Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Long to be creative again.... :o)

And what can I say..
with FRIENDS sending things like this... 

it starts to tickle your mind...
and that is good...

Huge thanks to my Norweigan Elfs..
so many lovely little gifts...
Thanks again May Britt and Hanne!!! 

Yesterday was a real 
ENERGY BOOST...
Look what was in my mail!!!!!

Anne Pia Godske Rasmussen
 NEW BOOK.....

ANd IT IS FABULOUS...
All I can dream about... want to make EVERYTHING.. and I mean it!!!
Gorgeous everything.. and in 
colours I love!

Just take a look!!!

Should be on everyones wishlist!!!

 She really done a great book this time.. now I just want to hurry  home from Christmas Holidays.....have some new fabrics and start to sew!!!
How does that sound!!!
Like MUSIC!! :o)
It sure does!!!
*BIG SMILE*

Just what I think the doctored ordered for me to get well..
THANKYOU ANNE PIA!!!
LOVE THE BOOK!!

At last I want to wish everyone a wonderful time with Friends and Family 
and I hope you will have a great time

I will sit by the fire.. stitch on my Butterfly Garden blocks...
Play games with Viktor, Linda and Petra...
Talk to Mum and Dad.. eat good food and just BE!!
Not doing much!! :o)

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

See you soon!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

December update...

..Time Flies..

Remember me???? :o)

 Hope you are more prepared for Christmas than I am... :o)
But I guess  it will be Christmas... with our without gifts...
will try to feel happy about that!!

I finally finished my task for school.. to make something with the dyed fabrics we made earlier this Autumn.. and to make something with the stack n slash technique...

I started out to make some Churn dash blocks..
just because I like that block.. 
just added white or off white fabrics... to calm down the minty green batik...

Hmmm.. what to do with these now then.. they sure needed something...
so I started to crochet some snowflakes...
and it lay there for two more weeks.. not knowing what to do...

so I spilled out a jar of white buttons on it.. 
and yepp.. there it was.. :o)

So I sewed.. quilted small snowflakes....
added the crocheted snowflakes... the buttons... 
but still there was something more to add..

TEXT!!!

I cut out templates with just paper and added paint with a sponge..
And there it was 
My tribute.. or NOT...
to the cold winterdays we have had!!
All I can say is...

BRRRRRRRR.... :o)

And it suits me right now..
Snowstorm is going on right here...
Having fever and cough again...
and more cold days to come!!
SIGH!!!

But I actually had some kind of fun putting that minty little wallhanging together..
despite the colours and the theme...:o)

Second of Advent have passed.. and I received the most treasured little gifts from
my Norweigan Elfs!!!!

Thankyou
  May Britt and Hanne!!!
Just LOVE everything....

And a while back a little note was in my mail that I had a little package to pick up at out mail service...
What what in the world could that be!! Had to wait a whole day to get it!! 

To my Surprise it was the most lovingly little gift 
from Carrie 
at 
Just take  a look... 
A cute homemade little box filled to the brim with delightful things!! 
A pattern... pink ribbon.... the cutest little reindeer ornament....
flower ribbon and ric rac... pink flower fabric..and the box  with the lovely yo yo  flower in the bottom...

what a wonderful gift to cheer me up ...
Thankyou ever so much Carrie!! 

Last weekend Viktor and I made a Ginger Bread House....
That was FUN!!! :o)
And still the Non Stops are all there... lol...
But Viktor said..
 -Ahhh... this is just too tempting!!!! :o)

 The third of Advent came too .. with more lovely gifts from 
from Hanne and May Britt ..
my Norweigan Elfs....
It is all the best... to have this wonderful moment of joy every Sunday!!!
I so love this and will miss it!!!
Thanks my friends!

And tomorrow the last of Advent is here...
(how did that happen ?)

A long post and a little update from me
and while looking through pictures I found this  gift
 I made for my friend Åsa for her Birthday in October

Another little Pincushion Jar... 

So fun to make... 

Well over and out from me this time.. 
just two weeks since the last post... not a month like the one before... lol
its getting better...:o)

Tomorrow I can look forward to:
Last Advent gifts...
Oldest Daughter coming home for Christmas
No Fever( maybe)

 See you!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

*knockknock*

almost one month since I posted!!!!
How did that happen...

Needed to bury my head for a while... too tired for anything...
all the colds... Mum at emergency another round...
work.. school and THE DARK and THE COLD...
not a good combo for me!!

But emails have been coming in my mail to 
alert me... so 
*knockknock*
Here I am...
Thankyou friends for thinking of me.. 
you all know how you are..
Gold stars to you!!

