Sunday 22 April 2018

FNSI and Slow Sunday Stitching

Friday night was FNSI over at Wendy's blog, and I had heaps of plans for what I wanted to achieve. When I got home, I dished up a big slice of pizza and a glass of wine

I got my ready cut fabric pieces for Stargazer spread out over the dinner table ready to be glue basted to the paper

However that was about as far as I got before I got distracted by other things and the evening just went by. Yesterday I had big plans of getting back to them after doing some  bit of tidying in the spare room, but I was on duty at work, and whenever I got over to the table the phone would ring.

This morning I have prepped some more hexagons for this week's clue for Wintry Hexies - we'll see how much I get done... not stressing about this.

My seedlings are growing - over the last week the sweet pepper has come up, as well as one little cucumber plant:

Pop on over to Wendy's blog Sugarlane Designs to see what everyone got up to on Friday Night Sew-In. And to Kathy's Quilts to see what the bloggie peeps are doing for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 15 April 2018

Slow Sunday Resting with Hexagons

Yesterday a new clue for Wintry Hexies arrived in my email, and this week it's two long strips, each of 14 hexies - this is how far I got yesterday

The strips are to be attached to opposite sides of the project piece.

I have gotten started and will bring the remaining pieces out onto the verandah once the sun comes around the corner. 

Sunday a week ago I sowed some sweet pepper, cucumber and plum tomato seeds, and itty-bitty tomato plants have started to come up over the last couple of days  

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and Slow Sunday Stitching, today reminding everyone to rest and give the brain some time to power down.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 8 April 2018

FNwF and Slow Sunday Stitching

Friday night was Friday Night with Friends over at Cheryll's blog, and I joined in the fun. Coming home from work I got a pizza in the oven and a glass of wine ready, and started prepping some hexies for the previous two clues for Wintry Hexies and started stitching. However I forgot to take pictures along the way... This morning I got the pieces for this week's clue attached - an this is how it is now looking

Probably the most colorful project I have done - but having fun stitching it :-)

Please stop by and see what everyone was up to friday night over at Gone Stitchin' and what is going on on Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 1 April 2018

Stargazer Easter Sunday

Spending the Easter holiday at my parent's house, slowly stitching on my Stargazer project.  I have framed five of my six pointed stars, and make three of the connecting six pieced hexagons

So running out of pieces untill I get home, I have brought out some yarn and some knitting needles and started on an Easter yellow dish cloth

Wishing everyone a still Happy Easter and a wonderful Slow Sunday Stitching - linking up with Kathy's Quilts!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Monday 26 March 2018

Stargazer Progress


A stack of 31 six point stars and one star surrounded - sorry the picture is a bit dark.
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 25 March 2018

Prepping Epp

Yesterday I pulled out my project box for the Stargazer quilt. I found I had finished 20 of the six pointed stars that make up the centers of the blocks.Yesterday I got four more stars pieced together:

The plan for today is prepping the remaining 8 six pointed stars and 6 half stars, and hopefully find the time to cut out the pieces for the surrounding circles

Pieces for yesterday's clue for Wintry Hexies are also  on the table, next to my water glass, and the piece so far is hanging in the background.

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 18 March 2018

More Hexies on a Slow Sunday Stitching

Yesterday a new clue for Wintry Hexies waited for me in my email when I got up. This week the task is a bit larger than the previous weeks since it is connecting all the loose sections to the diamond we made in week five as well as making two diamonds similar to the ones we did in week six

I will enjoy slowly stitching the remaining sections of this week's clue on this fine Sunday! Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday 15 March 2018

Wintry Hexies Week 10

This week's clue for the Wintry Hexies challenge was two more triangle units, which I got done on Sunday while we were away on our quilty getaway

However reading the email a bit closer, I figured I needed these triangles to be made from fabric F. Hopefully I will be able to use my two green/grey triangle units at some other point!

My fabric F is bright tangerine, so two triangles came together this evening - these units are quite quick and easy to make

Earlier this week I did the second part of this week's clue, which was to attach pink and light orange sections from weeks 7 and 8 to the previously combined piece - not the best contrast between these triangles, but I'm not re-doing it.

Happy to see the project is growing 😄

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation, and Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Shopping Tula Pink All Stars

Went to the post office to pick up a parcel on Monday night - and yey! it was my order of Tula Pink All Stars fabrics from FatQuarterShop!!!

 I'm in luv! They are so colourful soft and preeeeetttttyyyyyy!

Not really sure what to do with them, but I just had to have them *lol*

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday 14 March 2018

New Placemats

Friday morning we set of across the border to Sweden for a weekend of quilting and chatting at LappElisa's - my only plan for the weekend was to enjoy myself and if possible make some new placemats. Giving this pattern a go:

 I ended up with four fun placemats for my table:

I had brought along some half hexie pieces left over from a quilt I started this autumn, and played around on a cushion cover idea: 

Lots and lots of yummy stuff in the shop - some bits and pieces came home with me :-)


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday 4 March 2018

New Clue for Wintry Hexies

Yesterday the clue for Wintry Hexies week 9 arrived  in my email yesterday. This morning I got cutting and glue basting - and of course I had to start stitching. 

I have also finished my racoon mug rug - looking great with this morning's cup of coffee

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and Slow Sunday Stitching

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday 2 March 2018

FNwF A New MugRug


It has been commented on me using a Christmas mug rug throughout the whole year. So for my Friday Night with Friends sewing, I made up my mind to get going on a new one, breaking into my precious Tula Pink racoon fabric. Won't manage to finish it Friday night, but guess it might get finished over the weekend.

Pop on over to Cheryll's blog to find everyone stitching together for

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

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

Monday 1 January 2018

Happy New Year

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida