a quiltlady

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Monday, 12 March 2012

287 days left till Christmas 2012 .... and my TTS is finished + 2 blocks of Scandinavian Christmas done.

Oh,it is such a good feeling inside,isn`t it when you have ended a long-lasting quilt.I`m so happy.I bought the pattern-book as Chookyblue announced the new SAl,just as I had finished the Garden Journal.It took it`s time;not half feeling lucky at the moment!
It`s quilted in loose loops and small hearts,and I love it. Merete does such a super job. Of course the best thing might be if I hand quilted it my self.But alas,not this time either... LOL... Easy to count the days till Christmas 2012. On DI`s blog there is a count-down,so you may just check there. Big thanks to Chookyblue`s SAL group who has inspired me over and over again.






I have used the
Moda range Luna
Notte,I like the
non-Christmas
colours
blending in.
It has been
up on the wall
for a couple
of days just
for a short
"show and tell".


Still some snow left in our garden.The flowery fabrics look good surrounded by snow,green-grass-to-be,as well as my 2 Grandchildren:-) Well,well,I`ll leave it hanging in our hall for still some more time.

Moving along as days pass by with my SC. Sometimes I wish I could do nothing by sew and read books. But not yet;may be when I really get a lot older?? :o)
Anyway,here`s block 2 of this lovely Lynette Anderson`s quilt.You may remember I am in a small Stitch Along group doing Lynette`s Scandinavian Christmas.We`re 8 in this group now as May Britt also joined us. Planning to have mine finished by July -this year of course!- but no promises.....
Block 1 and 2 joined! Must have a "Christmas break" now.I think it is time to dig into my UFO boxes or may be I need a new challenge.Something are in my dreams,and sometimes dreams come through,especially on March 12th!Hurrah!!!So I`ll wait and see...LOL...

Yesterday`s "spur-of-the-moment" cakes,not at all as good as homemade cream cake,but did it`s purpose!

Glad we`re heading for a warmer season soon, by Easter for sure all snow will have melted in most parts of Norway and more spring-flowers will bloom ever so pretty.That`s something to be looking forward to.
Enjoy your crafts,Be Happy and Take Care! from Grethe :O)

16 comments:

Fiona said...

Grethe your tts is just lovely... and the Scandanavian one is going to be beautiful too... two lovely quilts to go up in your house this year.... cakes look good and I think they are being very much enjoyed!!!

Hugz

Margaret said...

I enjoyed working on Andrea's tts also . Using different material on the hanging certainly mares a difference, I like your bluey squares. Happy children are always a pleasure.

Ulla said...

Beautiful finishes! I like your narrow stripes on the snowman's scarf.

Elin said...

Love your block #2! I will have problems with this speed..., only one block almost finished here.

Terry said...

Your Tis The Season quilt looks wonderful! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Gerthe.... I just love the quilt.. It is beautiful and I know you would love to desplay for Christmas and you will get lots of lovely comments on it.. I love the Scandanavian blocks... I wish I could do it... Hugs :)

SNOR said...

Du lager så mye fint, og arbeidet ditt er nydelig.

bodilshobby.blogg.no said...

Nydelig quilt -og jula varer helt til påske så det kan gjerne henge oppe ei stund til!! Ha ei fortsatt fin uke!!

Chookyblue...... said...

grethe your TTS is gorgeous.....love the snow pics too.........thanks for being part of the SAL.........

Berit said...

Kan være enig med deg at teppet ble finere etter at du byttet ramme på de blokkene. Men du er kjempe tålmodig...
Sees i Bergen?

Berit said...

Kan være enig med deg at teppet ble finere etter at du byttet ramme på de blokkene. Men du er kjempe tålmodig...
Sees i Bergen?

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautful, the quilt!
And a lovely SC block.
You have beautiful grandchildren, Grethe.

gisèle said...

i like all think you do

Kayly said...

Your TTS turned out beautiful. I love the 'rich' floral fabric you picked. Very good looking models. Cheap too, they only need paying with cakes! :)

Houseelf said...

The TTS is so pretty. Well done with the SC! I haven't progressed on mine as it has been easier to stop my hands cramping from painting by knitting rather than sewing. It is my next sewing thing I will do when the final push to get the house ready is finished. Block 2 is my fav one of the 5.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Tis the Season looks fabulous...your Scandanavian Christmas is looking great...