Sunday, October 25, 2015

Report from the cabin and the sewingroom

 

Time flies so fast and with no internet at home I have not blogged for several weeks.

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Last thursday I and three other friends went for a long weekend at my friends cabin.  Sewing from early morning to early morning.  Just a little bit sleep in between.  I have for a long time wanted to sew something from Lori Holts book “Farm girl vintage”, and now that halloween is next weekend I desided to sew some pumpkins.

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We had beautiful weahter all weekend.  And we did not sit indoors by the sewing machines all day long.  We also went for a long walk one of the days. 

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After our walk we had new energy to continue our sewing.

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And I discovered why my sewing machine had such strange noice LOL.  Time to do some cleaning.

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So fun to make these pumpkins.  I love them.

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Got all pumpkins basted and quilted too.  Decided to make potholders.

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Since I bought Jen Kingwells book “Quilt Lovely” I have wanted to sew one of her pillows.  So fun to make these small blocks.

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All these projects was started last weekend.  I finished two of the “What’s in your bag”.  Three pairs of potholders got their binding on.  And I sewed this Jen Kingwell pillow.

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We did not sit in front of the sewing machines all the time.  I always bring some handsewing with me to do when we relaxes in the sofa.

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Got the binding sewed down on my potholders this week.  Now ready for Halloween.

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And my handquilting project is finished.  Doing a couple of threads each day really makes a progress, and suddenly the quilt is finished.  This is my “Aunt Sarahs quilt”.  Pattern from an old Quiltmania magazine.  I am so happy with this quilt. A lot of handquilting, but it was worth it. I got the look I wanted. 

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And of course I have started another daily threads of handquilting project. 

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Today I have been prepping hexagons.  Need some easy sewing to bring with me in a few weeks.

Saying for today:

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13 comments:

Janet said...

May...so glad to read your blog today... I wondered where you were... Those pumpkins are really cute....Janet a reader and fan from Canada

Kate said...

I enjoyed your post. You've been missed. :)

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I love everything you made! The hand quilted quilt is beautiful! That had to be so much fun sewing and being with friends at the cabin. I need a quilting vacation. :-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

A feast of beautiful sewing!!

moosecraft said...

Ha! Ha! Love the saying for the day! :-) As always, beautiful stitching projects! I admire that you can pack it all up and get away to a peaceful place to just sit and concentrate on stitching! Beautiful scenery too!

Elin T. Grov said...

Eg blir berre stum av beundring for tempo du har i produksjonen din! Eg tenkjer på deg kvar gong eg ser i boka mi (du veit, den eg ikkje skulle ha...). Eg er glad for at eg kjøpte den, og må prøve å få sydd litt frå den snart. Elles så er vel reisefeberen like rundt hjørnet?
Ha ei fin veke!

CecileD said...

Hey MayBritt ! Welcome back !!
You've been very busy these last weeks and your work is so beautiful ! As usual ....
You realized lovely pumpkins ! Do you celebrate Halloween in your country ?

darlynn said...

what a great place for a little quilting retreat. the hand quilting project, divine! good luck with the hexies!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Cute potholders and Aunt Sarah's is absolutely gorgeous ! Such beautiful work.

Hanne said...

Her var det mye fint å se :-)

chromatobalomata said...

All your works are so beautiful! The hand quilted quilt is absolutely adorable and the pumpkins are so nice too! I love your pictures from the nature, they remind me the autumns in Northern Finland!

Nancy said...

Such a pretty place to get away. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

MelodyA said...

What pattern did you use for the pumpkins? they are so cute and would use lots of scraps. love your work. Happy quilting!

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