Wednesday, February 01, 2023

My February todo list - and looking back on January

 



Making plans and making (sort of) deals with myself really pays off - no doubth about it!

I have made an average of 1 block a day since January 1st, so now I have 31 new blocks. I am pretty proud of that, if I may say so. 

I had 13 blocks from last year too. This miniature from Kathy Schmitz is 72 blocks if I use all the blocks in the book, which I intend to do, so now I have 28 blocks to go. One for every day in February.
I am never ever bored, in case you wondered. I do not think you did 😁😍



This photo was from last week. I need quite a lot of triangles when I start joining the blocks. I have not decided on the colour yet.



My sweater is coming along too 💕
It is the only knitting projects I have going right now, and I have cracked the code, by ripping back the body  another 5 cm (2 inches) and worked on both arms - about half of both -  to get the pattern to be easier to follow. I am done with the back and am now working on the front piece from the armhole up.




This project hardly got any work done on it through January. Better luck this month?

I did find another project I did not do anything with in January - Raspberry Tea, by Sue Daley. I hope to get some work done on that one too, before to long.




This pile of pink blocks represents 2 care quilt tops I need to finish before next weekend.

I wish I could do with less sleep. It will be a happy busy month 😁🙈

Take care 💞

Hanne





Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Finally a finish

 


One of my daughters had a wish for new wool socks before Christmas. 
I did not manage to get them done, but now they are finished and ready to use 💜




Last year I decided that I shall not have more than 2 knittings going at a time, and I have kept up with that. 
I started this sweater during fall, but it got put to the side. I did not realize how the yarn would behave. 
It is heavy on the needles, a cotton / linen / viscose mix,  and I am sure this will stretch so I will have a knee long sweater before I know it. 
I have already shortened the bodice by 8 cm, but need to frog stitch some more and cut another 5 cm on the length. 
I am not tall, 160 cm / 5 foot 3 inches, and I do not feel comfortable in oversized clothes, even if the fashion industry is in to that.
I started an arm a couple of nights ago, and got the inspiration to work on this project again. I have to finish the bodice before I can decide on the length of the arms.

Never a dull moment 💜

Have a good day, wherever you are 

Hanne

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Where did the days go

 



The first week(s) of January just flew by in a hurry. 
It has been very snowy, very icy and very nice to be indoors, with sewing and cooking.




I am enjoying working on these small hexies from Kathy Schmitz`s book Tiny Treasures.

This year (too) I want to finish more quilts than I start. This is blocks I started last year, and it would be wonderful if i can finish all 72 blocks before to long. I have finished 9 so far since New Years Eve 💖

The new year is filled with dreams and hopes and happy anticipation.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart 💕

Hanne




Sunday, January 01, 2023

Happy new year

 


Wishing you all a happy new year, 

filled with good moments and joy!


Sunday, December 18, 2022

Happy Advent Sunday

 



I have been working on my last blocks for the Raspberry Tea Quilt, design Sue Daley. 
I can not remember which year I started, but I know it has taken a long time - to long time!

My plan is to finish this quilt, quilting and all, before 1. May 2023. Just because 💖

Sending it out to be machine quilted is not in my budget. I plan to machine quilt it in sections, starting right after Christmas 😃





The blue quilt is also coming together, having 3 of 4 borders appliqued on. 

We have been down with a nasty cold here, but now we are ticking off Christmas duties. Cleaning just enough, baking just enough, enjoying the season, and looking forward to spend time with family 💖

Wishing you a wonderful Advent Sunday too 💕

Hanne

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Making plans

 



Maybe it it the season, maybe it is my age - I need to organize my projects and my fabrics. 

I want all my fabrics to be at hand when I need them, not tied up in a gazillion projects. 




I have given this not to old English Paper Piecing project priority over the last week, and now the piecing is soon done. Only 4 more squares to go, before I will have to find a border fabric and applique the whole piece of EPP down. 





I have 69 of 72 blocks done for this project - Raspberry Tea Quilt by Sue Daley. 
I have recently worked out a plan for the 3 last blocks + joining of blocks + quilting. 
I want to be done with the whole quilt before to long. I have set a time limit in my head. I will reveal it at a later point, not now.

I hope your weekend has been nice - ours has been nice and busy 💕

Hanne



Friday, November 25, 2022

A quiet week

It has been  a quiet week. 

I've been under the weather for most of the week. 

This stitchery is finished, ready for the next step.

Design  Bronwyn Hayes.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend 😊

Hanne

Friday, November 18, 2022

Happy Friday


 

It has been forever since I worked on my Raspberry Tea Quilt.

I have only 4 blocks to go, 4 slow blocks.

That's how my UnFinished Objects are made.

It's time to make a change 🥰


Wishing you a wonderful weekend ❤

Hanne

Friday, November 11, 2022

Time flies 💚


It's only weeks to Christmas  - 
where did the autumn go?

I have not done very much in the sewing room lately. 

I hope to finish a few gifts...... 😁🙈

It's time to make a focus project list again.

💚

Wishing you a wonderful day

Hanne 

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Stitches and happiness ♥️

 

I have been so lucky! 
I had my shoulder repaired after a very bad fall, by the very best surgeon, in January 2019.
Friday 16th of this month I had the same luck. A very good surgeon. I had a hardware store of plate and 11 screws removed from the shoulder and it was a success again ♥️
The pain from the metal is gone and the healing process is going well.  I did not expect this much from the last surgery. I am so grateful!

I am enjoying hand sewing even more than before.
My sewing machine came home from its service this week. I do not feel up to using it just yet, but I will, shortly.

Doing a happy dance ♥️

Hanne