Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!

God Jul og Godt Nytt år!


Hugs from Nancy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011



Just look at this! I never imagined we would have snow for Christmas this year. I think it would be proper to say “Enjoy while you can”. According to the weatherman White Christmas will not happen in my area. Minde you, a Miracle could happen..

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas spirit

The Christmas spirit is entering our home.  Christmas cookies in the jar and “Fjøsnissen” have done the cookie inspection.


Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting closer to X-mas

This weekend weather has been wet wet wet! Went visiting my mom, and there is always something new happening. She lives on a farm and those who have a bit about farming and animals probably know what I’m getting at. This is the season of cows giving birth. I love the experience of watching new life being born. This time I got to be a humble expatiator to one of the cows giving birth to a rather big calf. Some unfamiliar tools had to be used to secure a happy ending. I was so much caught up in the moment that I forgot all about taking photos.


Anyway, today is the third Sunday of Advent. I have a photo to symbolize that.

Hugs from Nancy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday fun

Last night dinner party was a lot of fun. I made this center piece for the dining table and just had a ball while doing so.  I love Orchids as you can see. I used two long cake platter, flower decoration equipment, 3 branches from the florist (Orchids, white  flowers and Hydrangea) some Holly leaves from my garden, some branches of Ivy and some Spruce twigs nicked from my neighbors garden ;-)


Enjoy your week end

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1th

Let The Fun Begin!


I fell in love with a knitted lamp shade displayed in one of my local stores. I have been working hard this week *smile*.


Enjoy Advent.

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, November 25, 2011


I had so much fun this week! Receiving four Advent gifts from a friend is such a treat. We have exchanged Advent gifts for several years. I is kind of Christmas morning every Sunday.

4 pakker til hver søndag i advent 

When my boys were kids (up to 16 y/o) I made Advent calendars and 24 packets for each of them. Every day in December was fun.

Well, it is allowed to have fun even if you are “grown up”. Me and my mom have treated each other to Advent calendars for more than ten years. It all started when my mom was going through some hard time and needed some fun in her life. I made a Mystery Quilt of 24 parts that turned out to be Advent calendar. Next year I sent her 24 packets with sewing notion. My mom is a quilter too. I have enjoyed very much preparing this year Advent calendar for my mom.

24 adventspakker

You are never too old to have fun (my mom is past 70 hihi).

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

X-mas spirit

I did it again! Two new designs from my little studio.

1104 1105

Looking forward to finish some X-mas presents. For obvious reasons there will be no photos ;-)

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, November 6, 2011


October came, and went! November is on and that means Christmas planning. In fact I have already bought several x-mas presents.

I must admit I have a concentration problem! My sewing room projects are absolutely in slow progress. It works like this: By the time I have pieced a top for a quilt, table runner etc. than my head is full of new “great” ideas and I’ll rather start a new project than finish the top. The problem is that when I can see how the project will turn out I kind of loose the spirit. Anybody who have a similar sewing room problem? If you have a tip or cure, please contact me.

Still I am very proud of having a finish! This was a kit for a baking cover (for covering bread etc. when rising). The kit was a birthday present from my friend May-Britt. I was joking about not buying kits because I never got to finish them. But look, May-Britt, I did finish!


I have picked out a new kit from my box. This will be my next kit project.

New kit

Best wishes for a new week.

Hugs from Nancy

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Flowers from my garden

Today I have spent the entire day working in the garden. DH has been working the chain saw cutting away unwanted bushes. Still some flowers blooming and I picked this bouquet.


If I lived closer to my friend May-Britt I would give it to her. She is going through some sad times as her mother passed away on Monday.

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday chat

Okay, new laptop and new ways of doing things. The method of uploading photos from camera to laptop has previous been by memory card. But do you know what? My new laptop does not have a slot for memory cards! I know my camera came with a variety of cords, but where did I put them? I know where I normally would put extras like that, but after remodeling the living room last fall I had found a new home for that mess in that particular drawer. I did put all that mess in a box, but where did I put that box?

Yes, I found it! In the attic… Very handy place to put it! I also found the correct cord and can upload photos now “smile”.

First photo is a Christmas project. This is a new pattern coming very soon. Sorry only Norwegian text.


Yesterday I did something I never done before but always wanted to try. Dipping candles. I did not have a proper tall dipping cylinder, only a tall preserve tin. It worked fine but the candles could have been taller in my own opinion. I am very pleased with my work.

sjølstøpte lys

Wish you all a happy weekend.

