Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SSCS 2011


This year I have joined Donnas SSCS and today a BIG package arrived in my mailbox.  All the way from Australia.  Thank you Dawnie.  I am so happy that you are my secret (LOL) friend.


One package is alowed to open at once, the other one have to wait until Christmas Eve.


And look Smilefjes  The cutest Christmas ornament bag Smilefjes


filled with a Santa pen and cute golden ribbons.  Think I will bring the pen at work tomorrow. I guess the others will get a good laugh (and perhaps envy me) when I am writing with this one.  But they know I love everything about Christsmas.

Saying for today:

From home to home, and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas
brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



Yesterday just relaxing and quilting, with a totally relaxing cat on my feet.


Saying for today:

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. 
It's not.  Mine had me trained in two days.
~Bill Dana

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Quilt show 2011

Christmas in just a few weeks and when I visited SewCalGal's blog she is hosting a SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt show. So why not find some of my Christmasquilts and enter the quilt show. I recomend you to visit her blog and take a look at all the entered quilts. You can enter your quilt between nov 28th and dec 2nd. Then there will be a voting for the Viewers Choice Award. On Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th you can vote for your favorite entry for the category of Christmas theme and for your favorite Winter theme entry. So please visit >SewCalGal's Christmas quilt show and take a look at all the entered blogposts.

And here is the Christmas quilts I want to enter this quilt show.

This is one of my favorite Christmas quilts. Magical Christmas (design >Lynett Anderson). It is already up on my wall. I saw the original quilt some years ago when I met Lynett here in Oslo. And fell in love with this pattern and started to stitch it right away.

A Christmas table cloth I really need to get quilted now. The batting and backing is ready, just have to baste it and get it quilted. I want it on my table this Christmas. It is a design from Northern Quilts.

This is a tablerunner I made for my DS and DD last Christmas, and they loved it. Very simple and elegant. And a great way to use all my red scraps to make the scrappy blocks.

Love this tablerunner that one of my friends have designed. I got it as a kit as a Christmas gift some years ago and I look forward to put it on my table again soon.

I love Christmas and I look forward to visit all the other blog entries on SewCalGal's Christmas show. I know there will be a lot of Christmas inspiration here, and maybe it will result in a new project or two :)

Perhaps you would like to visit an old blogpost from 2006: Quilters night before Christmas.
I guess this is how we quilters are having it these days before Christmas.

Saying for today:

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.
~Jessica Archmint

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent mystery

Some days ago a letter arrived from Stina with this adventmystery. You can read more about it here on her blog. Have started to stitch on it now and I am also trying out the new stitchery batting I got yesterday. I love your design Stina.

First sunday in advent


First sunday in advent and I love to light candles and enjoy opening of my advent calendar early in the morning.  It has become a tradition that I am swapping adventcalendar with three friends.


And this is what was in the packages today Smilefjes Thank you Hanne, Nancy and Bente.  Already looking forward to next sunday. Hope you all liked what you got in your calendar.


In need of more stitchery batting I called Quiltegården on friday and saturday it was in my mailbox.  Siw also added a piece of new stitchery batting that she wanted me to test.  Will do it very very soon, it looked very nice.  Other goodies also arrived in the mailbox yesterday.  A late birthdaygift from my friend Nancy.  I love the fabrics.  I have started to be very fond of blue fabrics and these was so lovely.


Now I will have a relaxing evening handquilting this little quilt.  Maybe a glass of red wine to celebrate that I have organized my sewing room today.  

Saying for today:

It's amazing how one word from the right person can turn your whole day around and make you feel better in a second!
- Unknown

Saturday, November 26, 2011

“Trådsnella” Christmas party


This is a small quiltgroup called “Trådsnella” (the threadspools??)
We have had sewingmeetings, and trips to the cabin for about 13 years. And every year we have come together before Christmas eating traditional Christmas food. And so it was today. Lot of laughter, discussions, good food and cakes and of course sewing.

A fun thing was that all seven of us was working on a project designed by AnnAKa. And this was not planned at all.

Only four weeks until Christmas. Better start planning it all. You know I love the advent time before Christmas and I love the Christmas day.

Saying for today:

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Groucho Marx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Novermber quiltmeeting


This evening it was a quiltmeeting in our guild. And as a tradition we have a lot of yummy food at this Christmas meeting.

Some months ago when we had our quilt trip to Tønsberg we all got a little package of fabrics from one of the shops. And I gave the ladies a challenge to make something of it and show it this quilt meeting. And this is what they had made:


And then there was show and tell…..enjoy the photos and get inspired:


Saying for today:

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.

~Marcel Proust

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