Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Grattis Marica.../Happy Birthday...

Idag har jag varit och hälsat på min faster och min kusin från Frankrike, som är här för att åka skidor och kanske pimpla och fiska lite... Det är synd att vi inte träffas mer ofta...får åka ner till Frankrike snart...
Hann även med ett besök hos Chiropraktikern som fixade till min nacke, skuldra och käke...Sen så hann jag även på att fara förbi och gratulera Marica på hennes födelsedag...GRATTIS!! Kram och ha en bra dag!!!
Today I visited my aunt and my cousin with family from France...it was so fun to see each other again...sorry it´s so seldom we meet...just have to visit France soon!!! Had an appointment with my chiropractor and have now fixed my neck, shoulder and jaw...so hopefully I´m a new Stina tomorrow...;D
And had time to visit my friend Marica and deliver my present and say GRATTIS...Happy Birthday to her...and wish her a nice day...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ironingboard...

Today I visited Libby´s blog and she wanted us to share our ironingboards..and here is mine... I seem to stack a lot of things on mine...Does anyone else do that?? Sometimes I get a bit surprised when I find my long lost scissors or patterns or maybe that piece of scrap that I didn´t find when I needed it under piles of things I just set aside...
Glad you can´t see my workingspace with the sewingmachine...I was smart enough to take the picture from the right angle...LOL...;D

Somebodys birthday...

No work at all this week...this means some sewingtime...jiiipppiii!! And guess what... it feels good!! So today I have finished a present for somebodys birthday...can´t tell you who...and just a little peek...to get someone curious...;DHope you all have a good time out there...I must say there are a whole bunch of wonderful and talented people out in the world... I´m amazed at the beautiful things that are made...You are absolutely fantastic!! Can´t wait to see whats up the next day...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

One of my favourites...

This weekend I was supposed to have a sewing weekend with my quilting group "Kviltarna"...but I had no energy at all and needed time to be with my family...so now I´m MISSING (!!!) all fun things they do and inspire themselves with!!! But I hope they share some of the fun to me...
While waiting for some energy to struck me...I am surfing around blogs and maybe that will inspire me some... One of the blogs ( On the Hill)I was visiting wanted us to make a comment on the blog and tell wich quilt was their favourite quilt... I don´t think it´s so easy...cause so many are favourites...but one of them is "Everyday Angels" by Chookshed...
I feel lucky when I am making my bed and spreading this quilt over it...then it must be a favourite!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I have a very special friend...

This weekend I was to know that one of my friends got one of her toughest messages in life...that she suffers of cancer.... My thoughts are with her ...wishing for strength , hope, love and faith...


I made these wallhangings last year from a pattern from Cheri Saffiote Payne...one of my favourite designers...they comfort me and I hope my friend will too...



Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine´s Day....


I must have been really good this year...to receive such lovely gifts from my friends...today when I got home from work...this lovely rosebud heart and homemade card waited for me from my friend Åsa... I love it....Thankyou...
Tack...snälla du ...de är underbara...
Hope you all will have a Happy Valentine´s Day...old friends...new friends..and the ones I´m going to learn to know....


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Örnsköldsvik...

Last weekend my friends ( Marica, Louise and Britt-Inger) and I joined a course with Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen and we really had a lovely and fun weekend...despite my running nose...One lady in Örnsköldsvik had made this lovely quilt and this block says it all for this weekend!!
...a little peek of Margareta Helmersons lovely quilt...
Our teacher Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen from Denmark had a Easter theme for us with bunnies and hens...just lovely things...
...I made this table mat... and one more started...but need to make one or two more...
...lots of humming sewingmachines...

...lots of laughter...
...one blue hen...

...one brown hen...
...and lots of different hens...potholders and tablemats... I must have missed to take some pictures of the bunnies....they were really cute....

Monday, February 11, 2008

I`ve got MAIL!!!...

I´m back after a wonderful weekend...I will write more about the weekend later...but I can´t wait to show you what the mailman had for me today!!! Two extremly exciting envelopes....Guess if I was like a child at christmas...;D
One from Leanne Beasley and one from May Kristin....
In the first one... from Leanne there were three envelopes....guess if I´m curious whats in the other two....;D...but I only opened mine...
...peonys...I love them...

...it was my lovely personal block drawn by Leanne for my Butterfly Garden( it´s beautiful)...and a label for my quilt that I made in Trysil...and some lovely postcards...I think I´m going to cry...I´m so happy...thankyou ever so much...and I´m not finished yet...I have one more envelope to open....
...and now I´m crying...

...such lovely gifts May Kristin...
they will sure be used with a happy smile from me...

..thanks for making my day one of the most special days...
Lots of hugs to you from me...


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Packed for...one month or so...

Pheeew...this is insane!!! I can´t pack...think I have with me stuff for beeing away for a month or so...not just a weekend!!! One bag with fabrics (ok ...theese I´m going to sell...but anyway), one bag with stuff for the course, one bag for me...;D and of course my sewingbuddy!!! And still I´m adding stuff to the bags all the time...have to go to bed or else they will break!!!
The fever is gone...just the cold left...but I think I will manage...hope my friends stands out with me snoring...soo Örnsköldsvik here I come...
Must have a new stitchery with me...so I will begin Rosalie Quinlans "Love Is"...I know...it´s something new, but I´m almost finished with Quilters Journey...;D
Insane...or what!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fettisdag och Feber...

Blev bara halv dag på jobbet idag...feber och ont i huvudet...trist. Har inte beställt någon sjukdom...ska ju iväg på kviltkurs till helgen!!! Kan bara hoppas att det har gått över tills dess!!! Håll tummarna mina vänner och snälla...se till att ni inte blir sjuka!! Dök i säng och sov ett par timmar...och kollade mail sedan...och genast blev jag mycket gladare...;D!!!
Har vunnit ett fint litet paket av May Kristin ...kände genast att jag blev lite piggare!!! Tack än en gång! Nu är det bara att gå och vänta och se vad det är för spännnade.... Lars och Viktor hade bakat semlor idag...gott...men kanske inte riktigt mumsigt för en febersjuk :(

Went home after just a half days work today...had fever and headache...definitely not what I wanted...hope it will pass before this weekend when I´m supposed to have much more fun than having fever.... So my friends cross your fingers that I´m well enough to join you at Anne-Pias course...and please do not get sick yourselves!!! Slept two hours and checked my mail...and guess what...I´ve won a nice little package from May Kristin... and that was so nice and surprising that I felt better...sooo thanks once again... Today it is Fettisdag in Sweden and maybe in other countries too...and then we eat "Semla"...mmmm...thats really good...Lars and Viktor made some today...good but not exactly what i longed for with fever...:(

Sunday, February 3, 2008

What A wonderful Day...

I have had a wonderful morning ...have been able to sew. ;D ... Have been so tired this week...so
my thoughts were that I never could or would sew again... a disaster!! But after one days rest I happily padded my quilting friend ( my pfaff) and said: -Hej....vill du leka idag ? -Hey...do you want to play today? And we had a ball... I almost finished my Carolina Crossroads top... Have the corners and the borders still undone...need time to think how I will continue. I made my top rectangular...and got one star block left...Don´t know what will become of that one...and I do have some nine patches and railfence blocks left tooo..
I love the way my CC become... it´s really soft and pale... It looks so blue in the winterlight outside...much warmer colours indoors...
Next weekend I´m going to Örnsköldsvik for a quilting course with Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen and I really need to pack for that weekend. Have been looking through my stash...and ...I do NOT have enogh fabric....;D I think... So now I have to figure out a way to solve that problem....... - Maybe some more...Ohh no ...not more fabric....;D