JEANS AND SALMIAKKI – GO! baby
September 28, 2011 by Teje
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY TO EVERYONE!!!
Perhaps you remember that with Nero we had our first blog anniversary in 15 of August. Usually then we have a giveaway to our readers and we had. I didn’t expect to get a present myself, but – Yes – I got some presents and one of them came in a brown, heavy box last week …
Vof vof – this smells interesting! Can we open it now!
Jeans and salmiakki … and my new baby!
Yes!!! It’s my new magical GO!baby! In August my dear friend Rebecca from ‘Chasing Cottons’ had a giveaway for a GO!baby and I was the lucky one to win and get this amazing present! I just couldn’t believe that I won! I want to say huge THANK YOU to REBECCA and ACCUQUILT!!!
With my new GO!baby I got 3 dies, which were very difficult to choose. There are just too many lovely, sweet, cute, beautiful and practical dies to choose. Rebecca has made a wonderful wall art with birds and she inspired me to choose birds! Lately I like very much circles so that was the second die and the third one is diamond, which I thought takes too much time to cut with the rotary cutter. I haven’t made anything with diamonds before, but I have seen many beautiful pillows and quilts, so I’m exited to work with diamonds.
These thin fabrics like jean has been in my store for a long time. I love jeans and wear almost only jeans! I love blue colors in different tones and even more if they are a little bit faded! I had for a while some blue ideas in my mind and I will tell you more about that an other time but today it’s all about GO!baby and diamonds which are exactly the same shape with salmiakki!
Salmiakki caramels are my favourites! I think you can find them only in Finland. They have great strong taste – someone could say it’s at the same time sweet and salty – difficult to explain a taste – I hope you can taste sometime! Traditional shape is diamond but I have here now also pirate coins. These salmiakkis came with my friend from Finland and I was lucky not have eaten all of them to show to you!
This was left around the diamonds … hmmmm like triangles …
… for a second blue pillow. This picture gives me a sense of broken ice on the sea. I shall tell you an other time why.
We had a walk with Nero in the garden. Sky is cloudy and has the same colours like my patchwork. Now these two pieces are ready for quilting. I think I make some simple hand stitching with white cotton.
For the back I have planned to make check squares.
I am joining Lee and her Wednesday W.i.p. And because speaking about works in progress I just have to show you these …
Soon you will see what happened with them!
Thank you so much again for your special comments! I’m so happy that you have liked and enjoyed seeing my ‘Summer’ and ‘Autumn’ in Finland! Remember to visit ‘The Mugrug World Tour’ often because there are all the time new mugrugs from different countries!
With Nero we send you hugs and kisses and just wish we could send salmiakki, too!
TEJE & NERO