Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gas pollution.

If you didn't know it I can inform you that Iceland has lots of volcanoes and one is erupting at the moment. Although we are very far from the eruption it has started to affect our life.

With this.

This is a more normal view (although a bit cloudy) from the same direction.

On to quilty matters. Last winter I was involved in a constant "battle" with DS2 about MY sports bag. Every time I was going to the swim aerobics I had to look for my bag and empty men sports things out of it, phew, the smell of the shoes. So a solution had to be found, buy a sports bag for DS or sew me one. I didn't really have to think very hard about it.

I decided to make the bag in such way that DS would never get caught in the open carrying it. I also wanted to make it sturdy and long lasting so this was a perfect opportunity to use some of my thicker fabrics that have come to me from many different sources.

Here are the fabrics I used, no pattern, just made it.

And the result, it has never been used by anyone but me. YESSSSSS.

And lastly, I'm busy baking for the Christening celebration this coming Sunday when this beautiful boy will be given a name.

Infectious smile.


Monday, September 15, 2014


Last year I happened to find Sea Mayweed in one of our fields that had fused itself thoroughly. This year I found another plant few meters from where last year plant grew and it, more than anything, started me rereading the Edge series by Ilona Andrews because in one of the books there is some ugly fusion happenings. This however is not really ugly.

Then there is the fusion in the asphalt in our old road. A leg bone from a lamb. This is actually more of an embedding and Hubby loves to tell people this is a leftover from a road kill since when the road last got a new overlap. Sometimes when he's asked about something, anything really, he gets this glint in his eye and begins the answer with the words "T h a t' s   b e c a u s e..............." and people who know him, know better than to take anything he then says seriously, sadly strangers don't always realize this. (lol)

And lastly, a tractor fusion, the old cab of this tractor was in the same shape as 

this cab. It doesn't show well in the photo, but the cab is really rusty, dangerously so even. Hubby and DS2, who is in the photo, deemed it safer to remove the doors.

I came home earlier this evening from the city, I went there to visit my mother and the newly weds and then went just outside the city to give a class in my way of free motion quilting on Saturday. It was great fun and the ladies who attended were satisfied. Notice that I don't say it was a class in free motion quilting. Only in my way and what works for me. Did I take a camera with me??? YES. Did I intend to take photos??? YES. Did I actually take photos??? no

But I gave the wedding quilt to my daughter and her husband and I managed to get a photo of it on Saturday evening before it was to dark. This is the Celtic Solstice mystery from Bonnie Hunter, at least my version. And the biggest quilt I've ever made. 250 cm x 280 cm.