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Sunday, July 6, 2008

An Angel's Story weekend

This has been a fabulous weekend of good quilting friends and lots of stitching :o) Hanne, May Britt and I went down to visit Inger Lise for the weekend to work on our An Angel's Story quilts. And we got quite a bit done. I thought I'd share some of our lovely memories.

When we arrived Inger Lise met us with fresh strawberries and home made buns on the veranda, they were so yummy! and we enjoyed them, and the sun and some stitching:


Look at her fabulous plates:


Of course we had to inspect her studio - it's fabulous, and I'm so jealous ;o)


When the rain and thunder came over us, we moved into the living room, where we stitched some more and enjoyed some snacks - here we have May Britt and Hanne in intense consentration:

In the evening we enjoyed some lovely chicken before going back to stitching and chatting


Of course we had to layer out our blocks to se how far each of us have gotten :o) May Britt, who has been working on this quilt for quite a while was first - here she is in full action:

Her blocks are so lovely - very warm and welcoming colours - here is just the blocks:


Inger Lise has chosen to use japanese fabrics, which are so pretty, but gives a bit cooler impression:


Hanne's choice is not very far from May Britt's but she is a tiny bit lighter in colours:


Last my two and a half blocks, which are very different - I have chosen to do all the stitching in one colour, and to keep my fabrics mostly green (with a little touch of blue and some pinks)

Thank you ladies for a wonderful weekend!

Hope you enjoyed my little show and tell!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

22 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful weekend!!!

Marica said...

What a wounderful weekend you girls had. I think I must move on with my angelblock now ;-)

Thanks for showing your photos..

Good luck and take care.

May Britt said...

We had a great weekend and I'm looking forward to the next in two weeks :)

Stina said...

Love all your angels!! Well done girls...Haven´t touched mine since the blocks were completed...but they are all scattered over the floor so I see them every day... ;D

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Wow what photos you have been taken. I loved your visit and i hpoe you soon come back.See in two weeks Then I think all my block are done LOL

Nadine said...

What a lovely angels weekend, indeed !
Everyone's blocks are sooo beautiful. Yours are very special. LOVE your idea of choosing a single thread colour, and two main fabric tones. You always have such brilliant ideas !
I was in thoughts with all of you, and managed to prepare my first 4 blocks. I'm planning to stitch them all in August, while in Spain; so I think I'll be ready :>)....
My first impulse was to make them all in reds, but then I realized I had not enough variety. Then I thought about 1930 repro's, but then I had not enough for the framings and small squares, so I went to cheerful reds, lime greens, yellows, browns, and pinks
... Scrappy angels ! :>)

BIG ((HUGS)) & smiles from "the Belgian angel" XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

NADINE

TLC said...

How lucky you are to have great quilting friends!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Loved seeing all the photos, and the blocks look beautiful! :)

Tina said...

What a nice day with good food, good friends, and a shared love of stitching. Doesn't get much better than that!

Guðrún said...

Thank you so much for sharing, it seems you had a wonderful time.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

That sure was a lovely weekend! All your angels are beauties! Thx for sharing!

Sara said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and such beautiful angels!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a great weekend! What more could you ask for than friends , good food, stitching and even some sunshine! Loved the angel blocks , they all look so different!

Sonnja said...

What a great weekend! Thanks for showing your photos.
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

trelly said...

Lovely blocks, lovely company, lovely weekend! You are very lucky....kind regards from Spain

Rose said...

Oh sweetie, looks and sounds like a great weekend!!! Pity about the storm!! You have let your hair grow!! It looks lovely!! Love your Angel blocks, the green is so pretty!!
Big hugs xxx

Suzie said...

It all looks so nice and cosy! What a great weekend you had! And the blocks, they are so lovely! Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories.

Hanne said...

Thanks for a lovely sewing weekend!
I am looking forward to our next get together :-)

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing Anne Ida! You are very lucky to have such a great support group. The blocks are darling, and it sounds as though you had a wonderful quilting day. It's been a long time since I was able to enjoy a group of quilters.

Darlene said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures of your Angel's Story week end. What fun!

atet said...

What beatuiful blocks and such a wonderful weekend of friendship!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

This made me smile! What a great time and we're lucky for the show and tell. Thank you!