Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Sewingroom update

Already several days into February.  I think each day that now is the day to do a blogpost, then I get busy with other things.  But I have been busy in the sewing room, so I will give you an update on that.

Progress on my red and white quilt.  The center piece is almost done.  Just have to sew these three parts together.  Using triangle paper makes the peaces go perfect together.  More triangle paper is on my shoppinglist.

I spent one whole sunday in the sewingroom prepping the borders.  And my sewingroom was a big mess in the evening. You all know I love prepping projects.

Because then I can just sit down and relax with my sewing.

And most of the time i get company while sitting in my chair sewing. This quilt will be my focus project now.  I have a plan.  Just saying April and Shipshewana.

Last weekend my quilt guild had invited Anna-Malin to teach us how to sew Diva purses.

It was a great workshop and I started to make a Diva and a SewTogetherDiva. And I actually finished both of them during the weekend.

Here is my two Diva's closed.

And here they are open.  I am so happy how they turned out.  Both are already in use.

Some beautiful fabrics came home with me.  I think easter and spring.

Saying for today:

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Welcome to 2017

Happy new year everyone.  A new year with new possibilities. And let us all hope 2017 will be a good year for everything.  There is two months since I posted and I can just tell you all that it has been som very hectic months, both at home and at work. I know that there will not be that much different in the coming year, so I can't make any promises that I will blog more often.  But I will try.  As told you before, I am on instagram and it is easier to do quick posts there.  So please visit me on instagram.

This is my top nine insta posts in 2016.  I am quite happy with what I have done.  Having focus on ufo's I have actually manage to finish several projects.  And one promise I can give is that I will continue my project finish-ufo's in the coming year.  It gives me joy to pick a focus project and some day being able to call it a finish.

On this first day of 2017 I have been relaxing in my sewing room.  I started to sew together all these squares that I sewed last time my friend and I was at the cabin.  I bought the pattern, the background fabric and a lot of red fabrics when I was in Shipshewana november 2015.  There is a lot of work on this quilt, but maybe I can have as a goal to bring the top with me in April when I am going back there.  

Saying for today:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

October quiltmeeting

Thursday it was quilt meeting in my local quilt group.  And this time we had invited Siw from Quiltegården to bring her shop. Our quilt group was her third stop on her route this time, and we was a bit afraid she had sold out all her goodies before she came to us.  But her car was still filled to the brim when she came. 

And we shopped.......

......and shopped.  She had SO many temptations with her.

and also a lot of inspiration, just take a look:

And then there ws show and tell.  Ejoy the photos:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quilterally 2016 - Shop hop 2016

Yesterday, early in the morning, 16 ladies was on their way to Oslo to join this years Quilterally or shop hop as it also is called.  We had a similar trip last year, and I had planned this trip a long time and invited friends to join me.  And we were doing the same route this year.

First stop was at Merethes quilteloft. She has loads of beautiful backings. She does beautiful machinequilting. I forgot to take photos (to busy shopping backings for my quilt tops) while the ladies was in the shop.

Suddenly the shop was so quiet and when I looked around I was there alone.  The other ladies had finished their shopping and was on their way to the buss eager to travel to the next quilt shop.

Next stop was at Trådsnella in Lørenskog. A small and lovely shop that has both quilt fabrics and yarn. 

My friend Hanne was showing tecniques doing handpicing and Liv (the lady trying to hide under the table) was telling us how to use triangle paper. 

Third stop on this Quilterally/Shop hop was at Kathrines Quiltestue.  It is SO dangerous to go into this shop.  Too many temptations that just jumps down in your shopping basket.

Anna Malin showing us how to sew a pop-up basket.

And Helle is showing us how to use some new rulers.

Some of the ladies in line waiting to check out and then go to dinner.

Dinner at Kolonihagen. A lovely place that were very busy this saturday.  So it seams like it is a very popular place to go to eat. 

I had fish and it was delicious.

Last stop on this quilterally /shop hop was at Lappemakeriet.

A small quiltshop with lots of inspiration and fabric. 

Trine showed us how to make a perfect feathered star block.

After almost ten hours on the road, four quilt shops and a restaurant, we were heading back home (another two hours driving).  Lots of paper and plastic bags filled with treasures everywhere in the bus. Happy faces , laughter and I think everyones heads were spinning around full of ideas of what to make next.

I know for sure that my head was.......are...... spinning around full of ideas.  Do I start this new pattern? Do I open the lovely bundle with fabrics .....I have a plan or two for that one. Do I sew the outher border on to my Stonefield quilt, I did buy the fabric for it.  Do I start sewing the new bag (bags) I bougth fabric for.  Or do I start the quilt with circles that I saw, or do I start..............  You understand my dilemma LOL LOL  Today I just relax and enjoy my treasures.  

I had a great day with these wonderful ladies and our busdriver brought safe back home. This was really a vitamin Q day.

Saying for today:

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