In Norway we have the coldest November month since 25 years! All the water is frozen.
This is along the road to our village. I live on the coast near the Atlantic Ocean but the temperature is far below zero Celsius day and night! No snow yet........
When I was shopping groceries today I found such nice paper-napkins with whimsical angles.
The temptation was too big, I couldn't let them in the shop.
When I came home I searched for some fabric with writing on it and some music-papers.
The whimsical angels and a few stars, a bit very thin fabric pieces with gold. Much glue-water and here it lies overnight to dry.
Just in time to make a few nice Christmas cards of it :)
If you like to give it a try too, HERE is a link to the workshop I made a while ago for the CQ mag online.
It is quit a long time that I was here to tell you what I did last week.
I am reading books :)
Those books above are three criminal novels by Stieg Larsson called Millennium.
I started a week ago and now I am almost finished with book 3.
Interesting and thrilling. If you like this type of stories ; read them!
They are translated in many, many languages !
Before those books I read the book Hjemkomsten by Victoria Hislop. ( In English: The Return)
This is more or less a historical novel about the civil war in Spain in the '30.
Interwoven with a family history.
I liked it too.
In the meantime I have machine quilted two large quilts for my neighbour and sewn a few fabric book pages which I can't show you before they are received by the ladies in the other countries.
Now I have to catch up with the paper collage lessons :))
Book-page. Theme: walls and doors, made for Lorenza in Italy.
Background made from colored sheep-fleece with the embellisher machine and machine sewing.
Wisteria made from silk ribbon embroidery.
The size is 15 x 15 cm. ( 6 ")
Below the page Helinä in Finland made for me. My theme is "yellow".
Isn't it beautiful? A lovely addition for my "yellow pages" book.
Last week I did a private swap with Helga B. from Germany. She also is a member of the Fibre Fever group. Those Album Amicorum pages are a kind of friendship pages of the sort that we as children called a "poetry album". The size of those pages is 15x20 cm. ( 6x8")
On the back Helga wrote: There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats-.(Albert Schweitzer)
Below the page I made for Helga. I made it in the same style as my other swaps for members of the FF group; half part from my fabric-paper and on the other half, silk ribbon embroidery.
On the back I wrote: Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. ( Victor Hugo. 1802-1885)
Here is a naked CQ block made from very nice old fashion fabrics in "Victorian"style. It is a large block, nice for making a wall-hanging or a cushion. When added a dark border it becomes perfect.
The size is 45 x 47,5 cm. 17,75 x 18,5 inch.
It is for sale in my Etsy shop.
You always can click on the photos to enlarge.