Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shopping and some new stuff :o)

Yesterday I went downtown, shopping at Quiltegården. My favorite quilt shop :o) It's been a while since I last time, so it was so good to see Siw again. I did spend a few hours looking at fabrics and stuff, and had a nice chat with Siw over a cup of tea :o) I took a few photos while I was there, and this is just a few yummy ones ;o)

Lots of inspiration, and candy for the eye...
Yummy fabrics, beautiful quilts and LOTS of lovely threads! I love variengated threads, and among several embroidery threads, Siw has got the hand dyed threads from Cottage Garden and the Cosmo Seasons variengated thread from Lecien. There are also a lot of gorgeous ribbons in her shop. Wish I could put the whole shop in a shopping bag and take it home with me :o)

I brought some treasures home with me. A pattern of some gorgeous needle pillows by Leanne Beasley, some fabrics, ribbons, purple (of course purple) variengated thread and a really great book by Yoko Saito.

I just had to trace and start on one of the stitcheries from Leanne's pattern last night. And I also traced two of them for my mum, so finally I got her to try stitching :o)

I haven't got time to do many stitches today, since last night Hubby finished the shelves he was making for me.
The other night he got to put the shelves over my cutting table up on the wall, and yesterday he came home with the shelves he built for me, to have under the cutting table. Now I'm able to organize my strips and pieces in bins so they will be easier to use :o)
I've been working the whole day sorting stuff in my sewing room, so now it's tidy at one corner of the room ;o) Tomorrow I will continue organize the rest of the stuff :o)

These three books came in the mail today, and I cannot wait to make some of the quilts in this books!!! Inpired by Kvilstina, I just had to have the Schnibbles book ;o) And I definitely reccomend all three books!

But first of all, I'm going to make a project from the Yoko Saito book. I'll post a picture when I've got started ;o) Just have to finish tidying the sewing room first :o)


Mary Ann said...

What a lot of lovely goodies you bought, Laila! I met Siw at the Goteborg Quilt Traef...she has such an inspiring collection of fabric and supplies! Hopefully, I can one day visit her shop in Norway!
All the best!

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Kim Brackett said...

I would love to visit that shop. So many beautiful things there!

Your books are wonderful. Lots of great inspiration in all of them.

Your sewing room looks so tidy and organized. Doesn't it make you want to sew something? Can't wait to see your Yoko Saito project.

Stina Blomgren said...

Åhhh.. Jag vill dit och shoppa... såg massor som jag vill HA!!!!!! Lycko dig som har butiken så nära!! :o))

Sølvis blog said...

Ser ut som du har hatt en flott dag hos Siw - du kanjo si fra neste gang så kan vi prøve å møtes der. Blir bra på syrommet ditt også.

Darcie said...

Mmmm...lots of eye candy from Siw's store! Yum.

LOVE the shelving!!! Good for you!

Weekend hugs....


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