Thursday, January 29, 2015

I'm knitting....

.... while waiting for the quilting bug to once more find a home in my stash. Too much is going on in my life and my energy levels are way down in the basement. It's hard enough to knit. But I realised something: My loved ones are getting older too. I'm running out of time actually.
This is going to be a knitted jacket for my x mother in law. We are still friends and want to stay friends to the end :D  She is 86 and her husband is 89 years. The name of the pattern is "Vanjas Varme Kofte". I only use wool when knitting this kind of jackets or sweaters ....... I made a midium knitting bag from scraps a while back suitable for projects like this.......

Dutchess ...... sleeping.....I love that cat :D

Here's my eldest son with his wife and their daughter. This is a picture of her 1 year birthday party :D

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Look what I found!



I was searching for roman point lace patterns:

........ and came accross something that triggered my want for making a quilt again:

Thread Head Quilt along with 9" blocks. It's from 2010/11 but everything is still there......even the Flickr group picture album.

She also made a quilt-along in 2012 with 7" blocks:


I really like these two and I might give it a go for one of them. Just have to make me some jeans and a winter coat before the winter season sets in with full force :)
Both of these quilts were designed in EQ but there is a very good tutorial for each block on her blog.  I have a few yards ( who doesn't?) of civil war fabric and Jo Morton fabric that would work well for these two designs.
















Thursday, September 25, 2014

Something quilt related......finally

BlockOfTheMonthButton400


SewSweetSimplicityBOM

When I found this comming BOM I thought it looked sweet and lovely. I finally had a good moment and felt a sweet touch of wanting. Wanting to make. I think I have some weet fabric that will work well for this. Or....for the first time in months (years) I will have to buy some. A good feeling to have :) 
Why don't you join in as well?
All those UFOs will have to wait just a little bit longer......



Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer pants....

I really needed something else than jeans and shorts during our hot summer days in Norway. And I have had this white thin fabric hanging around for at least ten years (!) and wanted to make something out of it.

I bought this pattern a while back as well. The trousers looked just right so I went for it.
The fabcis is striped and a bir sheer....but I don't care as long as I wear the right underthings ;) But I have to make some new ones, more fitted to the style of the 40's.

Not only a bit see-through but a bit wimsy as well. It wouldn't lie still unless I used a lot of pinning. This is from the left side......

...... more of the front.

I had to show you the behind as well. Not often one sees pictures of the behind. Not quite perfect, almost a size too big (!) but absolutely woderful to wear. Of course did Hunter look on as I took my pictures. He's alwas keeping an eye on everything I do ;)
I do have "a few" more yards of fabric to put into good use, so..... Se you later :)


Monday, May 19, 2014

All done.....

...and I was the only one.....





...correctly dressed for the occasion.....

Hunter and me... :D

Then.. on with the next project ;)

Friday, May 16, 2014

1814...here I come

The dress is done.  
The back......

...and the front. It is a cross-over front bib-style. If you know what I mean Each crossover part is buttoned up to each side. First I put it on with the arms and bodice. Tie the knot in front. Then I tie the front band to the back. This makes the dress a lot easier to put on without any help :)

This is the back of the petticoat from behind. I went for a bodiceless petticoat. To me it was the easiest solution. It is corded at the bottom with a few rows.

Side. 

To the front. Here you can see that I pleated instead of gathering. 

A closer look at the back. Without the chemisse and short stay though :)
I'm really looking forward to use this on 17th May and 1st June. The only two event that I can use this outfit for without looking strange ;) I just have to iron it a bit before I walk out the door....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not quite ....

..Well.....it looks right.......


 ... but it grew too big for me. I just couldn't get the yarn under my controll :(

But I learned my lesson :)

This is a sweater from 1941. The pattern came from an Australian newspaper knitting book. I used a modern yarn and used  what was recommended. Didn't change anything from the pattern. It turned out great. If only I could find the original file for this....

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