Thursday, April 19, 2018

Big changes ahead


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If I say this will be the last April ever in this Quilt Corner, I have given it away.

Yes, we, my dear husband and I, are moving, and the Quilt Corner has to be emptied very shortly (like in the next 3-4 days)  for the house viewings. When all my things are out of here, I consider them packed for the move.

Yes, there will be a new Quilt Corner, but not for like 5 months yet, as our new place to live requires a full renovation. The new Quilt Corner will have less space for storing, so I have to use more than I buy for a long long time!

No, we are not doing the renovation ourselves.

Yes, we are downscaling our living space with more than 50 %, from a house to an apartment. We like it!

Yes, we still have to many things, and we are working hard on downscaling our belongings, flinging, selling and donating, and we have to be fast, both for the house viewings here, and for the fact that is has to be done, and the time we have runs fast.

You may know how it is - when the right place to live (for you) appears, it all happens very super stressful fast, and everything else follows in the same speed. When we won the bidding we were both is shock for days. That's only 5 days ago, but we are starting to land on our feet again.

It will be a very good change - we are looking forward to the days when we can look back on these crazy days and laugh.


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Wishing you a wonderful day,

wherever you are!

Hanne



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Morning stitches

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It is looking like it will be a beautiful day,
and there is no better way to start the day than with morning coffee and some stitches.
I try to get some stitches in on the Red Home quilt blocks every day.


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We still have quite a lot of snow for mid April.


The Peace sign on my ongoing socks looks good - and is quite appropriate in this time and day…… I dread opening the papers and listening to the news these days……


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May you all be safe,
wherever you are!
Hanne

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

It's a knitting kind of day

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Contemplative, relaxing and fun? Check!


This new booklet from Tantulltuss has some very nice sock patterns based on older knitting patterns.
I saw these Peace socks on Instagram earlier, and as I love this designer, the choice was not hard, to order this booklet.

I have not yet decided what colour to use for the peace signs - I think maybe white, with a red heel and toe?

Can you tell I was a teenager in the 70's, and being nostalgic?
Wool socks are never wrong here in Norway.
We still have quite a lot of snow - the spring is very late this year.


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I hope you are having a good day where you are!


Hanne


Monday, April 09, 2018

Happiness

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I have so enjoyed sorting my small size patterns today, holding them, thinking, planning and dreaming!
Seeing several of them marked with price tags from Lolly's, Caroline's Cottage Cottons and Yoder's, all in the Shipshewana IN area, let my mind travel over the big pond, to spend time with friends!
In November we will meet again!

Counting my blessings,

Hanne


Inviting you in

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Welcome in!

I have debated with myself for a while if I should invite you in to Quilt Corner…..
Here it is - I am making myself accountable in the quest to reduce what I have :-)
Thanks for all the support so far!

I have batting downstairs and a some stuff in the next room too, so as you see, I am not out of neither fabrics nor lovely inspiration in the form of books and patterns :-)

We are getting our house viewed by real estate agents today, to know what we have to spend on an apartment.
The square meter price on apartments are much higher (like double) than on houses. I wonder what we will have to loan in between….
I am crossing my fingers for a good sale price estimate!
I guess the real estate agents have not seen to many quilt rooms in their time.


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Happy Monday, wherever you are!

Hanne



Saturday, April 07, 2018

Overwhelmed and under-impressed!

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Retail therapy is _out_ !

I am trying to organize my fabrics and all, to make us ready for a possible sale of our house and a possible move to an apartment, at best, half the size of our house. House = 1900 square feet / 180 square meters

I am overwhelmed and under-impressed with all that I find (and myself) here - the photo just showing a fraction of it all!

Since end of April last year, all I have bought are about 2 meters, but since I broke my foot last summer, I have not been very active at the sewing machine …..

The surgeon said the healing of the foot could take up to 1 year, and she was right.
Trough this year I have grown to prefer hand piecing, stitchery and knitting even more than before, so much more than sewing machine work.
It does not make much of a dent in my fabric collection though.


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These lovely spring fabrics - the before mentioned 2 meters, I bought at Lappemakeriet March 5th.

In a new apartment, the Quilt Corner will have to shrink to about half of what it is today….. no storage here there and everywhere……

I can do it!


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Wishing you a creative day,
wherever you are!

Hanne


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Toasty toes

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I could have named this post Knitting Backwards, To Knit Or Not To Knit or Easter Sock Mystery Knitting……
All these choices ;-)

I followed the Facebook group Hjertebank Nina Granlund Sæther through 6 Easter days, where she gave us a clue every day.
By day 6 the socks were done, and it was great fun!

Knitting is very meditative and is a great thing to do when I sit with my feet up watching TV with dear husband in the evenings.

If you scroll to the bottom of the post and up, you will see all the 6 different stages of this sock knitting mystery project.
It was great fun!

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Enjoy the day, wherever you are,

Hanne

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

It has been a long winter - January tally

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It has been the longest and most snow rich winter in over 30 years.
I am not a fan of snow and I am so much looking forward to spring.

One of my January finishes was this lovely Kathy Schmitz stitchery. Snow looks best in crafts and photos!


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Maybe I should make a more monster socks to keep me and my friends and family warm?
These socks were made for a little monster princess, in January, and she loves them.


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I have taken a stand against plastic bags and as a consequence I want to use good looking fabric totes.
They are fun to make and fun to use!
Since I make my totes foldable, they are easy to carry along.
Have you taken a stand?


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This little angel has lived half done in my Ufo box for a while.
Now she is done and has moved to a new house.


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Do you think I am playing catch up with blogging?
Yes I am! Starting with my January finishes and winging it from there!
I miss my blog and it is time to take action!


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Wishing you a lovely day,
wherever you are!

Hanne



Friday, February 09, 2018

Happy Olympic Games 2018!

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The 2018 Olympic Games has begun - and even if I am not super interested in sports, it will be nice to watch and stitch at the same time!

My Kathy Schmitz stitcheries are coming along, and I am so happy with my choice of colours  - the white on white fabric looks very nice with the black embroidery floss.

One of my Olympic Games goals is to finish this stitchery :-)


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TGIF!
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
wherever you are!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Happy New Year!

New Year 2018


Wishing for a wonderful year!

Hugs from
Hanne