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.

lørdag 30. oktober 2010

Some photos

Here's a few photos of what was made during the retreat ( see my last post) we had. There are so many talented women, and such an event really gives you vitamin Q.

Back in blogland

I'm sorry I haven't given my blog priority for some weeks. It has been quite busy.
In my last post I told you that I was going to have a course. It was an interesting weekend with very concentrated students. There were 5 - three of them from South Africa. I taught them basic patchwork. Unfortunately I forgot my camera the last day, but below you can see a few photos from the second day.
The colours on this table runner was much better than the photo shows.

The African ladies stayed for two and a half week. Every day some of the members in our Handicraft Association had activities together with them. The guests taught us beading which they are very good at. It's very interesting to learn about culture in another part of the world and get new friends.
The last weekend they were our guests, they joined a quilting retreat. It's a yearly event in our quilting group to arrange this meeting. 50 - 60 (from a large area) quilters use to gather at the local guesthouse - sewing, talking, eating - just to have wonderful days together. Some ladies even arrive early in the week to have more time. I'll show you some photos in the next post.

fredag 8. oktober 2010

Exciting weekend

This weekend I'm going to have a patchwork course for beginners. Three of the participants are Africans. Our Handicraft Association have some friendship groups in South Africa, and this is the fourth time we invite a few ladies to Norway. Exciting! About 40 quilters from the area around will be there as well sewing and have a nice time.
I hope to have some photos to share after the course.

Have a creative weekend!