Saturday, February 27, 2010

Scrappy happiness

I'm always in awe at the generosity of quilters. When I brought in the mail last night there was an envelope from dear blogging friend Karen Diane over at Living Life at LeeHaven. Guess what... in there were a baggie of gorgeous ready cut lights from her stash so I could play with my scrappy 1.5" inch squares to make some blocks like the ones in this post.

My fingers itching, I let leaders be leaders and enders be enders and sat down at the machine for a couple of hours this morning. Six more little scrappy blocks came together:

Look lovely, dont they? *lol* Thank you so much, Karen!!!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tropical Midnight

Not much sewing or quilting happening here these days, but I figured that I wouldn't leave my blog for dead for too long - so I decided to share this old 20.5" square mini:

It was made from a kit, back in the days when I didn't have much of a stash. You wouldn't think it's from my early quilting days when looking at the label on the back, which says finished 16. sept. 2006 (wish I had a date for when I finished the top... guessing is was sometime in 2001).

This was, ehh... my earliest attempt at hand quilting, and I brought it with me everywhere, but only made a couple of stitches every now and then. In the end I got soooo sick of it! And I ripped every quilting stitch out, sat down at the sewing machine and had the whole thing quilted and bound in a few hours. The machine quilting is wobbly and uneaven, but in this case finished was way better than perfect *lol*

These days it hangs in my bedroom, on the wall next to the window - out of sunlight to hopefully keep that black from turning grey.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida &

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Leaders and enders

Remember this post? I have been using the 1.5" scraps as leaders and enders for my sewing since I did my scrap box clean out, and a little while ago I sorted through what I had done - and this is what it now looks like:

I just love these 25 little scrappy cuties, and plan to make heaps more of them ;o) But at the moment my ice cream tub is out of light 1.5" squares (lots and lots of darks, though), so I'm on a short break from these till some new ones come along!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Thursday, February 4, 2010

And the winner is....

Thank you so much to everyone who wished me a happy blogiversary. I haven't gotten around to replying to all of you, but know your comments are appreciated! Anton and I just ran a Randum Number thingy for the little stitchery.... and the winner of the draw is:

Commenter number 13! And if my counting is correct that would be Lappetausa! Congratulations Elin! I'll pop it in the post as soon as possible - hope you'll be happy with it :o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida