Monday, November 30, 2015

Back to sewing

You know I couldn’t stay away from sewing for long!

I even brought a bag to the hospital, but didn’t get to do anything there. (of course! what was I thinking?)

Mostly I sewed the mystahhhhry Ahhhh project that Tonya has going on here

Kind of hard with a baby on my chest.


Mostly I had her next to me all bundled up!


I did finish all 12 sets of “grandpas socks” with added triangles on the bottom


Next I’ll sew them together and then add to the middle star.


On Black Friday, we don’t go shopping, except maybe online shopping- I DID place an order with connecting threads on Thursday! Otherwise our tradition is to decorate for Christmas. So the kids did that.

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Also on Black Friday, Bonnie hunter release clue #1 for her mystery QAL. I knew i wouldn’t want to do a BIG quilt, to maybe just do 1/3 or 1/4 of the blocks, Then when I started to pick fabrics, I decided to use yardage AND to do a girl quilt, then found these Hello Kitty fabrics and tried different combinations, ended up going with #3



So if I do 1/4 of the blocks. I needed less than 1yd of all of them except the neutral (white)

Here’s my choices:

Gold = Red dot

Red = HK red

Black = Black (I wasn’t sure about black for a baby, but it GOES with the colors, so I’m sticking to it!)

Grey = HK pink

Neutral = White


I made about 60 or so mini HST blocks, they are so cute and tiny!


and speaking of cute and tiny! I figured you might want to see more pics of Anja :)



I wanted to show the women of the bible block for Jael (her middle name)


and look what I found! my mom had sent these for Bjorn when he was born, but he was an August baby in S. Florida, so he never wore them. They are real seal skin from Greenland, as my mom had a friend in DK who went to Greenland to be a teacher for a year, so she brought them back.

(don’t be a hater about it being seal skin)


They do fit!


did you go black Friday shopping online? 


Debbie said...

The best part of this post are the photos of Anja. She's adorable! In these photos she looks so mature looking, for a two week old.

I've been reading about everyone doing Bonnie's mystery and am very tempted! To make something smaller, though, like you mentioned.

Mama Spark said...

Anja is just beautiful! I hope to be able to meet her someday and of course, see you again too. I LOVE the seal skin booties. They must be super warm too.

Vicki in MN said...

I am so glad you included pic's of Anja, what a sweetie pie! Cute slippers too!

Kathy S. said...

Congrats! Anja is PERFECT!!! What great pictures.

Sheila said...

She is sooooo cute! Congratulations : )
Love the little slippers.
I'm doing half the blocks for a lap quilt. Looking forward to seeing yours in pinks.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely photos of all the family.

Kathy said...

Love Anja's booties!!! Thanks for sharing all the cute pix!

KERYN B said...

What a beautiful baby, the black looks great in the quilt.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Anja is adorable Bea and even with a baby you seem to get plenty done. Those little seal skin booties are precious!

Christine S said...

She's adorable, congrats!

Deanna W said...

Your little Anja is adorable and the HK quilt will be too. So many are afraid to step outside of the proposed colours. I think it will look great!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

My such a beautiful bundle of joy you have there. I also love your colors for the MQ.

Vireya said...

Congratulations on the new baby! I'm amazed you are tackling a mystery quilt at the same time, but the colours you have chosen for it are lovely.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your new sweet baby girl... and getting back to quilting so soon.

Andee said...

Awe on the kids and the baby. Cannot wait to see this develop from the fabrics you chose!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awe so cute! I like her little boots too. Congratulations!

Carla said...

Anja is adorable.
Her little toes won't get cold with those booties.