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1  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Craftsters i Gteborgsomrdet? on: August 28, 2008 05:48:51 AM
Another Swede here who just moved to Gothenburg! I would love to meet up some day and craft/take a coffee/knit/watch a movie - anything really! Smiley

Let's meet and do something together!
2  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Norway? or thereabouts? on: September 25, 2007 11:21:30 PM
Oppstarted strikkeklubb!
Jag insg fr ngra dagar sedan att lttaste sttet att hitta en strikkeklubb hr i Oslo nog var att starta en sjlv...! Frsta mtet blir p tisdag 2/10, p SubScene efter klockan 19.

Mer information hr:

Hoppas vi ses dr!
3  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Norway? or thereabouts? on: July 10, 2007 01:32:55 AM
Jag har precis flyttat till Oslo och r p jakt efter ngra att pyssla och prata med! S om ni har lust att hitta p ngot s kan jag i princip gra vad som helst, nr som helst Smiley Och s vill jag grna ha sllskap till Hausmania ngon dag, det verkar vara ett roligt stlle men jag r lite blyg... Smiley

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Biscornu- pincushion on: July 04, 2007 03:58:57 AM
This looks quite fabulous! I have wanted a new embroidery project for some time, so why not use this one? It looks so nice, and now that I know the name of it I even know what to google for Smiley
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Jacobean Crewel Work Thistle on: April 13, 2007 01:06:59 PM
I really liked this embroidery. I love how the different stitches were used to create different textures (if that makes sense)

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Bergere de France cabled pullover - now translated! on: December 12, 2006 04:50:34 PM
I think this is a good first sweater -- simple without being boring. Good luck! What yarn are you using?

I don't know really. I usually go for the cost first, then colour, then gauge, but I guess I'll do it the other way around this time Smiley I think it'll be a reasonably fun sweater to knit too: and I've done all the steps (decrease, increase, braids, knits and purls etc)
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Bergere de France cabled pullover - now translated! on: December 12, 2006 02:03:50 AM
So.. I think I'm actually going to start this soon! It's a bit scary, being the first sweater and all, but I think I'll do just fine. I hope at least. And I'm most definitelly going to remember to swatch! I never do that usually, but I guess there's a first time for everything Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: this is your brain on fabric... dealing with our addictions on: November 11, 2006 02:36:06 PM
A lot of can come down to the way you work - a large piece of exquisite fabric could be just right for one person and give another person "blank page" fright - "What happens if I spoil it" etc etc, and the same is true of a large collection of scraps - someone like me will love it and devise fun things to do with it, another person will see it as bags of trash.  Neither person is morally right or wrong, they both just need to relax and enjoy their own way of being creative.

I totally get the "blank page" fright if I bought some fabric that I don't have a purpose for! I found oh so many yards that I still don't know what to make with, since "there could always be some more perfect way to use it", KWIM? Smiley To each their own I guess!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: this is your brain on fabric... dealing with our addictions on: November 01, 2006 03:49:26 AM
Warning: serious post

I was wondering if other people have serious concerns about their craft supply addictions.  I have noticed that most people seem to be fairly confortable with their craft supply addictions, unless I am misunderstanding things.

Let me give some background.  My parents are both hoarders and my dad had several hobbies he was obsessed with.  It was at a level where it was really detremental to me.  There were times where they did not have money to feed their kids or buy them new clothes.  Cry All available money was spent on my dad's hobbie, when I wanted anything my mom would always say we didn't have money for it.   :'(And our house was such a mess, litteraly no one was allowed to enter our home. Cry

Well anyways I seem to have inherited the same hoarding instinct and obsessive compulsive personality traits.  However I keep my tendancies on a pretty tight leash: a set craft allowance and no more stuff than I can fit it the specified storage areas.  But still I worry about it getting out of control because I have seen the ugly side of it.

Maybe I should lighten up on myself, but I still get a little scared sometimes of what I might become.

Do other people ever feel this way?

I want to become more comfortable with my hoards of stuff (really modest compaired to many), but I am not sure how.  My only child wil be going away to college next year (if all goes as planned) and I have the opertunity to have a whole room for my stuff.

I definitelly do this! I've started to
a) get patterns and only buy exactly the amount of fabric that I need for a certain project,
b) and then not buy any more until I've finished the last project
c) going for more expensive/durable fabrics

It's not as fun in the short term to be so constrained, but considering how much money and stress and space I'm saving doing it this way, even when the fabric is more expensive per yard, it is so worth it! And I don't have to think about all the fabric I have at home and how nothing is ever perfect for a project. I don't have to do this here as all the things I have will be perfect. So more happiness in the long run.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Kurbitz flowers in three different ways on: October 21, 2006 03:57:42 AM
It looks really good! It makes me want an embroidery machine too..!

/Alva Smiley
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