fredag 31. desember 2010

Happy New Year!

There's only a few hours left of this year, and I want to wish you all a healthy, creative and wonderful New Year!
Thanks for taking your time to visit! Comments are always nice, and give me inspiration. I hope "to see" many of you during 2011 too.

torsdag 30. desember 2010

OPAM December

It's time to show the last finishes for 2010. I want to say thank you to Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM (One Project A Month) - it has definitely helped me to finish projects - and I'm very glad to hear that this will continue next year.
The table runner was my handmade SSCS-gift for Jenny in Australia. When I visited her blog, I saw she was very fond of flowers, so the choice was easy. Thank you to Donna for hosting the Santa Secret Christmas Swap (SSCS). I think this was the third time I participated.
My daughter's Log Cabin quilt is finished, and we both are satisfied with the result. It's quilted by Merete.The bag from this post is also a Dec. finish.
During Christmas I haven't done any sewing - just knitting.

onsdag 29. desember 2010


I have been spoiled with many wonderful gifts recently. Fabrics and card from Elna and some cute mini socks from Hellen. The socks are on the Christmas tree.

Leah was my secret santa in the SSCS-swap. She had knitted a beautiful shawl, and the colour is perfect for me.

Some quilting stuff from other friends was under the tree too. Thank you very much all of you for great gifts! I look forward to use it.

fredag 24. desember 2010

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish everyone who has visited my blog a Merry Christmas!

tirsdag 14. desember 2010

The bag ......

.. is finished. Now I think the sewing machine will have a break for a week or two.

lørdag 11. desember 2010

FNSI result

I made progress on the secret project, but this is what I can show you after last night's sewing. Nothing done today, but I guess the bag will be finished tomorrow.

fredag 10. desember 2010


I have had a day off from work today, and I have spent some hours in the kitchen. Here you can see some of it. I also made biscuits.These ones (Lussekatter" we use to eat Dec.13th, but I know I haven't time to make them on that date. So we'll have them on Sunday instead.This month Bobbi and Heidi are hosting Friday Night Sew-In twice. Tonight is the first one, and I look so forward to sew a little. I want to make progress on a secret and also try to get a start on a bag. A colleague had some scraps and asked me to make a simple bag for her. Enjoy the evening!

fredag 3. desember 2010

Two packages .... one day! My SSCS package arrived. It came all the way from Leah in Australia. I was allowed to open the ornament gift, and below you can see the pretty angel. Thank you very much! The main gift has to wait until Christmas :-)My friend Anne in UK sent me an Advent package. It contained sweets and a handmade calender. The calender is already hanging on the wall, and I'll put sweets in each pocket. Thanks a lot for the nice gift!I hope you all have an enjoyable Advent!

tirsdag 30. november 2010

OPAM November

It's time to report finishes. The "sewing" box and the bag were made for Marina in the FRIENDS swap. The baby clothes are also gifts.
Tomorrow there will be a new month. Do I find time for hobbies the next weeks? That's the question.

lørdag 20. november 2010

Yesterday evening

As many of you know, once a month Heidi and Bobbi use to host a Friday Night Sew-In , and yesterday evening was the one in November. I made progress in making more blocks for a secret project. I also finished a gift, but I can't show it here. May be the receiver visits my blog, and it'll be no fun to know the contents of the package . I hope you all have a nice and creative weekend!

fredag 19. november 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

There hasn't been much sewing the last weeks, but tonight I hope to do a little progress on a gift or two. It's nice to know that there are many quilters around doing the same. Hopefully I can show you something tomorrow.

søndag 31. oktober 2010


A couple of weeks ago I received all these gifts from Marina in Australia. We participated in the FRIENDS swap hosted by Khris. Marina really spoiled me. It's unbelieveable that blogging friends can be so kind! The teddybear stitchery is great!
The scarf will be good to have now when winter is just around the corner. The needlecase, the scissor holder and the pincushion are lovely. The chocolate and the tea were delicious. I look forward to use the thread, ric rac and the fabrics.Marina, thank you very, very much for being so generous!
F-felted wool picushion
R-redwork embroidery & ric rac
I -inspirational fabrics
E-embroidery thread
D-dark chocolate, something to drink
S-scarf & scissor holder

My parcel to Marina is somewhere between Norway and Australia. I hope it will arrive in a few days.

OPAM October

Another month is passed and here's my finishes.The bag is a birthday gift for a neighbour.The "sewing" boxes were given to my African friends. The place mats were PIF gifts for some blogging friends.