Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another table runner

I haven't been sewing at all during the Easter Holidays, but I got to enjoy some time with my family, and I've been knitting a little bit.
We've had some lovely days during the Holidays, and it was so nice to spend some time outside in the sun again! Spring is really showing off, and almost all of the snow are gone now. FINALLY! 

Got time to cut some fabrics for a table runner I've had on my mind for a long time. I think it's about a year since I bought the fabrics for it! 
You know I love purple, so purple it is :o) The top is finished, so now I will start basting and quilting.
This is table runner #4 from the same AnnAKa pattern. The first one I finished in March last year, and I love this pattern.

I'm having a day off work today, and between the usual "house-stuff" I'm enjoying some time in my sewing room. I digged out a couple of UFO's the other day, and I hope to make some progress on at least one of them before this week is coming to an end.

Have a great Wednesday,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Been sewing this weekend

I got to spend a lot of time in my sewing room this weekend. The quilt I'm working on is almost finished, and I love these happy colors. I'm a big fan of "dusty" prints, but I love to make some quilts with brighter fabrics now and then. Reminds me of the Summer we are soon about to welcome :o) The "Bliss" line from Moda is just gorgous, and since I had so much fabric left after making the block for my Schnibble quilt some months ago, I figured I should make a Summer quilt. I got to see a beautiful quilt made by Merete a while ago, and started cutting fabrics after I got home from Quiltegården on Tuesday. I got to buy the white fabric for background that day, and I love how it's turning out! 
Since I had to pick it up from the floor so I could clean up some of the threads and dust from the floor, I only got to take a photo while the rows are folded together tonight. I'm half way to a finished top, so I'll take a photo of the whole thing in a few days. This quilt are really a stashbuster :o)

I also started a couple of  Easter projects like the hearts in my previous post. Just love these cuties :o)
I'm pretty tired and ready to jump to bed, so they have to wait till tomorrow, so I can finish them up.

Wish you all a great and creative new week, 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter project

Having a day off work today, so I got to spend a few hours in my sewing room. The plan was to continue on the quilt I've been working on the last days, but figured I should make a little Easter project instead. The pattern is from a book I bought in 2004 (I usually mark my books with my name and year they are purchased).
I've been wanting to make this project for so long, and it was so fun to make! 

A cute little Easter decoration :o) Can't figure out why I waited so long to make this!
I hope to make a couple of the other projects from the same book during the Easter holidays. It brings out the Spring feeling, working on projects like this :o)

It's nice to have the sewing mojo back again, and hope it will stay for a while again. 
Will show some photos of the quilt I'm working on in the next blog post ;o)

Happy sewing,


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Some new projects

Not much sewing going on, but I started a couple of new knitting projects. I've been knitting since I was a little girl, and I've always been very fascinated by the traditonal knitted Selbuvotter/Selbu mittens and gloves.
I bought a couple of books a while ago with patterns for some gorgeous mittens:

 The one called "Selbuvotten" is translated from a book called "Biography of a Knitting tradition" by Terri Shea, so the book is also written in English for those of you who are interested in knitting, and read only English.

When I'm not able to, or just don't feel like, doing any sewing projects, I ususally have a knitting project (or five) I work on. It's just as easy as stitcheries to keep in my purse :o)

Inspired by the gorgeous mittens I did see over at Mormors verden made with multicolored yarn, I just had to buy some new yarn and try this.  These two pairs are both made from the same pattern, but the one with multicolored yarn are smaller, because the yarn is a bit thinner than the ones in black and white. 

I have been knitting a lot of socks with similar patterns like these, and I'm not so good at knitting thumbs yet... You can see there is no thumbs on the two pairs, but I hope to get on with them this weekend. Been so long since I knitted mittens, so I forgot how to make the thumbs look neat ;o)  I'll just have to give it a try :o)

The day before yesterday, Hubby bought me roses. He knows my favorite color is dusty purple, and he spoted these gorgeous roses and just had to buy them. It's a bit hard to get the real color right, even if I brought them outside and didn't use the flash on my camera, but I think it's pretty close:

The roses are in the same colors as my favorite table runner I have on my dinner table.
I have no clue what the name of the roses is, but if you do I really want to know :o)

It's looking more like Spring these days, as the snow is melting fast, and the temperatures are staying around 5 to 10 degrees depending on if the sun is shining or not. I'm looking forward to the beautiful season we have ahed, and hope to get to spend more time outside again. It's been a long winter, and it's so nice to have a lot more daylight again.

I have no special plans for this weekend, and I'm just going to catch up on a few things between doing some "have to's". 

Wish you all a great weekend,


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