Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Focus and more

Easter holidays have started. For my part I think I’ll spend a lot of time in my sewing room. The weather is not nice. A lot of rain, about 5+ C and quit windy. The good thing is that the rest of the snow is going with the rain.

I’m set with new magazines, books and projects. After all the work with my new patterns I’m definitely ready for a less brain consuming project.

new booksMagazines

Earlier this week I started making blocks for a Queen Size quilt for DS1 and DIL. They are traveling Japan right now, so I decided to make a quilt from Japanese fabrics. I went for two different 12 inch blocks in soft colors. Now I’m looking for Japanese calligraphy signs to appliqué on. I’m looking for simple words like love, laughter, peace, sun, moon, earth, fire, water and so on. I also want to practice my turn under appliqué. Since I was inn to Japanese fabrics already I designed a ”lovely basket” to practice on. ;-) I’m on track again with this weeks focus, you see.

  My japanees baskets

Happy Easter Holidays.

Hugs from Nancy


We have a house guest for 3 weeks while DS1 and DIL are on vacation. Rex their cat has been a regular guest in our house over the years, but not for a long period of time without his masters. He was really grumpy the first couple of days. Now it’s all normal and Rex and Zappa is playing, testing each others traveling bag and Rex is giving Gizmo a friendly groom. They look after each other outside too. It is really sweet to see.

Rex in Zappa's bagZappa in Rex's bag   

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last week end events


Last week end was a nice experience. Our annual quilt meeting took place at this location. The main attraction was Yoko Saito giving classes and lectures. Unfortunately I did not send my application in time for class. However I enjoyed her work at the exhibition. This is detail from two of her quilts.

Yoko Saito 1

Yoko Saito 2

I bought her latest book and got her to sign it. Very official and nice event.

Hilsen fra Yoko Saito

For those who know me, I did not return home empty handed. This is an overview of the things I found in all the nice stores.

Mine innkjøp

I even won a price at the Saturday lottery.

Gevinst lørdag

We have a saying in Norway: Away is good, but home is best. It felt good to get home, sit down, remove socks and rest my feet.

Hugs from Nancy  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Patterns

This weekend I am going to our annual Quilt meeting. I have been working hard to get my new patterns ready. Phu I tell you, it is not “a walk in the park”. My photo printer did not want to work with me so I bought a new one. But my new printer is eating ink, so I have emptied my local office supply store. I hope it will be enough to finish the patterns I had planed to bring.

Venner - nettbutikk

This is my biggest project ever. This pattern is made as a 10 part BOM. I enjoyed very much to make this project. I had Merete Ellingsen to do the quilting. I am very pleased.

My first finish this year was a table runner. I have not shown this one earlier because this was also to be a pattern for sale. So, here it is.

Sivs løpe - nettbutikk

I guess you can see where my focus has been last couple of weeks.

See you next week with new projects in mind.

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Focus, Focus, Focus

I’m back home after spending some days at my mom’s house. Mom has been busy with her sewing, but I have been busy weaving. The result was six new rugs for my house. It’s always nice to spend some days with my mom. Her sewing room is packed with fabrics, patterns, projects and plans.  You can visit her blog here   .


This week I need to focus really hard! I have to finish papers for my upcoming class. Also I have to work on instructions for my new pattern. It seem like this coming week is going to be a computer working week.


I know at least one little guy who will keep me company while working. He is training to be a big hunter. He hunts paper in my printer. Here you can see him lying on top just waiting for something to happen.

Hugs from Nancy