Sunday, April 25, 2010

Schnibble top done...

77 blocks completed in my 
Schnibble for this month..
...Tagalong...
And I just love how it turned out...
Love the old table cloths I used ...and the old tea towels...
and I also added old curtains...

Recycle all the way...
not a single new piece in this one...
Feels good...;o)

Finished the quilting yesterday... will put binding on today...
and wow..almost another big finish!!!!

Hooray to me...:o)

And I want to thank everyone that have left  a comment to me...
and I am so sorry I haven't had time to answer them...
But I want you all to know..
I read them all and they mean LOTS AND LOTS to me..
LOVE them ALL!!!
SO please don't stop writing them... :o)
One day...
I will reply again...

Well.. back to sewing again...
new plans after the binding is sewed on!!!
Stay FOCUSED!! :o)
(My new motto...;o)

HUGS TO YOU ALL!!
(What would I do without you........)
:o)


Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick hello from me...

Just a little quick note from me
so you see I am focusing and trying to get some finishes here..:o)
 All four quilts are quilted and prepared with binding...
no excuse to not have them finish soon then..:o)
I want to say an extra thank you to Mary at Quilt Hollow 
for giving me advice... 
Some days this just drove me nuts!!!

Have one more to quilt... 
but it have to wait.. 
neck and shoulder was about to have enough of the static work...

So I started to  mess up the sewing room  even more....
 Lots of old table cloths and old towels
were cut into pieces...
And yes.. Some of you might recognize the pattern.....
it is this months Schnibble Tagalong...
And this time I did it again... 
adopted the pattern for my needs and made the blocks larger...
and eventually it will be something for the exhibition..:o)

On the sick front..
I am better... not quite super duper well.. but Ok...
was about to go to work today..but..
Viktor is sick... 
When calling in to work.. I couldnt do anything else than laugh...
(thanks boss for your understanding)
 What to do.. 
nothing... at all....
Just get well and long for summer..:o) 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RAK and Quilting....

Have been home all week with a troubling stomach ...
lousy sleeping and no energy...
Soo happy for having Spring around the corner so this will end soon.. 
I blame everything in winter..;o)

On a very HAPPY note...
I found one wonderful RAK  gift in my mail  this week... 
and when I say wonderful... I mean wonderful... :o)
All the way from Australia....
and she  also thought of Viktor 
and added chocolate
(the ones he love with Aussie animals on... :o) 
He smiled and said... -Oh... mum... it is a year since I tasted them... 
So he will have a happy candy day on Saturday...
ANd  a key ring with a Kangaroo and light... 
(very exciting... ;o)
And for me there was a magnet from New Zealand....
dont know the flower.. so please help... :o)
And one of her LOVELY pouches...
It is so Pretty... 
and the most wonderful pillowcases... 
with crocheted edge... 
ahhh... they are sooo PRETTY... 
I borrowed the picture from Janets blog...
(hope it was ok with you  Janet..:o)
They will be just wonderful in my bedroom.......
(maybe this will be the start for a quilt I have had in mind for some years now...)

Thankyou so much Janet 
for your fantastic gifts for me 
(and Viktor) 
Now I can say Spring is on its way... 
First flowers... :o))

On the Sewing front... not as much as I wanted have happened ...
Have been struggling with my Turnabout quilt...

QUILTING!!!!
Thread breakages... lots of them.. 
guess my mood didn't become better with a stomach that
 wouldn't cooperate at all... 
But one thing I found out... 
My Machine don't like to quilt too fast...  :o)
then the thread breaks...

So when I moved on to a smaller quilt it went better.. 
BUT SLOW.. sigh... 
Have lots to learn .. and I practice on my quilts...  
So this is what I have been up to... 


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

News from me...

but first I do want to thankyou for all the wonderful 
wishes for Easter... 
This time I wont personally thankyou for them...
almost breaks my heart.. because I love to answer!!

So Thanks everyone... 
you know who you are..:o)

Why on Earth did I do this then.. 
You see.. BIG NEWS here..
I wont be able to have so much time with computer
 and blogging ...( sigh...) 
I have to SEW!!!!
Why then... sew I do anyway..
but this time...
I AM HAVING AN EXHIBITION 
this summer!!!!!
So it will be some serious SEWING!!!

You can feel my panic can you.... !!!
(Both scared and excited...:o)

So I will take some time out here...
blogging when I can.. commenting...
wont be so much...
visit you all.. not much...

Time will be spent in 
sewing room...
from today!! :o)

So dear dear..PIF receivers...
Swap friends.... and other friends ...
have to move forward my commitments to you to a later date... 
hope I will have your understanding...
But I promise... I will be back....!! :o)

Well..
Easter... :o)

Had a wonderful time...
They told us it was going to be bad weather... 
but no way... we had the most wonderful weather one can ask for...
I got my SUNSHINE!!!
And some lovely family time!!


Playing...laughing and wonderful restful time...
not so much sewing though.. even if I tried... :o)
Had my Gardeners Journal blocks with me... 
And I finished one block and started the other.. for this months challenge...
sigh.. how am I going to be able to do this now...
Hmmm... night light perhaps and lots of TEA!!
(small problems..right..lol)

Before Easter .. I received a wonderful  gift...
at Log Cabin Quilter
I so admired her Spring Wallhanging...
sooo lovely...
And what does she do.. she said..  
when I am finished with it.. I send you the book!!!!
You can see my smile ...can you..:o))
 
So happy she did send.. I love it ... :o)
And she also added a little bonus.. a bit of pink wool... :o)
Thanks Karen!!!

I also had a date with Miss Fortuna...
and won a pattern from 

Love it.. 
it is so so sweet.. 
and she also added some hexagon templates.... 

Thankyou Tracy!!!

And yesterday a very nice package arrived...
From Julie  at

Who so kind helped me with the Easter Chicken  wallhanging....
She helped me out once again...
trying to find some Cheri Saffiote Patterns that 
are out of print.. :o)

Oh my goodness.. 
I told her when I wrote my 
big Thank you....
I am in Cheri Heaven... :o))
She sent me her double copies of the patterns I looked for.. and 
LOTS more!!!!


Ahhh.. SO SO SWEET!!!! 

I will have lots of fun..
when I have the time to start some new projects... :o)
THANKS JULIE!!!!!

And now... 
Sewing for the Exhibition
will start!!!!

This week..
Quilting!!

See you!! :o)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

Just a little HaPPy EaSTeR wish from me!!!
And a little picture of what Viktor did today at my work...
Happy Easter card for his Grandparents...:o)
Some strips...
Straight stitches and he had some fun..:o)

Have a wonderful wonderful time..
Off to my parents for some family time!!!
See you next week...:o)