Thursday, 10 January 2008

First (almost) finish of the year and an award

Last night the quilting guild had the year’s first sit together and hand stitch evening, my first time ever, and it was a great experience. I was really wondering what to bring, but figured I’d take the opportunity to bring my 4SQS quilt to finish. When the night was over I was done, except for four threads that needed to be buried and the label. The threads I did when I came home, and the label I hope to do this weekend :o)
This is how it turned out:

The thought of dark winter sky, the colours of frost, snowflakes and stars… Why this? One of my memories from being a little girl was my BF’s mum having a group of girls over for good night stories. We walked there in our pyjamas, boots and jacket and listened to her read to us. Some of the books she read was about Greek mythology and how the star constellations got their names. On our way home we stopped freezing in our pj’s and searched the dark velvet sky for the constellation of the evening :o) So this is my representation of winter, hope ….. will like it!

Last night I got an e-mail from Pamina over at Quilts on the Way saying she has given me the “You make my day” award.

Thank you so much, that really warms my heart and made my day!! Now I have the privilege to choose up to 10 people whose blogs bring me happiness and inspiration, and make me feel happy about Blogland. There are so many wonderful blogs and bloggers out there, and I read so many more than ten, but I choose to give the award to:

Thank you for making my day !
Sincerely, Anne Ida


Rose said...

Oh thank u sweetie!!! Thats a really sweet award (and u make my day too!!). I love ur 4SSQ, it finished up beautifully!!! Well done, u clever girl!!
What a wonderful memory of a special storytime, u have portrayed it so well, in ur quilt!!
Hugs xxx

Valerie said...

Wow this is beautiful Anne! You do so well with blues!!!

Thank you for the award too! You are just the sweetest person!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your award! That's awesome. Also, I love the
4SSQ -- very nice.

Rose Marie said...

Woooo ..... love this one and in my colours and loved hearing about your story! Tell you what, why don't you send me this one and I'll send you mine and we'll forget about our partners that we are supposed to send to! Naw, that wouldn't be fair. You know, you make my day, too! :o)

Gunn Torild said...

Så flott denne ble! Hilsen Gunn Torild

gwen said...

Congrats on the award. You deserve it.
I like very much your stary night and the explanations for it. What a shame I can´t get all the Winter Swap Quilts. I could open an exhibition and you would all be invited! Oh well, I will keep on dreaming... Take care.

Hanne said...

Hello Anne Ida - and Happy New Year to you !

Thanks a lot for the award - I feel very honoured :-)

Your swap partner is soooo lucky - the star quilt is very cute !

Guðrún said...

Your story behind the quilt makes it a very special one.
You deserve the award, congratulations.

shelley said...

I love your 4SQS and the beautiful story that goes along with it. What a wonderful memory! Thanks for sharing that Anne Ida!

Annelies said...

I love the white stars with the beautiful blue backgrounds.
Have a nice weekend !

Tamara said...

Your swap quilt is just beautiful. You are so very talented

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Good choices and a few I haven't visited, shall have to look!
Love your Winter quilt, gorgeous! Tracey

Quilterin said...

Congrats to your award, Anne Ida!

Your FSQS looks wonderful! Well done!

Pam said...

That is such a lovely memory to have. The little quilt certainly does have that starry night feeling to it. I'm sure the recipient will love it.