Friday, December 20, 2013

Charging the batteries

P1000786The batteries still do not take charging like they used to do before I had my surgery.
Maybe that is the new normal?
Anyway – I am adjusting my activities to what energy I have and I am doing fine Smilefjes
My cleaning for Christmas is more or less done – my Christmas baking is done – my gift buying and making is more or less done too.

I had a wonderful time this morning enjoying my English paper piecing and the stitchery for Cornelian quilt, accompanied by coffee + Christmas music on the computer.

I absolutely love to compose my own “kits” from my fabric collection, and it is a joy to shop with purpose. These blue fabrics are a mix of what I had from before and what I bought with purpose in Shipshewana and Rome, IN. Does not get much better than that!

P1000788Miss Cat is guarding my EPP with her life SmilefjesSmilefjes


Have you ever tried this wonder “tool” – Dritz Fray Check ?
After I had finished today’s sewing I noticed a thread pull that I could not just pull in.
With the help of a needle and some thin thread I was able to hide the thread in the batting and to secure it I dabbed a small drop of Fray Check.
On the photo you can still see a little wet drop on the grey fabric. Now, when it has dried, the repair is absolutely invisible. Isn’t that great!
I have had a bottle of this stuff for years, and when I came across it in Shipshewana, I just had to buy a new one.

2 gift finishes for today:


One toiletry purse for my grand-nephew (2 years old)  and one for my grand-niece (5 years old)
I had fun making these, and I hope they will enjoy them when they go for sleepovers at grandma and grandpa’s or on scout camps with their lovely parents.




  1. I love the toilet purses:)
    Cat is adorable too.
    I hope that you take good care of yourself this christmas, I am almost done with making gifts too.
    And I agree about the fray check, it is the best tool ever! :D

  2. Love the way you spent the morning, beautiful blue hexies. I think your pouches will make great gifts.

  3. You do sound very organised, if you ask me! Love the blue hexagons and the toiletries bags.

    I hope you do feel a lot better soon.

    Have a Very Happy Christmas and lots of Health and Happiness and Quilting for 2014.

  4. a great selection of blues for your hexies. 2 very nice toilet bags for the youngsters. Your dear cat looks so much at home sitting on your work. have a wonderful Christmas

  5. Høres ut som en deilig førjulsdag. God jul!

  6. Flott start på dagen! Heldige er de som får så fine toalettvesker. God jul til deg, Hanne!

  7. Love the EPP you are doing. If that was my cat he would be flicking them off the table with his paw.Those fabrics are so lovely. Love those little bags. So very sweet. Take care of yourself Hanne.

  8. Merry christmas!

  9. Your Miss Cat is adorable. Happy Holidays!


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