Thursday, April 23, 2009

1 down, 4 to go

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I have a little challenge going with myself :
Can I finish 5 things between this week and upcoming Wednesday ?
I am not sure, but I know I have a competitive gene and I am more than happy to compete with myself :-)

I will show you this care quilt once it is washed and has been in the dryer. I like to give the care quilts soft and nice.
2 more care quilts lacks binding as you know.
I always do the binding on donation quilts by machine and a decorative stitch.
I can make more care quilts that way - I am going easy on myself and my shoulders, so I don’t burn out. I am sure the recipient will not mind.

My stitchery is coming along too :-)

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This project is not on my Finish 5 list, but I need to be a little rebellious too - works every time - hehehe

I talked to a quilter I know this week, and she has not sewn for a long time - as in months.
I have been thinking about what kind of quilter I am.
I know I need a dose of sewing in some form every day - whatever happens in my life.
I have sewn myself through rough patches in life and I sew when I am happy.
If I for some reason can not sew I have to thumb quilt magazines or books or just touch fabrics.
I need sewing and sewing related activities like I need air.
What kind of quilter are you ?

Hanne

46 comments:

Lappetausa said...

I'm defenitely like you! Some doses each day, and a lot of magazines by the bed...

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Happy birthday, dear Hanne:o)
I guess I'm the same kind of quilter as you, too. It's even with me in my dreams when I'm asleep:o)
But it gives me so much, both joy and challenges. And the best of it all, friends with the same passion. I've found out, people who doesn't quilt/sew, will never figure out our addiction for our "itching for stitching":o)
Happy sewing:o)
Laial

Cyn ;-) Calif/USA said...

Hi Hanne,
I have to have a fabric, sewing, or knitting "fix" almost everyday. On the days that I can't sew, then I'm thinking about sewing or quilting or designing blocks in my head! There is no hope for me. . . I am addicted and I wouldn't have it any other way! LOL.
Thank you for stopping by my blog; it was good to hear from you, friend.
Hugs,
Cyn;-)

Michelle said...

Hi Hanne

Yes I am the same it helps to keep me a little bit sane and I have withdrawl symptoms if if I don't LOL

Michelle

Sølvi's blog said...

DEn lilla ble kjempeflott. Gratulerer med dagen din i dag - håper du både får sydd litt, kosa dag masse og spist litt kake.

Doina Muresan said...

Happy birthday!

Jo in TAS said...

Happy Birthday Hanne!
We're kindred spirits, I too either have to be sewing or flicking thru mags, it's how I relax. My fingers and brain itch while I'm at work just thinking about what I'm going to do next!
Hope you're having a lovely day!!
Hugs
Jo

Laila said...

Hei.
I'm like you .... have to do something with fabrics every day..
Happy birthday! The sun are shining here , so I hope it shines on you too.
Kjempe klem ;-)

Liz Schaffner said...

Happy Birthday Hanne!
May your day be filled with all the colors you love ...fabric ones that is :-)
Liz

Lynette Anderson said...

Happy Birthday Dear Hanne, it has been wonderful getting to know you through your blog. Keep up the amazing work.

Priscilla said...

happy birthday Hanne!

I need to sew every day too, if I don't sew, I feel like I forgot something really important and feel very uncomfortable. It does happen though sometimes, with 3 kids I cannot always feel comfortable :-)
Kristina
priscillacraft.blogspot.com

May Britt said...

Happy birthday dear friend. Enjoy your day.
What kind of quilter I am. Think you and me feel the same about this. A day with some stitches is a perfect day.

Jodie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you Hanne! Have a great day. (May Britt send me!)

Sandra said...

Wishing you a happy birthday Hanne, and a year to come filled with love & stitches!
Sandra

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hanne...Best wishes to you on your birthday, I do hope you have a grand day...

LeKaQuilt said...

Hei Hanne, Gratulerer så mye med dagen din i dag. Håper dagen gir deg alt du ønsker deg. Klem fra Lena Karen

Helena said...

