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.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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
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
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.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
I thought I would show some of the quilts I saw at the Festival of Quilts last weekend. Mind that this is only a fraction of the 700+ quilts there, but these are some that caught my eye.
|Liverpool Street, Salford|
|Tram Route No 10|
Sue De Danny
Montse Forcadell Blasco
|Two Cities/Same World|
(blurry picture of the creators..)
Two Person Quilts
Edith Leidi and Maria Rosella
Two Person Quilts
Hendrik Johannes van Kooten
|Dancing with the Stars|
|Diamonds Last Forever|
|My Butterfly Garden|
|The Freedom of Peter Pan|
GillyMAc Designs Friday Club
School (Secondary, 12-16)
|Like Home / No Place|
|No Place Like Home|
|Die Beem (Trees)|
I hope to go back again - maybe in a couple of years. It was a wonderful weekend, the festival was overwhelming and fun and I feel I've learned lots, about myself and my quilting - and about how others work, think and dream (I guess you could call the process up to the start of a new project dreaming, can't you?). It truly was an experience worth making!