Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Todays work and Giveaway - One year anniversery

Today I brought my sewingmachine outdoors to finish another jeans project. The tabelecloth top was finished some weeks ago. Today I quilted and binded it. Can you see the oval rose box on top. Guess what's inside!!

All the names for enteries in my One Year Blog Anniversery. I shook it real well. The winner is: Ta ta ta ta........

Anna as in Thimbleanna! Congratulation!! You are the lucky winner of the drawstringbag for your tea cup. Please send your snail-mail-address direct to my e-mail.

Giveaway drawing for my 100 post next wednesday. Stay tuned!!

Hugs from Nancy


Hurry over to Just Bergie Boyz . She is having a giveaway!

Penny is also having a cute giveaway.

Stop by later this evening to see who won my anniversery giveaway.

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

BOM and todays work

I simply love this BOM project from Lynette Anderson! The stitchery is small and perfect for a few hours work. Also the block plan indicates that this is not a big quilt. I simply love the idea of being almost done when all the blocks are done. I'm having great fun doing this BOM.

Last couple of days I have been working on more than secrets with my sewingmachine. Today I finished making thank-you-notes for every guest in my birthday party. I have not done any scrapbooking earlier, but the seating cards (is it called that??) turned out OK. The table was nicely decoratet with red roses, ivory and some glittery stuff in the middle. I used "glittery stuff" from the table decoration as a base on cardstock. I took photos of red roses from my garden because I forgot to take photos of the red roses on the table. I duplicatet the photos in passport size and cut out heart shapes. To make the rose-heart stand out I used some kind of foamstrips with glue on both sides to glue it on to the glittery stuff. All you educated scrapbookers know what I'm talking about. Pleace forgive me, this is my first attempt.
This is the photo I used for the hearts.

It was fun to play with photos and templets for cut out shapes. But no it's back to my sewing machine.

Tomorrow at 18.00 is the time for a winner of the drawsting bag.

Stay tuned!

Hugs from Nancy

Monday, July 21, 2008

One year anniversary Give-Away - correction

Oh dear, I missed out one name for who left coments on my blog Nov 95h 2007! Sorry about that! So hurry up Anne Ida, you are in the drawing too.

The drawing will be held July 23rd at 18.00 Norwegian time.

Remember to drop by and see how it turns out.

Hugs from Nancy

Norwegian Grand Prix in Arendal - post # 100

Last week end was the big event of BMW Norwegian Grand Prix for Class 1 Powerboats Championship. Great fun to watch. The Norwegian boat Jotun won this year as in 2006. Here are some photos.

I so happens that this is my post # 100. The post should be about quilting or stitchery, but it did not work out that way. I promissed a Give Away for my #100 post so here we go. There will be a secret gift for this Give-away. To enter you have to leave a comment on my blog and wish for what the give-away should be. The drawing would be done July 30th at 18.00 Norwegian time. Only comments on this post counts.

Stay tuned :-) My sewingmashine is running!

Hugs from Nancy

Give Aways

I love Give-aways!! Both giving away and reciving. So many bloggers are having nice give aways. Debbie is having a really nice give away. Check it out !! May Britt is going to have a give-away for her two years of anniversery of blogging.

Soon I will do my post #100. Drop by to see what happens.

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, July 18, 2008

Give Away - 1 year anniversery in bloggerland

10th of July 2007 I made my first post. I did not forget the date, but had so much going on with my birthday. My plan was a give away as an anniversery gift. I have made a random drawing of comments made during this 12 months. I picked month: November (2007). Date of my post: 9th. So, November 9th 2007 this made coments on my blog: Linda, Sølvi, Elin, Sigrun, Thimbleanna, Hanne, May Britt and Suze. The clue here is that you all have to comment to this post and tell me a very good/ original reason why I should pick you. Be creativ and have fun. You can win this draw-string-bag. It's small size ment to carry your coffee og tea-cup to your quiltmeeting e.c.

Keep in touch and see what happens!!

Hugs from Nancy

Brillante Weblog Premio - 2008

Sipiweskequilts have passed this award on to me. Thank you so much.

The five brilliant bloggers I have choosen to pass this awad on to are:

May Britt at Abyquilt who is a dear friend and a great stitcher and quilter. She got me going in blogland. SMILE

Linda at All Stitched up who have nice swaps going and makes a lot of nice things.

Jane at Sew Create it who have been on my list since I starded blogging.

Anna at Thimbleanna who also have been om my list for a long time. I simply fell in love with her blog banner! Just look at all those beautifull thimbles!

Hanne at Hannes Quilt Corner who is always a great inspiration with her work and to chat with.

Enjoy your award and pass it on to blogger you feel deserve this award. It's great if you can make five.

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Big Birthday Celebration

Oh boy have this last week been some week. Celebrating my 50th birthday was fun but exchausting. First guest arrived thursday 10th and last guests left today. Family and friends came from all over the country. I had a great day, no doubt.

May Britt came from Elverum to help DH with the arrangement. She was a great help. She set the tables beautifull with ivy and red roses. We had songs and speeches. I also got a reward! Sissel, May Britt and some other quilty friends have me the Black Belt of Shopping Award. I was so honoured and wore it proudly the hole evning :-) DH was proud too, he surely felt I deserved it! Hi hi hi.

The honor also came with a diploma. I need to frame it and hang it in my sewingrom.

Thanks to all of you who left greatings in my blog. I was so surprised. I guess Hanne had some doing there SMILE. Thanks again to all who made my day so special to me.

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Gizmo and new quilt

Gizzmo enjoy the summer as much as I do. He love playing in between flowerpots and bushes. He can lay for a long time looking at ants and bugs in the grass.

This photo of Gizmo reminds me of the baby lions in The Zoo in Kristiansand. Sera, got four baby lions about a month ago. They have put up a web camera where you can watch the cuties as they grow. No sound, and light is turned off night time.

Today I have finished auilting and binding the jeans quilt for a bench in front porch. I made one more big pillow to go with it. The jeans quilt was quit heavy to work with, but I managed. I have new plans for tomorrow. More jeans projects.

Hugs from Nancy

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pincushion swap

I'we got mail! I signed up for a pincushion swap hosted by Linda. I received this cute Hegde Hog pincushion from Carin from Utah. Thank you very much, Carin.

I have had a lovely day out on the terrasse today. The sun was shining and it got a bit hot just laying down reading. I brought out my sewingmachine, cutting equipment and seam iron in the shadow. I finished some ironing (boring!!). I finished one more pillow made from old jeans and did some cutting for a new jeans project (tabelrunner for outdoor table). Also prepared my jeans quilt for quilting. Project for tomorrow.

Have a nice evening.