  Starting a new fresh project.  Hanne and I have chatted on msn while cutting and sewing.


Another guy happy that mother is back in the sewingroom.  Testing the fabrics for this quilt and I think he likes them.  Why do cats always fancy sitting on fabrics??


Cutting and sewing.  A lot of work on this quilt.  Testing one pinwheel and I am glad I always cut the pieces a little bit bigger than in the pattern.  Sewing pinwheels before, and know the seam allowance can make the finished size a lot smaller.  My way I get the correct size.

Saying for today:

Memory... is the diary
that we all carry about with us.
~Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest

Monday, October 03, 2011

Dear Mom

My dear mom passed away this morning.
You will be deeply missed. Love you.

She was a talented quilter, and I will always remember sitting together with her working on our quilts. I am so greatful for all the good memories.

Saying for today:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A little birthday celebration



Having some friends over yesterday for a little birthday sewing together.  Always fun to sit together chatting, laughing and sewing. 


What to give a quilter for her birthday? 
Quilty stuff of course.  I am so happy :)


My DD gave me among other gifts (as cleaning the house for me, a toaster and a giftcardbook for more cleaning house, hugs and massage on my neck) a new cover for my iron table.  And it has already been cat approved.


And guess who enjoyed the birthday cake while no one was watching.

Saying for today:

A cat is more intelligent than people believe,
and can be taught any crime.

-Mark Twain Notebook, 1895

Saturday, October 01, 2011

September quilt meeting


Last thursday was september quiltmeeting in my quilt group. And visitors this time was Siw from Quiltegården and Merete who is a talented longarm quilter.

Some photos from the quilts Siw had brougth with her to us.




You did not have to ask the ladies twice to start shopping.


I forgot to buy the pattern for this bag. And I want to make it. But I was so busy organizing the meeting so I totally forgot to buy it.


And as always it a lot of tasty cakes to go with the coffee.



This time it came 60 ladies to the quiltmeeting.

Then there was time for Merete to tell about her longarm quilting. And she had a lot of beautiful quilts to show.










As you see Merete had a bunch of wonderful quilts to show us.

Thank you Merete and Siw for making such an inspiring evening.

As usual a show and tell with a lot of beutiful things:


Hope you have enjoyed the photos from our quiltmeeting.

Saying for today:

A good friend is a connection to life -
a tie to the past, a road to the future,
the key to sanity
in a totally insane world.
Lois Wyse

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