Monday, March 31, 2008

I got mail....

Look what I got in the mail...2 packages from two different countries...
In a past blogentry I asked if there was somebody who could tip me of a store who had pink plaids...cause I´m running out on theese...and look...
...this came from Sølvi in Norway...thankyou...they will be perfect in my Carolina Crossroad that is waiting for a border...
THANKYOU!!!...
...and that´s not enough.. .:0)...this one came from America from Karrin... Wow...Oh ...I love thoose woven fabrics...Thanks Karrin. She had bought two bundles of theese fabrics even if she not a pastel person...so she happily gave me one...that´s sweet...;D
I LOVE QUILTERS!!!

I probably shouldn´t do this...but if you´re up to see what I did this sewing weekend you can visit here...and scroll down...you better not laugh!!! *LOL*
Oh happy days... ;D

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sewingweekend...

SEWING WEEKEND...
hasn´t that word a special ring to it......this is me working on my Tuesday block...
didn´t even have my sewingmachine with me this weekend....handsewing and quilting on my Quilter´s Journey...thats what I have been doing...
....more handsewing...eyeglasses off...hows that Marica??
Isn´t this a beautie!!!
Cici is expecting her second child and this is what Lotta made for her...
I think it is absolutely gorgeous...and there is a little sign which says...Baby is coming!


This is Kristina working on her Block
Keeper... we are getting very organized...;D

Don´t you just love her
eyewear!!!







And Cici finally finished her "Gammal Kärlek" ....

...Sooo beautiful colours...
...Marica , me and Louise ..we did this one tooo and they are all so different..will show them some other day...

This is what Cici made last month when I wasn´t sewing with them...

The sewingbasket is so pretty and
the measuring-tape bird is soooo lovely...

As always theese weekends ends to quick...just when you have started...;D...I already miss you all...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Springcleaning...

Today was the day when I couldn´t see all the snowmen inside...so off they went ...longing for snow somewhere else!!! Gosh...how much dust there was...think I must have forgotten how to clean...maybe I have been sewing instead...*LOL*
...this is in our livingroom...
...and in the corner...where I have a one of a kind ladder made of my father...ohh...I love that one...thanks dad...
...and my first Leanne´s House....
When I hang this up...It´s starting to be SPRING!!!
Today we have had a wonderful weather...clearblue skye and warm sun...and belive me or not...the snow melts...!!!!
Tomorrow me and my friends in my quiltinggroup will have a sewing weekend...hurray...so hopefully I will get something made....not just talk and eat...;D

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Started on a new quilt....


Still at home with a foot who is slowingly getting better..I hope...So a little sewingtime for me it is...even if my son is at home free from school...Easter holiday...so I can´t sew all day...
Finally got started on this pattern from Cheri Saffiote Payne...thanks to Lea in Japan...I saw it on her blog ..and decided to make my version of it...
...so instead of My Country Week I guess I will have to call it something else...Shabby Primitive Week or something like that...;D...Have made all the backgrounds and prepared another block...so I can sit with my foot up high (mothers order...and the doc)..
And look at theese beauties...some lovely fabrics for me...Simplicitys woven...*LOL*
And now I really need to do some washing...:( I don´t like that..but really have to...Hope that you all have forgotten my promise about washing fabrics...;D

My giveaway presents has arrived at their new homes...safe and sound I think...you can find them here and here...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I´m back...

...from the cold visit in Arjeplog....It has been really cold...we had three nights down to -35 celcius...so the sun couldn´t warm up the days soo much...And I had prepared a lot of quilting that I was going to do sitting in a snowdrift and maybe get some tan on my face...;D

And boy...I have practiced my english...yes I have...;D . My friend Johan finally got his wife over to Sweden from Texas, so we met his lovely new family who are staying at my parents place...Tommie, Dorothy and Crystal...

