Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Easter is here and it is nice to have some quiet days – well – maybe not so quiet, but fun and revitalizing sewing with friends.
The quilt from the previous post is done, but I have not taken a good photo of it yet.
I love how it turned out!

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Lately I have spent quite a lot of time baking different kinds of bread.
The wholegrain braided bread with sunflower seeds and grated cheese is one of my favourites so far, as it tastes good, keeps well and freezes well.
I love to find my own bread recipes – the daily bread is an important part of the nutrition – I do like to experiment with different ingredients. Grated carrots and grated cheese combined is a winner too.

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Saturday through Monday I was spending time with a group of friends sewing all day.

Saturday I finished this 1600’’ top from my yellow scraps for a charity quilt.
Someone else with find a backing and do the machine quilting.

Making charity quilts is a win win situation – I get to find good fabrics in my boxes, have the pleasure of sorting and cutting and sewing, and someone will in the end be warmed by the quilt.

I am sure I am not the only quilter buying more than I can use for myself ??

Well – I am not buying that much anymore – or at least I try not to buy for storage  – I like to buy for using right away, and I am not saving the good stuff!  :-)

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These lovely fabrics I just bought at my local store Trådsnella instead of buying Easter sweets for myself  :-)

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I am very much in hand piecing mood these days – it is so relaxing, so I  have kick started an Ufo from a class with Sue Daley.
I hope to finish the table runner through the Easter holiday.
As you can see from the top photo, I have different hand projects on the go, and after the charity quilt I was working on the different projects through the weekend  :-)

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True to the very best Easter tradition ever, I arrived at May Britt’s house yesterday and we had a lovely late lunch with Sunshine Buns.
Even if Easter is late this year, it is quite cold outdoors, so we have spent most of the time indoors.
We had a Sunshine Bun outdoors today, with a little bit of hand work on the side, but it soon was  to cold to sit there, even with thick coats and quilts over our knees.

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Wishing you a Happy Easter !

Hanne

easter greetings

11 comments:

Grethe said...

Å,så koselig å se dere begge:-) God Påske med SSh...(Sol og Sy-hygge) til dere begge!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hope you have a lovely Easter with lots of sewing! :)

May Britt said...

Happy easter. So nice to have you here for some days.

May Britt said...

Happy easter. So nice to have you here for some days.

Elaine said...

Hope you have a lovely Easter, I really miss sunshine buns - we can't get them in England :(

Susan said...

Lovely projects and fabrics. Sue Daley told us in a class to use the fabrics we love NOW, don't stash them. Sweet little apple cores.

Ondrea said...

Wow! You have been very busy baking and stitching. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to eat most grains but your bread looks yummy. Love your EPP project and that charity quilt looks like a jelly roll one I made. Love your new fabrics. Great photo of you and May. Happy Easter to you.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så mye fint!! Jeg liker den ideen med å kjøpe stoff til prosjekter som skal startes på og ikke gjemmes bort!! Men det er vanskelig for det er så mye fint.........det ser ut som påsken din har vært fin så langt!! Fortsatt god påske!! AnneKari :-)

margaret said...

how lovely to be spending time with Britt, I am sure you will have lots of fun and do plenty of stitching too

Flickenstichlerin said...

I love your handsewn projects, the colours and fabrics are beautiful.
I like to handsew too.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Siddis back home said...

Så kjempekoselig dette hørtes ut! Fantastisk prosjekt du holder på med! God påske! Happy Quilting!