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...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finished my UGLY!!

so pleased with how I could turn that ugly piece of wool into this...
Lots of work..but Oh I had FUN.. all the way!! :o)

It became a Tea Cosy... :o))



when I had that piece of wool in my hand.. 
both smelly and very thick.. I thought and thought what it could be done into...
it could hold heat for a long time... yes it could...
to sit on.. very warm.... but the easy way out..lol.. hmmm...
 but...one thing I have wanted and a very much needed thing in our household
 was a teacosy... so I decided on that!

All materials are recycled...
shirts, pants, old fabrics, pearls....
except for the batting on the backside piece...
even the pearls are recycled from old clothes... :o)

Even the thread used is old.. 
found a very old silk thread on spool at work
.. and tried it out..
and it worked..
even in my new machine..:o))
And that was the trickiest part to do..
the freehand quilting... on the thick wool with a cotton layer on the inside..
PHEEWW.. but we did it ...
Zonnie and me!! :o)


Still at home with this autumns biggest flu!!
...BUT ...
I am test sewing ...have a lot to learn on my new machine.. 
LOTS!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I did it!!!

Ok.. lets try and get a feeling here..
play the music please.. :o))
if it aint working.. just skip it and read on...
(works in firefox..not to well in Safari.. Internet explorer I dont know)
it might take awhile to load.. sorry for that!!






ok ok.. 

first a guessing... whats missing at my sewing table...
are you listening to the music??? ;o)

Hmmm.... some of you have already guessed...
 some might have missed the photo at my last post...

Ok what in the world have it to do with the song 
SUNNY...

Well it´s all because of this...

May I present..
"Zonnie" (Sunny).. :o))

I finally did it!!!
So just like that.. 
all of a sudden

I was with machine..:O))

But oh my
I am not quite sure IF I HAVE made the right choice ...
but all felt so good when I test sewed at the quiltmeeting...

And I packed it up on Friday night ( FINALLY) ...
hard to see the box standing there all week!!!
(hectic week and a wonderful and nice cold 
kept me away from all things in the sewingroom... )
and I HAD to take away some CLUTTER first!!!

Had the best helper in the world.. Viktor...
oh he worked hard...fixing that all the feet came to the right place.. and he was like a paparazzi too.. taking lots of photos...

On Saturday it was finally time for some test sewing... 
only me and Viktor at home..
Lars had to go alone on tennis camp...
oh that was hard for him... 
you see Viktor had to stay at home because he to had a cold!
So it became a mother and son weekend instead of father and son weekend!!

And what a testdrive my Zonnie had to put up with..
thick thick layers of UGLY wool..lol
But we worked everything out.. 
but boy do I feel like beginner at sewing or what!! lol

So see you .. with finished pictures of the UGLY wool piece!!
Finally got it in the mail today
.....
Humming.... :o)

for you that couldn´t listen.. we listend to 
Sunny by Bobby Hebb and cover by Airto....

"Zonnie, yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Zonnie, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Zonnie one shines so sincere.
Zonnie one so true, I love you."
...

*SMILE*

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quiltmeeting... photos

As promised .. here comes some photos from the 
Quilt meeting in Örnsköldsvik!!

First I have to show you my Sweet and pretty friend Louise
that finished her version of my free heart design...
Valentine 2010...
Love the pinwheels around... 

Most of the quilts that I will show now.. Cant remember who made them.. 
sorry for that.. but please enjoy them!! 

 Lots of wonderful quilting and stitcheries... love the runics...

Loved the long and tall Birch quilts..
 ...and the lovely one in white in the middle.. :o)

Black quilts...

 Some pretty red quilts...

and purple beauty.... 

and some blue quilts..
the one in the middle is made by a friend of mine 
Sylvi Nilsson in Östersund

and this one.. 
I am amazed.. 
LOVE IT!! 

 Pretty greens!!

More fun colourful quilts...  

And this one is just stunning..
made by a friend of mine...
Margreth Säterhall from Östersund...
 Just look at all the details.. love it!!

We also got to see the lovely EQA quilts...
they were hung very high and very hard to take photos of!!
They were stunning!

So so.. lovely days ended to fast as always...
shopping was made... 
And as I love to tease.. 
here is a little picture ... 
for you to guess what came home with me!! :o)


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quiltmeeting...

This year our Yearly Swedish Quiltmeeting was held in Örnsköldsvik ...

Marica and I went by bus... 
had a nice catch up time in the bus.. 
(almost 5 hours for me) 
had my GJ (Gardeners Journal) stitchery with me..
did I stitch.. NOPE..;O) 
Just talked..
Checked in at our hotel...
 while we waited for Louise and Gulli to come by bus from Östersund...
 we looked around in town...
Had some of this... 
 Yummy!!

Friday we spent at the quiltmeeting looking at quilts.. 
searched for some perfect fabrics..lol.. 
didnt buy that much... seriously!!! :o)

Saturday morning... 
we headed out to the Quiltmeeting again...
Shopped some ... more on that later..:O)
Forgot to take photos of the shops.. stupid me.. 
Ate pizza .. no photos of that one either.. 
think I ate it to quickly!!!

Went back to the hotel...

Smiled at the sight of all our lovely toiletbags... 
 
 Looked through our shopping..
took a nice glass of white wine.. or two....
Nine a clock some of us became very hungry...:o)
Some of us ate tacos or ground beef patties with salad or warm foccacia bread with ham and cheese...and some just had hot chocolate with whipped cream... :o)
Pheeww... :o)

Time flies when you have fun .. 
suddenly it was Sunday morning...
and we sat on the bus home again..:o)
Will show  some pictures from the show tomorrow...
thought I had time to post everything.. but NAH!!!
Have to hit the BED!!