There were many late nights with gameplaying and talking especially for my daughters... (at least the late nights...;D). One day we had our annual Easter skiing competition ( it use to be for the kids...but this year for the Americans...)...a track for about 250 m... and they managed quite well...some got lost, some got on the wrong track...some overturns...(sorry...didn´t get some photos of thoose...;D)...but they managed...I´m proud of them!!!















Well done...Dorothy, Tommie and Crystal...
...and of course they got their medals... (chocolate ones...;D)...


I had a wonderful time...met new friends...got to practice english...thats really good...lot of laughs and I ate a lot...*LOL*
Hope your Easter have been as good as mine...
Not much sewing though...some quilting on my Quilter´s Journey and started a new quilt...yes ..I did... but more of that in a later post...


And I got my first dollar....;D

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter!!!

I´m going away to my parents in Arjeplog and celebrate Easter...will be gone for 5 days...
But I wish you a Happy Easter....with family, good food and maybe some time for sewing...;D
I will miss you all...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dinner out...and a challenge for me...again










I have been treated like a queen this birthday... could get used to it ...;D
Petra my daughter invited me for dinner at Thai Garden tonight... It was just me and my kids...
Actually tried something new this time...;D "Gaeng Keow Wan Gai" and it was tasty...Mmmm...I do like thaifood. Sorry Petra...I know you said...not that picture...ok...not the best one... but I can´t do any better... *LOL*

And what about a challenge again... I must be out of my mind...I have signed up for another PAY IT FORWARD CHALLENGE !!
This time I visited Christine and whhooops my mind had a blackout...;D cause I haven´t started to think about the one I first joined at Chookyblue (still one more place on that one)....

So here is the deal:
The rules are that the first three people to join the challenge on my blog will receive a gift handmade by me. I have 365 days ( hurrah) to make and send your gift but I do hope it won´t take me that long. You must then do a post on your blog inviting three more people to join in and receive a handmade gift from you. Hope that makes sense! So leave a comment that you want to take part and I add you to my 365 days PIF!

Yepp..out of my mind...but FUN!!

I got to show you...

This is what I got for my birthday from my parents and my daughter Linda...new tableware!!!
And yes ...white and pink...;D...Phoeme..
So out with the old ones...ohh lucky me!!

...and I´ve been totally crazy AGAIN...more about that in next post..

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Noah`s Ark...

Today I have finished my first block in Lynette Andersons FREE Bom...I think it got quite cute..don´t you think??....Kind of me...for the moment anyway...seem to have problems with darker fabrics... I need more pink plaids...!! ;D
If anyone have a tip on a quiltshop with a lot of plaids...please make a comment..
Thanks...
Have a really nice weekend with a lot of sewing...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Bunnies...

Today my daffodils blossomed...indoors of course...outside we still have a lot of snow...so no signs of springflowers yet...
This is what I have been doing at home this week...can´t believe how much time it took to get thoose together...pheew ...but there was a lot of reading in old magazines in between and looking at Mc Leods Daughter´s ( my favourite tv series)...and a cup of tea or two...with a book...;D
I got this kit from Marica last year...but never made it then... but better late than never...isn´t it?? Have you done yours Marica??

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Love to have my birthday....

Beautiful gifts from friends and family......look at this lovely card I got from Louise...








...and I finally got to open my gifts from Louise...and it was a hanging heart...ohhh...I love the colours...and a beautiful pencilbox with lovely notecards ....and the mailman had a present with him from Marica...and look...just one of thoose scissors that I wanted...you remembered... Marica...;D
Thankyou all...love you...
I woke up with a...Grattis, mamma ...from Viktor and he and my DH had bought a cute hen (pink) with a flower and lilac tulips...And on the afternoon I got flowers (I used them in my header) from my mother and father with birthday wishes and an order keeping my foot high!! Yes..mum...I will try!!! ;D
Love you...

Ps...Still time to join "Pay it Forward"...


Pay it Forward...

