Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ankarede Christmas market

This weekend has been great! 
My husband plays country music and his band Kentucky gave a Christmas concert in Ankarede chapel.
To you abroad...Ankarede is a small place in the northwest of Jämtland...near the Norwegian border. 
Well... At the market I bought bread 
and some traditional food for Christmas.

Then... consert at church....Yes, I liked was a nice atmosphere ..and the church beautiful.

A weekend without seewing...but a lot of fun with friends.. good dance in the evening.

And...I did talk to a quilter from Norway..she showed some patchwork at the market place...
Sorry, no photo!

Now...I have some decorating to do....and light the first candle of Advent.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

A day in November

I woke up early this morning, thinking...wonder if it's a day meant for sewing?
Jaasper.......hard to get up!
Looking out....:)... it's really a beautiful, foggy, freezing cold morning.
Trees are bowing covered with snow chrystals.
Definitely a day to cozy up indoors!  YES!
I mean... I have a lot of catching up to do!

Morning coffee..and off to the studio...boy.. does I suddenly feel alert!
But..first I have to check my blogg out....any coments?

Then...I hope I can finish " Let's dance" today. There is a lot of quilting to be done.
Machine quilting hasn't been a favorit of mine...I think it has been difficult to get a good result...
.....thread got stuck and the stitches became uneven...:( I kind of love it!!! I feel that I can work freely and make the surface
lively with different stitches, treads and designs. It's suddenly fun!...and I have a lot more to explore and learn. shows ...have no time!
                                                  The busy one get rewarded!
                   Typically's a bad can't see my quilting...this dark country!
                                                                 Here's a glimpse of it!

                                                                                                                               Hugs!  Margreth

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Hi! It 's a fantastic winterday, cold and glittering snow. Me and my husband took a long walk...with the camera of course...and look at this ramshackel barn. Bending over..soon falling apart..charming and melancholy.
Is it going to manage over the winter?

Isn't it fantastic when over a houndred women with fabrics and seewingmashines meet. All because of their love for quilts. They talk... a lot, look at quilts, buy fabrics, sew and find inspiration.

I like it! :)

The quilt with circles is made by Sylvi Nilsson. A great work!

And.. what's up in the studio?
Not much!
I found out that I wasn't happy with the result of my Garden journal!
I ripped it partly and made one more block.
Now I like the size of it!

Otherwise I try to find inspiration by looking in and colors!
And....yes I have a lot of quilting to do! :) Happy me!

                                                                                                                      Hugs! Margreth

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A great week!

There has been a great week.....I enjoyed every minute of it. We went to Uppsala to visit our children who all showed up at our daughter Elins place. We hadn't met all together since june!!!! JUNE!.... Well we had a lovely time together. YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF OUR LIFE!

THEN.....sewing....exercising......reading.....and all that makes life feel gooooooood!

I started this one over a year ago...after an invitation to an exhibition at Rööhska designmuseum in Göteborg. ideas took over and this the pile of UFOs.

I used filmstars and a calander from year of birth.... transfering pictures to fabric.

I thougt about a houswife loosing herself dreaming about filmstars... a glamouros life...far from cleaning and cooking. Filmstars all over the table!

                                                                    SOME DETAILS!
                     I wanted the book and filmstars to pop out from the design...did I manage?

There is more hard work going on in the studio....UFOs......WISPs.....
¨ LET'S DANCE¨ is progressing.....embrodering makes the finishing touch!..... I hope!?
I always feel that the last leg of the quilt is the hardest part to do!

                                                                                                                              See you! // Margreth