Saturday, 27 February 2010

Scrappy happiness

I'm always in awe at the generosity of quilters. When I brought in the mail last night there was an envelope from dear blogging friend Karen Diane over at Living Life at LeeHaven. Guess what... in there were a baggie of gorgeous ready cut lights from her stash so I could play with my scrappy 1.5" inch squares to make some blocks like the ones in this post.

My fingers itching, I let leaders be leaders and enders be enders and sat down at the machine for a couple of hours this morning. Six more little scrappy blocks came together:

Look lovely, dont they? *lol* Thank you so much, Karen!!!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Friday, 26 February 2010

Tropical Midnight

Not much sewing or quilting happening here these days, but I figured that I wouldn't leave my blog for dead for too long - so I decided to share this old 20.5" square mini:

It was made from a kit, back in the days when I didn't have much of a stash. You wouldn't think it's from my early quilting days when looking at the label on the back, which says finished 16. sept. 2006 (wish I had a date for when I finished the top... guessing is was sometime in 2001).

This was, ehh... my earliest attempt at hand quilting, and I brought it with me everywhere, but only made a couple of stitches every now and then. In the end I got soooo sick of it! And I ripped every quilting stitch out, sat down at the sewing machine and had the whole thing quilted and bound in a few hours. The machine quilting is wobbly and uneaven, but in this case finished was way better than perfect *lol*

These days it hangs in my bedroom, on the wall next to the window - out of sunlight to hopefully keep that black from turning grey.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida &

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Leaders and enders

Remember this post? I have been using the 1.5" scraps as leaders and enders for my sewing since I did my scrap box clean out, and a little while ago I sorted through what I had done - and this is what it now looks like:

I just love these 25 little scrappy cuties, and plan to make heaps more of them ;o) But at the moment my ice cream tub is out of light 1.5" squares (lots and lots of darks, though), so I'm on a short break from these till some new ones come along!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Thursday, 4 February 2010

And the winner is....

Thank you so much to everyone who wished me a happy blogiversary. I haven't gotten around to replying to all of you, but know your comments are appreciated! Anton and I just ran a Randum Number thingy for the little stitchery.... and the winner of the draw is:

Commenter number 13! And if my counting is correct that would be Lappetausa! Congratulations Elin! I'll pop it in the post as soon as possible - hope you'll be happy with it :o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida