Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wonderful summer

The last week of my summer vacation and I am just relaxing and enjoying the last days before going back to work.


So far this summer has been wonderful.  Long time since we had such warm days, and we have had it several weeks now.


A lot of bathing just to cool down.


And when it is too hot I am cooling down in the shadow.  This has been my favorite place this summer.


Or cooling down in the sewing room which has been the coldest place in the house.  Fun to sew these blocks.


I decided to add to more rows than the original pattern had and I am so happy that I have finished this top.  The pattern is from the book The Blue and the Gray.


And in the evenings when the the sun went down it was okey to sit on the other porch sewing down a binding.


Did the last quilting on this quilt today.


Finished !!!! Happy dancing !!!!  But my neighbour next door saw me holding up this quilt while my daughter took photos, and she told me she wanted to buy it.  I told her that I really have to think about that, because I really love it so much myself. 


Last weekend Hanne visited me and we gave eachother prizes for well done Tour de Fibre this summer.  Lot of sewing, chatting and a little road trip to Sweden.

Saying for today:


Saturday, July 19, 2014

All blocks done !


Now just finding fabrics for the spacer blocks and sew it together. Happy dancing right now!  It went faster than I thought to sew these blocks.

Saying for today:


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rain and thunder = sewing time


Today it has been a lot of heavy thunder storms and rain, so the best way to spend the day was in my sewingroom.


Working on The Ohio Star Crossing quilt and I decided to start sewing the 36 patch blocks. A lot of cutting first and then chain sewing some blocks.


Rusken helped me guarding my my patches.


When the thunder storm was to heavy so I had to pull out all the outlets (and could not use my sewing machine) I did some hand stitching on my star blocks.


The blocks made today. Three 36 patch blocks ( the quilt has total of 32 blocks and I have made 16 of them….half way).  I also made two star blocks.

So thanks to rain and thunder I got a lot done today.

Saying for today:


Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer sewing


Lazy warm summer days and I am on my summer holiday for three weeks and so far having focus on making blocks.  The colours in these photos are so wrong because they are in more happy bright colours than this.  But taking photos when it is dark outside and just using the lamp indoors makes it so wrong.

Still have to decide if I am going to make a table runner of the three blocks I have made. Or should I make another one and make a table cloth??

Saying for today:


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Summer Shop Hopping

For several years me and three other friends have had a summer shop hopping.  And today was the day we went for the 2014 shop hopping.   Up early to get ready and by 08:00 we was on our drive to the first stop.



Of course some sewing in the car.  I manage to sew one TGWT hexagon.


First stop was at Stoff og Stil.  I bought zippers and a lot of glue for my gluepen. In and out in just 15 minutes because we had more interesting places to visit.


Next stop was at Kathrines Quiltestue.  Always a joy to come to this quiltshop.


Always a lot of inspiration.


Shopping……oh yessssss!!!!!!


Then we drowe to our next stop at Lappemakeriet.



A lot of inspiration in this shop too !!


Even in the rest room there was a lot of quilts.


This tuesday there was a little sewing together at the quilt shop.


And when the sewing ladies had left we was able to walk around in the room to have a look at the exhibitiion of old quilts.


Then we was on our way to the nest stop on our shop hopping. And some quick lessons in how to use the glue pen in the back seat.


Last shop to visit on our tour was Hadeland Glassverk.


Finally time for dinner at Oldermors Karjol.  As you see we got heavy rain and thunder, but we was able to get a table just under the roof so we was happy to eat outdoors.


Very delicious food for hungry shop hoppers


and the dessert was divine.


Back home after being on the road for over 12 hours.  Overloaded with inspirationg and good memories.  Good to relax out on the porch with a glass of white wine and looking at my goodies.  Have a lot of ideas for some EPP projects here.

Thank you Irene, Britt and Bjørg (who drove the whole day) for a wonderful shop hopping day.  Already looking forward to next years trip.

Saying for today:


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