Monday, December 29, 2008

The block I like the most

This is the block I like the most of all Dear Jane blocks. And I bet it is one of the most difficult ones, too... I started on it yesterday, and wasn't finished before today. I did handpiece all of the "leafs" on top of the block. I did use the iron a bit too hard, but it'll pass:o)
Now I'm planning on another one, and I have not decided which one yet, but I have to take a little break first:o)
Happy sewing,

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cannot stop!

Since I got the DJ software for Christmas, I just cannot stop wanting to sew these lovely blocks!!! It is so much easier when I can print out the templates instead of drawing them with a pencil. I can print the templates directly on the freezerpaper, and it makes the progress so much faster! I made this block earlier today. I did sew the hearts on by hand with the freezerpaper still on the back, and then cut out a piece of fabric on the back of the block to remove the paper. Fast and easy :o)
Better go, got to make another one:o)
Happy sewing,

Saturday, December 27, 2008

One more post today

Had to post one more today. I finished my pincushion from "Poppy's sewing set" tonight. And I was lucky, I did find ONE red button in one of the boxes in my sewing room. I like it! Thanks again Gail, for the nice surprise earlier this year! But it's almost too sweet to have a lot of pins in it...
Well, the other one I have is worn out, so I guess I just have to use it:o) Now I have to finish the stitching for the sewing bag and needle case. I'm almost done with one of the stitcheries, so it won't take long.
Happy sewing,

One more...

Had the time to work on my DJ-blocks today, too. And I got another of them finished before dinner today. This is block C-3 Rayelle's Fence. Used the freezerpaper method on it, and it's almost perfect. It would not lie flat while I was taking the picture, so it doesn't look square, but it is:o)
We are having my parents over for dinner tonight, so I don't have time to sew more, yet. Maybe later tonight. I also want to finish my pincussion from Poppy's sewingset I started on earlier, so maybe I'll get on with it before I start sewing more of these blocks:o) They are so fun to do, and I am in a mood for doing these still, so... We'll se. Gotta go, my potatos are boiling, and it's just one hour before we get visitors.
Happy sewing,

Friday, December 26, 2008

Another block done!

Tonight I got another DJ-block done. It's not 100% perfect, but I'll let it pass. I love this blue fabric, and think it turned out nice.
I love this puzzling with small blocks, and I hope I have the patience to do them all... I'ts a lot of work, but it is fun to do between other projects.
I just had to add a picture of our Christmas tree. We are so satisfied with it, and we love the small lights on it:o) So kozy!!!
Happy sewing,

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!
I'm so happy! I got the Dear Jane quilt design software from my boys and hubby for Christmas. Today I have been checking it out, and started on with designing a wall quilt. I want to make a blue/white one, and this is my first block for this quilt. I will choose fabrics as I go, I have no special plan other than blue and white fabrics, so I guess I'll do some stashbusting here:o)

At Christmas Eve, we had dinner with my parents and my brothers family, at my parents house. It was such a kozy event with lovely dinner my mom made for us, and it was so nice to see the kids having fun and enjoing unwrapping their presents after the dinner. They where all so thankful for their gifts. And of corse all of us grown ups where happy, too. We got a lot of nice presents, too. But the best thing about Christmas, is being together. That's what really matters. I feel so lucky to be able to have my hole family around me at Christmas Eve.
Santa did pay us a visit, too! And even if some of our kids are to old to belive in Santa, they all enjoyed the visit. So fun!
Hope you all enjoy the Holidays,

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gingerbread house

Finally we are done with the Christmas presents and baking. The only thing left now, is the rest of decorating the house. We have a tradition to decorate the Christmas tree the day before Christmas Eve, but we might be doing that a bit earlier this year. The kids and their dad finished the Gingerbread house, yesterday, and I think it looks great! I have been sewing some more on my stitchery today, too. And I am almost done with stitching on the pincussoin. I'll post a picture of it when I'm finished with it.
I look forward to the Christmas Holidays, spending time with family and friends. I also hope to get some time to settle down and do some more stitching between.

Happy sewing,


Thursday, December 18, 2008

A little bit of stitching...

Back in August, I won a pattern from Gail Pan. "Poppy's sewing set". I haven't been doing stitchery for a long time, and just had to start on it. It has been waiting so long for me now.
Not much progress yet, but hopefully there will be some in the next days... I have decided to do all four pieces in this set. They are so sweet! And I do really need a needle case and a sewing bag, 'cause I don't have any. And my pin cushion is about worn out... Used well!
Happy stitching to you, too!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Still not ready for Christmas

This is the start on my table runner. Have not been working on it since Saturday, so I better get it done soon...
Maybe I'll be sewing some tonight.
Haven't been baking for Christmas yet, but tonight the kids are going to make ginger breads. It is our little tradition, the kids with some help, makes them.
There is a lot to do before Christmas yet, but I'll get there :o)

A new blog is born. Check it out: Mange blokker små

Friday, December 12, 2008

Back in Blogland again

It's so good to be back in Blogland again!! I never got my old computer back from service, so the dealer had to get me a new one. I got it yesterday, on my birthday:o) Could not get better:o) Good timing!
I am really satisfied with my new one. It is a lot better than the older one, and I hope it will stay that way too....
I have not been sewing much lately, just been knitting socks for my boys. They are only 11yrs, but they use the same size in shoes as their dad... So it takes some time to be knitting for them all. Only one pair to go:o)
I'll post a photo of them later, i have not taken any yet.
Today I did start on a table runner for myself. It is a Christmas table runner, like the one I did last year. It is a design from AnnaKa again:o) I like her designs so much.
I hope to get it done some time this week end.
I really look forward to check out all my favourite blogs again.
See you soon,


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