Thursday, May 31, 2012


Quiltmeeting in my quiltgroup today. The last meeting before our summervacation.


As usual we have delicious food. And I ate too0000 much.

Show and Tell



A lot of beautiful things was on show and tell this evening.


And look who have come for a visit this weekend. Now we are going to have a vitamin Q weekend.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kansas city quilt market 2012

I have not been there, but just discovered there is a lot of videos on youtube showing new patterns, fabriclines and books. Like this video from Moda. If you search for Kansas city quilt market 2012 on youtube you will see all the other videos.

I know this will be expensive for me. So much inspiration. And so many lovely patterns and fabrics.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Progress on AS and SC


This weekend I have been doing great progress on my Antique Sampler. All blocks finished and I started to do the layout of the quilt.


Then I discovered I was lacking 3 blocks. What……I really thought I had finished them all.


But after looking through my Antique Sampler sewing box filled wiht fabrics I found the three missing blocks in the bottom of the box. Did the applique yesterday.


And today I sewed the top together. When I bought the kit (fabrics) for this quilt I intended to make a brown and blue quilt. But then I started to add a little bit red and a little bit of pink to make it MY quilt, and the look of it has changed totally. As you see I am making a smaller version than the original quilt.


Today while visiting Laila I glued the pieces for the outher border. I love my glue pen. It is so fun working on this quilt now.


I have also done a lot of progress on my Scandinavian Christmas. Sitting out on the porch these days when we have had +28 C in the shadow has been so lovely.

But today it is a chillly wind and it is best to stay indoors at the sewingroom.

Saying for today:

People say best friends are hard to find,
that's because the best is already mine!

- Unknown

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hot days

Summer has arrived Norway.  Having HOT days.  Almost impossible to sit out on my back porch in daytime, but when the evening comes I love to sit out there stitching.


Together with Rusken. 


One looooooooooooooooong cat loves to sleep out there.


I have now finished all the blocks for my Antique sampler.  Hope I manage to sew the top together this long weekend.


But then there is the outher border left to sew.  All peaces are ready to be glued on to the paper and stitched together.  Nice work out in the sun.

Saying for today:

A perfect summer day is
when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
~James Dent

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunshine and sewing


Finally a warm and sunny day out on the porch. 
Let us hope the summer have come to stay.


Have been working on my Antique sampler in the sun today, listening to the bumble bee buzzing in the flowers on my table.  Rusken had to study it properly, but he did not like it when the bumble bee almost sat on his nose LOL


Some goodies in the mailbox.  From Monika I got this wonderful homemade card and a cute little stitchery.  Have already started to stitch it. And the chocolate is gone. Thank you so much Monika.


And from Gudrun I got this lovely items.  Cute tiny knitting sticks, a luggage tag, a cute bag and delicious chocolate.  Still got some left of those.  Big hug to you.  Love it.


Some weeks ago I looked through my stitchery box and found a lot of finished unused stitcheries.  I am preparing for a sales market this autumn and thought a good idea was to make……


some drawstring purses.  Four finished today.  Just have to find some cords to pull it together now.


also found some more stitcheries in my box…….


and have prepared for four new drawstrings purses.  It is so fun to make these.  And if they are not sold, I guess the family will get drawstring purses for Christmas this year LOL

Saying for today:

003This was written on the home made card I received from Monika.  I love what it says.

Thursday, May 17, 2012



I have been visiting my daughter, my son and his girlfriend in Oslo and celebratet 17.mai together with them. 


A lot of people with flags out in the street so see the parade walking towards the royal castle.  I love listening to the bands playing while marching, and I love watching all those wonderful bunader (costumes).


We also walked up to the roal castle to see the royalties wawing to the parade passing the castle.


A wonderful day together with my family.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Mr. and Mr. Moose

It has been an amazing day with sun and spending a lot of time out on the porch.  Finally a day sitting out in the sun and I can feel the spring has sprung.


This evening I have been finishing the moose’s I started at the cabin last weekend.  Had done almost all the parts, and today I sewed it together.  A lot of handstitching to do and out in the sun it was a piece of cake.


And tadaaaa…… Mr. and Mr. Moose (design Northern Quilts).  If you wonder what they are going to be used as, I can tell you there is for covering the plastic wine bags.  And if you lift the leaf, you can pull the wine tap out of a hole and pour the wine down into the glass.

Saying for today:

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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