Monday, January 30, 2012

What’s on my design wall

……I mean on my design doors.  I do not have a big enough wall so I can put up a design wall, so I use the doors and some tape to hang the projects up. 


This is one of the projects the project I am working on at the moment.  It was a secret project in the beginning, but now I can show you.  As you all see it is my version of Gail Pan’s Winter Blooms.  I am making Summer Blooms. 

Why it has been a secret?  Just had to get it confirmed that I am meeting Gail Pan and Helen Stubbings when they are coming to Tønsberg in the end of March.   I am so doing my happy dance right now.  They are coming to Quiltefryd in Tønsberg and I am going together with three good quilting friends  to both the inspiration evening and joining tuesdays workshop.  So now this quilt will be given focus, so I can show at least the finished top when I meet Gail.

Saying for today:

The beauty of life does not depend
on how happy you are,
but how happy others can be
because of you

Sunday, January 29, 2012

One finish january OPAM


With a good helping claw I manage to finish this tablerunner today.  So I got one finish for january OPAM. 

Action in the sewingroom


Remember these pinmoore I bought thursday? Today I wanted to try them out so I basted my tablerunner with them and was going to start quilting it. But then another guy took fancy in them.


Mom….have you bought me a new toy??


Do you neet some help with the quilting today??




I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant to play with them!!!


If I can’t play with them, neither shall you mom.


It is so funny playing with these.


And even if you hide them here on the ironing table, I can smell where they are LOL


So I think I have to give up quilting today. Or perhaps I have to look the door to my sewingroom while doing it. But not any fun having Rusken outside scratching on the door to get in. Because he is so stubborn and he really wants these pinmoors.

Another saying for today:

"In a cat's eye,
all things belong to cats."
- English Proverb

Sewing sunday

Saying for today:


Friday, January 27, 2012

January 2012 quiltmeeting

Yesterday it was the first quiltmeeting in 2012.  A lot of ladies came, shopped. laughed and had show and tell.

Lappemor from Tynset came with a selection from her shop.  Of course we bought a lot LOL


Anne Heidi showed us how to use Pinmoor to baste our quilts.

And then there was show and tell……..just enjoy Smilefjes


And did I buy something………oh yes.  Really needed some refill with fabric right now.  Long time since I visited a quiltshop. 


Hanne have given me a challenge to buy the fabric my stash is lacking.   I have to many “similar” fabrics and too many fabrics with flowers.  Did I do well this time Hanne?


Because when I opened the bundle of fabric (it was on sale half the price, so I just had to) you can see there are not the kind of flowerfabrics I usually buys LOL

Saying for today:

Friends are those rare people
who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.

- Ed Cunningham

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hoping for a finish in OPAM


January is soon gone, and I realized I have no finish for OPAM this month.  Oh yes……..I am joining OPAM this year too.  It makes me keep my goal with at least one finish each month.


Together with Kris, she and I started the One Project A Month in 2009, and never did we believe so many wanted to join us and that SO many finishes should be done.  Now Kris is hosting it together with Peg and I I am so happy they are willing to do it. 


So this evening I glue basted a tablerunner and a small quilt.  Hoping I will manage to finish at least one of them before february comes. 

Saying for today:


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Love my new quilt books


I just love my new books.  

Hanne helped me order the Yoko Saito book directly from Japan.  And the two other ones I order myself from 

So much inspiration, so little time. 

Saying for today:

Forget about all the reasons
why something may not work.
You only need to find
one good reason why it will.

- Dr. Robert Anthony

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Creative weekend

Elvis has left the building… I mean Hanne has just left the building.  We have had a creative sewing weekend.


With a good helping claw checking out the progress on our projects.


He is really a great supervisor, and when there is no space on the sewingtable (wonder why, perhaps too much fabrics and rotarycutting), why not go up the shelf to keep an eye on what we was doing.


Hanne is testing on me a new workshop she is going to teach.  And look, I am working with blue fabrics. 


Or perhaps they are not really blue, but more greyblue, and those colours I can accept working with and love. 


Starting a new project makes a lot of mess in my sewing room.  Looking for the perfect backgrounds is not easy, so one by one the light fabrics where pulled out of the drawer.


And finally it got the look I wanted.


Hanne was also working on new models for her workshop.  I recomend everyone in Norway to book her for this workshop,  it was SO fun, and she has a lot of great ideas and tricks to show.


Do you remeber the secret project I started to work on.  I did sew a few blocks, but when looking at them on the design wall, I did not like them at all.  I got angry looking at them.


But thanks to Hannes advice I changed some a lot of fabrics and got a whole new look . Unpicked some pieces of the appliqued blocks and kept some of the fabrics on them. And it works.


Now making pizza and then som relaxing applique while watching tv.  This has been a great weekend filled with vitamin Q.

Saying for today.

There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did,
and who always will.

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