Sunday, August 31, 2014

What fun!

It's so much fun and exciting that makes life rich
 and so full of joy. 
 It has been a lovely time lately with hiking and an exciting project that requires a lot of training ahead of me. 

I tell you....

First some glimpse from my time in the mountains.

My daughter with boyfriend and I walked three days in the mountains and we experienced both the storm and bright sunshine. Reindeer, glorious waterfalls and amazing views...mmm lovely

The next trip went to the Norwegian and Swedish mountains where I and my husband walked with friends. 
Fantastic hiking .... including a boat trip ....  bear tracks and a dip in a mountain lake.


But how was it with the challenge ....?????? 
Well ... at the beginning of October I, my daughter with boyfriend and my three siblings go to Nepal to hike in the Himalayas. A journey of 20 days and our goal is the Mount Everest base camp 1.
 A great challenge and sooooo exciting. So then you can understand why a lot of time goes into training and preparation. 

One preparation is to knit......

We need warm hats. 
I've knitted three hats in alpaca wool and tassels made ​​of lamb skin.

 Warm and cuddly!

One for each of the girls in the group .... a gray to Nettan, light blue to Sofie and a yellow to myself.

Now we have at least ..... cute hats! 

I have actually worked a little in the studio too with my project  Curvy ladies, all blocks are finished.
 You'll see in my next post!

Until then..

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Astrids quilt

Astrid's quilt is finished. 
She is already four months and my brother's grandchild. 
 We now have four grandchildren in the family and just as many quilts are sewn.
 A very enjoyable task for me! .... 
This time I've chosen a bright color scale that is a little for the girls!
 Maybe not quite ok in a perspective where we want to erase the typical girl and boy roles. But the colors are nice together. :) 

Astrids name in cross stitch. Cute name!

A flower...

Two flowers....

...then a leaf. 

The quilt is machine quilted with leaves and circles.

....the back..

And then.....

Astrids quilt is 29x35 inch and made of two different blocks.
You see which!

And a big, varm hug to Johan, Maja and Astrid!

Happy Quilting!