Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas in 25 days

I'm behind, definetly behind!!

So, I have desided to take one step at the time. This is my list of what to do:

  1. Clean house, one room at the time........... I should be done in time for Christmas then.......... Phuu
  2. Look for the Star, the outdoor lights and tabelrunners for Advent. I have it all in boxes in the attic - somewhere ......
  3. Hang Advent Star and do Advent decoration in livingroom. Not much but I have to have my Advent tablerunners and candles.
  4. Get Hubby to do the outdoor decoration.
  5. Remind hubby that writing Chritmas cards is his task!
  6. Hang Advent Star and do Advent decoration in livingroom. Tablerunners, candles etc.
  7. Buy/make presents for relatives and others to send by regular mail. Have to be done by Des 12.
  8. Make Christmas cookies - very important !!
  9. Do Christmas decoration in the house as my cleaning proceed.
  10. Make dinningplans and make shoppinglists.
  11. Prepare food that have to be prepared in advance.
  12. Buy presents for hubby and sons.

To be honest, hubby is very good and helping out with cleaning and cooking, but mostly in weekends. Unfortunatly he have just 2 weekends free to help out. I also have a houserule: Whats not done last weekend before Christmas eve is not going to be done! That meens, things on my list that's not done by Des 21 is not going to be done. That is a fact! Christmas eve is going to happen anyway!!

Love from Nancy

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas gifts

This last week I have been working on some Christmas gifts. This makeup bags are made from same pattern as in earlier post. Thank you May Britt for the inspiration.

Hanne is another friend that gives me great inspiration. I made this book covers from one of Hannes patterns. Thank you Hanne. Of cause, the decoration is my idea :-)

Today I have been out in the garden doing some fall cleaning and removing dead plants, leaves and such. We have had freezing temperature a couple of nights, but in my area we normaly does not get any snow before Chritmas. I still have to prepare my front yard for early spring flowers. As you probably can understand - a little bit behind schedule.................

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, November 16, 2007


Wednesday evening our local quiltgroup had our monthly meeting. This month we had display of all the quilts made for charity "Tepper som varmer" (children with serious decises). This fall our group have made 23 quilts to give away. There were so many that we had to hang on top of each other. I have all the quilts here to be marked and registrated before I take the trip to the childrens ward at the two hospitals in our region.

I'm very pleased and happy for two reasons. Our local group have only 63 members and my heart is inn for this kind of charity.

We also had regular "Show and tell". I did not manage to take photos of all but here are some of the nice things shown.

Above is to really nice bags. I can not remember who made them ( alzhimer lite LOL)

Next is Sissel laughing at me with her new bag that contained quilttops she have been working on lately.

First she showed her Ellinor Burns quilt made from two packs of squares bought in Birmingham.

And then there was this beautifull Thumbler quilt top for a dobble bed. That's a girl, Sissel. Next show and tell she probably would have both of them quiltet!!

Anne and Kristin from Quilten had this beautifull quilttop made from a pattern by Bugs Barn.

Can you beleve it, there was another girl with the same top but another colorvariation.

Anne Lovise have made this beautifull weddingquilt for her daughter who got married in June. All the guests have written greatings that is stitched in the middle of every heart.

The centerpiece is this beautifull trapunto doves and nest. Very symbolic.

This are some cute angles......

Great meeting.

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, November 9, 2007

Have you missed me????? I have missed you!!!!

I have been totally out...... with pneumonia. I am a lot better now and yesterday I turned on my sewingmachine. It have not been used for a long time. The sewingmachine purred like my cat ! Hanne and May Britt got me on track with inspireing sewingchat on msn. Today we got together with Sigrun and Sølvi and had a really nice sew-along on msn.

I did not sew a lot - like all the other girls, but I'm happy to be "on track" again. I am going to hurry one stitch at time! :-) I put togother the half square triangle blocks from August 14. to a nice top. Tomorrow I'm off to my local quiltshop to get border fabric.

May Britt inspired me to make this makeup bag.

I also made some more blocks from scraps I cut up in August (Gosh time fly!) I use the pattern Star Struck from Quiltville.

It's nice to be back on track !!!

Hugs from Nancy