Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wonderful days in Tønsberg

 

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Monday morning I and three other friends drove down to Tønsberg.  First a little visit at Quiltefryd

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to do a little bit of shopping.  Always so nice to visit this quiltshop.

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More shopping later that day when we went to a inspiration show and tell with……

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Gail Pan and Helens Stubbings.

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So wonderful to meet these two ladies from Australia

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and to watch all the quilts they had brought with them

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and to hear them tell about their quilting lives.

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They had brought with them a lot of quilts and I will show you more photos of these in another post. 

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I had brought with me two of the quilts I have made from Gails pattern.  This is her Stitching Angels

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And this I have called Winter Blooms turns into Summer Blooms.

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I fell in love with this new pattern from Gail.  Bought it and want to start sewing it real soon.

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Today we had a workshop with both Gail and Helen.  And we had such a great time.

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This is the wokshop we had with Gail.  Love this quilt.065

As I am not so into blue fabrics I am making mine in pink, red and grean.

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So fun that my friend Nancy from Grimstad came.  We had a lot to catch up.

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Hanne and Gail smiling to the camera.

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Thank you Gail for a wonderful workshop.  Love your patterns.

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Half the day was workshop with Gail, then we switched over to workshop with Helen.

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Making this wonderful needlebook with all kind of stitches. 

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Love both needleturn with Gail and stitchery with Helen.  A perfect day.

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We got a lot of useful tips from Helen.  And I learned how to make a colonial knot.

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A lot of chatting and laughing around the table

 

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Thank you Gail and Helen.  It was so fun to finally meet you in person.  Two wonderful days filled with inspiration and vitamin Q.

Saying for today:

Life is devine chaos, embrace it

11 comments:

Pat from Florida said...

This looks so fun! Friends, laughter, and new ideas too. Doesn't get much better.

Kate said...

What a golden opportunity for you!!!!! You are so lucky.

Katie said...

I can see that you had a wonderful time. I wish they would both come to North Carolina! :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...looks like you had a fantastic time...

Carole said...

WoW! Lucky you! I'm moving to Norway! ;o) What a great time it must have been! Wish I was there, I'd be smiling from ear to ear just like Hanne! lol Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

mascanlon said...

Oh it looks like so much fun! And the needlebook, oh my, its gorgeous!

quiltygal said...

So glad that you had a great time I knew that you would love Gail she is so nice.... looks as if you have added a few more projects to your to-do list !!

Stina said...

Some days you have had... just wonderful.. meeting Gail before.. I know how lovely she is and funny.. and just a true inspiration.. so wish I had the strenght to meet up in Trondheim.. It would have been so fun!!

Frances Leate said...

It looks like you all had a really wonderful day and had lots of fun while learning and stitching. Take care.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh lots of fun there MayBritt........ thanks for sharing your pics........

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day, thanks for sharing.

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