Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!!!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

God jul/Merry Christmas

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

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