Friday, May 17, 2019

Going Patriotic and Christmas

To all Norwegians worldwide: 


The last two weeks have been very busy. I've been out of the house almost every day, running errands here and there and only had time for sewing in the late afternoons / evenings. 

The Patriotic Mug Rugs in our shop sold out and I made a few new. For the back, I chose a red fabric with tiny flowers instead of the mottled flag red I've used earlier. 

I thought I was done with Patriotic quilts for awhile, but after searching the net for new ideas, I found this block worth trying. Norway's National Day, May 17th is today and July 4th in the US is approaching. These would be great table toppers on these special days. 

I prefer to use white cotton batting on white fabric. I ran out of white and more is on the way. I should get it by next week (she said hopefully!).

I've been working on some Advent Calendars as well. Even if these are easy to make, it takes its time.

I'm taking a few days break from Advent Calendars and this is what I'm currently working on

Yep! Christmas stockings! Aren't these cute? I cut the panels last year, but figured out it was too near up to Christmas to get them shipped abroad. Since I took the photo yesterday, I've quilted all the backings (12 in all) and almost halfway quilting the fronts. These are really cute and would put a smile to everyone's face. 
Soon to be listed at RedNeedleQuilts 

I bought some meters satin ribbons (sold per meter) the other day and got the clever idea to reuse empty Superior Threads cones for the purpose.


Birthe Marie said...

Håper du hadde en fin 17.mai. Dukene i rødt hvitt og blått er fine, og så praktisk at Norge og USA har de samme fargene i flaggene.
Jeg hadde en annerledes 17. Mai i år. Gikk på fjelltur til berømte Preikestolen i Rogaland.
Så fine adventskalender! Godt å være ute i god tid. Koselig julestrømpe også! Smart idé å rulle opp silkebåndet på tomme spoler. Jeg bruker pappbrett som en ofte finner når en kjøper strømpebukser el.l. Noen uker er det mye som skjer og en får ikke tid å gjøre alt en har lyst til. Sånn er det her også for tiden. Det har blitt alt for lite tid ved symaskinen. Ha en fin ny uke,

Karen S said...

Love the patriotic mats. They look great. And it is never too soon for Christmas.

Liz Brown said...

Cute Advent calendars-I love all the little cookies! They must have taken forever, but it was worth it.

Elzaan said...

Oh, I forgot about your National Day! Hope you celebrated "in style".
Lovely projects. I like the stockings.