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hurrah, my new laptop is here and working! I’ll make this story short because I feel my mind boiling just thinking about the ordeal. My laptop had to go for repair twice. Third time I refused to take the same laptop back and got a new one. Things like this take time and all the setup and adding programs every time was just too much for my liking.

Anyway, I’m back on track and this is post is a test of writing and uploading photos.

Clipart sewing mach 1

Hugs from Nancy – still kicking ;-P

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Laptop problems

Long time, no see!
My new laptop turnes out to be just junk. It had to go back for repair after just a couple of weeks. Now it is going back again. It does not work properly. I want a new one!
I got really frusterated over this kind of equipment that is not working proparly. I just had to take a break. Hope to be back on track and back i blog land in a couple of weeks.
Enjoy summer time.
Hugs from Nancy

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Laptop

My old laptop caved in.  Time to get a new one.  Looking good but it takes time to install all the programs and stuff from my old one. 


Have a wonderfull week end.

Hugs from Nancy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Creativity in Bloom

Yesterday I released two new patterns. Sorry, but they are only in Norwegian.

This one is a wallhanging with stitchery and Jo-Jo decoration. The stitchery have sayings about being a mom.

1102 - Veggteppe (2)

A detalj of the mitter block.


Next pattern is a tabelrunner and candelmat with strawberry stitchery.

1103 - Jordbærløper (2)

Strawberries can also be appliquéd.

Applikert brikke

Patterns for sale at several Quiltshops and Online shops in Norway and Sweden.  I’ll make a list in the sidebar.

I am already working on new pattern projects. My next project has something to do with Butterflies

Hugs from Nancy

I got the fabric and Zappa is gone

First of all, thanks to A Quilt Lady who saved me by sending 20 cm of the missing fabric.

Easter holiday have passed but with mixed feelings. Our lovely and playful cat Zappa has gone missing. He went for a walk on Palm Sunday and has been missing since. We have all over the neighborhood, called his name outside every garage. We have walked several hundred meters along E 18 and even turned a few dead cats along the way. No Zappa in sight. He has been missing for 10 days now.  I guess we have to come to terms that he is gone forever.

Zappa med reisefeber

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fabric request only in Norwegian

ETTERLYSER STOFF Har du muligens dette stoffet? Jeg holder på med et prosjekt og kom til å skjære feil :-( Det er et lindegrønnt japansk stoff som er ca 2 år gammelt. Jeg trenger egentlig bare en stripe på 2 inch, men dersom du har 30 cm å selge meg så blir jeg overlykkelig. God helg fra Nancy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Great spring feeling

This past week have brought me closer to publishing new patterns. I have tested this new product for transferring stitchery, Transfer-Eze. I love it!


I have this great spring feeling! May be I am like a bear and just woke up from my winter sleep. LOL. While doing work in my garden I picked these branches. In just a few days in a vase they looked like this. I don’t know what this bush is called in English. The bush gets flowers before leaves in the spring.

Spring inside

As you probably have noticed, I love my cats. Zappa is a funny and playful cat. Even so, Zappa also have his relaxing moments. Have you ever seen a cat rocking chair? Jepp, Zappa love this oval basket with a rounded bottom.

Zappas rockingchaire

Have a lovely spring week end.

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Yesterday and the day before we had heavy fog in my town. Not very inviting to stay out side. This morning the sun was shining from a blue sky and temperature was nice and rising through the day. I really got his spring feeling and put on my glows, and got to work. I had a really nice spring day in my garden. My ”red wine” bench is in place, all my herbs are cut and prepared for growing. Ok, just half of my garden is prepared, but that is just ok. Still some snow in shadows spots and the ground in the back yard are not totally towed yet.


Gizmo i kosekroken

Anyway, I really got he spring felling today and it felt so good.

Hugs from Nancy

Thursday, March 24, 2011


It is great to be back on track!

My absent from my blog have many reasons. I don't really need to go in to it all, but pneumonia, fractured rib and wedding might explain a bit. Yes, DS1 married his girlfriend mid February. Not on Valentines Day, but the day before. They married on their 10th anniversary as sweetharts.

My quilting muse got a bit lost i all the happenings, but now I'm back on track (I think). I have in the past months finished a few projects.

This quilt is a belated birthday gift for DS1 and his girl. They spent 3 weeks in April 2010 traveling Japan. I finished the quilt before I knew they planned to marry in February.

My oldest SIL had her 70th birthday in December. I made this quilt for her.

Most of all I have enjoyed the company of Gizmo and Zappa through my health issues.

Have a nice week end.
Hugs from Nancy