Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hello Friends...:o)

Time flies.. 
(sigh)

and I will not have my wool project finished ..
hope my teacher will forgive me!!! :o)

This little piece of wool do talk to me all the time.. add this.. and add there.. and I think I will never ever be finished with it..lol..
Soo.. before I forget to post something before I go away this weekend.. 
...Some more progress...


Hope to finish this one up next week...

So see you then..

Ohhh.. yes..
I am going away to our
Yearly Quiltmeeting... this time held in Örnsköldvik..
so early tomorrow morning..
I´ll sit on a bus heading for new adventures ....
and spend all weekend with my friends
Woohhoo..
This will be FUN!!!

So See you!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Progress...

 with the YUCK!! :o)

Sewed a lot yesterday.. but it sure takes time.. 
The felt is rather thick... 
so it is hard to work with..  and tough on the hand..
and not the easiest to get nice stitches on...

But last night I had the first part finished 
the light wasn't that good and I was tired ... so more photos later.. 
just a little peek for you!
As you see .. a lot of inspiration ...
from the fabulous designer Sue Spargo...
Have wanted to go a class with her.. 
but since it aint never ever going to happen...
I try it my own way..:O))

I am also trying to use only recycled fabrics, ribbons and pearls...
Just the threads are new... :O))

Well.. back to some sewing!! :o)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Second pink surprise...

.. sorry ... it took some days.. 
tomorrow sure flew by..:O))
hope I haven't kept you waiting too long...lol...

One day I had a wonderful email in my inbox... 

Rosalie Quinlan...

asking if I wanted to make something from this 
wonderful wonderful 
new Fabric Line of hers....
"Sweet Broderie"
And this pink loveliness came !!!!!
Do you think I was excited.. oh YES!!!!
And then it hit me.. what if I cant come up with something.. 
Blackout or just blah blah... nothing at all...

Well well.. I just have to let them sit on my bench and I will pat them now and then... 
and one day I will know..:O))

And they are so pretty.. 
I just cant wait until they are out in the stores...
have to buy  all the others.:O))
Sweet yellows...
More blues.. and  greens.. and checks and  ahhh.. you know the rest..lol..
Take a look on Rosies Blog to see them all!!!

THANKYOU ROSIE!!!!!

Ok.. before you all drool all over the beautiful fabrics... :O))
from the prettiest to the ugliest ever!!!! 
Got you there... didnt I?? :o)
Yuck!!!
Was up early this morning.. took out pencil and block and started to draw...

This will be a challenge to turn this to something useful and pretty...
so this is what I am doing today!!!
WOOL.. and applique and stitchery...

Wish me luck..:O))

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pink surprise no 1...

Came all the way from USA... 
from the one and only 

A Friendship fob in pink for me... :o))

Thankyou for this wonderful gesture Darlene...
I will use my fob with Joy and Pride
 and always remember the special friendship shared!

I made a block for this quilt made for Darlene
 when she needed some Friendship Love...
And what a wonderful thankyou she sent... 
In Friendship and hugs!!
Darlene.. thanks!!

This was pink surprise no1 .. will share the pink surprise no 2 tomorrow... :o)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wool weekend in Kalix

Our first get together was held in a rainy and Autumn like Kalix in the North of Sweden..  Had in mind to take lots of photos.. but you know how it is.. 
excitement goes first... 

Lots of talking and getting to know each other...
some of us had had a long way to travel... 
6 girls... from the north of Sweden .. different ages.. 
but with the same interest... CRAFT!!

First assignment to be done... was yarn dye and Nuno felting....

We started to dye yarn... 
this was fun .. but it took quite a bit of time to get all the yarn dyed...
But we are more than happy over the result...
Very nice colours... 


 A little lottery was made ...
and the two that came home with me was the light blue and light purple... :o))
These will be used in later projects ...  
The second project for the day was nuno felting...

And I am not sure If I shall love it or hate it.. 
It was fun ..but the result aint pretty..:O))

Ok .. 
First to lay out all the wool in different directions... and then add a sort of fabric.. and this fabric was a bit thick and a bit rough...
and then wet it ... roll it up..  wet it some more... put in plastic bags...
and a potatoe sack on the outside .. and then bang it in the table for 5 minutes... 
Great for releasing aggressions..;O))

... then check if it had started to felt.. and continue to work it..if for at least 15 minutes...
And the result... 
A PRETTY piece of felt..lol...
Well NOT!!!

Our teacher calls it decorative pleats... :o))

So wish me luck to be able to make something pretty out of this..:O)

Today in the mail I got THE two most wonderful gifts
... but more of that tomorrow..:O))


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Potatoes.. and no sewing...

Just a little sign of life from me... 
still here.. but no sewing around here.. so no pictures of that.. 
Neck is better but not good.. been to the doctor...
Moms orders... ;o) to check my blood pressure.. it was OK..:O)
Still headaches.. and they will be better when neck is ok.. 
so that is what it is!!
Enough of that..
Last weekend we went to Arjeplog for the Yearly Event

The Potato Picking...
And this year every thing worked just like that.. in a blink everything was up...

Friends and Family  joined in...in all I think we were
19 people... :o)
No I didnt pick one single potato...
I cooked..:o)

Fun with all the cousins... 
all my brothers kids were there...
(while some parents enjoyed themselves in Rome, Italy...:o))

The kids had so much fun.. they were dirty.. but so what.. :o))

Upcoming weekend.. first date with my Craft and Design class in Kalix...
We will felt and dye yarn...
It will be lots of fun..:o))

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Resting ...reading...:o))

and this is my view ...
and has for some days...
Resting... Chiros order.. 
dont lift anything..dont work with arms above chest.. 
and NO SEWING!!!!

So it wasn´t even fun to stitch.. so what have I done then..
Reading.. or Studying...I should say...
This Monday I started to study again..
40 weeks ...distance course...
Craft and Design in Kalix... :o)
So I will have to have a very focused year ..
working, studying...my family ...and of course... 
still want to  have time for the things I love..
my PATCHES...:O))

So bare with me...
Firstly I am thinking of my three girls
that eagerly are waiting for their 
PIF gifts... they will come.. but like things are right now...
I hope you understand..:o)
And for my "Partner in Crime".. you know who you are...lol... 
can we extend our date a little bit further...again.. 
I´m so sorry!!!

Off to some reading again...
and think family wants some dinner this Sunday too..lol..
hmmm.. maybe we will have a favorite... like Viktor says :
-oh it will be a famous dish...
-LEFTOVERS..;o))
Hugs!!