tirsdag 31. desember 2013

Happy New Year

My last chance in 2013 to say thanks to Chooky, both for hosting SSCS 
and for beeing my Secret Santa.

She sent me some lovely gifts.

A beautiful star to hang on the tree.

A beautiful bag and a table runner.
I was so happy, thanks again.

These are the gifts I sent for Shez.

An angel and a small wall hanging.

I wish all my followers and readers

 Happy New Year

onsdag 4. desember 2013

Mystery - julegåte 2013 av Merete Veian

I have finished to top on this years Christmas mystery by  Merete Veian and I am very pleased.
I like the pattern and I like the fabrics I have chosen.

I have divided the picture into two becsuse the table runner is quite log.

Now it´s only cutting, backing, quilting and binding left.
Yhanks a lot to Merete for a very nice mystery.

tirsdag 3. desember 2013

SSCS, mysteries, more socks and an Advent Calendar.

I have joined a Christmas swap for the first time.
It is called Santas Secret Christmas Swap and it is hosted by Chookyblue.
Today I received my gifts and they came from Chooky, she is my secret santa.

She has sent me lots of presents and I could open the samllest one today.

It was a beautiful little decoratipn: Thanks a lot, really looking forward to open the other ones on Christmas Eve, Chooky.

I have joined two mysteries these last days.
One is Bonnie Hunters.
It is called Celtic Solstice Mystery.
As you can see I have just started cutting.
92 fair, 92 orange and 188 X 2 blue. Still have some blue to cut.

The other is made by Merete Veian.

I think I am knitting more than sewing and here are my newest two pairs of socks.
One pair for my grandson and one pair for me.

Always nice with Advent Calendars and this one is from Kathrines Quilte Stue, my local quilt shop.

tirsdag 12. november 2013

It's been a while...

I have been a lazy blogger lately, almost two months gone.
I have not done much sewing but some knitting.
4 pairs and 3 "half-pairs".

This pair is called "Theas fiskesokker" and they are designed by Bitta Mikkelborg.

Starboard and larboard, same designer. This was a knit-along in a group on Facebook 
and we got the clues 4 Fridays in a row.

We had a day with courses in my quiltguild and I made 2 items.

The cup holder turned out nice and I have already used it.

A small angel hanging on my kitchen wall.

Some stitcheries I am working on.

Birds of the bay designed by hugs'n kisses,

and some small items for Christmas decorations by Anni Downs.

The Starbord and larboard socks and the cup holder will be my entries for 2 new projects in the 
Craft Olympics.

lørdag 21. september 2013

Class with Helen Stubbings

I was so lucky to be able to attend a class with Helen Stubbings from Hugs and kisses in the beginning of September. Time has passed with a lot of things to do so I have not had time to blog about it until now. A shop called Trådsnella in Lørenskog arranged it and I really enjoyed seeing Helens beautiful work and starting a sewing project.

Helen, telling about her work and what we are going to make.

Here is a picture of the piece we started.

A lovely big quilt with a lot of work, I know some of the ladies from the class are going to start it.


Helen had brought a lot of her designs to show us.

This is one of my favorites with huge clam shells.

Smaller items, very inspierering.

Beautiful small stitches in all of her works.

A lot of small useful items.

Helen in front of the clam shell quilt with the pin from my quilt guild.

Here is Helen with the small table cloth we started. I chose to make it in blue and I will show it to you later.

fredag 20. september 2013

Friends swap

I have joined a FRIENDS SWAP and I have got a new friend in New Zealand.
Yesterday I got a parcel filled with lots of lovely things.
The idea in the swap was that we should use the words in FRIENDS and find or make a gift for each letter. 

Here is the parcel and it was not stopped in Norwegian Customs.

The parcels were very nicely wrapped in silver paper with cute letters.

F for fabric, some very nice blue balis.

R for rainbow cottage, a beautiful book by Lynette Anderson.

I for inches. A measuring tape with inches and cm 3 m long.
I have never seen such a long measuring tape before.

E a very sweet embroidery friendship cushion with a roll to wrap the embroidery project in. Now my embroideries will not be so curly.

N a needlebook with a beautiful stitchery.

This is the inside in lovely blue colours and it is so big that I can have my stitchery and pattern in it..

D domes, daisy charm and dilly bag.

S scissors in a beautiful sewn case with a small cushion with the cutest embroidery on both sides.
As you can see Clare has made me some very beautiful gifts and she has made them herself.

Clare has got her presents from me so I will show you a picture of what I sent her.

 F aflowervase from Venice, R a handwoven rug, I inch mesuring, E embroidery thread, linnen and pattern, N needles and a pin from my Quilt Guild, D dark Norwegian chocolate, S a sewing project with small fabrics and clam shells.

I wrapped all the gifts in fabrics from Lynette Andersons design.

Thanks a lot to Khris who has hosted this swap.
It was really nice to be a part of it.