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Thursday, July 17, 2014

What did I buy in Florida?


Actually- not a whole lot...  I visited the cutest quilt shop in Key West called "The Seam Shoppe" and I just HAD to get these lovely tropical fabrics!  LOVE the Manatee fabric!  We had Manatees in the canal right in our backyard at the house we rented for our vacation, and I think they are gorgeous!  My husband does not agree with me, but oh well.... There was a dolphin visiting every morning as well, and sometimes in the evenings.  So much fun to watch him (or her) play by the docks.  Anyhow, if you ever go to Key West, the Seam Shoppe is well worth a visit, and Cindy, the owner is really sweet!  I also bought a bag pattern there called the Key Wester Tote.  Hopefully I will find time to make it soon :-)

And of course I HAD to get these "Frozen" ribbons at Wal-Mart.... ADORABLE!!!  I have NO idea where I am going to use them, but I am sure something will come up.....
That's it for now, I am still a bit jet lagged, so I need coffee and chocolate!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We are back home after a lovely vacation in Florida.  We got lots of sun, spent quality time together, and had a lot of fun!  Now it's back to work, but the kids still have a month off from school.  Ola has a summer job, Sigve is training twice a day to get ready for next winters ski competitions, and Kristine is getting ready for a math exam in August, so they are all staying pretty busy....
Hope your summer is great!  ( Or winter if you are in Australia...)
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Ready for vacation!

My bag is finished, and I even made some accesories to match as well!  Now I am all ready for our vacation! ( well, I haven't started packing yet, so I'm nott ALL ready I guess...)

I had been looking at the Eloise wallett pattern on Craftsy for a while, and finally decided to go ahead and purchase it and give it a try.  The instructions were very well written, but it did take me around 10 hours all together to make it.  Lots of details, and a bit tricky to turn right side out at the end, but I know I will make at least one more, it has lots of room and it was fun to sew!

Of course I needed a case for my sunglasses to match as well, and a keychain!  
Now I just need to start packing and clean the house ( oh, and work a couple of days), and THEN I will be ready for vacation!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Purse in progress...

Well, I did get started on my new purse last night.  I decided on a pattern from Pink Sand Beach Design.  I made a Halloweenbag from the same pattern a couple of years ago, and really liked the size and shape of it.

This is how far I got last night.  Tonight I've been busy with a Jelly Roll club at the shop, if you want to see what the ladies have been working on this spring you can check out our shop blog here.  I hope to get some more sewing done toorrow night :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Old projects and new project....


Well, I have been sewing even if I haven't been blogging.... This is a 6 month BOM we've been running at the shop, from Norwegian designer AnnAKa.  It is an advent calendar, so after I eventually get around to quilting it, I will add a few more details like buttons and loops to hang all 24 adventpacages from :-) I have until the end of November to finish it, so I thinl\k I'll make it in time!
I was working on these hexagon flowes a while back, but managed to sew them together wrong, so I just tossed them aside and didn't want to look at them again for a while.... I really hate it when I make mistakes like that, and they are almost impossible to rip apart again.  I did get the wrong ones off, but today when I picked them up again I found another mistake.... Maybe this project wasn't made to be for me??  I did get the mistake corrected though and I am determined it will be finished (one day...)
To pick my spirits back up I decided to audition fabrics for a new summer purse.  You know I desperately need one, right?? I feel so much better now- I better get started on the purse before I decide to keep working on those hexagon flowers LOL.
Take care, and thanks for stopping by!
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hi there!

Wow, it has been like forever since my last blog post, and I don't even have a lot to show you....  Things have been pretty busy around here the last couple of months, but they are finally slowing down now.  I was asked if I could make a baby quilt for Kristine's baby step cousin in Germany, and of course I said yes.  Her dad and step mom picked this free pattern from favequilts, and it was a fun quilt to make.  I stitched their names and the name of the baby on the polka dot butterflies :-) The quilt is now on it's way to the recipients, and I hope they will be happy with how it turned out!
Last weekend was Ola's confirmation, and we had a lovely day with the whole family! I can't believe how grown up our kids have become!  Kristine was home for the weekend from University, she has her last final exam (Physics)  on Tuesday, then she's ready for summer vacation!  We're heading to Florida in a week and a half, yeeey! I can't wait for some Florida Sunshine :-)
Hope your summer is great!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time flies when you're having fun!

And I am having lots of fun making my blocks for AnnAKa's pattern " the Quilter's Christmas calendar"

I was falling behind, but last weekend Svein and Sigve were away for ski races again, so it was just Ola and me home.  Now Ola really doesn't want to "hang out" with his mom, so I got to do a lot of sewing.....

I didn't sew ALL of these over the weekend- some I had finished ( or almost finished) earlier.

I love these cute candy canes!

And I finally finished the little mouse sitting on the sewing machine as well....

The bucket still needs a little washcloth, but that will be added after the quilt top is sewn together.
Today block five arrived at the shop, so I better get that one finished sometime witin the next month.... Month 6 is the last pattern, so I should be finished by December 1st. don't you think?
I am heading up to the sewingroom- I am in the mood to sew tonight (again)
Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Our booth at the NQF Quiltweekend

Today I would like to show you some pictures from our booth at the Norwegian Quilt Association's meeting in Kristiansand this past weekend.

The past weeks I have been busy getting ready for this annual event- sewing samples ( and borrowing from designers and local quilters)

I was able to finish my Swoon quilt,(to the left in the picture), and I am really happy with how it turned out.  Merete Ellingsen quilted it for me, and as always she did a wonderful job!

It takes us a day to put the booth together, but it only took 90 minutes to pack it back down on Sunday.  We had a long drive home to Tynset, so we really wanted to get going.  We drove straight home, only stopping for gas and a drive-through burger.... 
We had a great time in Kristiansand, now we're looking forward to the Norwegian Quilt Festival in September where we will have a booth as well :-)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Odds and ends...

I was taking a few pictures around our shop today, and I realized I hadn't shown you this Lemoyne star quilt all finished.  It's hanging in the shop for a while now :-)  The fabrics are all from Lynette Anderson's line "Follow my Heart"

While I'm at it I thought I'd show you a couple of more pictures from the shop... These days we're busy getting ready for the Norwegian Quilt Association's annual meet in Kristiansand.  We are bringing the shop, so there are a lot of samples to sew and fabrics to cut... Lots of fun!
This is one of our pattern areas. We LOVE quilt patterns.....!!!!

And some new lovely Canvas fabrics- perfect for bags!


This is the main area of the shop, where we have clothes, jewelry, yarn, tablelinens, gifts and all the other fun stuff. I love all of it and enjoy every single day at work!
Thank you for stopping by :-)
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Quilters Christmas calendar quilt

This morning I have been reading blogs in my Feedly app on the iPad, and while trying to mark them as "read" after reading a few- they all got marked and disappeared from my list �� I won't make that mistake again.... I guess things do work a bit different on the ipad than on the computer.  Ola's computer broke a few months ago, so he has been using my computer.... Hence the lack of computer time.... So I have to explore what I can do with the iPad. Last night I wrote a post using an app called blogpress I think.... Then this morning I saw I had a " Blogger" app as well, so I am trying that one out right now. (Testing, testing...)
The block above is from AnnAKa's BOM, and it is part of block 3. I am working on the stitchery this morning, but it looks like it is about time to wake the boys up and get ready for work ( and school)
Hope you have a superduper Friday!