tirsdag, november 08, 2011


My latest project has been placemats for a friend. I visited her cottage in July when we cycled from Drammen to Noresund, a distance of 90 kilometers for a training ride before we should participate in Fredagsbirken. Fredagsbirken and especially Birken is a phenomena in Norway among people who do regular training. We enrolled last year in October and started the preparations but after my accident I was unsure if I would  ever be able to go through it. What I found out was that it was easier for me to cycle than to walk so that made it easy. We had regular ride both together and separately. This time I stayed over night and my husband came to collect me the next morning and guess when this happened, the 22. July. We heard about the terror attack when we listen to the radio in the car back home.

Back to the cottage. When we were eating our supper after the ride I said I would like to make her some placemats to thank her for everything she had done for me during my convalescence.
During the last winter she and her husband had built their cottage bigger with a new kitchen, bedroom and a very nice bathroom. I started last week after having a real tidying in my sewing room mainly to get down to my desk and free my sewing machine. I used the pattern of AnnAKa “Byhanen” from our Norwegian magazine Quiltemagasinet.  I really hope she will like them.
"Byhanen" From Quiltemagasinet nr. 1 2008.

søndag, februar 20, 2011


Good morning everybody!

A lovely day in my hometown. When we woke up this morning it was – 18 C here so I took a photo with my mobile of the very nice view I have from my windows at 9 am.IMAG0029

Since I broke my ankle I have spent much time on the sofa after I came back from the hospital. The first two, three weeks I only more or less dozed on the sofa with my foot erected as you can see from this photo. The pain was absolutely terrible and I was very helpless. The strong painkillers were my friend then. Fortunately I have a husband who really was fantastic. I have never experienced him like that. He did everything. IMAG0010When I got better I decided to finish a quilt top I made at least 5 years ago. It was basted and I had actually done some hand quilting on it but it was placed beside my side of the sofa in our TV room but I very seldom was inspired to quilt on it. Now I was determined in finishing it while I was sitting still. Last night I sewed the last stitches. The only thing left now is the binding. I will start now. I have found the fabrics I want to use and my husband have to help me to arranging everything so I can finish it. Here it is:


I can see the colours don’t show right on the photo. They are blue, lime and yellow.