Friday, 6 January 2012

And a 600th post giveaway it is!

It was such a relief to get back into my studio and create something after what seems like weeks and weeks of just a little light knitting to exercise my creative muscles! All that pent up creative energy and yearning for colour were channeled into a series of small pieces of which one is the prize for this giveaway.


“Med hodet på skrå” (roughly translates to With a tilted head) is inspired by a well known and much loved song about a grasshopper father and son and a poppy. The song is sung in many languages and the moral is that you should be happy being small instead of wanting to be bigger. Good advice indeed although I rarely have that particular problem.-)
The quilt measures approx. 7”*11” and is made from a variety of materials and techniques. I am particularly happy with the flowery sun as we don’t see it too much these days.



If you too are in need of a little colour fix in the middle of winter, this quilt can be yours simply by
- leaving a comment to this post for one entry
- and leaving a second comment if you are a follower to this blog for a second entry.


If you’re a No-reply blogger, make sure you leave your email address in your comment so I have a way of contacting you. I will ship anywhere; as long as you have a snail mail address that will be fine.


The giveaway is open until January 21st when I will draw the winner in the evening Norwegian time.


Thank you so much for reading my blog, taking your time to leave comments and not dumping me when huge parts of my creative time and energy went into work during 2011. Now the biggest chunk is done on my part, and you know, some of all that work just might be blogable after all…


Good luck to you all!

103 comments:

  1. OOOOhhh I'm the first to comment. This is fab and so generous of you. Those colours are just being introduced to my sewing room and would look fab amongst some of my own handmade items. Cogratulations on your 600th post. I am a follower too!!! Thank you.

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  2. This is just beautiful, I love it. All your pent up creative energy was just waiting to burst forth in this bouquet of wild red and flowery sun. Kudos my friend. xox Corrine

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  3. This is gorgeous Nina Lise!
    I'm certainly in need of a colour fix here in the gloomy UK!!

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  4. ...and I'm a happy follower!

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  5. Congratulations on reaching 600! I just bought some poppy fabrics today--so cheery!

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  6. Lovely piece of fabric art!!!
    Thank you for this giveaway!

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  7. Gorgeous! I would love to win that piece of cheerfulness.

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  8. I love this! The poppies remind me of my husband whom I lost to cancer 3 months ago. This would be a lovely remembrance to him!
    drew.kate@bigpond.com

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  9. I love this! The poppies remind me of my husband whom I lost to cancer 3 months ago. This would be a lovely remembrance to him!
    drew.kate@bigpond.com

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  10. This is lovely work! Gail.dunkle@gmail.com

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  11. I love this!!!!! I had not heard of the poppy and grasshopper song before, but it teaches a great truth!!!
    dixie_bryan17@hotmail.com

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  12. Congratulations on your 600th post...this is my first visit here, but I loved browsing around your blog...thanks for the chance to win the lovely piece...I love how the rich red poppies stand out against the calm blue background.
    nabihawangde(at)gmail.com

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  13. The cheerful red poppies really brighten the soft wintery blues. Congrats on your 600th post. I always enjoy your thoughts and cheerfulness and humor.

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  14. I am a follower! Love our visits.

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  15. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas. I really like this give-away composition. Happy flowers.

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  16. I am a follower and fellow blogger. I only have about 120 blog entries myself, but love to watch the statistics ... have had over 6000 visits.

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  17. What a beautiful little quilt.

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  18. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  19. sounds like a wonderful opportunity to own some of your marvellous work! I really do admire your way of working and I just hope that your giveaway is available for us overseas!
    Thank you for the opportunity to try .

    Sharyn
    www.alshasspace.blogspot.com

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  20. Gratulerer! Du inspirerer oss mykje og eg er ofte innom deg! Likar godt den kunstneriske delen, litt annleis enn tradisjonelle blokker!! Godt nytt quilteår!

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  21. Flott veggteppe. Det lyser opp. Klem Jofrid

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  22. Eg er følgjar av bloggen din. Artig at du gjer ting som er litt annaleis. Klem Jofrid

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  23. Oh so pretty,lovely!! I am not a follower but will be in about a minute. Hehe
    Thanks!

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  24. Ok I am back to say I am now your newest follower!!

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  25. Unbelievable! I love all of the colors and textures & poppies are my favorite!

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  26. thank you so much fro this awesome giveaway .
    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  27. i would love to follow you .

    royce david

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  28. What a lovely little quilt. I really like poppies. Please enter me into your 6ooth post giveaway.

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  29. I am now a follower of your blog too!!!!!!!!

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  30. Since I have been a admiringly follower for quite a long time - I have to admit that I do want to join the giveaway!

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  31. What a wonderful burst of color on cold January days! Consider me entered - thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. I'm a follower - thanks for the second chance. It sure would have a nice home here in northern Illinois!

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  33. Great Giveaway. I'm following you
    Congrats in your 600th post!!!

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  34. It is a lovely quilt and love the name!!
    Count me in your Giveaway please
    Have a nice day

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  35. I love the way the poppies "pop", it would be well loved in my home :-) Put my name in the hat for your generous giveaway!!

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  36. I am a new follower and look forward to your creativity as well as your great humour (I read your profile and had many chuckles!!!) Thanks for the chance!!

