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keskiviikko 31. joulukuuta 2008

Four hours left...


My sewing corner has been a quiet place recently. I gave up my goal to finish Angel Story... partly because of this cough, which still won't let me sleep properly...

But a New Year will come and more time to sew... I hope...

Extremely Happy NEW Year to YOU ALL!!!
And new ADVENTURES with your sewings...

sunnuntai 21. joulukuuta 2008

Christmas Card to YOU

Photocollage from my previous week: Season greetings from friends, Christmas card made by me, Brandon's Star from my Dear Jane, Leo the Lion, four candles at our window this morning, rose stitchery (design from book 'Shabby Stitches' by Tracey North) and Angel Stitchery from the Wish Quilt.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

with Warm Quilting and Stitching Hugs - Satu

tiistai 16. joulukuuta 2008

Be charmed by Noah's Ark

I have still this - should I say - irksome flu. Yesterday I had to visit doctor and he gave me some medicine and more sick-leave. In the evening I lost my voice, so I'm not able to sing "Christmas Songs" today. Hopefully it will come back - soon... But my fingers are in action...

Although my life is not passing the way I planned, I must recognize that our postman has kept me happy these last days ... He has delivered us lot of greeting cards and also a thick letter from Australia and one parcel from America.

I got the letter from Lyn, who posted me the patterns of Noah and Friends quilt (so refreshing!) It's one of the Kookaburra Cottage's design. Thank You Lyn for your speedy and kind service;))) I can't wait over holidays to start it... Oh, I already picked up some fabrics for Leo the Lion -block....

From Fat Quarter Shop I found those lovely fabrics. They are from In the Wild - collection by Hoffman.

Should I get worried about my Angel Story quilt. Am I able to finish it before the end of this year??? HAVE YOU NOTICED, there is so much other things keeping you busy... You must concentrate, Satu.... now...


Block A and Block B are finished, but where are the rest???


It seems that someone is going to sew on Christmas...

But first I have to get my health (and voice) back... See You Again;)

sunnuntai 14. joulukuuta 2008

Already - Third Advent

It's already time to light three candles... Christmas is sooo close...
And I must give up some doings for... because in the end of this week I got nasty flu... and I have spent last two days mostly looking world from my bed:( But it's a good place for planning and dreaming... For that I got some help from Anni's newest book: "The World as it Should Be"

Soon it is also time to post christmas cards... and I haven't done any... yet. I usually delight my friends with home-made cards... What will happen this year? How could I find time to make them... THE panic...! Most of them must be in post office on Monday...

Maybe it's after all my lucky day...I searched and found some old creations ;))) But somehow I'm feeling that I'm not quite pleased with them...





With this third stitchery of the Wish Quilt I Wish You Happy Holidays packed with Secrets and Dreams.

These Bronwyn's stitcheries are sooo lovely and very addictive... when I finish one, I must start the next one ... even this flu couldn't stop me...

sunnuntai 7. joulukuuta 2008

Second Advent - at work

I was at work (= at the garden) this weekend. We are growing mainly cut roses, but we have also different kind of season products. At this time of the year we are packing and sending christmas flowers to our customers...BUsy, Busy!!! So I spent my weekend with amaryllis... not with roses...

Now I don't want to see any amaryllis... never again... My legs and hands are so tired... the pots of the amaryllis are quite heavy to carry... and when you do it eight hours in a day... you know it must feel somewhere... So nothing remarkable in my quilting world at this weekend...:((




Only some stitching in the evening...



I started to stitch this Bronwyn Hayes's Christmas quilt called The Wish Quilt, when I got all three Australian Homespun (vol.9.7-9.9) magazines some weeks ago. From those volumes you'll find all the patterns of this absolutely magnificent quilt.

Maybe I'll finish it for the next Christmas... or the next... or the next... ;))) just kidding...

Have you already visited at Gail's blog? She offers a free pattern - Christmas stitchery. Cute little bird... sitting in the tree...


And Esther is teasing all Red Delicious fans with a little sneak peek at the next block. Looks really interesting... and red;)))

This is the quotation from that Australian Homespun magazine:
"Dreams come true, if we only wish hard enough.
You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it." - J.M.Burrie

Hmm... Have to think about that...

torstai 4. joulukuuta 2008

"Santa's" Little Helpers Exhausted - both


After two quite hectic sewing day it seems that also my wellserved Bernina is as exhausted as my Bunny... It works (=walks) like a snail! Especially the long seams are quite tough to sew...

And today I was going to sew my Angel's Story blocks together... GRRR... I'm not happy, now!

Besides this there will be a weekend, when we will celebrate our country's Independence on Saturday. So no help is available until next week...


Maybe I'll visit my Mother tomorrow and borrow her Husky... Mother will always rescue me... I'm SO HAPPY that she is my true Sweet ANGEL... always! And luckily the seam of the patchworks are rarely toooo looooooong;)))))

tiistai 2. joulukuuta 2008

Love birds

This block is first one from mysterious RED DELICIOUS BOM by Esther
It's waiting for blanket stitches and few other embroiderings. Red is not really my favorite colour, but it's December and I found just suitable Kathy Schmitz's fabrics from my stash for this quilt. I'm happy - again - that there is so many kind ladys offering their patterns for free. I'm looking forward the next one...

Cross-stitching is one of my great passions.
Unfortunately I'm bit of slow at stitching, so there is several unfinished works in my basket. But it doesn't matter... Valerie Pfeiffer's birdies are one of my favorites. They will decorate potholders someday... with some lovely fabrics...

Last week I received third delivering from Quilt Fabric Delights
There is patterns and fabrics for pincushion and needle case, both designs by Melly&me. An enormous temptation to start something new... maybe I keep this fun for the next year...
In this month there is no BOWs available in Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. But I have copied few patterns from previous months... so I don't have to keep pause...
These are my latest blocks, from left to the right:
1. Kansas Troubles (L-8 ), 2. Amethyst (A-5), 3. Dogtooth violet (M-8)
Here comes Extra Happiness..:)))
I took two day offs... (must work at weekend)... BUT before that I'm going to enjoy a life filled with crafts and other joys of life...
SEE YOU... again!!!!