Sunday, 25 February 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching Hexies

Still playing catch-up on the wintry hexies project. Yesterday I got together the clue for week 6 - fairly simple stitching 18 hexagons going into two elongated flowers, and it was great as a bring-along piece for me to stitch while visiting my parents

As the picture shows, we had another bout of snow here in Oslo last night, at least the fog from this morning has cleared. Today I'm working on the clue for week 5, which is 34 hexagons framing the piece from the first clues - not sure why but these are taking me quite some time:

Linking up with Kathy's quilts and everyone participating in Slow Stitching Sunday :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Snowy Sunday Stitching Hexies

I woke up this morning to an additional load of snow coming down, and it has not let up at all through the day

Getting a bit fed up with winter, and needing a splash of colours. Playing with my Winterse Hexjes project kind of show that. The task for week three were two more flower blocks:

And then for week four another round tying the flowers to the previously stitched section - my wintery Sunday stitching bright tangerine pieces:

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching, taking pleasure in every stitch :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Winterse Hexjes the Second Week

Since I started the Winterse Hexjes on Sunday I have skipped a week forward and finished the step for the second week - a ring of hexies around the flower from the first step:

I have started prepping hexies for the next couple of steps and will have fun with those tonight and in the days to come.

Linking up with Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts and everyone participating in Let's Bee Social #216.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Winterse Hexjes Week One

Blog hopping earlier today I came across a hexie mystery at Annelies' blog. The mystery is run by AnneLiefs in the Netherlands and is called Winterse Hexjes (Wintry Hexagons)

I just felt my fingers itch to stitch *lol* so I signed up for the pattern clues. The pattern emails are in dutch, but the pictures say enough for a non-dutch speaking person to understand

The mystery has been up and running for a while, but I'm gonna go at it in my own tempo and enjoy every step of the way. 

My sewing room is being used as storage for everything I haven't found a place for since moving, so it is still a complete mess. However I knew where I have stashed some Tula Pink fabrics, and I think I'm gonna have some fun playing with those in this project.

The hexies used in the pattern is 1", but in the mess here in my flat I was only able to find some packets of 3/4" papers, and I don't mind down scaling a bit.

Happy to be stitching something again! And once again linking up with Kathy's quilt and Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

2018 Reminder

One of my readers recently reminded me that it's been a long time since this blog has been updated. In between going back to work full time and moving across town it just hasn't been much energy for quilting or blogging.

For the years I've been doing this blog I have posted a New Year's Resolution. However seeing as we are quickly approaching mid-February without one having been made, I have decided to go with a 2018 Reminder (to my self):

Not putting any pressure on myself, but knowing that if I take pleasure in every stitch, they will go a long way in getting some goals ticked of my list for 2018.

And I'm reminded I haven't showed some of my finishes for Christmas. I made lots of little zipper pouches

These are some of them (didn't get pictures of all of them)

And I actually finished my Christmas Wreath wall hanging and got it hung outside my apartment door

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida