Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Okei OPAM girls.
Ready to give your june OPAM report.
Remember to list your finishes in your sidebar,
because tomorrow when I'm back home from work
I will start checking your blogs and lists.
And thursday I will tell you who's June OPAM winner.
Oh...that reminds me to find a prize for the winner.

June has not been a productive month regarding to finishes. I have done a lot of sewing, but not finishes. I'm very clever at starting projects LOL who's not????

But today when I realiced it was the last day in June, I went into my sewingroom to see if there was something I could finish in a hurry. Because I wanted a finish for June. And this what I found. A little stitchery which my friend Bjørg designed and gave me as a christmas gift. I just had to wash it and iron it............

and put it into a frame. It took less than half an hour to finish it.

Saying for today:
Let's go on a starvation diet...
No chocolate for 24 hours!


Cactus Needle Quilts is having a five day giveaway. And this wonderful bag is the first of five surprises.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A hot hot hot weekend

Hot summer in Norway. Temperatures over 30+ every day, and hot summer nights. I do not complain, but it is almost to hot to sit out in the sun. But lovely in the shadows on my porch.

Saturday my DD was a wedding photograper and I spendt the time waiting for her at Mjøsa (Norways biggest lake). And it was hot hot hot so I got into the water for a swim, and it was faboulous.

As I have told you earlier I love to sit on the porch in the shadows. And sunday was "prepping" day. You all know I love to have projects ready "on the go". I am so behind on several BOM's so this was the day to catch up a little bit.
I prepared block 2-3-4-5 on Bunny Hills Autumn House BOM.

I prepared block 5 and 6 on Bunny Hills Basket BOM

And block 5 - 6 in Gail Pan A Christms wish BOM
And today I started to sew 9 inch blocks for two quilts,
one for my DD mainly in pink fabrics

and the second one for my DS, mainly in blue colours.
This is a BOM from Lappemakerie, but I want to make it in my own colours.

Saying for today:

A messy house is a sign of a happy quilter.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Relaxing on the porch with stitchery and a glass of redwine. The clock is almost midnight. Still almost 20 degrees. I love summernights out on the porch. My DD (the photographer) has taken this photo of me. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Saying for today:
Stitcher's favorite drink--Sewda!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another giveaway

I forgot to tell you about this giveaway yesterday.
Visit Helen over at Hugs'n Kisses and see her new BOM pattern.
Tell her that I sent you.
I sooooooooooo really want to win this pattern :)

Saying for today:
An adult is someone who stopped growing,
except in the middle

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some stitchery

This is what I am was working on this evening. Stitchery is so easy to bring along when it is hot and I want to relax on the porch. Four almost five blocks is ready. Four left to stitch. I love to work on these.

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Finally some sewing

Summer has arrived. The sun is shining, it is hot hot hot. And I love it. To sit in the shadow at the porch is so relaxing.

And finally some sewing. I was invited to Bjørg together with Laila and Bjørg. It was so great finally to have time to sit down and relax and work on my stichery. Bjørg is showing us her new project. She is such a fast and talented quilter and has always some new projects going on.
She has prepared blocks for this wonderful quilt "Baltimore Bliss"

and started to applique on the first block.

Laila was working on the first stitchery in the stitcheryclub.

I love summer with all the cute flowers.

And this is another quilt Bjørg has made .
I have big plans making this one too. I have the pattern :)

And Bjørg has quilted a lot on her Joy of Life.
I am still quilting around the application on my second block.

What I was working on this evening.
I'll show you in the next post.


There is a giveaway going on over at Jackie. She wants us to spread the word.

Another giveaway over at Sheree
And I really want to win this, but I have to tell you that Quilt Qua is having a giveaway. Please tell her that I sent you over to her.
I'll be back soon to show you what I've been working on lately. I hope things calms down at work soon. I am so exhausted when I come home so sewing is not on my priority right now.
This evening I am going to meet som quilt friends and we are going to chat and sew and just enjoy some time together. I am really looking forward to that.

Saying for today:
Mothers are those wonderful people
who can get up in the morning
before they smell the bacon frying

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Yesterday it was QUIP - quilt in public day.

and my quilt guild had decided to go out an quilt in public.

We met at the mall Martenssenteret with chairs and sewing projects. Our Quilt guild is celebrating 10 years anniversary this autumn and we wantet to tell people about our big exhibition in september. We also started to sell lottery tickets. We have two big quilts and a lot of small bags, tablerunners aso as prizes. All the things at the table are prizes and you can have a glimpse of one of the big prize quilts at the left.

We had a great day sewing and chatting. A lot of curious people stopped by and asked what we were doing. And it was fun showing them all the different projects we were working on.

I was quilting on my Joy Of Life. Slow progress because I have been so busy at both work and at home the last week. I really need some time to relax now.

Other norwegian blogs that shows photos what they did at QUIP yesterday:

Piece by piece - Anne Heidi.

Drømmequilten - Siw Hege.
Update: some more blogs that has blogged about QUIP

Saying for today:

Good friends are like quilts,

they never lose their warmth.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Just some more photos from Løten candle shop. I love these colours. Gives me inspiration for a new quilt.

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Quilt safari

This weekend two of my friends Hanne and Bente (no blogger) decided to come for a visit. And of course I opened my house to welcome them. I met them at our local quiltshop friday evening and there our quilt safari started. I'm sorry I have no photos from this shop. I had only my cellphone with me and all those photos was too blurry. I guess Hanne will show some from this shop.

Did I buy something at our local shop.........YES.....will show you further down :)

Saturday morning early awake and ready to continue our quiltsafari. Our plans was to visit two more quiltshops.

It is a lovely shop with a lot of inspiration.
Outside the door we was welcomed with a quilted banner that says VELKOMMEN (welcome)

Just enjoy a little photo safari around in the shop.

Did you get some inspiration. I did for sure. My head is spinning with a lot of ideas now.
Upstairs we was invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and a lovely cake.

And did we buy something in this shop............ wait and see :)

Next stop was at Kari Renolens shop Quilteliv in Moelven.
Another lovely quiltshop just a hours drive from where I live.

And did we buy something in this shop???????
Hmmmmm.......what do you think???

Next stop was at Løten lys (løten candleshop)
It is always a pleasure to visit here.

And then back home to enjoy our treasures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And this is my buyings :)

Friday at the local quiltshop just a new pattern from Annaka, some lace and a box to keep my quilting thread in.

From todays quiltsafari: At Fabrikkutsalget just a few fabrics which I am planning to use in the new tablerunner pattern shown in the photo above.

And at Quilteliv I bought some more fabrics. With the ones at the left side I'm going to make a new bag. The fabrics at the right side I am having big plans making a brown and pink quilt. (the colours on this photo is a little bit wrong)

I've had a wonderful day with two great friends. Now we are sitting here and enjoying our treasures. And talking about all the inspiration we have got during this day. Some stitching are being done and we are enjoying a glass of red wine.
Saying for today:
Make friendship a habit
and you will always have friends.
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