søndag 8. januar 2017

Happy New Year!

Another year has passed and we have all turned a  year older and wiser ? We sit down and think about our promises for a new year , and try not to make them too many and too big.
I have made myself a few ones, and I hope I’ll manage to keep them.
First of all I will ty to make use of what fabrics  I have in my cupboards and drawers in  2017 , and try to use patterns  I’ve bought and stocked too, if I still like them. Borders and backings  I am allowed to buy. If I could manage to shrink my fabric into just one cupboard during 2017 I’ll  be more than happy.
But the most important promise for 2017 is to have more fun with my sewing and quilting. I won’t make lists of all my want to do, but take one at a time and finish. And when I have finished one , I ask myself what do I want to do now instead of checking out my list of UFOs( not many left) , or planned projects.

At the moment I’m challenging myself with a competition quilt, and I  often wonder if this was a good idea and want to quit, but  a started project is a finished project…………
Have a nice week!

mandag 31. oktober 2016

Another three years’ project finished!

My one and only granddaughter was three years this month, and I’ve finished the quilt I started when I got to know she was on her way. Grandmothers flowers in yellow and pink and quilted with hearts and flowers by Merete Ellingsen at sy.no.

All my projects at this time seem to take a lot of time, and there are few finishes. But I ‘m happy they get finished, and that I manage to finish some of them before I get lost in new ones.

søndag 28. august 2016

Exciting designers

This spring and summer I ‘ve been in the finishing mood. All UFOs of different kind I have finished as originally planned, finished in smaller size or some not started material projects I’ve decides never to start and have used the fabrics for other projects. I’ve realized that I’m not a person that can handle so many projects in progress at one time. My creativity disappears and I don’t get anything done.
So now there is only two projects left that I have to finish before I start on something that I just have in my head and in some small drawings. My creativity is starting to grow as my projects are getting closer to the finishing line, so I see this road is best for me.

I love to collect ideas and inspiration on the net. I’ve loved Kaffe Fassetts designs and fabrics for many years, and I think I have all his book. I’ve even been to one of his classes here in Norway, and that was for me a very good, challenging experience.

 I’ve recently discovered a new designer for me Tula Pink. I love her colours and ideas and I’m afraid her books and fabrics will grow in the same numbers as Kaffe Fassetts in my cupboard and shelves.
At last, one more finished project. I found a lot of hexagon flowers made from my scrap bag five or six years ago. I didn’t want more hand seam so I used my machine, and some cotton, and made a tablecloth for my gazebo.