Wednesday, June 26, 2019

No particular plan





I am quite fond of plans and lists, but right now I have no particular plan - just enjoying the stitching, and try not to start anything new right now.




Happy Wednesday, wherever you are!

Hanne

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The slowest socks in history


Usually I do not take on knitting jobs for others, but this time I did, not knowing what I got myself into.
I should have asked to see the photo of the pattern first....


The socks are for a man with big feet, European size 46, and they have pattern and writing all around, with a lot of black stitch stitches.



The socks are long, 20 inches from cast on to toe tip, and I bet they will warm the recipient once they are done.
It is with great joy I can now put the red and yellow yarn away. I have put many hours into the knitting.

For those not knowing European football, Manchester United is a very popular English team.

It is a cold, rainy and blustery day, perfect for working with wool.






Have a lovely day, wherever you are!

Hanne


Friday, June 21, 2019

Multitasking?



I guess it does not really count as multitasking to work simultaneously on 2 blocks from the same quilt, does it?

I have made a work plan - I would like to finish both 2 shortly.
I love Kathy Schmitz's designs and I have more of them to start.
These are from Joyful Journey BOM

Thanks for all the lovely comments and mails.
I have not realized how much I have missed the blog and missed writing before now.

As you may or may not know, I am not much of a Facebook person.
I rather write here, in my own little corner of blogland.

BTW - I am thinking about changing blog provider from Blogger to something else.
Any views on that, anyone? Pros and cons?
What could be a good option?
I would like to be able to answer to comments in the comment section, for one.

I plan to use my blog more like I use my Instagram - shorter posts, more updates :-)

Not that I want to dwell on what happened to my arm, but having a major health setback make me really think about what is important to me, and think less about mainstream middle of the road quilt life.

Summer does not stick well here this year - it is all kinds of weather in only a few hours, every day.
Maybe I need to knit myself a pair of wool socks to keep my toes toasty......





Hanne

Thursday, June 20, 2019

One day at a time........






 141 days ......
141 days ago I broke and crushed my upper arm and shoulder so bad I had no use of my left arm.

A bad and very unfortunate fall made me break my left upper arm, crush the shoulder joint, tear muscles and tendons.

It was up in the air if I ever could be able to sew and knit again, and it was up in the air if I ever could drive a car again.
(Just so you know, it was the surgeon's words, not my own "pessimism" as someone tried to tell me the day after my surgery)

After a big surgery and a lot of rehabilitation workout and physiotherapy I am on the road to recovery, even if my arm will never be back to its old normal. I might need to have more surgery, but not right now.

I know that all people wants all the best for their friends,
but I found it hard to share here until I again was able to do some sewing and again able to drive for shorter distances.

Thanks to a very stubborn attitude, I was able to start doing stitchery after only a couple of weeks after my surgery.
In the beginning it was like 5 stitches a day, and it took me an hour, and now I can do more.
I am sure you can relate to the feeling of joy when I found that I could move my fingers and had some left hand grip. It was like birthday, Christmas and everything good at the same time.


This huge stitchery project above, Stitch Therapy 365, by Helen Stubbings, has been my lifeline and daily joy.
As soon as I found I could move my fingers I called Kathrines Quilte Stue and placed an order for the panel.
I though I could do it, come rain or shine, if only a few stitches a day.




I have missed writing - see you soon!


Hanne



Saturday, January 05, 2019

A finish, a plan

Happy New Year everyone!

It is so good to be back in blog land - I am so happy to see you all again, I so enjoy writing again - my brain starts working like a blogger - and I know you know what I mean!

This will be a year without any resolutions - I dislike resolutions, intensely!
I feel like it is setting myself up for failure on purpose.

Off course I will eat chocolate,
off course I will buy fabrics,
off course I will never ever finish 15 Ufos before starting anything new.

I do however have a plan - I want to make this new Quilt Corner the best Quilt Corner ever,
so Ufos will be finished, every now and then, moderation will be shown when shopping too!

