Sunday 18 May 2014


One of the reasons my Park Bench has been put on hold is I have been doing some smaller stuff in between the long seams. I have been thinking of making one of those long potholder-thingys for quite a while, and when I had trouble coming up with a birthday pressie for my Mom I figured I'd give it a go and see if I could come up with something she would be happy with. Don't think this turned out too bad:

To protect the top of the user's hands I made two star blocks using the Hex n' More ruler - the half hexagon and the triangle was used for the blocks and then they were trimmed down.

I cut some extra triangles and used them on the back to break it up a little. The "hand pockets" are lined with a thin batting while the main part has got a double layer of medium thick cotton batting. Hopefully no fingers will be burned! However when I gifted it to her today, I was told it would not be put anywhere where it might get grease, stains or burns... have a feeling it might end up as a "table runner"...

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday 17 May 2014


200 years ago the Norwegian Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll, and today there's a huge anniversary celebration all over the country.


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Park Bench: Rows 1 and 2

Making oh soooo slow progress putting my Park Bench top together. Two down,
three to go :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Fabric Shopping

Remember me saying my fingers were itching to make Jaybird Quilts' Night Sky? Well my fingers are still itching a bit, and over the last couple of weeks two envelopes has dropped into my mail box. One with 27 yummy fat quarters, and one with 6 yards of a lovely black on black fabric.

Thinking I need to finish my Park Bench, but I just couldn't resist adding these to my stash. And hopefully one day I will be able to make my very own Night Sky :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 4 May 2014

Park Bench - the first row

My Park Bench quilt top is slowly coming together. I have layed out all my blocks, and done a little shuffling around to distribute the colours to the best to my ability. The firsts row is now pieced together:

And hopefully the rest of them will follow shortly :-)
From a beauiful sunny Sunday in Oslo,
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida