Sunday, September 30, 2012

Half of a nightmare

The 'nightmare' that is machine quilting a big quilt, consists of two parts: basting and quilting.

Half is done this weekend, the basting. My fingers are sore, my back and knees hurts, but it is done!

I will be testing quilting-in-the-ditch method this time. Never done that before, but it is hard to get a hexagon quilt quilted well. They are usually hand quilted, but if I do that, it will never get done.

We shall see:) at the moment it will be resting while I finish a gift I am bringing with me on my upcoming trip to the US. Soooo looking forward to that.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

While I was out walking...

Mushrooms are out! Not so edible, though...


Beautiful blue sky, and sea

Picking blueberries and such.

A wonderful Saturday spent with family and dogs, even if summer is over. For this year.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012


I went to an old glass factory yesterday. For some reason I did not take pictures of that (mostly too touristy) but I saw this old building next to it. An old, little church. Old empty houses fascinate me. I wonder what made them empty and unused. What was the last thing it was used for, and why did people stop using it?

I ended up asking the museum lady at the glass factory. They had bought the building, and had not quite decided what to use it for.

However, there are, she claimed, gorgeous glass decorations inside, made by the factory people, and they should be open to the public. I am sad I did not get to see it. I hope they don't wait too long, as it is fading away.

I finished a first sock. Love the color of the yarn. Fabel, color Carnival. Always worry when I finish the first one. Can I get to the other one fast enough and not fall for the temptation of doing something else...

It is like knitting sleeves... Two of the same, getting them to look the same. Sigh.
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