I finished this year's first Ufo today.
This hankie was started in 2018. The hankie fabric is from the late 70s, so it is sort of vintage.








Happy Saturday, wherever you are!

Hanne 



Saturday, December 29, 2018

When you wish upon a star




When moving Quilt Corner I had to go through ALL my things and pack them.
Some things was given away, some things was donated to Salvation Army,
most of the things made it here.

The new Quilt Corner is a little bigger than the old Quilt Corner, but it doubles as a guest room, and the single guest bed takes all the extra space.


I am finding thread I did not remember I had - I can remember buying it though :-)


DMC 12 wt embroidery floss is great for crochet. I am making Christmas ornaments and am very much enjoying the quiet work and the outcome.


When you wish upon a star....... you will never know what lovely things will come to you!









Wishing you a wonderful day, wherever you are!

Hanne

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Merry Christmas!





New home, the same old loved Christmas decorations, in new spots!

We finally feel installed in our new home and new Quilt Corner is about to come together.
It took a long time - a long time of getting our stuff together in the old home, to downscale, and a long time to settle in our new home.

We are happy with the change, but it has been a bumpy road, with the renovation of the new place not following plans and deadlines.

Still the carpenter has to do some work, after Christmas.

It has been a year of joy and sorrow, ordinary days, happy days, exciting days, hard work, many challenges, both good and not so good.

The computer has barely been opened over the last 8 months.
Today I really discovered how differently my computer and my cell phone sorts mail…….. strange discovery…….
Well  - If I have not answered people, I hope they have tried again, through different channels.










Hand work has been my daily go to - I am still enjoying stitchery and everything done by hand the very very best!


I hope you and your loved ones have had a lovely Christmas celebration!

See you again shortly!


Hanne

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Big changes ahead


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If I say this will be the last April ever in this Quilt Corner, I have given it away.

Yes, we, my dear husband and I, are moving, and the Quilt Corner has to be emptied very shortly (like in the next 3-4 days)  for the house viewings. When all my things are out of here, I consider them packed for the move.

Yes, there will be a new Quilt Corner, but not for like 5 months yet, as our new place to live requires a full renovation. The new Quilt Corner will have less space for storing, so I have to use more than I buy for a long long time!

No, we are not doing the renovation ourselves.

Yes, we are downscaling our living space with more than 50 %, from a house to an apartment. We like it!

Yes, we still have to many things, and we are working hard on downscaling our belongings, flinging, selling and donating, and we have to be fast, both for the house viewings here, and for the fact that is has to be done, and the time we have runs fast.

You may know how it is - when the right place to live (for you) appears, it all happens very super stressful fast, and everything else follows in the same speed. When we won the bidding we were both is shock for days. That's only 5 days ago, but we are starting to land on our feet again.

It will be a very good change - we are looking forward to the days when we can look back on these crazy days and laugh.


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Wishing you a wonderful day,

wherever you are!

Hanne



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Morning stitches

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It is looking like it will be a beautiful day,
and there is no better way to start the day than with morning coffee and some stitches.
I try to get some stitches in on the Red Home quilt blocks every day.


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We still have quite a lot of snow for mid April.


The Peace sign on my ongoing socks looks good - and is quite appropriate in this time and day…… I dread opening the papers and listening to the news these days……


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May you all be safe,
wherever you are!
Hanne

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

It's a knitting kind of day

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Contemplative, relaxing and fun? Check!


This new booklet from Tantulltuss has some very nice sock patterns based on older knitting patterns.
I saw these Peace socks on Instagram earlier, and as I love this designer, the choice was not hard, to order this booklet.

I have not yet decided what colour to use for the peace signs - I think maybe white, with a red heel and toe?

Can you tell I was a teenager in the 70's, and being nostalgic?
Wool socks are never wrong here in Norway.
We still have quite a lot of snow - the spring is very late this year.


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I hope you are having a good day where you are!


Hanne