Sunday, 17 November 2013

A weekend of vitamin Q

On Friday nine women packed our sewing machines, fabrics and notions, ongoing projects and patterns for new ones, and went for a weekend stay at Lapp-Elisa's in Lennartsfors in Sweden.

I think we all were in need of some vitamin Q. Lots of sewing was done, all of us working dilligently on our projects. Friday night I finished my last block for my Christmas quilt (and forgot to take a close-up picture, but it's the one on the top left corner), and yesterday I worked on the setting for the blocks.

I managed to get all the sashing stitched, the center of the top together and add the inner border before it got too late Saturday night

And before breakfast this morning the outer border was attached. Just as the blocks in this quilt is from a Jennifer Chiaverini pattern, the setting is found in her pattern book Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts, however my borders are a bit narrower. 

A few pictures of the sewing room with some of Elisabeth's colourful quilts and quilt tops, as well as all our stash spread around. the tables

We have already started planning our next get-togeher here - the date is set and we have started thinking of what to do.

Of course I spent some money, but I haven't unpacked my bags yet, so that will have to be shared in a later post.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Back from an adventure in India

This year the birthday present from me to myself was a trip to Northern India.  Along with my friend K we have had a wonderful week with lots of impressions in an area filled with sounds, colour and scents.

I have lots of pictures to sort through, lots of memories to save in a scrap book, and even some materials for a new quilt.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida