Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slowly getting back and wonderful gifts

Hi there!
It's been more than two weeks since I wrote my last post, it seems like ages!...
I thank all of you for your kind words and wishes, your caring is something so special, I never thought I would meet such beautiful people in blogland!
Thanks also for being so patient with me, I just did not have the time and I was so weary. For a couple of weeks my DH had some serious health problems, and even when he smiles and says everything is going to be all right, I know what a hard time we had last year at the hospital. He is back to work since last week and, as people say here, " confidence is good, but checking is better!", so I am always checking to be sure things are fine (he does not like that, but if he is stubborn, so am I!).
DS1 was a week away with his classmates and teacher. They were sailing on a boat at the North Sea, it was sure a good experience, he had to cook and he had a lot of fun, he did not get seasick and enjoyed the rough weather. This kind of trip is something they always do here during their last year of school and before the final exams. Now the hard times begin and he will have a lot to study and to prepare until December. Of course it won't get easier afterwards, but he knows he won't have too much time for partys as long he must write his exams!
DS2 participated on a Marathon at school and he was quite proud of what he achieved and so were we ( we were his sponsors and the more kilometers he ran, the more we payed for, that was a good thing). Phill is growing so fast, he is getting taller and from one day to another he needs new clothes again, I can buy him a new pair of jeans and sooner than expected he comes and says, "mom, they are too small..."
I guess I can't keep pace, they are slipping through my fingers and that is something that scares me. I ask how could time fly by that fast...My two loved boys, the light of my life, I know I can't prevent you from growing older, but sometimes I wish I could stop the time, just for a little while, you know...Sorry, I should not get that sentimental, right?

Oner of my dearest blogfriend, Anne Marie, is such a lovely person, she sent me a litlle parcel to show she was thinking of me during this time, it was so kind of her! I thank you again, you have really touched my heart and your friendship is precious to me.
I got 2 pretty FQs, a beatiful card with butterflies, and a lovely pin:

Before summer, another very dear blogfriend, Anne Ida and I planned a one-on-one mini quilt swap. I was really getting worried because it should have arrived here already...But then yesterday I could hold this treasure in my hands:

It is so gorgeous!!! A wonderful sampler in beautiful country colours! She has done it so well, the picture doesn't do it justice, if you could just see it in real!
I love it!!! It goes so well with all the other mini quilts I have, thank you sooooo much Anne Ida!
You just found the right pattern and everything else that makes me happy!
I love all the blocks, and specially these two ones, the Friendship Star:

And here is Jacob's ladder, they are my favorites!

But she sent me more!
The mini quilt was wrapped in a beautiful FQ, then I also got a set of Amish Quilt Cards, and a bag pattern from AnnAka!!!
I am so happy! Tusend takk!
If you want to see what I made for her, please visit her blog, she posted about it, too!

Do you still remember that I couldn't show a picture from the third witch?
Well, the little lady loves her bath tube!!!
That is why I thought I would make a picture of her during one of her baths!!
Here is she, singing and taking her time and making soap bubbles!

She didn't mind I took these pictures. She is a sweetie!

All these cute witches are patterns from Tone Finnanger, it is an old book from her, but full of pretty dolls and other things, she is simply great!

I am raring to get to my sewings! I can actually talk about withdrawls...Even if I have sewn for some craft markets, what I'm really looking for is to work on my projects, they are waiting to get done, all patiently waiting for me...

I have a lot to catch up, you girls have beautiful posts and I'm trying to read them and to comment them.

I will post again as soon as I can show you something new or done!
Wishing each of you a lovely week!

PS. Take a look at Hanne's blog, she is having a great giveaway!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I got my parcel!

I got a parcel from Debbie! She was my partner!
She made a pretty bag, very well stitched (with little bees!), fine hand quilted and she also made a sweet pincushion! I got a calender and delicious chocolate that I shared with my boys, "wow, mom, can we have some?"!

Here you can see the lovely stitchery and the cute button:

And here is the back, she cared about every detail:

I love pincushions and this one is such a cutie, it goes very well with my collection:

Thanks Debbie for this lovely prezzies! I hope you get yours pretty soon.
And I thank Linda for organizing this great swap, I had a lot of fun.
My parcel is on its way to xxxxx, I hope she will like what I've sent her.

We are having some health problems in the family and I have to slow down with blogging. Hopefully it won't be for too long, but as long as it is not back to normal, I know I won't be answering, reading or writing to you. Please, bear with me!

Until next time,

I know what a sad day is today, my thoughts are also with the people who lost their loved ones.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A great award

I thank Melanie for this great award she gave me.
I feel really honoured!
Now I have to give it to 7 other bloggers.
It goes to:

Anne Marie

You girls have great blogs!

This coming week I have to send some goodies to my swap partners! I am very curious and excited about all these swaps! Will my partners like what I made for them? Will the packages get there safe and without delay? And WHO is my partner?!
I hope to write about it soon!

Until next time!
Happy quilting everyone!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Getting into the mood

Though the sun is shinning quite some hours during the day, the temperature is getting lower.
There are no change in colours, the leaves are not all falling down, but it is there, the Autumn feeling! Melanie has already started to decorate her house for Fall and everything she has is so lovely! I really felt I had to start, too!
I gathered some of my decoration, but I want to sew new things.

I probably will change things here, but that is how it looks now:

I love my Pumpkin Angel and her orange hair:

Mr. Scarecrow is always there, that is his place among the pumpkins:

This old sewing machine has its story. I got it at a flea market years ago for only 10 Euros! I was looking at some really old sewing machines full of rust and dust when I realized a man watching me and he asked quite aghast, " Are you really interested on SUCH things?!" I answered, yes, I love old sewing machines! He then gave me his address and said I could come in about 2 hours, he had an old sewing machine and I could have it for 10 Euros. My DH and I drove there, it was an old farm, and he was waiting for us. When we saw that the machine was "new", in great conditions, with everything working, I paid at once and DH got it into the car! Since then it has its place in the house, I can't think of anything else for this corner of the house!

I have three sweet little witches, they also belong to Autumn decoration. This is the first one with her broom:

Here is the second one, she lost her broom, but that does not really matter because she does not like flying at all! She prefers to feel the earth beneath her feet!

What about the third one?
She is taking a bath at the moment and she apologizes for not being ready for the photos!
Next time, ok? She is the most easy going of all three!

The Snoopy quilt is now all machine quilted!!!
I have to add the biding, which I hope to do during the weekend. DS2 is happy with the quilting and that makes me happy, too!

That is all for now dear readers!
I wish each of you a lovely weekend!