Friday, October 5, 2012

The Great Granny Along...



Months and months ago...
I had an urge to sew a Granny Square quilt...
First I saw one made at Blue Elephant Stitches..


And loved it...
And I thought ...someday...:0)

Time flew...
and suddenly another teaser of these quilts came...
And this time a Quilt Along...

The Great Granny Along!!!
And this time I joined...and felt ...
Yepp I can do this... One block now and then...
A great way to sew something I really wanted to make...
and with not that much effort...

Weeks flew by...
and did I sew...Not at all...
I did my last weeks at pain rehab...

And suddenly...
One week when I was home alone...just me and Molly..
guys were on a little trip on their own...
I just went up in my sewing room and started to 
cut out some squares for the Great Granny blocks...

Did I have fun...


Or...did I have FUN....:0)





The whole Saturday I just cut and cut...



Molly really thought I was crazy...
she sat behind me... or under the sewing table...
or layed on the floor in front of me...
tried to be under the ironing board...
whined a little...
see me ...see me...

So eventually I had to take a break and go for a walk...
With Molly...


So much better...Molly thought...

Yippieeee!!! :0)


But when returning home...she found out that I was 
Just as crazy as before and kept on doing 
those strange things upstairs...


And me...
Still had lots of fun!!


Totally absorbed with orange...
Pinks and greys...


And these fun text fabrics...


Totally exhausted ...
I went to bed...but with a happy smile on my face...

Next morning...
Well...all I can say is that this body ...
Payed its price...

but who cares...
I had fun!!!


So all I did Sunday morning
was to try and sew one block together...



And ...now Molly really thought I was crazy...
She had to be with me all the time...almost in my lap
All the time...poking her nose into the machine...
Strange thing that sewing machine...:0)

well... Poor doggy...
You will have to get used to find me
Behind that machine from time to time...
and not be with you all the time...

That was what happened weeks ago...
Still haven't touched the sewing machine since then...

...but...

At least I have sewn!!!





24 comments:

  1. Your blocks are looking great!! And yes you have joined some time in the sewingroom. Soon you will be back sewing again :)

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  2. That looks like a lot of work. You are lucky to have Molly for company.

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  3. Beautiful fabrics - it will be a stunning quilt!
    Hugs - Lurline.

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  4. Lovin those granny squares! My Lucy sits watching me and sighs every so often to remind me she's there when I hit my craft room, it always makes me feel bad

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  5. Your Granny blocks look wonderful and I just love Molly. So glad she is such good company for you!

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  6. I enjoyed a lot while reading your fun time with granny blocks and what a gorgeous photos of them and Molly!!! I love them, Stina!

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  7. Härligt Stina!
    Läckra block, vilket jobb du gjort med att skära till alla.Det kan du njuta av länge.
    Gullig hund också.Fint sällskap du har.
    Trevlig helg.
    Kram Gudrun

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  8. Hej STINA! kul att du kommit åter till skrivandet och syrummet.
    Jätteläckra block.Jag började i våras att sy av scraps och har
    ett tettiotal klara. Ett enkelt och ganska snabbsytt block som
    så småningom skall bli nåt-
    Kram från Louise D

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    1. Känns faktiskt lite kul igen...:0)
      Lycka till med dina block Louise...hoppas att mina blir ihopsydda snart...:0)

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  9. Oh, my! They are all terrific! What fun . . . . Makes me want to do another one!

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  10. you have created a pretty granny square wall just to sit and enjoy, sewing them together will come for now soak in their beauty.......?...

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  11. Your blocks are lovely!! I'm wanting to make some of these blocks too... needing to finish a few other projects first - lol. Doesn't it feel good to have a good sew session after a break?!

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  12. Härligt att se dig på bloggen igen :) Vilka underbara block du har gjort..Jag har själv lite rutor utskruna men något mer har det inte blivit av dem. Kanske nu när det blir lite lugnare här i livet med lite mer tid här hemma att symaskinen får besök av mig..

    Ha en underbar helg!
    Har nog glömt bort att svara på ditt mail och ni hittar jag det inte men jag hör av mig privat ifall du har tid med en date snart :)

    Kram från en väldligt trött Marica

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  13. Blocken är så fina och nog kan det ibland vara värt lite pina , men bara ibland.Gillar verkligen dina block.Dessutom är det roligt att du är tillbaka.Ta det lugnt och njut av alla fina promenader med hunden.Dina foton och dina reflektioner är guld värda.
    Ha det så fint i helgen.

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  14. Yay for you! The blocks look fabulous... :O) I have some cut out now I just need to sew sew sew...

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  15. I am SO proud of you. It doesn't matter that you haven't touched it since, I know you will finish it in good time. I adore the colours.So very you(and me). I am sure Molly was giving out good advice and the little walk is essential. Coach.x

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  16. Oh, vilka läckra tyger du har i dina fina granny block! Det är så roligt att göra dessa block! Gjorde en löpare i dessa i somras och det smakade mera. Hoppas att det kommer att göra det för dig också. Säger det igen - det är så härligt att du är tillbaka här igen!
    Kramisar

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  17. Your blocks and fabrics are so fun! Sometimes "life gets in the way " of what we really would like to be doing! I always enjoy reading your blog. Molly is so dear! Love the pictures !!! Hope you find more time to play with your quilting!

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  18. Your Molly is adorable! I love your blocks--great choice in fabrics and colors! I am hoping to start a granny quilt soon... have to finish up a few WIPs first.

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  19. I just love your blocks! It will be a lovely quilt!

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  20. Oh Stina -- they all look fantastic -- I can't wait to see them all put together!

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  21. WOW!!! I love your blocks. The colors, patterns, everything. You did an awesome job! I would have never thought of putting those colors together and they are stunning!

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  22. Så fiiint.......jag gillar rosa i alla former

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