Monday, September 24, 2007

Have a nice week!

It is another new week and I have baked bread! We all love homebaked bread with brown cheese!
Stella loves when I take the camera out, the rest of the family are running away....

Sunday, September 23, 2007


People have asked to see the quilts I have made. These are some of the quilts in my house:

This is a king size bed quilt.

This is on the wall in our dining room.

A couple of quilts over the stairs...

On the wall in our guest room...

Our daughter's bed quilt...

This cowboy quilt is fun to make and I am making it on request!

The quilt storage cabinet is handy when you run out of wall spaces. :-)

Some quilts displayed in a Norwegian rose-painted cradle.

Another wall hanging...

In the family room...

Entrance / stairs...

Another up the stairs...

Before I started quilting 15 years ago, I made porcelain dolls - more than 50 I believe. This is a sample I have kept!

I hope you enjoyed my little quilt show today!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Busy week end!

I finished my week end projects, here is my fall wreath at the door and how I did the kool aid dying.

First I choose four different colors,

then I divide the yarn into four lengths.

I boil water in my kettle, take 2 packages of kool aid in each jar together with 2 cups of boiling water. Put one piece of yarn in each jar and woops, the color is now in the yarn.

Then I rinse and hang it out to dry.

Now I have 465 yards of yarn in different colors, any suggestion what to use it for?


The weather is getting cooler. Hopefully it will stay like this for a while.

We now have a lot of hummingbirds in the garden.

Hummingbirds kan stay "absolutely still" in the air while frantically flapping their wings. We love to watch them stop by our hummingbird feeder!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Week end projects!

I visited the biggest yarnstore in Houston yesterday, bought a big skein of yarn that I will dye with kool aid. Do not know what I will make from it yet. Also went to a spice store and ended up buying more than I need.
Another week end project is a fall wreath for the entrance door, as you can see, I have alot of help!


I have made new pillows for the guestroom.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I have not been quilting for months. It was too much to work in a quiltstore and then go home and make samplers for the store. Quilting is my hobby and it should be fun, not alot of work. So I quit working, rest from quilting for a while, maybe one day I will enjoy it again?
This summer I went on a hot air balloon trip in New Mexico, in a quilt store in Santa Fe I found this wonderful fabric, it will be nice to make a memory from the trip. On the drive back to Houston, we had to visit all the quiltstores, in Kerrville they have a wonderful store, here I found alot of fabric from my favorit designer Amy Butler. Some cat fabric was a must!
If you go to the quilt festival in Houston this fall you will find that the hit of the year is the "one block wonder" I have two of them started, I did not like it!

What I am working on right now!

My easy knit is the colorful blanket that will be felted after it is done. The yarn is pt2.
I also just started "the great american aran afghan", I had planned to use cascade yarn, but then I found that I had some "sportsgarn", perfect for this project.
I love the book "dikt i masker", will I ever make anything from that book? Tusen takk Tone!
I have finished another "toothbrush" rug, this time from Mona's leftover Thimbleberries fabrics!
The jacket in black and red is another ongoing project.

Another finished project!

This is a jacket I finished this summer, thanks to Garndilla who mailed me the yarn I missed.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Next project!

This is Gudbrandsdalen festdrakt, as a kit! I ordered it years ago, now I think it will get started! It will probably take me a couple of years.....

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Stella is our Main Coon who joined the family in January 2007.

Finished "bunad sjal"

Due to the marathon CSI program on TV last week I was able to finish my "bunad sjal". My next project will be more colorful!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Moon Flower

The "moon flower" in our backyard blooms every evening. The flowers are rather big, around 12 cm in diameter. Nice, don't you think?

New banana plant #1 (type??? I am no expert on these)

New banana plant #2 (still no expert.......)

My first blog - stonework

The stones on our house started to fall off due to incorrect installation. Fortunately, this was covered by warranty and everything will be replaced with a new type of stone.

The first photo shows our house before the replacement work started.

The work started on August 24 by tearing down all the stones.

A week later, the work is still in progress and our yard is a mess!

The workers came back again today and finished tearing down stuff, and I hope they got things sealed up since the rain just started pouring down....

Updates to follow.....