Thursday, May 20, 2021

All these little stitches


Joyful Journey by Kathy Schmitz has been so fun to do.  

Just give me something to stitch and plenty of black coffee - I will be a happy camper.

I finished the quilt top in October 2020, when I was away with my sewing group for our annual quilt retreat.
I have not hand quilted anything big for a very long time. I plan to hand quilt this one after summer, when it is nice and cosy to sit under a quilt.

My plan is to make this my one of my daily threads projects.

Spring is not working very good this year - it is raining a lot. 
It is perfect for working in my sewing room though.

There is a sunny side to most things in life 

Wishing you a wonderful day, wherever you are 


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Reaching for the moon


Long time no writing.
I miss writing and I miss the blog community, and still I have not done more than thinking about it. 

Actions speaks louder than words :-)

I have been more drawn to Instagram, since one has to jump through more hoops in the process of blogging, but this year dealing with the pandemic and a long, long lock down has changed a lot, in many ways, and if nothing else, time is in abundance.
I am making sewing plans for the rest of the year too.

I am very grateful for the generosity of many of the designers around the world, who have made sew-alongs, and kept us going in our sewing rooms at home, through these difficult months, when we have been isolated from friends and family in real life, due to Covid restrictions.

One can never have to many project pouches. I have made a few, and I will make more. 

This one has a lovely stitchery by Natalie Bird, The Birdhouse, on one side and clear vinyl on the other side. I have not had a pattern for the pouch, but it is quite easy to figure out.

I am happy to say that my family has made it through without being sick, so far. 
I hope you and your loved ones are well too.

Wishing you a wonderful day 


Monday, June 08, 2020

Progress in jumps and spurts

Since I am using the guest bed, which already has a quilt on it, it might look a bit chaotic.
This quilt is bigger than what I thought it would be when I started - I must have been math challenged at the time - so it will not work on a table, as a table cloth, but will make a nice lap quilt.
I skipped block 6 earlier, and have made block 7 and today I have made block 8, all 8 of them.

My plan is to finish block 6, 4 blocks, and block 9, 16 blocks, through tomorrow.
I am aiming high, My goal is progress!

I so enjoy seeing my blog friends again - Hi everyone 💓
I hope you are safe!


Saturday, June 06, 2020

Small stitches and more

It is quite funny how the brain works sometimes.
When I decide to work on one thing, something else cries for attention 😁

I am sorting through my sewing room again again and finding several treasures.
No idle hands for the foreseeable future - that is something to be grateful for too ❤

I have been making 2 crocheted dishcloths from scrap yarn. Sue Daley introduced  a new to me edging stitch, the crab stitch. It was fun to make, and quite decorative. I found her video on Instagram.

Snow Days stitchery is getting daily attention too 😁

In a second I will work on my focus project 🙈

See you soon - Stay safe and happy!


Thursday, June 04, 2020

Refocusing on focus projects

I find it's time to focus and refocus 😁

Not that I am all  that messy in that department, but I tend to drift easily in to new projects without keeping up with the old ones.
I think that is fairly common, but I do not have room for that in my sewing room, and to many projects do not spark creativity for me.

First up is Edyta Sitar Easter Mystery from this Easter.
I have done 6 of 15 installments. It would be great to have the top done shortly 😁

Wish me luck ❤

I hope you are having a good day, wherever you are!


Friday, May 29, 2020

Long time no see

It has been some year, some things good, some things not good at all.

Last year in June, my arm shoulder rehab went down the drain in 30 minutes flat, when I had a substitute physiotherapist when my own good and trusted one went on summer vacation.
The substitute had great trust in her own knowledge, my shoulder proved her ever so wrong, and the pain and inflammation lasted for a long time.
Stitchery kept me sane (as always), but I did not feel like sharing.

I see, with joy, that Blogger has updated a bit since last time. I have contemplated moving my blog to another platform, but I think I will stay for now 😊 I have missed you all, and am looking forward to catching up 💓

I am working on the quilt Snow Days by Crabapple Hill. My plan is to do it as a block of the month.

See you soon -


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!


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!


Friday, June 21, 2019


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......


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!