Monday, June 21, 2010

Warm wishes

I thought 'Ruth's quilt' from Leanne's House was the perfect quilt to make for a friend who had been going through a rough time, and still haven't quite gotten through it all yet. It also gave me something nice to work on during my own dark winter of unemployment.
I finished the binding today. It was such a nice day so I decided to bring the quilt outside to sew the binding. Though the quilt got done, it was NOT a good idea!!! Why do I never seem to remember that you don't feel the sunburn until it is too late!!?? Sigh. You would think age would bring some wisdom. But the sun did make for nice outdoor pictures:)
I added some of my own good thoughts, which I hope will add to her enjoyment of the quilt. I wanted her to be able to wrap herself up in warm thoughts when life is bad and you just want to hide for a little while. This one: Distance and times means nothing to friends - is a reminder to her that we may live far apart and we might be busy and not always have time to talk or visit, but sooner or later we will:)
She loves stripes and squares, so I quilted it with lines and squares, too!
Happy birthday, Inger. (I hope she doesn't visit my blog until she gets the quilt!)

Friday, June 18, 2010


I am NOT good at numbers. I still have problems remembering my mother's phone number, and she has had it for the last 30 years. Thank goodness for cellphones that keeps numbers for you! I have managed to fight my way through quilt patterns and fabrics for the last decade or so, but I seem forever to mess up on the backing! Why I can not follow the patterns suggestion, I do not know. I should have learned by now.
So we end up with this, backing with a lot of seams. I was just lucky that I realised it soon enough to go back and get more of the same fabric! Oh well, the receipient won't know it wasn't supposed to be like this:) Unless she reads the blog, of course :-) Her birthday is next week. I should be done.
Otherwise, I have been experimenting. With stars,
with a little added extra. I wanted to see if I could mix my love of quilts with my love of knitting. It might work. There are so many lovely, old knitting patterns in Norway, and it would be fun to see if it could add an extra dimension to my quilts.
This is my first attempt. I used cotton, it should wash the same way as the fabrics. I hope.... We shall see. Fun to try new things, figuring things out.
On an end note - I just passed this overgrown pasture the other day (what a paradise for a horse or two!), and I am so infatuated with the lusciousness of the field, and the eyepopping green colour.

Friday, June 4, 2010


There is a little lake on my biketrail. The little ducklings are so cute!
It is a wonder a mom gets time to take care of her own feathers!