Monday, November 17, 2014

LeMoyne Star Weekend - Weekend Result

I was having fun this weekend working on my LeMoyne stars. Didn't get nearly as much done as I was hoping to, but any progress is a good thing. Four 12" star blocks.

In addition to these I have (with the "help" of my little four legged friend) made strip sets and cut the pieces for 10-12 more blocks. Hope to get some more sewing done sooooooooon!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, November 15, 2014

LeMoyne Star Weekend

Nemo pointed out the other day that it's been really quiet on my blog lately, So since I have plans to sew this weekend I'll try to blog a bit of my progress.

On our retreat to Lapp-Elisa in april 2013, I started a quilt using the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star quilt. It was put in a bag in the cupboard when I came home, and haven't seen the light of day since. This weekend I hope to make some real progress on it.

Wish me luck! ;-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord

Another Vestfold Museum worth a visit is the whaling museum in Sandefjord. Perhaps I'm a bit biased since I had a summer job here for three summers and I loved my time there, but I will share a few pictures anyways. The above picture is from the old part of the museum where the zoological exhibition is. The huge model of the blue whale hanging from the ceiling is an original feature from when the museum first opened in 1917, and so are a lot of the animals on display.

In the celar there's a more modern exhibition of whale skeletons, this is new from the time I worked at the museum, and is a great addition

Skull of a Killer Whale

A malformed jawbone with teeth
In the historical section of the museum they tell the history of whaling up to modern times. Here's a few glimpses:

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Japanese Lanterns Third Month Summary - suggestions on how to get back on track?

Another month has passed since I started piecing my Japanese Lanterns quilt. During the first two months I made heaps of progress, and got most of the blocks pieced and the first rows put together. However this last month, being back at work full time and being on call both previous weekends I really haven't had the energy to do any more than my BOM blocks for Just Like a Jigsaw.

So my tally hasn't been updated since August 4th, and no more rows have been added to the rows already put together.

Any sugestions on getting my mojo and focus back?
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just Like a Jigsaw - squares and elongated hexagons

The star block in my previous post was made from the shapes for month 2 of this BOM. The pieces for the first month was squares and elongated hexagons. I needed time to figure out what to do with them, and this is the block I ended up with:

Been thinking maybe doing another round, but at the moment it's about the same size as the star block from month 2 and since I don't know what to do with these I don't want to make it too big.

Made another star block this week as well:

Having fun with these shapes :-D
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida