The other day I got tagged by Anne Heidi for a meme on some crafty questions, so here it goes:
The rules are: Answer the following on your blog and then let five other bloggers know that you have tagged them to complete the meme.
1. When did you start to create and make craft?
No idea… I have all my life seen my Mom and her Aunts and cousins sewing, knitting and crocheting – one of my favourite toys as a child was a rag doll made by one of Mom’s cousins. I can not remember when I started myself… Remember weaving in kindergarten (wool yarn on a hand loom), and I do remember that my first quilt block was made in 3rd grade, a quarter log cabin sewn into a cushion :o)
2. Why did you start creating?
Just a natural part of the way my life has progressed, I guess…
3. Why do you create?
I can’t imagine not to.
4. What do you create?
Quilts, table toppers, cushions, bags of different types and sizes… anything I can do on a sewing machine (except clothes). When my arms and shoulders allow I also knit and crochet – I have knitted a few sweaters over the years, and I love to crochet small snowflake like table toppers – log time since I made one, though...
5. Has this changed since you began crafting?
Over the years, yes. As a teenager you weren’t supposed to do crafty stuff… I guess I really got hooked once I started making quilts that were a bit bigger than doll quilts.
Ok, so now I have to tag someone for this meme – and it will be: Rose, Valerie, Jeanette, Heather, and Yvonne – hope you’ll play along, girls :o)
So what have I been doing lately? Well I’ve been quilting my blue and white SBS quilt – I’m hand quilting it and it will take time to get it done. Even though my fingers are getting sore, I'm loving every minute of it :o) While quilting that I’ve been thinking about what to do for the Secret Santa Christmas Swap, and this will be it:
Picture removed by author 19. Nov. and will be re-posted after Xmas (if I remember *lol*)
I finished stitching down the binding tonight, still have to make a label for the back. This is as close as you can get to an “Anne Ida original” *lol*– a very simple pattern made up as I went along, but inspired by things I’ve seen in magazines and in blogland. It is 3” squares with a border around it and some appliqué. The appliqué is a drawing of the front part of the Oseberg ship – a Viking ship from the 7th century. It was found and excavated in the early 1900ds, and it was part of a woman’s burial mound. It is probably one of our most popular tourist attractions, and the image is also engraved on one of our coins (20kr). So I figured it would be nice to feature it on a table runner for an international swap :o) Now I just hope the recepient will like it!
Lastly: The Four Seasons Quilt swap has opened for registration for the winter swap. I’ve joined in, will you?
Wishing everyone in Blogland a great weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida