onsdag 23. desember 2009

ABC i ord og bilder - N

These days, when almost everything is related to Christmas, I found it difficult to think of the letter N - until I found a photo of a Nativity scene I made a couple of years ago!
Happy Christmas everyone - and check more N posts here!

lørdag 19. desember 2009

ABC i ord og bilder - M

This week's letter is M, and my choice is a wall hanging called "Melons". A click on the photo will show the details.
Have a look at Petunia's blog here, to find at least 50 other M-posts!

fredag 11. desember 2009

ABC i ord og bilder - L

L is of course for Lise - and a photo of my roses. The petals and leaves are real - trapped under organza and ironed. It should be possible to see the details by clicking on the photo.
You'll find more posts with L here.

fredag 4. desember 2009

ABC i ord og bilder K

K is for Kalogria beach, also called Zorba's beach.
In 1917 Nikos Kazantzakis came to the village Stoupa which is situated 38 km southeast of Kalamata on the west coast of Greece. (For those who love olives, the Kalamata olives are the best!!) Kazantzakis settled down in a small cottage among the eucalyptus trees close to this beach and recruited Georgios Zorbas as his engineer in a mining business. The business was no success, mainly because of shortage of fuel during World War #1.
Kazantzakis success was his novel about Zorba the Greek - and most of us know the movie - and Zorba's dance. In the novel Zorba danced on this beach, but I think the movie was filmed somewhere in California!
Yes, I have spent some holidays in Stoupa - it's a favourite!!
More K posts here!

mandag 30. november 2009

Winter Bird

I found this motif on a Chistmas card, and thought it could be nice as a small wall hanging (the center panel is A4 size). I painted the background fabric with silk paint. The branches are painted Lutradur, free hand cut and machine quilted with variegated thread and some hand embroidery. The blackbird is cut from black silk and I felted some black and grey silk fibres on top. If you click on the photo, you should be able to see the details.

fredag 27. november 2009

ABC i ord og bilder - J

This week's letter in Petunia's game is J.
In January (I hate that winter month!), I hope these jars with Jam and Jelly will remind me of July!
You'll find more J posts here.








onsdag 25. november 2009

Purses

As a lot of other Norwegians, I've made these purses. The pattern is AnnaKa's, and as always her instructions are easy to follow, and it didn't take me long to make them.

lørdag 21. november 2009

ABC i Ord og Bilder - I

The Inspiration for the letter I came when I prepared yesterday's dinner which was an Indian meal. The photo shows some of my Indian cookery books. I love to cook, and when I have plenty of time, an Indian meal is my first choice.
You'll find several I posts here.

tirsdag 17. november 2009

Rusted Fabric

I cut the rusted fabric I made some months ago, and this is the result. The cattails are made in a faux chennille technique, the leaves are thread painted on organza, the flies are a copper knitting yarn cut in small pieces and sewn to the background with tiny zigzag stitches. What I like best are the dragonflies. I stamped the background and free motion embroidered with metallic thread anlong the lines. Did the same on organza, cut them out and fastened the body with a few stitches. If you click on the photo it should be possible to see the details.
The size is 26 x 28".

fredag 13. november 2009

ABC i Ord og Bilder - H

A new letter - this time H - which I found difficult. The only idea I came up with was H for Houses. I looked through my photos, and found some fabric houses. The first one is a wine house - made for one bottle!
The next one is a wall hanging - maybe a village in Provence?
This one is also a wallhanging - in the lover right corner there is a photo print on fabric of a postcard from Fredrikshald in 1916. It was sent my grandmother for her birthday. You can click on the photo to see the details.
The last house is a sampler, size A4 - I was just playing with some fabric scraps.
You'll find more H posts here.

mandag 9. november 2009

Scrap Quilt

I've finished my scrap quilt!! It's quilted in the ditch, so it was a BIG job! The quilt measures 44 x 65" and since I used wool for battting, it will be perfect in my favourite chair during wintertime.
For some strange reason, the drawers where I collect scraps, are nearly filled up again........

fredag 6. november 2009

ABC i Ord og Bilder - G

This week Petunia says G, and for me;
G is for Garden journal and a Garden center in Greece.
These pages are from a garden journal I made last year:
When on holiday in Greece this autumn, I spent some lovely hours at the local garden center. The only problem was that I couldn't bring one of the topiaries, or other goodies, with me back home!!
I love the way this pot is decorated!

You'll find more G posts here.

onsdag 4. november 2009

A Rainy Day and a Pair of Old Jeans

The weather is perfect for sewing: cold and wet. This is the result after a day like that - plus an old pair of jeans! And there is still fabric left for a box or two.........









søndag 1. november 2009

ABC i Ord og Bilder - F


F = Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is one of my favourite places for a holiday. It's the second largest of the Canary Islands, and has a long and interesting history, and of course all one needs for a holiday: sun (the sunniest of all the islands), fantastic beaches (152 - 50 km with fine, white sand and 25 km of black volcanic shingle), lovely food (shrimps in garlic oil is one of my favourites), great temperatures (it rarely falls below 18 C).
Villa Winter is one of the interesting places to visit on the island. It's a lonely place on the south-west coast. One can only reach it on a bumby road which is very dusty!
Don Gustavo (a German engineer called Gustav Winter) built the place, when the southern parts of Fuerteventura was declared a military zone after Hitler "helped" Franco in the Civil War in Spain.
It's said that the villa was built by war prisoners (there is a mysterious cemetry near by), that there were plans to build a submarine base in the village, that Nazis sailed from the small harbour over to South America after the 2nd World War - and a lot of other stories. I don't know what's true, but I've been there, and the villa is still there, and there's the most fantastic beach there. Well worth a visit.
My favourite place on the island is a small fishing village called Morro Jable. a beautiful beach there as well, some 30 km long. Parts of this beach is called Playa Esmeralda and is one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Of course I had to make a fabric postcard from Morro Jable!



You'll find other F posts here.