Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year


Take care of your pets when the fireworks start cracking.

Hugs from Nancy


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Advent report - part 2

The Advent calender was really fun this year. This what I got week 3 and 4.


From May-Britt I got a cute owl key ring and chokolate ( that i enjoyed very much) for 3. Sunday. From my mom I got precut fabrics and wadding for a mystery tabelrunner and one spool of quilting thread.

The 4th week I got more pre cut fabrics, backing and pattern for another tabelrunner. From May-Britt I got a beautifull pair of siccors.

I love all the quilty gifts and fun.

Christmas Holiday was peacefull and fun with good foods and family meetings.

A new year is soon to open for all kinds of new possibilities.

Hugs from Nancy


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Inspired by Colours from Quiltemagasinet I'm knitting for a baby project in Tanzania.


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Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent calender update

In a previous post I showed my advent fun. 24 gifts from my mom and advendt sunday gifts from my friend May Britt.


From my mom I have recived a lovely collection of fabricks in the 9 first days. Today I received on pack of sewingmachine needles.

May Britt sendt me a lovely box of matches and candels for first sunday of advent. May Britt have taken up scrap booking and is doing beautifull work in that area too. For 2. sunday in advent May Britt sendt a lovely nostalgic phototransfere and a jummy chocolate. The chocolate is gone now!

Hugs from Nancy


Christmas cookies

Today I have decorated some gingerbread hearts. It was a lot of fun but also a bit messy. I realize that I have not done cake decoration in meny years. I have made another sort of Norwegian Christmas cookies too today. My recepie calls for a good splash of cognac and DH love them :-)

Hugs from Nancy


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Smile !

Something is happening in my sewingroom !


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Sunday, October 28, 2012


This weekend DH and I have worked in the garden preparing for winter. Tulips, Crocus and Snowbells are in the soil, but in the nic of time. In the back yard the top soil was frosen ( living on the top of the hill we get all the extream wether to the back yard).

Can you belive this, my garden is still blooming despite of the cold. I guess this is the last bouquet I pick before winter cover it all.


Hugs from Nancy


Testing Blogsy

Testing, testing, testing.



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Walks in the woods

I love autumn and walks in the woods. It is fun to bring goodies like this home. Thursday was especially incoming and I brought home this lot. All of it is prepared and packed in the freezer. The Cook is looking forward to many dishes with the lovely taste of mushroom.



Say hallo to our new pet. Pusur came to our house about two months ago. He is a funny little fellow who loves to play. He also finds unexpected places to fall asleep.


Hugs from Nancy

PS. Any clues to where to look for my camera?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October already


Time passes fast! It is quite unbelievable that my last post was in April! Have you all wondered what is going on? Well, a lot of things have been going on. I will not bother you with all of it, but here are a few hints: PC- trouble, I pad, disappointment over blogger tools for I pad, problem with teacher using my pattern unrightfully for classes at Nordic Quilt Gathering in May (what really pissed me off!), loss of muse, long and lazy summer and autumn and the flu.

Well, there have not been much sewing going on in my sewing room lately. A few projects have been started; a few projects have been completed. The funniest thing is that I have misplaced my camera and all my photos is on my I pad and IPhone and I can’t figure out how to transfer them to this computer!

I’ll be back Smilefjes

Hugs from Nancy

Friday, April 13, 2012


Class project from Helen Stubbings.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012


I am a bit disapointed that only two bloggers wanted to show their scissors. For that reason I will award both of them. Congratulation!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Collection of Scissors

How many Scissors do you own? I was amazed to find 20 sicssors in my sewing room. 13 of them are in use on a regular base, first photo.
Next photo is 7 beautifull and spesial Scissors I just had to own :-)

Post a photo of your sicssors and leave a coment on my blog. April 10. I will make a draw for - yes- a Scissor.

Happy Easter. Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

One finish

I love applique. Surely you can see I have been working on my techniques. Thank you Gail, love this pattern.

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Work in progress

Applique and stitchery from class with Pam and Helen are done.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Great inspiration

Monday and Tuesday was great inspirational day with Gail Pan and Helen Stubbings in Tønsberg. It was so much fun meating old friends too. Q-vitamins is working!

Hugs from Nancy

Testing, testing

From my IPad.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A week by the loom is over. Now I need to rest a bit. My arms, shoulders and butt are sore. I made several rugs out of old blue jeans.


One rug for my Easter decorated kitchen.


I also made one rug to put in front of the veranda door. This rug had to go with my brown leather sofas and the big rug under the sofa table.

brun og beige

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Week 7 2012

I have given classes in Egersund this weekend. We had some fun days playing with scraps. The Egersund group was great. Thank you for having me. Some snapshots from the weekend.




I also got to attend their regular quilt meeting on Monday. I stay at my mom’s this week playing with another kind of scraps – weaving. My mom owns a loom so I combine visiting and borrowing her loom about twice a year. Ok, I do visit her other than that, but the weaving thing I do once or twice a year. This time I am doing rugs out of blue jeans. I used my June Taylor Shape Cut ruler to cut strips from blue jeans. It is a dusty mess, but fun. The cutting was done last summer outdoors.

Sneak peeks to come.

Hugs from Nancy

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Premier knitting

Past week I really needed a break from sewing projects and text work for classes and pattern. It actually felt very good to do some simple knitting for premier project Amanda. My Baby Born doll is a great model. (Also used for birthday and X-mas gift projects).

Guttelue og sokker flere luer og sokker

While knitting I enjoyed watching TV and company with DH. We had a nice anniversary dinner on Saturday and I got a nice gift of Pearls. Yes, right! Married for 30 years. I can hardly believe it (or how DH has tolerated all my sewing mess all this years!).

Ok I’m off NLQ on Friday morning for classes. Looking forward to a fun weekend and scrap quilting.  My suitcases are just within the limit!  I bring as many modells as possible. 

Hugs from Nancy

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First week of Year 2012

New Year and new opportunities. This weekend the X-mas decoration stuff was packed in boxes to be stacked away until later this year.  Six big boxes!


I have spent several days in my sewing room this week. I can’t show you all off it, a sneak peek have to do.

rester gutt

Looking forward to classes in Nordfjord later this month. I have several models in addition to what you can see out of this photo.

Skatter fra restekassen

Hugs from Nancy