(Wont reply to old emails.. will start fresh from this post, sorry..
hope you dont mind...:o)

Ok.. what have been happening here...
NOTHING MUCH!!!
I mean it... 
Thank goodness for some lovely mails that have arrived...
so something happens!! 
*smile*

First this arrived...
A lucky win from 
 Awesome patterns.... these are just so fresh...
I so love the bags...
Would be nice to have a new bag!!!!

...Thankyou so much Bari...

In the middle of November we had a 
stack n slash weekend at my place....
Schoolwork... Patchwork this month..
and it have been the toughest month of them all...
So far!! 
Dont like my batik fabric... and not the colour...
it doesnt speak to me at all...and I have to use it!!!
SIGH!!
So it aint finished.. should have been..
So it need to be done .. tomorrow!!!

But it was fun to have Camilla around and learn her to play with fabrics!!!
All the other girls were sick or just couldn´t come!
Hope she have done something fun with her blocks!

The same week a surprise package was in my mailbox....
A Thankyou present from Judy at 
for helping her out on how to use Picasa...
Isnt that sweet or what...
ANd I love this cute little cupcake 
pincushion!!!
Love it Judy
Thanks!

And then more started to come in the mail
A brown little package from Lyn 
Saved it for Christmas...
Hurried to pack it away.. so I wouldnt open it up before.. 
so I forgot to take a photo!!!

Thanks Lyn!!! 

More happiness came... for the first of Advent....
from Norway two Elves had put together calenders for me...
even if I told them that I couldnt return
 a calender to them this year...
Thankyou 
May Britt and Hanne for your generosity and 
all the positive chatting ...
*smiles to you*

 Had a lovely Sunday opening the packages after have been decorating the house for Christmas all weekend...
( Bless you Son for having the energy and Joy to do it with me!)
Long till tomorrow to open up package number two!!!

Pheew.. that was  a lot from me...
Still here ..
Just tired and will probably not post so much during 
December... but I will be around!!

Signing off with some pictures from my daily walks to work early mornings...
I love to walk through the Old Church town with our Church...
just to feel the atmosphere...
feel the calmness and peace around the place...
Good for the soul!

Hugs to all...
"Life is a Patchwork of Friends"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Still here...

but the air went out of me ...
4 weeks with a sore throat...work and school...
other problems... 
and a real scare... Mother got really sick and had surgery last week
Luckily everything went just ok.. and she is recovering at home ..
Pheew.. :o)

Still struggling with my cold.. but I am going back to work tomorrow
 and lets hope it will be ok...

Yesterday I went back to some sewing...
had my Paganini to quilt..
first quilt on my Zonnie...
And I must say .. It was a joy to quilt on her...
*SMILE*
So here are the finished little quilt
named it
Rosie´s Flowers....


Made in Rosalie Quinlans new fabric Line
Sweet Broderie ...


and some fabrics from stash... 


Used the Paganini pattern from 


Think it turned out great with the scalloped border
Think I have a new favorite now..:O)

Started to cut out some more pieces with Rosies fabric..
but not sure yet what it will be ..if it will be something.. small or something bigger
time will tell..

See you!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Top finished

for this months 
Petite projects...

Added  a rose check fabric and embroidery lace..
mitered the corners...

Still havent decided on the quilting and if I should make the outer border scalloped...
Think I have to sleep a little more on that!!!

See you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Such a Privilege...

To sew with these fabrics...

"Sweet Broderie"

I had made big plans on how to use them and to buy more once they are out to buy... 
but I HAD to start cutting into them and make something.. just to see how they would be together!!!

Used the 
"Paganini" 
pattern 
of Miss Rosie´s
(Lots of Rosie´s here... :o)
And this is the start...
and as usual.. 
cant stick to the pattern...  sigh...:o))

One thing gives the other..
hadn´t different fabrics to make all the blocks...
so I just made nine blocks... added sashing in between...
to add some space... 
And this is the result so far....
And am right now working on the borders...
soo back to some sewing..
See you!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello there...

I´m still around...:o)
Still having this
€€%&%€#"&/!! Virus flu...
Slowly getting better...:o)

Well well.....thats life!
What have happened here then...

Hmmm... this have been going on....

Can you guess???


Thats right.. 
I have had the best company and best helper in the world
 in my sewingroom...


Viktor have worked really hard... colour after colour....
and winded the DMC threads on bobbins...
So so happy for this...
Just a few left now ...
but he is finding threads at lots of different places.. 
(wonder why? lol)
 so now he is "treasure hunting" for more thread to wind...;o)

Thankyou Viktor... for the help and the company...
Think it helped me sew ..
because this morning I finished all the blocks for Butterfly Garden...

