Friday, July 31, 2009

OPAM for July
This month I put myself to a challenge. I hate zippers, but I definitely needed to finish some of the small projects I’ve neglected. The pile had grown over the years.
Therefore I made the decision I needed to get some finishes and minimize the pile. The reason why I hate zippers is I do them by hand. I’ve never figured out how to do them by machine and not needing to undo those several times to get a result I was comfortable with.

I started on top and have 4 done so far, plus the two football ones (previously).
Hopefully a few more will be done before the end of August.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

One more completed number 4 in the line. This time it was a challenge in black and white. The easiest one so far, still it took me some time to do it. You know summertime and indoor sewing. Not the best combination :o)

I told you I was thinking of putting up my sewing machine to do some work. I did not need worrying of being lonely. Help came around immediately when the pieces where laid out on the floor. Isn’t she just adorable? She approve on every quilt I make, before the pieces are joined together
I am in the process on this Kaffe quilt and hoping my dear friend will help me on the quilting.

Summer report

My summer holiday has started. Actually second week has already begun. The weather has not been the best, but I’ve certainly enjoyed my holiday so far.

We have spent most of the time at the cabin. The lawn needs moving at least 2 times a week. The vegetables are growing, and unfortunaly so does the weed.
I have been out in the forest collecting wild raspberries and blueberry. Don’t they just look delicious?

One day we even found a few wild strawberries. Jummy….

On the sewing side of life it has been rather poor. Well I had to finish these two bags for my son Glenn Andre and his friend Arne Jacob, who have traveled to a football tournament this week.
(picture is coming soon, it is in my camera)

And we have been on at tour into the Norwegian mountains. A two days walk just to try it. And it certainly gave us the taste for more. Now we are planning a couple of more trips the next months.

Now I am planning to set up the sewing machine. Wonder how this will end….

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stitchers' Angel Swap

I'm in....
Pop over to
Helens and join. This'll be fun.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I am going on my own to Kristiansand next week. It is business not pleasure, but Tuesday evening I’m free to do something on my own, and I want to do something special. Not just sit in my hotel room.
Anybody who knows of something interesting in the area that might suit me?
Anything like a quilt exhibition or a workshop would be nice. I know it is summer and holiday has started, but there might be somebody out there actually playing with fabric and thread, or anything in that direction.
I got my own car, and am not afraid of getting around.
So, where should I go? Any suggestion?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Time flies. Another month is gone. Witch means I’ve done another row in tha RBR-challenge.

This is Lykke’s 1. row. Not the best picture, but it is very nice work and lovely colours. This time I chose to do some hand appliqué. It turned out pretty well if I am aloud to say so myself. It was hard do send it off. Honestly, I wanted it for my self. Cant show you picture thou, rules you know.

What I can show you is this great price in a giveaway at Ryan's blog.

Nice? I think so. And there are more. Go have a look.

In the meantime. Have some nice sunny days wherever you are.

Monday, July 06, 2009

I have lost Hope.

I was surfing in blog land and a couple bloggers numbered the Christmas BOM from Gail Pan to 6 so far. Have we already done 6? Yes we have. All of them are just adorable. Now I am looking forward to number 7.
In the meantime I wanted to start the preparations of the assembling og the quilt. Then I realised my “Hope” was gone! All the others were there. I knew I hade done “hope” because I recognised the “swirls”

I searched high and low. I could not find it. I even went to the cabin, hoping to find it in my stitchery drawer. Sorry no, it seams like it is gone....

But I have not given up on “Hope”. I still hope it will surface. If not I’ll make a new one.
First I am onto the next block who will be released very soon (I hope).