Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February OPAM

I’m so happy there is an extra day in february this year. Just discovered I had no finish in february for OPAM. Could not let that happen….


……so I rushed into my sewingroom and sewed together a pair of potholders. One finish in february!!!

Saying for today:

Be like the flower,
turn your face to the sun.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vitamin Q visit


Yesterday Hanne came over for a visit.  And I really needed some vitamin Q inspiration now.  Just chatting, laughing and playing with fabrics felt so great.  And eating sun buns too.


I finished my first block for Scandinavian Christmas, and have found some red, beige and brown fabric to make the churn dash blocks.


Today we have been sitting in my sewingroom all day.  Hanne stitching on her Scandinavian Christmas block.


And I picking fabrics for the star blocks in Annas veggteppe.


With Hannes help I manage to find the colours I want in this quilt.  And I started to rotary cut the blocks, sewed a couple too.


Rusken really enjoyed being there together with us.

Saying for today:

A true friend laughs at your stories
even when they’re not so good,
and sympathizes with your troubles
even when they’re not so bad.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I need good sewing light


Rusken and I have been relaxing this evening. My neck is not good so I staying away from the sewingmachine for a while.


Been stitching on the first block for Scandinavian Christmas. I love this block and it makes me smle.

But dear Rusken, I really need to have the OttLite on to see my stitches.

Saying for today:

Cats can be cooperative when
something feels good,
which, to a cat, is the way everything
is supposed to feel
as much of the time as possible.

~Roger Caras

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A lot done during the weekend


Yesterday I packed a big bag full of quilt tops, batting and backings. Going to the canteen at my work I planned to baste a lot of quilts.  Big tables makes it easy to baste.  If I had done it at home I would have been crawling around at the floor.  My friend Bjørg also came over and basted some of her big quilts. Now I have five quilts ready to be quilted.  And I am going to machine quilt every one of them.


Was a little bit scared starting to machin quilt my Summer Blooms, but I am quite pleased with how it have turned out during the day.  Soon I will try to make more swirls on my quilting. 


When Rusken has not been outdoors in the snow and sunshine, he have joined me in the sewingroom.  But I guess he thinks I have been making to much noice today, with sewingmachine buzzing all day.


Now I have only the outher border left to quilt. It has been so fun quilting today, but I feel it in my shoulder now. 


So the rest of the evening I will just relax ,watching tv and stitching on my new project Scandinavian Christmas.

Saying for today:

The best vitamin to
be a happy person
is B1. 
~Author Unknown

Together with a big doze of vitamin Q
My own adding

Friday, February 17, 2012

Big plans for the weekend


The sun is shining so lovely today.  I have spring feelings and that made me buy these lovely tulips.  I love tulips.

I have big plans for the weekend. 


In my mailbox today was an envelope with pre printed stitcheryblocks for the Scandinavian Christmas quilt.   Thank you both Hanne and Grethe.  Guess this means I am in sewing this along with you.  Already found some fabrics to match the linen.


Fabric every where in my sewingroom.  On the sewing table was the fabric for Scandinavian Christmas, and when I turn around there is fabric for my Annas Veggteppe on display on my ironing board.  Not yet desided which one to use.    Hopefully I manage to find the fabrics I want to use during the weekend.


Also lying on the ironing board is my Summer Garden.  Hope I get it basted this wekeend so that I can start machin quilting it.


And when I turn around to the left I find this angel pillow that just need to be sewn together.

Not to mention if I turn even more to the left, I have a pile of half done projects.

So this is going to be a very busy weekend in the sewingroom. 

Enjoy your sewing weekend too.

Saying for today:

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."
Andy Rooney

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Relaxing weekend

Saturday morning I put some sewing in a bag and drove up to my friend Irene’s cabin.  Two days just relaxing and sewing.    A great way to celebrate mothers day.


Coming home again Rusken was very curious what I have been doing these days.  He had to inspect every seam.


My summer blooms is now ready for basting and quilting. 


And i finished the bird row for this quilt.  I have traced the birdhouse stitchery to have as an “On the go”stitchery.

Saying for today:

The nice thing about teamwork
is that you always
have others on your side.

Margaret Carty

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