Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Constitution Day!

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Norway is celebrating its Constitution Day today, and true to tradition we hang our flags outdoors.

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It is always fun to dress in my special National Costume for 17. May.
I have done all the embroideries and sewing myself, which makes this costume even more special to me.
I am contemplating making a cape for next 17. May, as these days in May can be both cold and wet, like today.

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The table topper in the first photo is my latest Ufo finish, finished last night, and very nice to put on the table for today.

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This cute table topper measures 27,5" and I have used fabrics from my fabric collection
It is machine pieced, in good time before Christmas 2014, but got put to the side - reason forgotten.
I used a piece of cotton batting - Quilters Dream Request - and I think I like the results....
It shrunk a tiny bit, so the machine quilting sort of sunk in, and has overall a softer look than the polyester, "dead", thin batting I usually uses for table toppers and table runners.

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I hope you had a lovely day, wherever you are!

Hanne

5 comments:

Pam said...

You look beautiful Hanne

Jennie in GA said...

Beautiful costume....it truly is special. And I love your sweet tabletopper....in my favorite color, red!

helen said...

Hi, Hanne! Congratulations for this incredible costume, you really did great work!!
And bravissimo for having finished another UFO with this lovely quilt!!
The last time I read that your goal is to finish some of your UFOs, I shook and scolded myself (not too harsh, though :)) ) to take example. So I am trying to finish some UFO, too, before starting a new project - several in line already (blush)...
Best wishes!

Raewyn said...

Your costume is beautiful and as you say, all the more special because you did the handwork yourself. I love your cute red anbd white topper too.

Katie said...

Your costume is lovely! :-)