Monday, June 28, 2010


Miniblock this week :)
I'm on track.

Saying for today:

You can chase a butterfly
all over the field and never catch it.

But if you sit quietly in the grass
it will come and sit on your shoulder.

Author Unknown

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Butterfly Weekend

What is Hanne taking photo of??
Could it be..............

Yes it is.......
the progress on Butterfly Garden

Both Hanne and I have worked on our Butterfly Garden blocks this weekend. And this is how far I came on my block #5. I actually finished all the six applique miniblocks. You know we had agreement finishing one miniblock a week.............does this mean I can relax for 4 weeks now????

Oh no.........I have already started stitching on miniblock #2 on this unite. But I will feel no preassure the next comming weeks, because I am already ahead of the time schedule :) It feels so good. Thank you Hanne for all the support this weekend.

Saying for today:

The butterfly counts not months
but moments, and has time enough.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What about Butterfly Garden??????

Looooong time ago there were two quilters (but I guess there is several more of us) that pushed the order button to get the Butterfly Garden BOM home in their mailboxes. They both started very eagerly to sew the first blocks together, then the progress slowed down a bit, and then the BOM packages was hidden in a box in the sewingroom.

What happened??? I guess what happened was that we both struggled to get the packages home at the right time. We struggled getting the main fabric in our packages because the shop that delivered was empty for it. Some packages got lost in the mail. All this resulted in that at the time all packages was in the house, my sewing mojo for this quilt was lost.

Then the two quilters met one friday afternoon. The finished blocks both have done was layed out on the floor. A lot of discussions how to get our sewing mojo back for this BOM. Because it is a beautiful quilt, and we have spendt so much money in buying it and we both want to finish it.

The two quilters sat down and looked at all the blocks that was finished, planning the further progress on this BOM.

And then they shaked hands, agreeing to finish one small block each week. With help and encouragment from eachother we now have big hopes to get this Butterfly Garden quilt finished before next summer so that we can use it as a porch quilt. Visit Hannes blog to see what she is writing in her post.

Anyone who wants to join us??
I guess we are not the only one sewing on this BOM

Saying for today:

"No one shall deny me my own conclusions,
nor my cat her reflective purr."
- Irving Townsend

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Back in my sewingroom

I am feeling so much more better now than my last post. At that time I had got a bad cold and I needed several days recovering from it. All I manage to do was to sit in my chair and do a little applique on my Autumn Houses Quilt.

I have 7 blocks finished and are working on block number 9. Had to wait doing the applique on block 8 because I want to change the fabric on the big pumpkin. The one that came in the kit was toooooooooo pink and did not fit in at all. Think I have found a replacement now.

But today I have enjoyed some time in my sewingroom. I had already finished the stitchery for the rose-bag, and today I sewed it together.

I really love this bag. Perfect to bring a little project in, or just have it standing in my bathroom.
Pattern is from Northern Quilts. And this is my first finish in june :)

Back in my sewing mojo I also visited my friend Bjørg (no blogger) today. Perhaps you rememeber a wonderful table runner she showed at our summer quilt meeting. She have made a pattern of it that she is giving her friends in the BB club, and went there to receive mine. I have all fabrics ready to be cut and look forward to start on it.

I also have another pattern ready (found on the net) to start making some christmas gifts. And I really need to remember to buy a book or folder to make my Christmas Journal, forget it every time I am at the shopping center.

It feel so good to have my sewing mojo back again.

Saying for today:

Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr.
Usually all will be forgiven.
~Lenny Rubenstein

Monday, June 14, 2010

A bad cold

This weekend (and still) I have been feeling like this. Been at work today, but my nose is red and my throat is sore.

Saturday I went to celebrate my friend Laila's birthday. But after coming home I just sat down in my chair with a quilt on my lap and just relaxed. A little bit applique done on my Autumn Houses. Soon finished block six. Sleeping in front of the tv.

I have done all the stitching on a new little bag (pattern from Northern Quilts). I envied the one Laila had made, so I just had to start mine :)

Been reading a little in my new Elm Creek book.

And looking through my new book that I bought when I visited Trondheim. This is such a wonderful book filled with ideas. Can't wait to start on something from this. I could not show this book in my post from Trondheim, because I had also brought one home as a gift for Laila. And if I had, she had asked to see it when she visited me last wednesday, and then it had not been a surprise gift for her LOL. If you want to have a look inside this book you can visit Quiltmania

Hope I feel better real soon because right now I just not feel for going into my sewinroom. But I have so many things I want to start sewing on. Like the rosebag, the journal cover for Early Bird Christmas Crafting and some christmas gifts, finish my new bag I started on some weeks ago, starting on a little quilt for the new princess in the family and all the new projects I want to start. Still a month to my summer vacation, and so hectic at work.

Saying for today:

A good laugh
and a long sleep
are the best cures
in the doctor's book.

~Irish Proverb

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A cruise in Oslofjorden

Today I have been on a cruise in the Oslofjord together with my colleagues at work. We had a wonderful 5 hours trip with an old sailboat (now with a motor).

After several days with heavy rain, we had wonderful temperature and a little bit sun in between.

And there was a lot of nice places to watch.

Delicious schrimps to eat

Wish I could afford a little cabin on one of these islands :)
One that had a nice porch I could sit and stitch on,
while watching all the boats on the fjord.

Saying for today:

Sunshine is delicious,
rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up,
snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing
as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.

~John Ruskin

Monday, June 07, 2010


This is the main reason for me going to Trondheim. My DD and the rest of her classmates had a vernissage. Ant these are the photos my DD had for her exhibition. The vernissage was a success. A lot of visitors to watch all the amazing photos.

Quiltsafari to Tynset and Trondheim

This weekend I visited my DD in Trondheim and on my way to her I stopped at Lappemor in Tynset. She have just moved into a new store and I was curious to see it. And I guess you too want a look :)

Here is the owner Anne Heidi packing my buyings. Just a few fabrics and a embroideryhoop.

Then on saturday morning I went to Trondheim to visit Siw at Quiltegården. I enjoyed some hours there, looking at all the fabrics, models and books. I love her shop and company :)

At Siw I found a new japanese book and embroidery needles. It is always so inspiring visiting quiltshops. But I am sad they do not sell extra hours. I really need some extra hours now to get some time sewing. Work takes all my time, and I am so exhausted when I come home from work. I really need some sewing time now.

Saying for today:

Happiness often sneaks in
through a door you didn't
know you left open.
~John Barrymore
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