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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!

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 :-)


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 :-)

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!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Still sewing

The lack of blogging does not represent a lack of sewing..... Rather a lack of computer time.... So tonight I have decided to blog using my iPad, so I am sorry for the bad photos....

This past weekend Sigve was away for Norwegian Jr cup nordic ski races, and I was able to follow live streaming from the stadium while quilting a tablerunner. Pattern is called " Høstfloks" by Norwegian designer Annaka.

Tonight I brought the tablerunner and pillow to the quiltguild meeting for show and tell...

I also finished this bag before work this morning. The pattern is in a book called Quilt, Go, Stop, Sew! It was a fun bag to sew, and I might just make another one :-)
Thank you for stopping by, hope your day is great!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

The finished bag

I actually remembered to take a picture of the finished toiletry bag at the shop yesterday. I think I need to make at least one more, such a cute pattern!
Hope your weekend will be great!
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Busy January...

January has been busy,and my sewing room shows it.... Piles of fabric, WIP's and new patterns waiting to be sewn are everywhere!!!!

Bente Malm (Norwegian designer) released three new patterns last week, and I went right to work making models for the shop.  Here is a detail of a toiletry bag insert.  The bag itself is already at the shop, and I forgot to take a picture of it, so I need to do that! You can see the pattern in our webshop here.

My new teacup is keeping me company in the sewingroom.... Hope you are staying busy with fun new projects as well :-)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Almost finished...

My stars have been sewn together! Now I really need to decide how to quilt it....

I have also finished the fist little block of " A quilter's Christmas Calendar" by AnnAKa.  We have this at the shop as a club, and our next meeting is on Tuesday, so I better get going on the next block(s)

Every once in a while I show you the view from my sewingroom, and this was my view a few days ago when it was really cold. The good part about cold weather is at least we have a blue sky!
Tomorrow Ola and I are heading to Trondheim for the day.  He has an orthodonist appointment there, so I am sure we'll have a nice day shopping after he's done there :-)  He has already decided on TGIF fo lunch, so that should be nice.  Now I'm heading upstairs- not to my sewingroom, but to our excercise room to burn those TGIF calories in advance....LOL.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Lemoyne stars

The past couple of weeks I've been having fun making Lemoyne star blocks using the Lemoyne star ruler. You can make star blocks from 3" to 12" with the ruler, and it comes with a small pattern of a wallhanging with stars in all the sizes. Yesterday I finally made the last few stars, and sewed the top together. tonight I have added the borders, but no pictures yet...

The fabrics are from Lynette Anderson. I really love this fabric line!
The temperature here has dropped to -35 degrees celcius today, so it is nice to stay inside and sew :-)
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely New Years Eve!  We were at the cabin with my parents, and Aunt & Uncle and cousin.  We had a lovely evening, and a great beginning of the new year!
Since Christmas is over I can show you a couple of gifts I made.
The tabletopper above was made for my brother and his wife. English paper piecing, using blue and creme fabrics only from Primitive Gatherings by Moda.

For my aunt who collects angels I knit a pair of potholders.
We came home from the cabin today, and Kristine and I are watching Pride and Prejudice for the 55th time..... Kristine is knitting, and I am stitching :-)

Hope your first day of 2014 was wonderful!