Saturday, January 31, 2009

My finish #2 for January

Didn't think this would ever be finished. I made abig mistake, and cut the stitchery too much :o(
But even if I couldn't follow the pattern at every step, I just made some of it a little different.
I think it turned out ok.

Inside I can put some embrodery thread and pins/needles.
And maybe a scissor to go:o)
This is a free pattern from Cinderberry Stitches. I like the patterns Natalie makes, and have a few others I would love to work on soon.

So... now I'll have to figure out what to have for the Febuary finish...
I'll have to sleep on that:o)
Whish you all a great Sunday, and happy seewing :o)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jippi! A finished project for the challenge :o)

Back in blogland and back to sewing, after some awful days with migraine earlier this week. Have not been sewing so much but:
Finally, a finished project!
I did start the stitching on this wallhanging a long time ago, and even got the button that belongs to it... But now, it's finished, I just need to get a
quilt hanger for it to get it up on my wall:o) I have several, but of course, they are not the right size...
Guess I'll have to go shopping:o)

Hope to get my needle case finished by the end of the month too, so I'll just have to keep on sewing. Hopefully I get to sew on my scrap quilt again too.

From Bodil I got this cute award the other day:

Thank you so much Bodil:o)
The rules for this award is:
1. The winner can copy this award, and post it on her blog.
2. Link to the blog you got it from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
4. Make links to these blogs in your post.
5. Leave a comment on the blog you gave the award to.
I want to give this award to these bloggers:
Hanne, May Britt, Elin, Anne Ida, Sølvi, Lena and Mary Ann. You all have blogs I love to visit, and I really get a lot of inspiration from you:o)
Wish you all a wonderful week, with a lot of sewing and creating:o)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Changed my name...

If any of you wonder... Yes, I changed the name of my blog today. I like this one better:o)
I've been wondering a little bit about creating some stuff on my own, for a long time. So we'll see...
Guess it's about time I give it a try?

Happy sewing,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My blue heaven

I finally got to take a picture of the "My Blue Heaven" quilt today. I forgot to post it earlier, but her it is. Just the inner and outher border missing still. Don't know when I'll get on with that, but time for that will come. Soon I hope:o) Hubby helped me holding it up, so I could get the pic of it:o)

I love the scrap quilts so much, I just know I'll be doing more of these.
Haven't figured out wich one is the next, but after I'm done with my mom's quilt, the "Smokey Mountain Stars", I will spend some time doing what I have as a goal for the 2009 Callenge.
I am done piecing 8 of the 13 rows, and can't wait to join the rows together, then the main part will be finished:o)
Happy sewing,


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Progress on my scrap quilt

Have been sewing almost all day today, and I had so much fun doing this quilt! I did start the layout tonight, just to see if I had to change something, and to decide the colors on the last triangles that will make the sawtooth border all the way around. I like the scrap quilts so much, because I think they have a different personality than other quilts, and they are so exciting to look at. And of course, a great way to do some stash busting:o)
I'm off to work again tomorrow, but I hope to get to sew some in the evening:o)

Happy sewing,

Scrap quilt in progress

I have been playing with my scraps the last days. I found this pattern over at Bonnie's place, and I figured out I wanted to make a scrapquilt for my mom right away. The pattern is called "Smokey Mountain Stars". I did spend some hours with the cutting on Sunday, and on Monday I could start piecing:o) Cute, aren't they? I love them, and I am half way with piecing the blocks that will in the end be pieced into rows, and then the star appears.
I am having a day off work today, and I have planned to spend some time with my dear Bernina, and maybe get the bunch of blocks that's left, pieced. Look forward to try quilting this :o)

Sigrun is having a challenge over at her place, go check it out, it's fun:o)

Happy sewing,
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Playing som more:c)

I decided to make one more post tonight, while am into playing in Picasa. Guess I'll teach as I go :o)
This was so fun!! This is a couple of pics from my painting days. I have been painting on porcelain ealier, but when I started sewing, I just stopped doing it... I miss painting, and I have all the stuff I used for this, including my ceramic kiln, and a bunch of bins with white china/porcelain, stored away. I was thinking of starting painting again, but it doesn't mix well in the same room with my sewing. Too dusty, so trying to paint in the same room would be a disaster, and just wasted time. Everything around must be completely dust free. But I know I'll be painting again, someday:o)

Happy sewing,
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Something different

I have been trying so many times to make a collage with using the Picasa, but have failed time and time again. Until I got some help from a dear angel, Hanne:o) And after figuring out how to do this, I just had to make a test. So it's the same pics I've showed on my blog before, but got to play safe;-)
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One block done...

