Danish Loot

We have just come home from a week in Denmark and I need to show you what I brought home with me.

The first three days we walked around Copenhagen, visiting Tivoli (where we had lunch on a pirate ship), the Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.

All things that are fun for a four year-old on a city break. Little Miss Bossy-Boots loved every minute of her fun-packed holiday where the toy shop had a free (!) roundabout and children were welcome everywhere. Master and I revelled in the fantastic architecture and wonderful food. Portions are of absolutely gargantuan proportions and full of fabulous flavours.

However, what I really want to show you is the gift I got from my friend Dorte. We stayed with her, her husband Leigh and their children for five days and it was bliss. Master jokes that she’s my Danish twin as she’s just as fabric and wool obsessed as I am. She’s incredibly talented and a real allrounder. She quilts for her children, friends and family, knits jumpers and cardigans, sews beautiful bags and makes the most wonderful teddy bears.

When we arrived at their house the first words she said were: “There’s a gift for you on the bed!” I opened it excitedly and this is what I found:

The perfect project bag! I love the owl and the fact that the bag’s huge and can take a whole knitting or crochet project. It’s even big enough for my EPP box which is enormous so as to fit in all my ferris wheels. I love it and can see it following me around the house and garden all day every day so that I can quickly knit a few rows or sew a few stitches whenever I have a couple of minutes to myself. She also gave me some wool and scraps.

Here’s the inside of the bag. As you can see I got some help which resulted in a slightly bizarre pic.

Dorte also took me to a cute quilting shop and this is what I came home with:

Some Kaffe Fassett, text prints, lemons and chicken. These pieces are all a bit smaller than a fat quarter so I don’t have any selvages.

Flannels by Robert Kaufmann.

A metre of My Happy Garden organic cotton by Cloud 9 Fabrics.

All this loveliness cost me about £22. Isn’t it unbelievable? Apparently the Danish quilters aren’t into flannels and this is why I got all the flannels you see in the picture for the grand total of £3.50. There’s definitely enough there for a baby quilt.

UFO’s and the BQS 3 swap first, though.


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