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  37. Happy New Year Nina Lise!!!!! Congratulations on your 600th post! I love your latest creation. Those poppies are so bright and cheery. Glad you have found some time to exercise your artistic energy!

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  38. new follower and I like what I see

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  39. What a charming little quilt! I am a poppy lover so this would be great to win.
    Congrats on 600th posting.
    paperpals@yahoo.com

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  40. I love the poppies. A little shot of red is good in winter.

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  41. I also follow your blog and enjoy it very much

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  42. Beautiful! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  43. I would be so inspired if I were to win this wonderful little quilt.

    Jenni
    jennit22@gmail.com

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  44. beautiful!!!!
    and congratulations!
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. I swap mini quilts on About.com and Mrs. Moen I would LOVE to add this one to my collection! Please add me to your drawing.
    Thank you for the chances to win!

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  46. Oh yes, I have also began following your blog, I am glad I found it! Good day

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  47. OMG it's such a beautiful pattern, I really adore Poppies, I do hope I can win this quilt. It would feel great to sleep dreaming of a Poppy Field. Thanks for this chance to win it.

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  48. What a gorgeous piece of work. And a wonderful moral it is based on! Thanks for putting me in your draw. And congratulations on 600 posts.

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  49. Congratulations on 600 blogs - I've never even done one and I'm a bit of a lurker on the internet. I am happy to have found your blog and will follow as much as I can. Your giveaway piece is the perfect antidote for our northern lack of sunshine (Norway, Canada - winter). What a lovely giveway. Happy Creating! Adrienne - adrienneforsyth@sasktel.net

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  50. Congrats on 600 posts! I have enjoyed reading every single one of them!

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  51. OH, I would love to have a piece that you made, Nina. Thanks for a chance.
    Hugs!

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  52. And you know I'm a follower! a reader and a boob builder, too.
    Hugs!

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  53. So petty! Thanks for the give away.

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  54. You have created a very beautiful quilt for your 600th blog. I've enjoyed your blog for a while now and look forward to it each time. =!=

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  55. What a gorgeous work of art!

    Kimbahleigh666 at gmail.com

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  56. What a gorgeous work of art!

    Kimbahleigh666 at gmail.com

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  57. Återigen en så uttrycksfull artquilt av Mrs Moen!
    Jag är följare och håller alla tummar och tår för att bli en lycklig vinnare av en "Mrs Moen" att hänga på väggen.
    e-post
    finskalappen@yahoo.dk

    http://mormorquiltar.blogspot.com

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  58. Beautiful quilt, I would love to win it

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  59. Congratulations!!!! I love following your blog and read about your work. Thank you for this giveaway!!!

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  60. I´ve been a follower for some time!!!

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  61. What a wonderful giveaway. I love your work and always look forward to reading your posts.

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  62. Most unusual. thank you for sharing.

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  63. I would love a chance to win the beautiful quilt!!
    Thanks :)

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  64. Oh boy do I love color! This is gorgeous and really would perk up my little bit of the world! Thanks for the giveaway... Sharon slozanoatearthlinkdotnet

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  65. What a wonderful little quilt for a giveaway! Good things indeed come in small packages. Lovely work!

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  66. I am also a follower! Joined a short while ago & have been trying to catch up. Love your tutorials!

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  67. Gorgeous work!
    So kind of you to give us the chance to win!
    I wish you and your family a fantastic 2012!!

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  68. Beautiful! What a perfect splash of color in the midst of winter!

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  69. This is so lovely! I'd love to own it:) Thanks for the chance!

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  70. So many generous bloggers we have and you are certainly one of them. I know how it feels about knitting and then getting back to fabric. I have done the same thing. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway

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  71. Gratulerer med alle dei 600!

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  72. - og ein til, for eg er jo ein trufast følgjar :o)

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  73. What a piece of art! Wonderful!

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  74. Congratulations on 600 posts! lovely poppies. thanks for being out there in the blogosphere to inspire me. and I'm a follower.

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  75. This is perfectly beautiful!!
    longleggedmomi26@aol.com

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  76. Happy 600th post Nina Lise. And, thank you for all the wonderful insights and inspiration you share on your blog too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    PS - I hope 2012 will be a very happy & healthy year for you and your family too!

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  77. beautiful quilt.....nice colours and dimensional aspect..thank you

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  78. So glad to have found your blog; and NOW I am a follower from Buffalo Wyoming USA

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  79. Luv all the technique used in this one; would luv to win!

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  80. 600 that is wonderful congrats and hope to see many many more. Thanks for a chance to win that beautiful quilt.

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  81. Each of your posts that I have read have been so full of your creativity that 600 posts is really a very large accomplishment! Congratulations!

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  82. I am a follower, and I have enjoyed reading many of your 600 posts! thank you!!

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  83. I am a follower...thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

    barzi10091@aol[[dot]]com

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  84. 600 posts is amazing, ans really something to be proud of!

    barzi10091@aol[[dot]]com

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  85. COngratulations on the 600 psost Nina Lise! Wonderful achievement! Love your posts about quilting, family and random!
    Your little quilt is gorgeous!

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  86. I am a follower of your blog.

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  87. I follow you, thanks for such a creative giveaway.

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  88. Congrats on 600! Wow, what a generous giveaway! Hardly know hosts express my gratitude at being allowed to enter to win. Thank you so much!

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