Saturday 4 August 2012

A break between projects

Today I enjoyed a peaceful moment in the sun. I had a new book, a cup of hot chocolate on my new coaster from Melanie, and some home baked gingerbread in the little basket I made. These were the little gifts we sent together to all the ladies who have been stitching Scandinavian Christmas with us.

A closer look: Melanie chose the little bird from the appliqué for her wool coasters, and I used a churn dash block like the quilt had between the blocks and snowflake stitcheries. I will keep updating the link list on the right when our stitch along ladies post about their achievements.

For my part the Scandinavian Christmas is finished, but I bought a new book by Lynette Anderson. There are some smaller projects in it I think I can manage by myself. The SC was such an amount of cross stitches that I could not have finished it without the others.

My next project for the evenings looks like this:

Kaite from Australia sent me some soft baby acrylics for charity baby blankets. My fingers are already itching for them, but I have two and a half squares to knit on the heavy wool blanket I started during the TdF. Actually, the wool is a bit itchy but the baby yarns feel super soft.

The hostas are in bloom in our garden.


  1. What a lovely way to close this sew along! Such a pretty basket and coaster.
    Pretty colored yarn and the hosta looks so healthy. Has it bloomed yet?

  2. I agree with Simone. Now you have special memories of your sew along and can relax and enjoy them. Our hostas haven't look nearly as pretty this year with the drought. Yours is beautiful.

  3. The little gifts are nice. I like the petite bread basket.
    Happy reading and knitting when you get to it. Have a good weekend.

  4. I used my little basket outdoors on the veranda today - it is perfect for a small pair of scissors + embroidery floss :-)

  5. Love that little biscuit basket, so fresh and clever. I got a surprise when i saw the baby yarn, looked familiar, hah ha. I chose soft ones to send, enjoy knitting with them.

  6. Love the pic of you having a little break. Just like the rest of us in the SC-group:-) That book is sooo nice;I bought it when on holday. Love ALL of Lynnette`s projects. Happy Sunday,Ulla!

  7. It was so much fun making the secret parcels with you, so we could give all SC ladies a little mini Christmas, as a well done for all their hard work.

    What lovely yarn you were given. Such a nice thing to do.

  8. Lovely to be back in gloggland and visit your blogg again !! Pepperkaker mmmmm.
    Gratulerer med Sc projects I am sp proud of you all well knowing that the Sc would have been too much for me..

  9. I think all of you had the best sew along! such a lovely treat to enjoy after all your hard work, ulla! The hostas are beautiful!


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