Hand applique

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Shop and swap update

No pictures today. Kristine is at Bjørnsund leirskole this week with the rest of 7th grade, and she brought the camera to capture memories of their week there. I spoke with her yesterday, and they are just having a wonderful time out fishing and learning about life on the coast. Since we live FAR away from any ocean or even large lake, this is a whole new world for these kids, and I am sure they will learn a lot from their week there. There are pictures to see on the link, so go ahead and have a look!

Yesterday I received a LARGE envelope in the mail from my swap partner in the First Aid kit swap, Mary. She made me this really cute first aid kit that had all the stuff you don't want to be without, and I just love it! It has a separate pocket for everything, and it ties up with a pretty ribbon. The really great part is that it will actually fit in any of my purses (sorry Mary, I didn't think of that hen I made yours...) And she even added a copy of a wonderful quilting magazine, quilts and more. And boy did it have some great projects! I will definitely be sewing some aprons in the near future, the patterns are just adorable. So Mary- thankyouthankyouthankyou youarethebest :)

OK. on to the shop update... I have decided on a name (I think... LOL) it will be LAPPEMOR. For all of you "non Norwegian speaking" out there, I can't seem to find a good translation, but I will try to explain; Lappemor has been a nickname, and means a person (female) who enjoys patcwork/quilting. Lapp means patch, and Mor means Mom.
I received the keys to the shop yesterday, and next Wednesday we will be going to IKEA in Trondheim to shop for shelves and other fun stuff.
I will also be ordering fabrics, patterns and notions over the next weeks, this will be a lot of fun. If you are a pattern designer, or know one I should consider, please let me know. I would love to find at least a few designers that you can't find in every single quilt shop in Norway.
I will keep you updated, I am just having a lot of fun these days :) (And I DO find time to sew, pictures will be posted tomorrow when Kini comes home with the camera)

15 comments:

  1. Lykke til med Lappemor. Det skal bli SÅ spennende å følge med hva du tar inn i butikken.

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  2. Congratulations! I hope your shop goes really well.

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  3. I like the name and more good wishes to you.

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  4. I like the name too. Congrats on your shop, may you have many successful years getting to fondle fabric and making new friends! :)

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  5. Great name! and here a dutch designer http://home.casema.nl/becolourful/

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  6. I like the name. I think it would work in English too! It certainly would be original. I wish you well!

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  7. I think the name is perfect! What an amazing adventure on which you are embarking. I can't wait to see the pictures of the kit -- I forgot to take any before I packed it up! LOL! Enjoy!

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  8. Lappemor sounds like a great name, thanks for the translation! Will you offer a website for shopping? Enjoy every minute of the process of starting up your quilt shop, what fun!

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  9. Good choice of name. Sounds like you're having a ball :)

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  10. Wonderful for you ... what an adventure you will have!

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  11. Ciao,
    the name you have chosen is beautiful and thank you very much for the translation.
    I can imagine your excitement for the opening of the shop.

    And I imagine all of us bloggers coming to buy in your shop drinking a coffee.
    it will be fantastic...
    ciao, ciao

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  12. Opening a new quilt shop sounds like it will be an exciting adventure. Good luck with it. It will be so much fun to spend all day with fabric!

    I got my siggys yesterday - and I wanted to stop by your blog and say thank you.

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  13. Good name! Have fun at IKEA.

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  14. That is the name I was going to submit as a suggestion but I didn't...because I didn't know what it meant, but I knew it must have a lovely meaning since you use it for blogging. It sounds like a great idea.

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  15. Lykke til med åpning av butikk!

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