New threads

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I don't know why, but for me variegated threads are as attractive as little jewels ;-) These are King Tut threads from Superior Threads that are new in my collection. I also stocked up on two other that I already own and use quite often, plus a cone of Bottom Line bobbin thread. Quite a frugal purchase this time LOL.

You learn

Monday, March 22, 2010

 something new every day. Like fussy-cut.....I came across it in some different patterns in the mags I recently bough. I know I asked a year or so ago on the Quilters Home group, but heck if I can remember what it was. When I hear the word fussy I just get a fluffy kind of image, like frays. But luckily I did a Google and found this little movie and voila - everthing is crystal clear, I truly admire Eleanor Burns, that's for sure :=)

Back to finish quilt the last block on the 2nd RV bedtop......


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just when you thought that spring was advancing and finally many of the streets in our neighborhood started to be free of ice and snow, 2hrs ago it started to snow again and a lot of it too. Flakes big as a Swedish 5 krona coin and the streets are back to being covered. I mean, you can get depressed for less right? Even more depressing is that the roof of my greenhouse couldn't hold the snow masses when they started to taw and glided down, so two panes are broken and there is a lot of glass shards in the house. Since the backyard still is covered in a huge amount of snow there is no way to change the panes now, so my poor sanctuary will have to withstand all the forces of nature until all snow is gone. Vojjne!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

There are a lot of quilting magazines out there (and only one Swedish) and as with everything else, there are good ones and not so. I used to subscribe to Quilters Home (via a Swedish newspaper agency) and found it hillariously funny and rewarding, but when Mark Lipinsky up and left, the air went out of it. Frankly, I got so dissapointed with the copy cat style that the new director has - trying to come across as Mark II, that I quit my subscription right away. I also subscribed to Quilters Newsletter, but that one has become so uninteresting that I quit.  The list of magazines offered via the newspaper agency is rather short, some Aussie ones but to get them, you need to sign up for 12 issues. Well, I choose two others:
and buy are they good. I think I have read both before without being very impressed, but these two issues are simply awsome! I think I have read them both from cover to cover three times over and in booth there are plenty of stuff that I realy would love to try my hands on. Like to one on the cover of McCalls Quilting, the one to the left with the starshaped in circles type of blocks...but sadly I do think that is beyond my limitations :-(
On the good side, I have only two blocks to quilt and the light natural deviders, then it's only the bindings and the two bed covers for the RV are ready. Maybe the snow will be thawed at the same time, so I will be able to take them out there. Going to be interesting to see how they fit ;-)

Like Christmas in March

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Believe it or not, but I haven't bought any fabrics in many months, but after auditioning a whole lot of the ones in my stash for the binding of the RV bedspreads, I gave up and simply had to buy some. One of my fav stores is Thousands of Bolts, not only do they carry a very large range of fabrics, but at terrific prices and they get here in less than a week. And - I found one that I thought would fit and today it arrived together with some others:
It's the second from the left and I'm pretty sure it will suit. The one to the far left is a kiddy Easter print, bought it with no use in mind more than it's cute. I think I have some panels and yet one more fabric in the same range and when i told John he just shrugged his shoulders and said "collecting fabrics is like collecting anything else". Isn't he wise my precious son?? ;-D

The other three fabrics are more of "good to have, will come in handy one day" LOL.

One heck of a dress

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I posted about this on my Swedish blogg and had to think over why I do like this dress so very much:
I mean - it is so beautiful it takes my breath away, one of the most so from the Oscars that I can remember (where most are ugly, very ugly and plain awful) and then it struck me - in some way it reminds me of skillful applique and embroidery in the quilting world ;=) I think it goes great with all that pale skin and red-red lipstick and one can't help but wonder what kind of shoes that is hiding under that silken fall?? If I was "someone", rich and got invited to fancy parties, that would be my wish-for dress...or it would suit our crown princess Victoria as a wedding gown when she weds her beau in June....Imagine it with a dark red waterfall kind of wedding bouquet...Maybe I should send her a note? LOL

Back in ther saddle

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Proof that I'm realy sewing and not just paint my nails LOL

I'm back

Friday, March 5, 2010

This has been the most horrible winter in a long time and still is. We are having so much snow it's unbelievable and the people who plow the streets here in our municipality isn't exactly doing a good job. Thank heaven for the 4WD and that diff mood you can use that probably makes it possible to climb small mountains with it LOL. All this wintery stuff makes us all quite tired and in some cases, feeling ready to give up and hibernate - I mean it is the first week in March and no relief can be foreseen.

Well the good thing is that I'm back at sewing again (and the DH at fixing the RV and modding the MC) and have finished quilting the first bedspread for the RV. But while audition fabrics for the binding, I found absolutely nothing that looked great. I know I know, very very silly of me when it just the binding and since the spreads will be tucked under the mattresses, I could use whatever I had enough of in store....but I am such a stickler for details, that it would feel completely wrong. I mean, if I spend a uncountable couple of hours making the top, taking care that all the details are as perfect as I am able to make them, I can't fib away the binding.

So I just placed an order with Thousands of Bolts for 12 yrds, the first fabric purchase in many months and it felt gooouuuuud:=D

I need to go grocery shopping, but the danged stupid neighbor across the street, has a handyman of some sort there and guess where he has parked?? At all the friends, family, handyman, cabdrivers etc favorite place - across our gates at "her" side of the street! So it is virtually impossible for me to get the 4WD out of the gates and I do not want to confront them cause I know for sure that I'm gonna blow a fuse or two... So I just have to wait and see :-(

Time to put some clothes on and start sandwiching the second bedspread, I saw a video clip somewhere that made it all so easy using a wall instead of a table or the floor.

Have a lovely weekend all!