Montag, 3. Juni 2013

Hi again!

At the moment it is awfully hot outside (around 25 degrees, and it's only 10 a.m!) and the thermometer will probably raise to 30 or more. Not that we are unhappy about it - the winter in Finland is long enough. :)

I started yesterday to cut 2,5 '' squares for my "Wiggly Whimsy" quilt that I am intending to make. It looks awesome! I am planning to use the "Posy" Line by Aneela Hoey for moda. It's so pretty that I instantly fell in love with it... but the cutting is a huge effort! I didn't buy a white Jelly Roll for it, it's just sooooo much more expensive than to buy just white yardage. Okay, then you have a lot more cutting to do, but what the heck - I rather cut a bit more and save some money. For the "Posy" - I had ordered a charmpack of it and was planning originally to do something completely different, until i was stumbling over this:

And then I knew: this pretty fabric line deserves a quilt! Isn't it darling?! I think it is!

And what is your current Work in Progress? Care to share? :)



Samstag, 1. Juni 2013

New blog about quilting, sewing, gaming. ;)

Hiii folks,

I decided to create this blog all around my hobbies! But I think first, it might be in order to introduce myself.

My name is Steffie Jerak, I am a 34 year old German woman who lives in Finland. I am engaged to a very lovely man named Juha, and we're having a very happy baby as our daughter who is 8 months old at the moment. I am not joking about her being happy, she is for sure the happiest person I have ever met in my whole life and that impression is not only mine, nearly everybody who meets her for the first time is saying after around 10 minutes: "What a remarkibly happy baby! She is laughing and smiling all the time!" ... yes.. I don't know from where she has that. Not from me, for sure, LOL!
I was diagnosed breast cancer in February 2013 and I am undergoing chemo therapy at the moment. I am just mentioning this in this post because in this blog I certainly don't want to speak about my sickness, this blog will be (I try) to be entirely happy, yes, Janna tought me that ;)

My hobbies are quilting and sewing. I bought myself a Carina Professional last year at She has no name - oh well, perhaps I should call her Carina... (WOW how imaginative was THAT Steffie ;) ) ... so Carina has taught me sewing and quilting and I enjoy it very much. I bought Carina just to have something to do when my lovely fiance has the PC (cough) and I cannot game. But quickly I found out that I really really enjoy crafting and so I spent many hours at the sewing machine while Juha played his weird Zombie Shooter. My first quilt was a baby quilt I made for my cousins baby. It was by no means any good but I really put much thoughts and love into this quilt because she was the first of us two to get the baby. I was still preggy with Janna! :)

Sorry for the bad picture, this was taken with my old camera and now I have a much better one. I just wanted to show my first quilt. :) I did a Stitch in the ditch as quilting since I didn't know anything else, haha! SitD is quilte okay and fun too! So I didn't mind. :)

I will make more sections I think so you can just read up whatever you are more interested in. My sewing or my gaming :) (or my daughter? :P )


Steffie aka evilynnigirl