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sunnuntai 30. marraskuuta 2008

First Advent

I WISH you ALL a warm and safe First Advent!

I'll be back soon... to show you something what I have done lately... and purchased ...;) I have to avoid computer, because there is so high pile of unfinished works next to my sewing machine...

Last week we (finally) got 'some' snow here in the southern coast of Finland... It started to snow on Sunday morning and it finished on Thursday. The centre of our city was full of snow! But it disappeared soon... it has rained two days now...


lauantai 22. marraskuuta 2008

More blocks...

Finally I found a bit of time to show you all my Angel's Story ANGELS... before I start to sew them together. Sorry, of poor quality of the photos... some of the block are too large for my scanner!
BLOCK A: Penelope, Millicent, Libby and Hettie



BLOCK B: Sophie, Tilly and Dimity.

BLOCK C: Harriet, Angela and Sarah. As Sarah says in the book: 'Oh, there is always something new to start, and, oh, that's such a pretty fabric...! I simply can't LIVE without it!' And I really agree with her... you might have noticed that I'm little lazy to finish my sewings;)))

BLOCK D: Fran, Becky, Zoe & Prudence and Charlotte.

I visited at Stina's blog and found an interesting mystery BOM, Red Delicious. As you see I'm again planning to start something new...... I have so perfect fabrics for it...

But now I must hurry... Indiana Jones is waiting for me....

It was again a great pleasure to see you ;)))

sunnuntai 16. marraskuuta 2008

Blocks...

Yesterday I was in Tampere at the handicrafts fair called Suomen Kädentaidot. It's the biggest fair of the handicrafts here in Finland. It is arranged every year in November. And there is hundreds of exhibitors, representing all kind of handworks. It's a good place to find very rare Christmas presents. And there really was plenty of lovely handicrafts and so much to see...





Before I left there I decided not to buy ANY fabrics, but as you see what happened to my decision... I couldn't resist... Especially new Tilda -fabrics are SO jummy...



Saturday was very inspiring day...




I was back home from Tampere late in the evening... but I felt so creative (although my legs were hurting = too much walking) that I embroidered those cute penquins, which is the next block (number 9) from Lynette's BOM Noah's Ark. And I think I'm going to use some of those fabrics in this quilt...

The penquins block is one of my favorite block.

They are so lovely little creatures, they make me happy always whereever I see them.



More inspiration I got from Elin. She finished her GORGEOUS Sylvia's Bridal Sampler - quilt. For now I have only read the first book of Jennifer Chiaverini's quilts stories (the Quilter's Apprentice), but I have followed (and dreamed) some talented quilters who have sewn their own SBS, for example Anne Ida is one of them.


With a help of Elin I found pages where you can get a one block pattern in week (BOW). So I joined in and sewed my first block (Night&Noon) last weekend. I have now sewn two other blocks: Sylvia's Shooting Star and Yankee Puzzle. A good start...

The book of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler with patterns will publish next spring.


I have also appliqued a little bit my first block from the I believe in Angels -quilt.
And of course the journey with my Dear Jane has continued in this week after one week break...

One triangle from the bottom row is now waiting for me on my ironing-board...



So until next time, HAPPY SEWING.......

PS. Olen saanut haasteen ja lupaan ottaa sen vastaan heti, kun keksin ne viisi kummallisuuttani, jotka uskallan julkisesti paljastaa ;))) Kiitos haasteesta, Maritta!


PPS. Here is amazing giveaway. It would be every stitcher's dream to get such a present, atleast mine...

sunnuntai 9. marraskuuta 2008

Briefly...


In the middle of sewing and doing houseworks, I have to show you what I received last Wednesday from Australia.

Yes, it's parcel from my Angel;))) (Exactly there were two parcels.)


It was exciting to open them... I felt like a child on Christmas Eve opening her presents... my eyes were sparkling, hands were trembling ...


And it was open!!!!

Lovely bag, cute tiny scissors keeper, tablerunner made from fabrics with australian wildflowers and parrots (suites well on my Advent table) and the pattern of the bag designed by Janelle Wind... oh... and there was also... jam jam... piece of chocolate... nam nam...


Thank you my sweet dear Angel, Judy.... I love them all VERY MUCH!!!!


But now back to the kitchen and sewing corner... I have doing some new project and if you have noticed the badget from my sidebar I have joined to the Angel's Story club (at the last moment, deadline is end of this year).

maanantai 3. marraskuuta 2008

Flying Angels... lazy days...

Ooh...! My dear Bernina is covered by spider webs...;))

Why? IT was Halloween weekend but, I have my doubts about that...

Anyway it's nearly two weeks when I last used it... oh, time is flying and I haven't kept my goals:(((

Top of the doggie quilt, still unfinished... cute pincushion is still unfinished and so on...my UFO pile is higher and higher... christmas is coming... No, I'm not stressed... YET!

On Sunday I wiped the webs off and sewed few seam, but only few.


Here is the result... No doggies, but bear and ladybugs, again. I decided to try Helen's tutorial Quilt as you go -method. I don't know whether I'll succeed? But after sewing stripes to the first block I realised I must be more accurate with seam allowances... Anyway I won't sew those blocks together yet. I'm planning to make the heart applique block between each stitchery block. Now I'm ready to embroider my third block - Tea Party.


The last block from Angel's Story is without last blanket stitches... I'll introduce all my Angels to you soon...

...before another Angels from Bunny Hill Designs will occupy my sewing room... or maybe they already have done it...


I had to try how it looks the Angel flying above winter landscape. Perhaps a good idea for the christmas card...



Because it's already November, I can finally show you picture of these goodies which I posted to my Dear Stitcher pal. Her name is Judy. She lives in Australia and is quite busy with her two boys. Hopefully she have enough time for herself too. I'm honoured to be her 'Angel'.

Helen wrote, if we are lucky she'll run all this fun again in next year... Jippii and REally Big Hugs....