Yesterday after work I made this dress for my daughter. She loves dresses and all her dresses were getting too short so I made this one and I am planning on making another :)
My night started of with this
I had finished all my big green blocks but I had not pieced them together and I had all the sashing left. This pattern really is coming one of my favorites.
As I have mentioned before I found it in a book I bought on Amazon by chance. It is called Jelly Forest and you can use jelly rolls to make it, but I cut all my fabric into strips from yardage I bought on Fat Quarter Shop. The metallic fabrics are from a fat quarter bundle by Northcott Fabrics and I LOVE them, I am really glad I have some left over. The rest I either had in my stash or bought online. So after a whole evening of piecing and pressing and correcting this is the top ready for trimming and boarders.
I hope I will finish it this week so my daughter can enjoy it. We have been redecorating her room and all it needs is a great quilt to finish it off.
Since she is almost four years old of course there is a lot of pink in her room so I am thinking of making her a "Jelly Cherry" cushion. Using this pattern but variety of pink fabrics instead of green. How do you like that idea? Do you think that could work?
Saturday morning at Borgó.
2/3 of the family have a bad cough so I decided to make us all a good breakfast to cheer everybody up.
Now I sit with my daughter watching cartoons and wait for an opportunity to get in some sewing to finish my Forest Jelly quilt, well maybe not finish, at least continue a little.
Last night I managed to cut everything for my new project. It is a quilt for my daughter. The pattern is called Jelly Forest and I found it in a book I bought on Amazon by an Icelandic quilt pattern designer called Gudrun at GE Design. I couldn't find a picture of the quilt online so I can't share it with you now but I will share my progress with you guys here and then of course the final outcome :)
Now I am off to work, this week will be a little crazy since my daughter is starting kindergarten here in Kopavogur and me and my husband have to be with her for the first days. I am just so glad she is starting kindergarten and everything is getting in it's normal routine.
Just finished my first sewing project in weeks. I have been so busy with work and summer I haven't been sewing at all. But I had almost finished a potholder two weeks ago, only had to finish the last corner of the binding and I just finished now, few minutes ago.
We are staying at a house my parents own and I made it for the kitchen here and I am going to leave it here when we go. So it's a kind of a gift to the house :)
I used my Pear paper piecing pattern I designed few months ago.
I love it, do you?
In other news.
I am still working at the local store and we will stay in Hrísey for a bit over 2 weeks more. Then we will move to Kópavogur in the south of Iceland. We are still looking for work but both have some possibility.
Until then I won't have time for much sewing, so I guess this is all until August.
Today I start work at 11 am so I had a little free time this morning with my daughter.
I went to check on the vegetable garden that have been prepared for us and the plants I am going to plant. I volunteered to plant for my friend as well as the plants came on Thursday, the day before we both went for a vacation, I for a long weekend but she for at least two weeks!
I will have a lot to do tonight when I finished at work and my daughter is asleep :)
So here are a few pictures from this morning. Hrísey really is a Paradise in the North.
When we had checked out the vegetable garden and the plants we went on a mission to find all the different types of flowers that are in bloom at the moment. These are the ones we found, just in our garden :)
We also have rhubarb, I think I will have to cut the flower tonight before I start with the planting so the flower doesn't take all the water and energy form the rhubarb itself.
Finally while my daughter played in the sand I checked our Alaska Willow bush (at least I think that is the name of it). They were cut down a year ago since they were getting way to big and now they are starting to get some little branches on them. We have to keep the grass in check so that the little ones can breath and get some sun light. We have a whole row of them at the end of our lawn.
When I say we of course I mean my parents and my sister, since I am only staying here for the summer in their house ;)
Last weekend we went to a city close to our home (2 hour drive ;) called Onomichi. It is an old city and the landscape is beautiful. The Cherry Blossoms were still in bloom and it was so beautiful. We had a great day together and I am so glad we decided to go :)
This day had it all. Laughter, misunderstanding, good food ...
We don't take a trip in Japan except we get lost at least once. We got lost three times this trip ;) When we wanted ice cream all of the shops with soft cream suddenly decided to disappear. And on our way home Apple Maps made me miss a turn three times so I had to continue for 10 minutes before I could correct it, that was funny (at least now).
Margret was so happy to be able to play so much and be outside in the good weather.
I don't know what we will do next weekend but maybe we will take another trip :)
Yesterday I took a walk at Haji Dam. It is a public park beside a lake made from a dam. It is beautiful and right now all the Cherry blossom trees are blooming!!!
I took a lot of pictures and some I am going to use as a pattern for a quilt. But most of all I was just relaxing and enjoying the view :)
Today I think I might take Margret to another park closer by to play and take a look at more cherry blossoms :)
Today we went to Iwakuni to meet some friends. It was so much fun and we enjoyed it a lot. While there we walked to a famous bridge that I have blogged about before. But today it was espesially beautiful since the cherry blossoms where in full bloom. We walked through a tunnel of trees and Ohhh my God how beautiful.
We watched this sean swim around for a long time, Margret really liked it :)
My friend told me that ehen she was in high-school this place was on her way to and from school every day!! What a beautiful way to bike every day.
Margret is so energetic and I love to go for a walk with her. She loves rocks and trees and usually has her hands full of small rocks and branches after a while. She also loves to climb and if you look closely at this picture you can see that her knees are quite dirty by that point ;) White dress or not, these statues wont climb them selfs!!
Tomorrow we might go for another Cherry blossom viewing, but lets see if it will rain or not. For now, good night :)
I have been pretty lazy here on the blog lately. Mainly because I have been working on some secret projects I am entering in some quilt competition this fall. I have designed two projects and one is mostly done the other is scetched and ready for sewing.
In between I like to work on smaller projects so I don't get sick of the big ones :)
Today I made this block which will be a part of a YouTube video I am making and will upload soon :)
This is such a fun block to make and I can't wait to share it with you as well as the finished project I am using it in, a Christmas tablerunner :)
I don't know how often I will be able to blog in April since we are having a problem with our internet but I hope it will be okay :)
Since it is long since I blogged last time I will post these pictures of me and my daughter from last weekend when we were getting ready for a dance party ;)