Happy Birthday Hanne!
Grattis på födelsedagen!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Hanne! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR HUGS!!! Hmmm ... what sort of stitcher am I? I seem to have periods of several weeks where ALL I do in my spare time is stitch, especially if I have design deadlines looming, but then I get a bit burnt out and take a week to read or visit friends or watch TV - then I'm back to stitching!! Sometimes when I've been super busy in other areas of life and get tired, I'll have a little stitching break - and read craft mags instead! Hope you've had a happy day! Bear Hugs! KRIS

jofridsquilt said...

Gratulerer så masse med dagen, håper du får ein fin dag. Når det gjeld kva type syer eg er er eg nok av dei som må sy litt kvar dag. om eg ikkje har sydd noko lurer eg på kva eg har tulla vekk dagen med. Helsing Jofrid

Joyce said...

Like you I am a constant quilter, even if it is only through reading books or magazines and planning the next one.

Joyce said...

Oh, and Happy, happy birthday too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday and happy stitching!

englating said...

Happy Birthday Hanne!
I hope you hade a wonderful dag toghter wit your family and friends. I wish you a great day with great brithdaycake and lots of presents ;-)

Take care!

ps Lovely projcet you hold on ds

/Marica

Pat said...

I hope that you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday Hanne!

Satu said...

Happy och sunny Birthday to you, Hanne!
I also need even only ONE tiny stitch per day. Otherwise my daylife feels so odd... And I 'can't' live without colours either...

dot said...

Happy Birthday Hanne.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! I would sing for you but then your birthday might not be so happy. Enjoy the day.

cdnj said...

Gratulerer med fødselsdagen. Happy Birthday!

I'm a quilter that prefers to be sewing each day but in practice currently manages once or twice a week. In between I'm thumbing through magazines or thinking up the latest new project to start on.

Tracey in CT said...

Happy Birthday, Hanne! Take some time to do some sewing and relax...

Gudveig HN said...

Gratulerer med dagen!

Rosaline said...

Happy BDay!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you.....

Have a wonderful day!!

Anne-Grethe said...

Gratulerer hjerteligst med dagen idag. Quiltene du jobber med blir kjempeflotte. Ønsker deg ei fin helg!

hortenzita said...

Happy birthday, Hanne!

SusanPatch said...

Dear Hanne, Happy birthday!!!
I love sewing and love sharing this passion with my quilting friends. If I am happy I sew, if I am sad I sew and like yourself, if for some reason I am not sewing in my spare time, for sure I am doing a related activity. Fabrics, thread and needle release me of stress.
Is this crazy?
Best regards from Spain

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday, dear Hanne! I'm so sorry I don't hear from you anymore but I do think of you often. I hope you had a wonderful day!

(HUGS))

King family said...

Happy Birthday to you and hope you have many more.

I am a wannabe quilter.

Nancy Anne said...

Hanne - I'd like to wish you a very, very Happy Birthday! I lurk a lot and comment a little, but that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate every post! I always look forward to seeing what you do. Your idea of finding time to do at least a little stitching each day is an inspiration to me. Enjoy your birthday - I hope it is a very happy and satisfying one! (And thank May Britt for letting us all in on the secret!)

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mascanlon said...

Happy Birthday Hanne, Mary Britt sent me! I am a kind of in the middle sewer. Several times a week, either sewing or other hand work but I do save my best effort for weekends.

Janet said...

Happy birthday and many more. I thought all serious quilters are like you, I am unless I'm sick or too tired.

Kari Anne said...

Gratulerer så mye med gårsdagen!!

I går hadde jeg datafri,men en hilsen dagenderpå er jo ikke så værst det heller :o)

God helg fra Kari Anne

Merete said...

Gratulerer med gårsdagen! Håper du hadde en flott dag, med mange sygleder!

Anne said...

Gratulerer fra meg også! Kos deg - hver dag - med det du er glad i å gjøre. Daglige doser er godt for oss. Og du er utrettelig, jeg er imponert over alle aksjonsquiltene dine.

Águida said...

Hello Hanne! My name is Águida and I am here in Brazil. Where can I visit your blog and am delighted with all beauty of their work. My dream is a day to sew and create such beautiful pieces. Congratulations on your anniversary.
A big hug.
Águida

Shasta said...

Happy Birthday Hanne. I like to sew something every day as well, or at least look at a quilt book or magazine or dream about a quilt.