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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Hello ...

As February is such a short month, I am so glad I managed 
 to write one post at the nick of time ... lol ...!
February is in fact our winter month no.1, lately weather-wise
 we wake up to any sort of day: warm, cold, sun, rain, wind, snow  + etc....
Sure you can see my car down there from our bedroom window, 
by the evening all snow rained away:

I have AT LAST finished one block of Simply Blessed.
 
Some of my friends have finished 5 blocks, now I really must make
a plan how to solve a little problem in this respect, 
as the total is 9 big blocks altogether.

Here is my version of Kaffe Fassett`s" TEAPOTS" from his book
 "Quilts in Morocco". The quilt came back yesterday from the long-arm
 quilter, Merete, at sy.no . She does the most perfect machine quilting.
Happy to say I love the fabric with the bright colours!
 I think my name must be:" Happy teapots in my flower garden"!
All fabrics from my Kaffe Fasset+ Brandon Mably+Phillip Jacobs box.
I redused the seize 50 pct. The seize is now aprox, 60" x 80".
By changing things around in the kitchen, 
 it is bound to fit on a wall. Will be so perfect :-) 

Rembember two of the table mats from some years back? 
At last I have managed to finish the next two. 
The main fabric is also Kaffe Fassett`s, from his "Bekah" range,
bought the fabric "the Festival of Quilts" in 2008 or 2009. 
On the kitchen table here, just for testing :-) See the matching glasses, 
they were new-made when Norway arranged the Olympic Games. 
We only have these 4, they have the special Olympic sign engraved on them.

MARCH will be such a busy month. Some  SPECIAL events will take place:
"40" ... "75" ... 20-23 ... 29 ... probably etc. here as well.
 Stay put, and I will tell you later :-)

 Well, all for now! 
But first I must admit: I have really failed in my promise to myself on 
New Years Eve year. 2015 should have been  my UFO-year ONLY.
.Feeling so confident day after day after day... 
Kept my promise till  February 15th.  Then, alas(? / :-),
 I signed up for a sort of a BOM, more info on this my blog later one day.
Wishing you a happy sewing time! Hugs, Grethe xx.

8 comments:

Radka said...

Oh, we need bright colour in February!
The wall hanging will look lovely on your wall and I love your table mats.
New Year promises ("resolutions" as we say); what are those, LOL? They are meant to be broken!
xx

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely wall hanging. These Kaffe Fasset fabrics are so bright. The diner table looks lovely. That will brighten your diner. God helg

Dolores said...

What a lovely wall hanging it will be once you find the perfect spot. I am curious as to what BOM you are making.

Show and Tell said...

Hi Grethe, looks like stitching weather for sure....I love the colours you have chosen for simply blessed....beautiful xxx

helbel19 said...

Lovely to see you blog again, love the bright colours and the place mats look great as do the teapots..... well done.

Oddbjørg said...

Mye fint! Simply Blessed er nydelig!
Kanskje vi sees i løpet av måneden.

sunny said...

LOL! We're having every type of weather TODAY! Snow now, sleet and freezing rain later. A perfect day to sew. Your projects are beautiful! I love teapots of any kind, and yours are adorable. Your placemats really brighten up your table. And of course I love the stitchery. Glad to see you're keeping busy, and out of trouble.

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Åh igen så meget fint at se på hos dig, Grethe :-). Et fint lille stitchery, teapot quilten er sjov og skøn i farverne. Godt du fik syet 2 spisebrikker mere, de er bare så smukke.
God aften.
Quiltehilsner fra
Anne-Mette