Friday, 30 January 2009

Meeting in Vestre Toten Lappelag

I'm attending two guilds; one in my village and one in Gjøvik; Gjøvik Quiltelag. Thursday we had a meeting in Vestre Toten Lappelag. We hade a pleasant evening with a little show-and-tell.
Winnie loves to sew and handwork is her speciality. She creates wonderful quilts, bags and tablecloths. Here is a tablecloth with a lot of hexagonal-flowers sewn on. Good ide!
Three-dimensional quilt. The pattern or the ide are from Eldrid Røyset Førde in Kameleonquilt. Visit her website to get more inspired.

Another one :-)
Look at the little hummingbird-button. Cute!
Winnies result from course with Kari Renolen last fall. Crazy in colors, but beautiful!!

Astrid with her topper.

Winnie with her ovenmitten.
Wenche is a proud grandmother. This quilt is going to be a present for her grandson :-)

Every year Wenche makes a christmaswish for fabrics, but it never happens. Until last christmas!!! But she had been futuristic and bought herself some fabrics and a jelly-roll.......
Backside of Winnies bag. Look at the weaving middle.
The front of the same bag.
Ruth loves cats and had bought some fabrics from Desiree (I think...)
Astrid made a tablerunner from leftovers after finishing her quilttop.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Ellie's Quiltplace - Country Calendar

I love this free block of the month from Ellie. Do you?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Mystery BOM from Mijn Quilthoekje

Enjoy this block which Gudrun made with style. You can download the first block now. It's application so use your favorite way to applicate. This is completely machinemade. The hearts in the corners could also be done in stitchery. You can use a colour that matches your fabrics. It's up to you!

Let the flower grow in your heart.

If you download a block, maybe you can leave a message to Gudrun. So people; go to her blog and download her pattern.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Pictures from April 2006

Sunset somewhere in Western Florida.
Roger and I drove from Rocklegde, not far away from Kennedy Space Senter, and to New Orleans; the "most unique" city in America. This picture is taken outside a breakfast-place in North Florida. My hair was really long at that time... ;-)
In St. Augustine I found this quiltshop called "Material Things". (I think they have moved the shop to Duval County.......).
Quilts at the porch.
A logcabin- and a house-quilt displayed inside the shop.
Mostly Bali-fabrics are used in this small quilt and the bag

Saturday, 24 January 2009


A warm winter-greeting from me to you. Have a nice weekend. Take care!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Life's a beach

"Sisters are like angels,
they lift us up
to our own feet
when our own wings
have trouble remembering
how to fly"
"Hoping you will join me here where there is nothing to do but offer love, friendship, support and fun to each other. This journey is a tough one ... let's hold each other up, laugh when we can, cry when we need to, find hope, courage, strength and love with the help of one another. Fun and laughter is important .. it's good for the soul and it's Great medicine! Looking forward to seeing good friends and meeting new ones!
Angel kisses and hugs, Charlene"
Beautiful said and the right recipe for an good caring friend, I think.
I couldn't wait to get my last cancer treatment behind me so I could begin living a full, fun life again. Sure a cancer battle changes us forever and we have a new normal, but no reason for that to be a bad change or a bad normal! I want to live my life to the fullest. We can wallow in self pity and misery or we can CHOOSE to make the most of the hand we are dealt. Is life a bitch or is life a beach? Is the glass half empty or half full?
Having said all that, I admit to still waking up at times scared "it" could come back. I usually just calmly tell myself that worrying about it isn't gonna change the outcome. Until someone tells me differently, I do not HAVE cancer, I HAD it.
Of course I worrying about my three daughters; are they going to experience what I did? But then I think; they will be followed up by all sorts of doctors and people with plenty of resources.
Just like the hot flashes from Tamoxifen got on my nerves at first, now it's just a little annoying.
Yep, everything seems to turn out right.
Hopefully for everybody :-)

Bag pattern freebie

New freebie pattern from Mama's Pocketbook.
Just follow the link.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

"Verandah Views" BOM from Willowberry Designs

Block 1 - Under the Willow.
You can join Willowberry Designs free Block of the Month - 2009 if you want. This first block is wonderful.
I will enjoy doing this stitchery!!! I love gardens and this BOM looks like fun to make. I think, Ruth will agree.....! I have placed a link on my blog in the right margin.

Monday, 19 January 2009

It's snowing and snowing and snowing......

Hello everyone!
I'm been busy with Gjøvik Quiltelags Blogg lately. But now I am proud to say; go and visit my local guild. Many exciting and beautiful project made of the guild members.
Here in Raufoss the snow has been falling down constantly. 1/2 metre last day, so I think it can stop now. To other snow-friends; keep warm and take care :-)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Motives for stitchery perhaps

Found these on a coloring page a long time ago, can't remember where..... But they are cute, and perhaps you can use one or all in a stitchery or an appliqué. Click on the image and it will be resized.
Have a nice weekend :-) Take care.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Free pattern from Primsical Pattern .
Enjoy and make it....

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Idrettsgallaen 2009

I forbindelse med årets idrettsgalla på Hamar, inviterte Norges Idrettsforbund til seminar i Hamar kulturhus. Årets seminar hadde fått navnet "Idrett: Investering med god avkastning?".

Sveriges tidligere statsminister, Gøran Persson, var en av foredragsholderne. Han snakket karismatisk og underholdende om Norges posisjon innen idrett og hvilke utfordringer og krav frivilligheten står ovenfor både i Norge og i Sverige.

Intet hjerte var uberørt under Helge Gudmundsens innlegg "Inkludering - en fortelling om livsglede og menneskeverd". Han er trener i Flatås Lions som er et fotballag med funksjonshemmede utøvere.
I tillegg til disse to, holdt Arild Steine, inkluderingsminister i Bærums Verks IF, et glimrende innlegg over temaet "Trivsel, trygghet og tilhørighet".
Trond Giske, kirke- og kulturminister, snakket om "Grasrotandelen - en direkte støtte til lokalidretten".

Så braket festen løs!

Alle de nominerte toget inn på podiet.

Bjarne Brønnmo fra D.D.E.

Maria Mena sang fantastisk :-)

Årets lag: Håndballandslaget kvinner

Sanger som jeg ikke husket navnet på, fremførte en sang fra Mamma Mia.

Idrettsgallaens hederspris: Per Ravn Omdal

Alle prisvinnerne:
Utøvernes pris: Alexander Dale Oen
Årets navn: Håndballandslaget kvinner
Idrettsgallaens hederspris: Per Ravn Omdal
Årets kvinnelige utøver: Katrine Lunde Haraldsen, håndball
Årets mannlige utøver: Andreas Thorkildsen, friidrett
Årets lagspiller: Katrine Lunde Haraldsen, håndball
Årets lag: Håndballandslaget kvinner
Årets gjennombrudd: Sara Nordenstam, svømming
Åpen klasse: Andreas Ygre Wiig, snowboard
Årets funksjonshemmede idrettsutøver:
Cecilie Drabsch Norland, svømming
Årets trener: Marit Breivik, håndball
Årets forbilde: Aksel Lund Svindal
Årets ildsjel: Trygve Bringsværd, Øyestad
Ekstrapris: Magnus Carlsen (sjakk).
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