Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Grandson’s mittens always seem to get lost somewhere between where he is and where he was 2 minutes ago (which could be anywhere), so I’ve been knitting some thick scrap yarn mittens that no one can take home by mistake.
We don’t have any snow yet but a massive ice sculpture outside our house. Our water that is temporarily going through a hose on our lawn froze the other day despite the ever running water in our bathroom, and to prevent that happening again they cut a slit in the hose. The water spray freezes and builds up a giant modern sculpture – and an icy slip & slide for all the kids to enjoy.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Anyway, he got all better by Sunday morning and we did a little painting, lots of building stuff, beading, puzzling and reading, all squeezed into a short day.
So, I have watched a lot of kiddie TV during the weekend with the British children’s TV show “Timmy time” as one of my favourites. It’s about a 3 year old lamb that goes to kindergarten with all his friends and does everything children do at that age. It’s sweet and so funny, fantastically well made with incredible colours and details. On the floor there’s this beautiful patched rug which I think could be made into a great Timmy Quilt. I picture a little circular pastel quilt on my coffee table, oh yes, that would look very nice indeed...
Friday, 26 November 2010
I’m thankful for
My loved ones
Colours, glorious colours
Homemade Christmas decorations
That even bad days come to an end
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate this holyday and happy Friday to the rest of you; I’ll be spending the weekend with grandson hopefully making some Christmas decorations for his mom.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
As usual on any kind of quilting class there were stash and stuff everywhere and lots and lots of glorious colours. I must say getting to play with other people’s fabrics is quite enjoyable. I even got a hot lunch, a delicious Mexican soup prepared by one of the ladies. Yeah, brilliant day indeed!
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
3 finished pair of socks for grandson perfectly fitting his feet and warm and machine washable. Daughter has wished for some home knitted socks as well, so I’ve got to get more yarn (well, not really but, you know...).
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
I always make samples for demonstrating at classes and sometimes they get stashed away, like the beginning of these charming Funky Fowl. Some of the pieces were ironed onto fabric, but most of them were drawn onto fusible webbing that had lost all the webbing and I sort of kind of recalled some of the fabrics I wanted to use. Now I have two pillows in the making and I’m in love with the funky ladies all over again.
Apparently I had a problem reading my own instructions so I cut one background too narrow and had to add little strips on the sides. I first tried adding them to the outer edges of the border but that did not look even half right so I unpicked them and switched everything around.
Not bad for a Friday afternoon and night considering the always enjoyable company of grandson who left at 15:30 and a celebratory dinner out with husband.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
I love pale pinks with dark blue, it’s so clean and crisp and wonderful and yet most of the pink fabrics I have ever owned have gone into projects for her. Note to myself: use more pinks.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I wanted to show how the design works on non-Christmassy fabrics and chose this fun dotted turquoise. I don’t like to meander quilt table cloths, but as I made a little glitch in the preparations it was the best solution after all.
I love the flowery ribbon which is attached by machine.
The stitching makes all the difference, don’t you think?
Monday, 15 November 2010
I got totally bitten by the bug and made looohoots of them in different colour ways. They are super simple and makes lovely little presents, so I thought I might share them you as a free pattern. You’ll find the link here.
Now, where’s the rest of my 3” squares; I could use some presents for the holidays…
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Random.org has done its magic and congratulations to
May Britt who won the Norwegian version and
Nancy Sue who won the English version.
Congratulations to you both; and to the others – thank you for playing along!
And moving on to a little Sunday evening bragging; Rene’ left me a comment a while ago congratulating me on being published in Quilter’s Home. Huh? I had no idea what she was talking about as magazines take a while to get here. She kindly sent me a copy and now the magazine itself has arrived. Thanks to Jennifer Marsh from The Dream Rocket for submitting my "Comfort" quilt and for keeping me updated on where it’s exhibited. I would love to see one of those exhibitions by the way.
You can read more about The Dream Rocket here and have a virtual tour of some of the wonderful artwork here.