Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Midsummer

I wish you all a Happy Midsummer.
Maybe you are picking seven sorts of flowers and put them under your cushion,during the night between the Midsummer eve and the Midsummer day, and you are going to dream about the one who is going to be your wife or husband.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A quilting weekend

I went on doing blocks in reprofabrics from the Civil War area.
On this blog you can get a new block pattern every week.Hopefully I get more time to do more of the blocks.Until now I have done the easiest blocks and I really love them.

A little memory from this weekend I took small small fabric sraps from a paper basket and made this little pincushion. Every little piece reminds me of people in the quilting group I was in this weekend.And you wonder why I did this?!?
I had no pincushion with me this weekend and had some troubles with the small needles and this also reminds me of the lovely group of people we were this weekend.

We were in LuleƄ in a quiltshop called Quilterian,The lovely owner of this shop has a blog

Her shop is full of fabrics in in many patterns and colours.A little fabric heaven.And books,laces,buttons....................

Monday, June 06, 2011

New socks made by yarn I'v got for my birthday a month ago

Two pair of socks are ready,made by yarn I'v got on my birthday exactly a month ago.The blue pair is made in wool and he purple is made in a mixture of wool and other fibers.One more pair in purple is on the way.What I found out was that the way of doing the cuff Imade on the purple pair is a very good idea.The socks are very comfortable to wear.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday ,sunshine and a letter

It's a day when we have holidays,we can enjoy the beautiful sunshine ,the songs from the birds and a very green landscape.The postman came very early and what made me so happy is a letter from a pen friend in Japan,from a place nearer Fukushima than I knew before.To get a letter from M and the things she wrote about reminds me of the short distance between paradise and hell.They live with the earthquakes and the radiations so near.In this situation they have to go on and dear M I feel so happy you can start painting and quilting even if it's hard.

For me Japan is so near connected with handicraft made with a great perfection and beauty and they have stamps I really admire.Every letter with their stamps give me a special feeling.After the last catastrophy I really feel the paradox between the reality and the art.The last month I have got lovely small cranes in paper from a friend that gives me so much hope,they never give up.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


To use old curtains in a good quality and make eco bags and maybe also something necessary for a weekend is a very good idea.The bag to the left is made by the fabric which was handdyed by the fabric you can see in the "purse"up to the right.A great difference between the two fabrics.I really recommend handdying and you maybee get very fresh fabric.

The little "rug" is hooked by strings of cotton fabric.Hard to do as the cotton was not so easy to work with.A friend of mine made one in an old fabric but a fabric used many many times more than mine.