Monday, January 28, 2008

3 WISP’s
After delivering my sampler-top to “Long-arm Liz”, I found the time to start finishing my other WISP’s.

A golden brown tablecloth, covered with “stardust”. This was started long time ago. Finally I managed to complete the hand quilting that I’ve started. It became pretty nice.
It fits in my living room very well.

These 6 would be a perfect match with the tablecloth and 6 glasses of red wine.

4 hens’ prepared for Easter.Finally after all these years, they will be ready when Easter comes around.......

I got one more.... but my camera wouldn't listen to my commands :o(

Need to go to thee shop and ask what I do wrong.

Then I might get a better picture of my Easter hens. :o)

Which season?
Calendar says January 26 in the middle of the winter. Outside the temperature is 12ºC. The sun is shining. No wind, no snow, no rain. It feels like the spring is here. And I am not the only one.....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ta-Da !

This is how far I got this month.
Yes I know the month is not over yet, but my top is now in the queue for the Long Arm machine at Kaktus Quilt.
I completed the top yesterday and delivered to Liz lunchtime today. Unfortunally, it won’t be quilted until mid February.
……Strange, I thought I was the only one in this world…. :o) just kidding.

The plan was to do this quilt on my own. I had no idea it would end up as big as it did. I am hopeless in estimating sizes. Therefore I need some help.

This started as a sampler swap in the spring 2007. I did my part, and collected all my new blocks. Time flies….and the year 2008 appeared. Focus: WISP’s and fabric diet. Nice combination.

Then the sampler block made their reapperance….
I prepared my self for a dive into my stash…..
And a lot of my brown/beige fabrics were brought forward into the daylight.

Now I got to be patient. (Wondering what to do with the quilt, when it is completed). In the meantime I got to continue my archaeological excavation in my sewing room.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ready, steady…. GO!

During my good behaviour of reducing stash and WISP’s, this is how far I got the other day. Result: 3 piles of blocks on the table.
In my head, an old tune, from a program on children’s telly: “A jigsaw puzzle, a jigsaw puzzle”.
My intention is to complete the top before the end of this month. I'll do my best.

…I rather get back to my sewing puzzle……

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Treasures and colours.

Last September I had two weeks in Birmingham, UK. It was two busy weeks with working class all day, and homework in the evenings, no sewing. :o( The thought were to do a lot of stitching, but there were no time for such.
Anyway I managed to have some outstanding days,

and got me an impression of the surroundings.
Here are some pictures of the lovely hotel and the belonging garden. During my stay at The Moor Hall Hotel there were arranged 5 weddings and 4 funeral arrangements.
Can’t blame them, the facilities were perfect. And we had some beautiful weather.

Food was delicious. The chef made outstanding dishes. And the wine was exquisite.

I could not have been in the Birmingham area, without a visit to the city. I had to go to the city centre. I jumped on the local train in my search for the “Bull Ring” and the famous "Rag Marked".

And I found it.

Look at these beautiful colors:

Loads of beautiful organza, available in a variety of patterns and colors, displayed in a number of stands. I just had to buy me some. The intention is to make flower PC.

And then I felt the crow inside me. Wow! Look at all the sparkling, shining stuff. The crazy quilt crow inside of me, woke up, and almost turned crazy, insane, more than usual….

Even during a visit to the pub, in order to get something to eat, my eye catches a crate of colors…..


Monday, January 07, 2008

A challenge.
I just love challenges. The make me smile. They give me “a kick in the butt” in the right direction. Not actually in the “right” direction, but they sure help me getting started.

A couple of my Internet friends have started these UFO- or WISP-challenges. My intention was NOT to join these, but I just could not resist.

These (4) are my UFO’s to complete during January:

1.Table cloth started as a travelling project on my way to Vestlandstreffet in Førde.
(Anyone remembering witch year? Time flies...)

2. “Something brown” for the coffee machine. It all started as a study on how to do this technique.
Project at the cabin. Picture may be next week :o)

3. May be I’ll manage to get these finished upfront of Easter 2008?

Last but not least:
4. Somebody remembering these?
They are all from “The Sampler Swap” at the “Stoffbytteklubben”

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy new year to all!

Finally I am back.
It’s been 3 moths’ sins the last time you all heard from me. I am sorry there has been no news on my blog for those of you that had popped by during this time.

But now I am back! And I do have a lot to tell you! ….
Short version:

I started a new job and went to Birmingham on a course. (Great trip. I’ll post pictures later.)
Then I was accepted at the University…..
October my DH’s grandson were Baptised. (Picture of present above)
December 5. I had my exam at the University. Theme: Management of Health, Safety and Environment.
December 6. is my birthday, witch we celebrated in our cabin.
Finally, December 21. I handed in my papers (home exam).

Then Christmas appeared !
I was kind of prepared. I had told “everybody”. I am not in the Christmas struggle this year, either for the Christmas present or all the other preparations going on. My spear time upfront for Christmas would be just for Glenn.
And I have promised my self a lot of stitching after Christmas. I got a lot of catching up to do. :o)
(..and I have started…)

I am sorry for letting you all down during my period of studying. I have now reached my goal.
The day before my exam I handed in 4 applications for a new job. The result was amazing. I got a job offer with all the 4 companies. What a week! And then it became my choice!

I have made up my mind, and will start in a new job February 1, as a QHSE engineer. My new baby will be the ISO 14001–2004 Environmental management system.
I just can’t wait!