Friday, June 27, 2008

Puncushion swap

Linda at All Stitched Up, had an invitation for a pincushinon swap some time ago. Now its time to send of to my secret swap partner. This packet have gone for a long journey. I will not tell to whom. SMILE

I am very happy about this swap. A friend of mine participatet in an simular swap last year, and loved it. I have received word about a pincushion on its way to Norway.
This week end I am visiting DH's familiy to celebrate a birthday. DS2 came home to care for Gizmo the cat. I'm sure Gizmo could have survived a few days without company. I suspect that DS2 came for the Music Festival at Hove.
Have a nice week end.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Where did the days go?

This is a question I had to ask myself when I realized that my last blogging was more than two weeks ago. I had my last day at work on friday. Now I'm ready for new experiences in August.
I'm looking forward to relaxing summer in the garden, big celebration with family and friends and hopefully a lot of time for sewing. We are not going anywhere for summer vacation. Planning a two week vacation late fall (if I have it my way). Anyway, I have already bought plane tickets and hotel for The Quilt Festival in Birmingham, England in August. I went last year, and loved it!

Since last blogging I have received lovely letters from Australia. Cathrine at Willow Valley Store is very generous giving away free iron on transferes for stitcheries. Thank you so much Cathrine. I have been lucky twice. My plans are to finish thise stitcheries to make corners in a tablecloth.

Some of you nice visitors have asked for the progress of my jeans quilt. The top is done! Now I have to do the quilting. My plan is to do staight diagonal lines like in the pillow with fourpatches.
The quilt is 150 cm square and jeans material is not that easy to handle in big format. I don't have a longarm quilting machine, just my Husqvarna Viking (and an old Pfaff ).

Remember the quilt I made for my cat, Gizmo? Funny that cat, he understands that it is his quilt and always put himself on the quilt when jumping on to the sofa. Just look at him! Is he having a good time, or not?

Digging throug my boxes of UFO's (do I have boxes of them? Yes!) I found this cute little Teddy Bear quilt with a stitched saying on. I going to finish this. Will make a cute little wallhanging for a Teddy Bear lover.

I need to finish a lot of my UFO's and make more small items for sale. Me and my mom are having a sales boot at Bjerkreimsmarken. My mom lives in Bjerkreim, an area of Sheep farmers. This year Bjerkreim is the host of Golden Shears World Championship 2008. I am very excited about this.

Have a nice day.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer time and new projects

We have beautiful summer wether where I live. I enjoy it so much. I have moved my sewing out to the terrasse. Currently I'm working on some more pillows and a quilt for out door use. I'm using old jeans just like for the pillows in a previous post.

When using old jeans I found it suitable to use the with of a regular foot (about 3/8 inch). I also use a jeans needle. When pressing I use a steam iron. I press from wrong side first making seam allowens to go open to each side. Then turn to right side and press one more time. If I'm ever having trouble getting over those thick seems, I just bang i flat with a hammer on a wooden block!

I took this photo last night. Look at all the colours in the sky! The sunset was about 22.20 and this photo was taken 22.55.

Have a beautifull day, you too!!

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, June 8, 2008


I have been very busy latelay. No time for blogging. Sorry about that. But, I'm back and have several things and projects to tell about.

First of all I finally desided to whom I would like to pas on this award to.

1. Back to May Britt at Abyquilt who is a great inspiration and got me going in bloggerland!

2. To Bonnie at Quiltville's for her free patterns and mysteries.

3. To Hanne at Hannes Quilt Corner for her always encouring comments.