Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wordless Wednesday


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Even More Star Blocks

The Twin Stars quilt is taking shape - and I'm pretty pleased with the over all look so far


The contrast in some of the square in a square units isn't optimal, but I can live with it as I think it will create interest in the finished qult.

All the half square triangles, flying geese, four patches and square in a square units are sewn, and the blocks are laid out next to Bernie to be stitched together whenever I'm in the mood.  


Happy quilting!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

God påske/Happy Easter

Last day at the office before Easter today. I'm on call duty through the holiday, but still looking forward to a few days of relaxing. 


Wishing everyone a happy Easter!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, March 20, 2016

More Stars + Sunday Reading

Stitched a few more star blocks last night, and pressed them this morning. This project is really starting to take shape, Very happy with the look of it so far:


Beautiful weather in Oslo at the moment, and the feel of Easter has decended upon us. A week ago I picked up a few of the Cobbled Court quilts novels by Marie Bostwick. Brought the book and a cup of tea with me to the park today to enjoy the lovely spring sunshine.


Enjoying the novel a lot so far, still getting to know the main charachters.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Twin Stars

Wonder what Kiki and Lala was doing showing up in my previous post? They are the Little Twin Stars, the cute little characters I was so enamored with as a child :-) Why I have started thinking about them now?


For a long time I have wanted to try my hands on the Twin Stars pattern by Pam and Nicky Lintott. Remember the jelly roll I picked up at The Quilting Room? I have been chopping it up, and now my blocks are taking shape. And I'm loving them so far!


My jelly roll is Black Tie Affair by Basicgrey for Moda. The colours are all black, greys and creams - which might be a bit of a challenge.


But I love a challenge :-) And I have seen monochrome versions of this quilt - there's a blue one in the pattern book, and here's one in red and white by Chris in UK.

Excited to see how this one turns out :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, March 13, 2016


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

South Hill Park


Just thought I'd share some pictures from South Hill Park, an historic park located south of Bracknell town centre. My friends had their wedding party here last year




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Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Forest Walk Through Swinley Forest


Swinley Forest is a large expanse of Crown Estate woodland mainly within the civil parishes of Windlesham in Surrey andWinkfield and Crowthorne in Berkshire, England. My walk started at northern edge of Crowthorne Woods


A few of these memorial benches scattered around


A field of brand new trees coming to life




This pillar is known as a trig point and was used for surveying and map making for the British Iles, before the trees had grown


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Japanese Lanterns Revisited

Remember my Japanese Lanterns EPP project? Trying to make some progress on it, and brought the blocks that hasn't been attached to the piece I have already sewn toghether


Still have a long ways to go on this, but every block that is joined to another block is one step closer to a finished quilt.


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Walk in Severnake Park


I got to enjoy some very nice spring weather while in England, and tried to spend some time outside. Savernake Park is just down the road from where my friends live.


The deer is the symbol of Bracknell Forest Council - a nice wooden statue in the park


Savernake Park takes its name from Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, renowned for its stately, mile-long avenue of beech trees. Acording to the website it is likely that the site used to be part of the Great Windsor Forest, a vast expanse of royal hunting forest going back to the times of the Doomsday Book. In the 1990s Savernake Park was adopted by Bracknell Forest Council who now manage the site for recreation and wildlife.



The geese were making a LOT of noise :-)


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida