Monday, June 30, 2014

Busy, busy, busy

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Going over my photos from the last 3 weeks I find that I really have get quite a lot done, in spite of life being quite busy outside Quilt Corner.
I know I picked some focus projects in my last post, but I often tend to rebel against my own lists ;-)

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2 weeks ago we were away for the weekend, visiting friends, and instead of bringing flowers or wine, I decided to turn this LeMoyne star block into a cushion, embellishing it with one of my precious handmade strawberry buttons.
Our friends were happy about the gift – isn’t that the very best moments, when you can make someone happy by something that has made you happy first – a real win win situation :-)

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My friend is a farmer and while she was doing her work indoors, I sat outside the barn in the sun, doing crochet.
I do not have a career as farm hand, but I am very patient if I can keep my hands busy :-)

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Lace crochet is fun, and I am looking forward to give this as a gift for someone special!

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I am soon running out of these handkerchiefs, and to my knowledge they can not be bought anymore – they are from the early 80s - so I am giving them away with a lot of planning who is getting one, and I am definitively keeping some for myself.

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I needed a new toiletry purse for our weekend trip, and this was finished just in time.
I really like it when the both fronts and backs are looking good.

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The stitchery has been done for a long time and has been in my Ufo box. It is one of the pre-prints one could buy from Tilda some years back. I like it a lot.

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Next finish is this gorgeous table topper from Anni Downs.
I Love her designs and this was very fun to do. Not very fast, but stitchery is again a passion after I had my glasses adjusted recently so I can see better.

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It is birthday season in my dear husband’s family, and these double yarn, double layer potholders now belongs to my dear sister in law, together with some fun kitchen equipment.
I started crocheting a summer top for myself from this yarn, but it did not turn out the way I wanted. The Turkish yarn was a bit fibery, if you know what I mean. Would not drape the right way in a garment, but was super great for potholders. Again I got to use some of my beloved buttons – these I bought in Canada some years back. Again, win win :-)

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Never a dull moment – I’ll be back shortly!

9 comments:

Judith said...

Always love reading your blog! You make such wonderful things! The pillows, the tablecloth, the potholders, even having a cold is going to be a pleasure with one of your handkerchiefs! Enjoy your day,

Susan said...

Beautiful and practical gifts and projects. My button collection is precious too, but it's a good feeling to include them in a special gift.

Christine Barnsley said...

You have managed to get a lot of projects finished Hanne and they have all made lovely gifts! You must feel very pleased! They are all great projects! Congratulations!!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

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Quiltehilsner
Angelika

Sue-Anne said...

Lots of lovely finishes in this post. The recipients will be very happy with their gifts.

Ondrea said...

Such a beautiful variety of projects. I love the cushion and tge way you have done the back of it. Where did you find the strawberry button? So unique! Those crocheted hankies are really pretty and I love your toiletries bag. You are very clever to get all these things done . Some really lovely gifts made with love.

margaret said...

certainly a lot of makes here and such a variety too, love the Anni Downs I too am a fan of her work

siv hege said...

I`m impressed! So many finishes. Do you sleep at all?? :)

Livihus said...

Hei, Hanne!

For en fantastisk produksjon!
Jeg liker veldig godt den beskrivelsen av en vinn-vinn situasjon, når du selv har hatt gleden ved å lage noe, før du gir det bort :)Det er jo akkurat slik det er! Puten ble forresten kjempefin!

Ønsker deg ei fortsatt fin helg!