First of all…
my girls and I want to thank all of you who have left comments about the tragic accident with their little sister… They were very happy to know that there is so many wonderful, thoughtful and sweet persons out there thinking of their sister and her family…
Thanks to you all!
The doctors are trying to save whats left of her foot and we hope for her best.The world stood still for some days …
…but I managed to finish my 4SQS “Summer”…
…I´m very pleased how it turned out..this is true summer to me… daisies..blue skye and green grass… hope my partner will like my quilt! Infact I´m having a really hard time separating from this one… :)
For the moment I´m working with the label and hope to finish it soon…

…closeup with the ladybug button I added today…This swap have been so fun to participate in … I recommend all of you to do this…you learn so much of yourself and challenge yourself to do things that you probably hadn´t done…
So go ahead….next time… :)

Peg…this was 1 finish from me….add that to the challenge!!!
Now I can start to think about my next Swap…the Cup Cake Swap…and Linda…I have plans for you…hope I can start in a couple of days… when things get back to a little bit normal…if they ever do…

At last but not least..I know my Norweigans friends have had a wonderful Saturday together and sewn on their ANGELS so please take a look at May Britt, Ida, Hanne and Inger Lise

And I hope that you all who are working on the Angels or searching for the book and are about to start this quilt…Good luck to you all…
A wonderful surprise will wait for someone that are finished by the 1st of January…
A really good one… :)

Please take care out there… you never know whats around the corner….

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Slow but safe…I think…I´m finally getting something done…have finished my stitchings on my Quilters Journey…preparing it for handquilting…yes I know I probably stupid here…but I think it needs some more stitches…LOL…and one more thing…I promised myself not to start Butterfly Garden until this one is finished…guess I´m much more stupid then I thought…cause I just want to start with that one!!!
Finally made the first block of Rosalie Quinlans Joy of Life …I have been having pieces all over the place ..and last night i sewed them in place…pheeew! And this one…I was going to machineapplique…but no way I could do that…( my machine and I weren´t buddies last night…) so theese pieces were prepared with vliesofix…so they were a bit tricky to applique by hand…. hmmmm…. but they will have to do. Freezer paper for the rest…yepp!!
I think it needs a pink binding…? What do you think! Light, medium or dark pink?

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Today I was out reading May Kristins blog and shes a clever girl !!! Cause she popped the question that so many of us are thinking…What about our first quilts, and why did we start and what on earth keeps us going with this special craft that keeps us sewing backwards all the time!!I guess that I always have been interested in crafting, my family is the kind who likes what comes made out from your hands…whatever there is ;D I guess the only one who isn´t crafting is my mother…she´s allergic to sewingmachines ;D…but I do remember her knitting when i was younger…so I know she can if she want to!! I also have a strong memory when I decided to make myself a knitted cap with a lot of colours and patterns and she said that I never would finish that…but I did! My grandmother was someone who always had something to work on at any occasion…and ofcourse I wanted to learn. I do have a little dollquilt that she made from scraps of all the clothes she sewed for us…It´s not pretty, not well sewn…but the only thing I still have from her….
Grandmothers dollquilt
My mother gave me my first sewing machine when I got my first child…a Husqvarna. On that one I started to sew childrens clothes and my sewing interest started. Later on I got a job at a fabricstore and sewed curtains day and night… And my Husqvarna got tired and guess what… I got a new one when I turned 30…and I guess my mother was the headsponsor!! This time a Bernina… and with this lady I got hooked on quiltmaking. At this time I lived with an alcoholic and my time with the sewing machine was my rest. I needed more time to sew to keep my mind healthy. So one day I composed a pillow….I hadn´t any pattern I just sewed with what I had..and I didn´t know what to use and how to put it together…but it´s MY ever so special pillow. And guess what…I got hooked as anybody else ;D and soon I signed up for a quiltingclass and thats the way it is!!
And why do I keep on going on with this…all I can say is…It´s the most fun and feel lucky when I create. And all the fabulous people I have met through this I can not count how blessed I am…I truly hope that I have learned a bit here and there and one thing I will know for sure is that I will not ever stop fiddling with my patches…as long as my eyes and body will accompany me. I do have a new quiltingbuddy now…cause my headsponsor and family gave me a new one again when I turned 40…and this time… I sew on a Pfaff… Thanks for letting me sew!!

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