søndag, oktober 24, 2010

My last works

I am sewing a little each day. Till now I have finished two cosmetic purses Sart kosmetikkpung 2from the Norwegian designer AnnaKa in different sizes. Here is also a photo from the inside with all its pockets Sart, rosa og innvendigMaskulin kosmetikkpung

and The newest little bag from the new Norwegian quilt magazine My Quilt “ “Only Handluggage”. Kun Håndbagasje 1They 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. Kun håndbagasje 2
Fra innsiden
Here is also a photo from the inside of the bag.

tirsdag, oktober 05, 2010

Quilting weekend

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 usIMG_0532[1] 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 fr021om 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.

 Torill og Marianne

Gunvor syr

søndag, oktober 03, 2010

Autumn weekend in Hemsedal

Last week my husband Fjellet sett fra Lykkjaand 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.


Skogshorn 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.Kaledoskopteppe 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.Senere på dagen satt jeg ute og sydde (2)

Sewing Project

After coming home from the Nec in Birmingham I couldn’t sew or quilt at all. I suffered from sewing dryness. Many quilters suffers periodically from the decease. My period have last for months until my friend Sigrun rang me and asked me if I had made something out of the Jelly Rolls we both bought. I hadn’t so I said so. She told me she had made one table runner and four placemats from her rolls.
Well, my bad conscience got even worse so I went to my room and tried to find out what to do with them. The colours were just so Panel (2)wonderful and suddenly my inspiration was back. Look here what came out of the two rolls I bought: I also added four strips from my own batik stash and then I made this. Later it became one table runner, four placemats, one small, one medium cosmetic purse and one toilette bag. It is all here on the photos below. The colours are not right in all the photos but I think you will get a good impression of how they are. 
Cosmetic purses from my Jelly RollsPlacemats and tablerunner
Toalettveske 1