Monday, October 10, 2016

Trying to make a great photo....

Last week I did all the binding of Baker's Dozen. The block of the month from Today's Quilter magazine.It is a Jen Kingwell design. Fun to sew,but a lot of blocks. 72 all together. 
 was thinking of getting a beautifull (?) photo outdoors on a cold morning.Not a easy project...this got to dark

At this one I suddenly got some rainbow...( to mutch colours ?) 

This one got to dark shadows...

Getting closer on this one,I got a little plant with ice on the leaves,but not mutch of the quilt...After I tok the last photo I went back in doors...cold on my fingers and toes.
Early mornings are not my best time of the day trying to take great photos. If ever....

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Where did the summer of 2016 go...

Here are some photos from this summer ,realy they are spring flowers,but for me this is how the summer was... busy,fun and a lot of great family time. 
So suddenly I have to realize it is fall and time to start to think about Christmasgifts....

This great Village Sewing Trio in Wool ,a Hatched and Patched pattern,are one of the great gifts I got in my Advent Calendar last year. I manage to make it during summer. Now it is time to start what to put in this years Calendar for Nemo....
Sometime I wonder why I bother to hide all my Christmas decorations...the year run so fast :-)
I have manage to play with some pattern and fabrics.... I love to play with Jen Kingwells great pattern.The way she play with colours and fabrics are so me. It feels so great to play with all my leftovers and all my " why did I buy this"fabrics. The little tablerunner are a test of A Step Behind pattern from her Jenny From One Block book,I had to do somthing with some small leftovers. I got the book because I have to make the Halo quilt. I'm working on it in a slow progress. A comfort work.
The Chrcle Game below,are another of my comfort work. All done by hand in slow progress ,2.5 year so fare,but I have started to quilt it now. I hope it will be ready to use by Christma

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Suddenly almost spring....

I'm still alive ,but I can't tell where this winter went... It has been a short,busy winter for me.Looking around the house it seems as I'm the UFO -queen. Lot and lot of ufo's all over the livingroom and my sewing area.... 
I have mange to do some finish,like this miniature. One of the great kits from Sew Hots block of the month. I love to get a new little kit in mail every month. 

This miniature are one of my " just for fun" items. I have been playing with Gretchen on this...
On Facebook I'm with a great group of ladies starting to sew Modern Quilts. All these are made as a miniature challenge. The one with the arrows are from my last blog...a looong time ago.. The one with blue binding are after an idea from Love Patchwork and Quilting. The four small blocks are made from fabrics printed by me. I must do more of that.The last two are the same pattern,I had to try how colours and fabrics change the look on blocks.
I'm a part of The Splendid Sampler Facebook group. There are a lot of ladies all over the world who are sewing these small,6",blocks. Two blocks every week for a year. Total 100 blocks. 
I had to make this house block for the Splendid Sampler look like the little quilt store I worked in some years ago. 
I hope to bee back soon,no promise notthing ...but hope so. May bee I manage to finish some of my ufo's soon. 
Untill then stay safe and have fun :-)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cold January...

ØIt has been a beautifull but cold start on this year. Luckey for me I have been at home.I have been in my sewingroom most of the time playing with fabrics and feeding the woodstove.
The weather are so beautifull,staying indoors looking out,so I had to test my camera a little. This is a sunrise...
I have done my new mittens. They has been my " listen to the tv"work in the evenings.
In my sewingroom there has been a lot going on. I have or are a part of a FB sew-together group.The first challenge was to sew a Pluss quilt.I desided to play with my Tula Pink leftover fabrics,but it was not enough to make the quilt as big as I wanted it to be. So I started to play.... And add black....
I used mostly red fabrics for the binding after playing with the quilting.
And here are the quilt in the snow..... I'm satisfied with it, warm and big enough to put on my lap sitting in my couch. 
A few days ago I got my January bom from Sew Hot.... I have a friend who sometimes say: this fabrics make me breathless...and this is one of that.Blueberry Park from Robert Kaufman. I got a Charm Square so I had to get so mutch leftover as I could. I will show the bom when it is done. I will make it in PP... Not my favorite,but a girl have to do what a girl have to do :-)
I desided to use smal triangles in a miniature quilt.( another groupe challenge ) I still has 3" square leftovers from the charm squares to play with. 3 items from one pack , not bad :-)
 Here are my mini quilt. I had to add one little grey triangle...I think I manage to cut one piece wrong.

