Sunday, November 19, 2017

Finishing stitches and sunsets.

I'm sewing the binding on a few projects this afternoon, enjoying this view. The radio channels have dusted off their Christmas shelves again, so Bing Crosby's crooning away of Christmas past and snow, sometimes interrupted by Michael Bublé or Elvis. 

Monday, November 13, 2017


Noen ganger trenger man en pause - og noen ganger trenger man noen hjelpemidler for å kunne ta disse pausene..



Første søndag i advent er en merkedag. Tid for å merke deg! Og litt overtid på nedtellingen. Lykke til! 


Friday, November 10, 2017

When a yellow scarf is needed...

P's joined the boyscouts, who meet every other Monday afternoon. This week cooncided with P's turn to bring the class teddy - a fox named Rusk - with him home for the evening. 

Of course Rusk had to come to the scout meeting with P. And all proper scouta need to have a scarf. The pathfindets (stifinnerne) all have yellow scarves, and luckily I found a suitable piece of fabric in my stash. 

Quite the good-looking fox, don't you think? 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Playing with acid dyes

The acid in the title is vinegar, så nothing dangerous - I promise. 

Last weekend, when my mom visited, we played with some dye and yarn - and ended up with this bowl of spaghetti (ready to hang and dry). Grey and black for specific projects (why buy a specific colour of yarn when you can dye it yourself?), and the rest is a great mixture of pumpkin orange, emerald green, burgundry purple/pink and a brilliant blue. 

I thought maybe I ought to knit up a couple of Christmas balls in the handdyed yarn, just to show off the colours.. but I have a couple of swaps I need to sew for first. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

One Fish, Two Fish..

I've gone to the fishes! Or so it seems. There are now 8 of these charmers dancing around my sewing area. Only two left to sew. 

And here I've been thinking for years taht these kinds of patterns are too difficult, too complicated.. 

I guess I was wrong. Or, more likely, I hadn't seen or tried one of Elisabeth Hartman's patterns. Like the Chuckles Quilt. 

Well, there you have it. With the right pattern, anyone can go fishy!