Whooowhooo! Finished, after working on the block for three days! But it's worth it, I really like it, and can't wait to get started on the next block! I did change the fabric around the geese section, the other one did blend too much with the pink fabrics. Now I have to get started on the monthly challenge projects.
I am excited to see how many of my wisp's and UFO's I can get done over the next months, but I hope to do at least one a month.
Happy sewing,

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just had to try this...

I just couldn't wait any longer to try this one. I bought the pattern several months ago at Quiltegården, and I just had to try to piece it together today. I didn't get it done, but I pieced the flying geese together, and tomorrow I'll handpiece the block together. This was quite time consuming, but very fun. The block is one from the pattern called "Gåsemor" by Sara Bolster. It is several of these goose blocks, and the other blocks is handpieced stars. It was not easy to find fabrics with the right colors, but I think these will do well together. Time flies so fast when you're having fun, and soon it's midnight, and I just have to jump to bed. It's work tomorrow for me and Hubby, and first day at school for the kids after a long and lovely Christmas vacation. It has been a cold day today like yesterday, but we did spend some time outside anyway. It started snowing again tonight, and I hope it will not snow too much till tomorrow.

Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite:o)

A giveaway

Elin "Lappetausa" has a giveaway over at her blog. She is celebrating her 300th post! If you pop over at her blog, be shure to take a look at her lovely SBS quilt, too. It is just georgeos!
Happy sewing,

A new Dear Jane Block

I made a new Dear Jane block tonight, and this was a fun block to make. But I didn't get it quite perfect in the middle. Guess I should have checked that before I started to do the needleturn applique, but lesson learned...

I also figured out what to make for the 2009 Challenge, and
I am going to finish a wallhanging I started more than two years ago, and a needlecase I started on a few months ago. The last one was a free pattern from Cinderberry Stitches. I think it's so sweet! So now I know where to start:o) The wallhanging is an Art to Heart pattern. I really like the patterns Nancy Halvorsen makes, and I have collected a lot of her books over the years I've been doing patchwork. It will be fun to work on these again!

Happy sewing,

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A beautiful day

It was such a lovely and sunny day today, even if it was a bit cold. We went to visit my parents, and we just had to stop to take some photos. It's pretty cold, almost 10 degrees below zero, so it is a cold haze over the snowcovered lake. The kids where playing outside in the snow today. It's been snowing heavy every day since early Wednesday till last night.
But I like the snow, it all looks so clean...

Mats, Thomas and Cora (my parents dog) are having some cold fun. Mats looks a bit not satisfied, but he was looking another way when the camera was shooting :o) Cora is almost 10 years, and I bet she is the nicest rottweiler ever! She loves the kids, and love playing with them.

I am working on another block for my Dear Jane, but it's not done yet, but I guess it will be later tonight:o)
I'll post a pic of it tomorrow, with the project I have decided to be the project of this month. I have not decided that yet, but I am working on it...

Happy sewing,

Friday, January 2, 2009

A challenge, how fun!

I've joined in a challenge to finish a project a month. I decided to join, so I'll have to complete some of my UFO's,WISP's and of corse, work on some new things, too!!
This is a challenge May Britt and Kris came up with, I know this will be so fun!

I have been working on my blue and brown double 4patch for the last two days, and I am soon done with the blocks for the intire quilt. Have not decided yet, if I am going to add a border or not. It is from a pattern i did find on Mary's website. She makes so many lovely quilts!
I have not taken any photo of it yet, but I will as soon as I am done piecing it together.
I did also finish the main part of "My Blue Heaven" a couple of days ago, and now I have to finish the blocks for the border. I have some of them already done, but I have to finish at least 40 blocks, and I need about 78..... It is a pattern made by Bonnie. I love the scrap quilts she make, and this one is my favourite.


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