Well... the stitcheries are still there to stitch...
but it will be good to have while watching TV..:O))


We have struggled a bit Zonnie ( my machine) and I ...
but we have learned to know each other...
a little bit better..
some things I like...some things I dont!!

But more on that later... :o)

Time for TEA!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An Update....

on whats happening here at my place...

Continuing the crazy stuff...
Butterfly Garden No 2..:o))

And this is progress so far...
making it more green than my first one and a little bit darker...
I think...:O)))
I exchanged the block stitcheries with pinwheel blocks,
to save myself some time.. and I must say I love it!
Home with my cold/eyeinfection caused by virus
 for at least some more days...Doc´s orders!
Trying to rest and do a little studies for school, so it is slow sewing.. 
but trying to sew whenever I can!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Batik and Printing Day...

Saturday came quick... and like always you do think you have all the time in the world to prepare for something... and so it was.. even this time..:O))

But I think we did well.. 
So here is some pictures from my Saturday with dyes and prints!

We had three different pigments to chose from

I chose light green for my batik...
And this is how mine turned out...
A bit pale.. but you all know me..lol..
But i like the almost transparent white pattern..:O))
But then on the other hand we dont know what we will be using this for ...
so who knows..maybe I did the right choice...or not!!!

My friends did chose redyellow or purple or a mix between those,
and mixed ink for the prints... 


Went home with a can of fabric that were supposed to be in the remaining colour bath for about 12 hours...
And I just took it out this morning..


The next month we will have Patchwork..;o))
and well...can say that I feel a little bit more comfortable with that ..
or maybe ... it will be the hardest month of them all..lol..
yepp.. think so.. because I am not in charge..lol..

Still having my...#€%&%€# cold...
and an eye infection as a bonus this morning...

Maybe a visit to the doc have to be done in the morning..
SIGH...

Back to sewing on my Butterfly Garden...
See you all!!



Friday, October 15, 2010

Among the crazy things we do...:o))

But first....
something that lovely friends DO!!!!

Sending lovely gifts... 
LOVE IT!!

First from my new found and wonderful Friend and Quilter..
Gudrun in Sweden...
Sorry folks.. this wonderful and talented quilter doesn´t have a blog.. but she ought to have one.. told her so.. she does amazing stuff!!! :o)

Lovely tapes!!!
 Je suis heureux.... just wonderful:..O)

I´m just that... :o)
THANKYOU GUDRUN!!!

And EARLIER this autumn... 
Super Duper Quilter
( she has a heart of gold!!)
 sent me these wonderful patterns....
Love them!!

Thankyou so much Karen... :o))

ANd now on to the crazy things I do!!!!!

I am doing Butterfly Garden one more time!!!
And THAT is CRAZY!!!! :o)


Yepp.. I know it.. I am crazy.. 
BUT... :o))
Havent sold mine.. nope.. so I am making  this one 
to someone who loved it so much this summer!!!

This one will be more green.. I hope.. and will change a few blocks...
so let some crazy sewing begin!!

This weekend.. 
it is schoolwork...
batik dyeing..and printing on fabric...

Good part is that no fever is rushing through my body right now...
just a little sore throat...
so I hope it will be a good Saturday 
with printing and dyeing!!!

See you... :o)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More white...

woke up to this...
 this morning....
Son yelled JIPPPIIIIEEEEE!!!!

and well I didnt´t... :o(


Knew I should have stayed under my covers...!!!
:o)

Late night ideas... very late... :o)

Do you have nights like this too.. 
waking up and having at least for that moment..the GREATEST IDEA??? 

Have had some awake nights this week.. 
coughing and having ideas...:o)
Well.. this idea ... 
started out with me
test sewing with my new machine...
seam after seam ....lots of them.. 
But couldnt waste it once sewed...
looked kind of pretty...

Then I remembered this...

And looked at this when I got up in the morning...
and decided to make a new one..
where no webbing is.. no black spots.. that rubs off on white...

And this is my new ironingplace... :o)

Made from the test piece.. where lots and lots of seams are sewn with my new machine...
still have lots to test...
but for now I am pleased...

But Stina a white one...
a white one.. yepp.. 
one thing is good.. 
no patterns to disturb my eye when working on the ironingboard.. 
you see I do that all the time..
And  oh yes it will be burnt in no time..
but I dont care.. I have a pretty white ironingboard.. for now.... :o)
Hmm.. maybe I have to make a little cover for it..lol...

Otherwise days are tough like syrup..
Fever is coming and going ...
BLAHHHH...