|The Table Runner is finished with machine quilting and binding.|
tirsdag, november 23, 2010
søndag, oktober 24, 2010
and The newest little bag from the new Norwegian quilt magazine My Quilt “ “Only Handluggage”. They have so many nice patterns in that magazine. The second magazine came out 2 weeks ago and I appreciate it very much. I really like their patterns.
Here is also a photo from the inside of the bag.
tirsdag, oktober 05, 2010
Last weekend was our sewing days. We are the members of the Quilt Group Intercourse. We met 10 years ago on a quilting trip to Houston and the famous exhibition there. We had a great time together and decided to met after we came back home. So we did and now we have met for 10 years. Some has backed out and one passed away last autumn. We are still 6 but only 4 of us are active. This year we met in the mountain of Vasstulan 1137 above the sea level. It was raining, slushing and blowing all the weekend, absolutely the perfect weather for indoors activities, like sewing.
This time we had decided to make a toilette bag after a pattern from Bente Malm. She is a very talented designer who I like very much. Her patterns are nice and she has designed many bags among other things. Unfortunately there isn’t a picture of the toilette bag we made. This shows a photo of one I made in January. You can hang it on the wall so it is very practical. I made another one this time but I haven’t sewn on the button yet. All of us made the same bag but all were different.
søndag, oktober 03, 2010
Last week my husband and I have stayed in our cottage in Hemsedal for a seasonal vacation. We have always much to do when we are there and this time the weather was nice and sunny all the time. Before we came up there it has snowed on the highest peaks and it looked so beautiful. We worked with the logs from trees my husband has cut earlier. My job is to split them. Fortunately we have an electrical log splitter that does the splitting easy. I just love it. We also walked in the mountains and of course I took some photos with my small camera. I love this time of the year.
Some of the days I wanted to sew and quilt. This time I had brought with me the quilt top I partly made in a class with Hanne in Kragerø earlier this year. After my sewing dryness was over I fulfilled this Kaleidoscope quilt. I added fleece on the back and quilted it in the cottage. Some days I sat out on our terrace, machine quilting in the lovely sunshine. When our holiday up in the mountains came to an end, I continued to the next mountains for a girls sewing weekend with my quilt group, Quilteklubben Intercourse. I will blog it later.
tirsdag, august 31, 2010
I know that my good friend Sigrun already has blogged about our trip there but I have to say I have been there. We stayed at Holiday Inn Express and had a very good time together. We ate at Little Owl every night. They had ok food but the atmosphere there is special. This photo shows me outside the Little Owl.
We met with many friends from our quilt world and tried to resist some of the many temptations there were, but as you can see from this photo we didn’t succeed. The shops were full of goods, fabrics and lots of useful small items. However, there were still some things that came home with me.
On our round in the shopping area we met these lovely lady with a special hat. I just loved it.
know when I will have time to use them. Most of the shops sold fabrics much cheaper than we are used to in Norway so I have to admit I got mad. I have a room full of fabrics at home but there are always space for more. I’ll find a place in one of the shelves.
On the plane home I had to take this photo of the lovely sunset. I want to go back in not next year so at least the year after that. It may be in 2012. Bye for now.
lørdag, juli 31, 2010
We have cycled, my DH has been cutting trees, I have cleaned all the windows in the cottage and done some cleaning of the floors. We have sunbathed on the terrace. We have been visited by friends with a motor caravan who stayed over night. My DH has also fished, but he didn’t catch any trout which was what we hoped for.
Today we started early and went for a walk in the mountains. There was a peak we wanted to explore, Røggjin which is 1370 meter above the sea. The path was steep and stony and many places very wet after the heavy rain we have had for many days now.
We have had a mixed bag of weather this week but the best part was the cycling tour and the walk up to Røggjin today. My knees managed well.
tirsdag, juni 08, 2010
I was in Kragerø at Anne-Berit’s Broderibua last weekend attending a class for sewing Kaleidoscope quilts. She has a lovely place close to the waterfront. There are many houses on her property but we stayed in a little cabin on the camping site close to her place. Hanne Scneider was the teacher and she made a good job. We started to cut strips in the widths that would fit the size of the blocks we had decided to sew. The picture shows Hanne’s ready made quilt and we show our blocks. It was a very easy technique she taught us. No one finished a quilt but everyone did nice progress for making one. All the classes participated in the evening in a big tent Anne-Berit’s husband had set up for us. We were served very good food and we had a very nice time with lots of wine. There were other classes as well. There were a class for learning how to dye fabrics, one for making a very special small bag and one for plaiting ribbons.
tirsdag, mai 25, 2010
Our room boy did wonderful things with our towels every day we returned from our day on the beach. The red spots you can see on all the pictures are leaves from the Hibiscus plant that growed all around. He was a real artist. He also used the remote control in the gap of the crocodile.