Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Click this yummie picture for an awesome giveaway over at Lila Tueller :)

And now for some news about my projects...
I went to a quilt retreat last weekend and it was sooo much fun! All these wonderful women making such beautiful things! I've never been before, but I sure will go again :D
We stayed at a country hotel which used to be a school. It has class pictures on the walls, dating from the 1930's and a geothermal pool outside. Really a cozy atmosphere.
On friday we had a surprise project which turned out to be a cool pouch and the rest of the trip I worked on a quilt for my bed. I chose fabrics from Ammas Garden by Guðrún Erla for the quilt and I think it's turning out nicely. A nice quilting job will be neccessary though, I'm not sure if I'll do it least I will need to practise on something else first...

Here is a sneak peak of the quilt :)

Other things in process are the sofa cushion covers which I have not been able to get back to after finishing two covers. And I'm knitting a pair of woollen mittens for my daughter that I grab when I'm watching TV.

There are a few things on my To-Do list that I can't wait to get started.
  • An Apron that my mother got me fabric for a few weeks ago. I just got the matching thread yesterday, so it's all set :D
  • Pyjamas for my baby boy (Mr.T) from a fabric that my mom found in her stash, she bought it over 20 years ago to make something for my brother and it's really nice, green with bunnies and purple toadstools.
  • Woolen socks for Mr. T for winter.
  • A baby cap from Debbie Bliss Silk yarn...mmmm...A few of my friends are expecting and I would like to make silk baby caps for their babies :)
  • Ohh, and I really would like to make a Cathedral Window Quilt since I found this great tutorial. I'm planning on starting out with a pencil case or a pillow cover and see if I like doing it before I make a whole throw.
I really could go on for ever, but this is what I would like to start in the next 2-4 weeks...but first, finish the sofa covers, mittens and quilt :D

Ps. I'm writing this from work, I will add photos of my projects when I get home :)

Monday, September 21, 2009


I finished my daughter's merino sweater about two weeks ago and she is thrilled with it :)
It's so warm and looks very good on her.
Perfect for a young girl in winter.

And I do love the collar, it's so big and warm :)

Now I am in the process of making a new cover for the family sofa. The old cover is white and since my little boy is almost two years old, it's getting spots that are hard to remove. I'm making a darker cover but it is a lot of work and takes time that I hardly have. It will probably be finished before Christmas ;)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy day and giveaway

I told you before that I am knitting a purple sweater for my daughter.

This is how far I had gotten last time and I needed some more yarn.

I went online to the Icelandic yarn retailer to look for places that sell this yarn and then I sat down and called them up to check if they had any in stock.
I had called every single store in Iceland that was listed on the website and NONE of them had any left! I even called my mother in law in Norway to have her send me some yarn if she would find it there. When I told my mother about it she decided to check in a shop in Ísafjörður where she lives, which was not listed as a seller, and guess what...They had plenty of it! :D I am SO VERY HAPPY :D

Now I can finally finish the sweater and make my daughter happy ;)

I also want to tell you that I did something for the first time...I participated in a giveaway!
It was at the blog of Rose Hip that I like to read. Although I never win anything I hope I do this time, the fabrics she is giving are so gorgeous and would make a perfect picnic blanket.
And if I win, of course I will make my own giveaway, perhaps with something Icelandic :)

Well, I'm off to knitting...