I couldn´t resist!!!
Even if I told myself...I do not have time...mhmmm...thought for a while and YES ..I will...I `ll take my time..so I have signed up on Chookyblue´s blog for receiving a present from her...and in return I will make presents for 3 people...the first ones to leave a message that they would like to have a present from me...
Here are the rules...

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on the blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog

And I love to give...so this will be fun...what a start on my birthday!!



Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cinnamonbuns...

I have been home from work for three days now...Saturday morning I woke up with a swollen foot....???!!!Don´t know why...perhaps a bleeding ...??
Anyway...thought I would sew a lot...but no...have been out in bloggingland to check out some new fantastic blogs... so I have added some in the sidebar..and more will come...
Haven´t been all that lazy...;D... so today I baked cinnamon buns....
...Mmmm....
...and some Afternoon cheesescones...they are so yummy with gingermarmelade....one of mine and Viktors favourites!!!
Ohh..and today I received a little present from Louise...haven´t opened yet...and have one upstairs from Louise tooo...and haven´t opened that one either ( and that present I have had over a month just standing there and watching me)....I´m sooo curious...;D But will have to wait until tomorrow...cause then it´s my birthday!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I´ve got mail!!!...

Ohhh...I got mail today...and It was my prize from Willow Valley Store....Thankyou Catherine!!!! This pattern I have been looking for some time now and just waited for the right moment to buy it...and then she draws my name...I´m so happy!!
Don´t you just love it!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Britt-Ingers blommor.../ Flowers for Britt-Inger...

För en vecka sedan kom min vän Britt-Inger hem från sin canceroperation... istället för att ge henne en blomma så hade jag och Louise sytt en massa blommor till henne istället...
Vi bestämde oss snabbt för ett mönster ur American Patchwork & Quilting och att blått skulle vara med var en självklarhet och skarpa färger!! Och tänk att jag hade det !!! Vi sydde tre blommor var och så skar jag till kanter och de gröna rutorna, samt att jag gjorde hörnen. Sen skyndade jag mig att skicka till Louise, som sydde ihop och kviltade!! Tack Louise...:o) Det enda som saknas på bilden är knappar i mitten på blommorna...
Till dig Britt-Inger...var rädd om dig ...

Jag vet...jag ska hälsa alla att du MÅR bra....;D ( Det är bra!)
Last week my friend Britt-Inger came home from her canceroperation...instead of giving her just one flower Louise and I decided to give her a whole bunch of crazy and colourful flowers! We decided us for a pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting and to use blue and bright fabrics... ( and I had that in my stash...;D) We sewed three flowers each and I cut green squares and sashing and made the corner blocks...and sent it away for Louise to put the quilt together and quilt it...Thanks Louise...:o) Just the buttons missing in the picture!!
For you Britt-Inger...take care...

I know...you said to send a word that you feel well...;D...and that is good!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Numbers....

Godmorning to you all...

Today I woke up very early ...;D...and started to think where my gifts are going to travel...and couldn´t go to sleep again...so I read some lovely Homespun magazines...and found some new projects I forgot about...;D (perhaps I will start something new)....after that I had to wait until my son woke up...cause he was the one who was going to be responsible for what numbers were going to win....
I asked him to pick two numbers from 1 to 16 and paint them...and the numbers will represent the comments at my 50 th blog entry....
So here you go...ladies...it´s...
...number 15 and number 2...and who might that be...???
GRATTIS !!!(Congratulations!) to Lea in Japan and Catherine in Canada...
Please mail me your adresses private and I will send your gifts to you ASP....
So my gifts are going to travel far, far away...good for them to see themselves out in the world...hope they will settle down nicely and behave!! If they don´t..please send them back...;D
Thankyou all who left a comment on my blog...
interesting with colours...it seems like blue is the colour most people like...all over the world!!!
Have a really nice day with a lot of sewing today!!
(today we are having really cold weather....-20...brrr...it might be a perfect day for sewing!!;D)