I have a beautifull reminder of summer in one of my windows. A great amaryllis. 

I hope you all are having great sewing days.
I will be back soon with more to show,if the weather are going to be this cold for another week or so...
Hugs :-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Snow at last....

Happy new year!
The start of 2016 has been cold and we got snow this week. Both are beautifull when I'm in side lokking out. But 26.5 degrees below zero are a little to cold. The last days it has been snowing,cold feather-light  snowflakes,almost so you just can go out and blow it away. 
I love it when the trees looks like this. :-)
While the world  outdoors are pure white I love to play with colors in my sewing room. 
I could not say no when I was asked to be a part of litamoras Plus Quilt Sew Along 2016. 
It is a great way to use my Tula Pink leftovers and charm packs. This is how far I came today. Now I have to think about how to finish it.... 
I love to play with Tula Pink fabrics. This is my Chrysanthemum Heart pillow. I got the idea from the one Siw at Quiltegården had when visiting Elverum Quiltelag before Christmas. This is a Paper Pieces even I could make. PP are not my favorite ...
More Tula Pink... The pattern and fabrics are one of Sew Hot's Mini of the Month Clubs items. 
This is a great Bom,I got a new pattern with new in stock fabrics every month for a year. 
At last I will show you my new knitted socks. They are named Patchwork socks and the pattern are made by Pinneguri. I got them in my advent calendar from Nemo. There was a pattern to make mittens too.... Guess what I'm doing while listening to TV in the evening now .... ? 
Now of to knitting,hope to be back soon to show my new mittens.... :-)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spoiled at Christmas.

I have been a part of SSCS 2015 this year..  And look what I got from Deb.It is do beautifull. 
I will heng it in a perfect place for me and my friends to enjoy it :-)
Thank you Deb :-) 
Thank you Donna for hosting the swap again this year. I'm sending you big hugs. I'm so sorry for your lost.
This Christmas has been great with all the kids and their parents at home. Lovely busy days with 4 kids  from 9 months - to almost 7 years. 
The weather are strange this winter.Almost no snow,few degrees below zero ,but to be here,a lot of wind. We had a no televisjon weekend,from Christmas day untill monday. My TV dish almost blew down. But we actually didn't miss TV .... 

There are something I miss.... The sun... Yes I know it is the dark time of the year, but when it is no snow the days are realy short and dark.  The photo above are from ca 9 o'clock this morning... Sun rise... 
The last photo was ca 12 to day... Still no sun,but beautifull clouds.. 
As a lasy blogger as I'm I want to wish you all A Happy New Year. A little early,but suddenly it is by the end of January ....  
Have fun an take care... I will be back in 2016 .... Sometimes ... Hugs :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Waiting for Christmas...

Santa has been here....
I have got my SSCS gifts from ????  In Australia.
One gift for Christmas ,one to open at once .....and Maltesers.
I love Maltesers ,but they are so difficoult to get here in Norway.
Hmmm... Wonder who my partner are...I wonder how she know that. 

The gift I was allowed to open was this great angelornament. 
Beautifull angel who are going to stay in my home all the time. 
Thank you so mutch " partner " I hope it is ok to open my next gift 
on the 24. As we does with all our present here in Norway ;-)
I have been busy getting ready for Christmas lately. Making christmasgifts,cleaning my house and doing all the other things I use to do.... 
But I had to play with some selvedges and make me a new bag or two.. Easy and fun to do :-)
We had a werry short winter this year... In Norway we sometimes says : summer was on monday this year, this year winter was on a monday. It was beautifull with snow and some cold weather.White and brigth, but it did not stay for long. The rain came and made all into ice... 
There was iceroses on the window in my garage. It looked like beautifull laces.
I hope the winter will be back before my Christmas guests arrive. 
Hope you all will have a great Christmas .... There are more busy days fore me getting ready,and as I'm a lazy blogger I'm saying it to nigth. 
Big hugs....( may bee I will be back soon )   :-)